Best Coffee Grinders

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 12, 2018
The process of making coffee is like a ritual for every person addicted to this drink. And the first thing to do is grinding the beans with the help of a coffee grinder. This is a review of the best and most popular coffee grinders on the market, so that you can choose the most suitable one. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Grinder Type
Power and Capacity
Design
Additional Options
WARRANTY
 
PROS

Thanks to a large container capacity, you can grind the necessary amount of beans.

You can reduce the speed of the motor in order to get better coffee and less static and dust.
CONS

Some customers mentioned that a container does not fit tightly into the machine.

OUR VERDICT

Capresso is a superb coffee grinder that has 16 options for different kinds of coffee. All the ground coffee is stored in a container, so you can grind a lot and use it when you need to.

detailed parameters
Grinder Type

Burr grinder

Power and Capacity

100 Watts, Can grind about 20 cups at a time

Design

Metal body, Bean hopper, Grinding chamber

Additional Options

16 grinding options (from coarse to extra fine), Secure lock system, Built-in cord storage, Built-in timer, Cup selector switcher, Cleaning brush, Measuring scoop

WARRANTY

1 year limited

PROS

This coffee grinder has the most powerful motor, so you can grind coffee as quick as possible.

You can grind not only coffee but different spices and herbs too.

CONS
The power cord is somewhat short - just 2 feet.
OUR VERDICT
KRUPS coffee grinder has a smart design container with stainless steel blades, so it's a great choice for grinding not only coffee beans but also spices or nuts.
detailed parameters
Grinder Type
Blade grinder
Power and Capacity
200 Watts, Can grind about 12 cups at a time
Design
Plastic body, Grinding container
Additional Options
Lock-off switcher, Built-in cord storage
WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

This is a burr grinder, so you have a full control over the grinding process.

It's easy to clean thanks to the removable bowls.

CONS
This coffee grinder might seem a bit loud for some people.
OUR VERDICT
This is a truly cutting-edge appliance that makes coffee grinding as easy as possible thanks to all the available grinding options. That's certainly a worthy purchase.
detailed parameters
Grinder Type
Burr grinder
Power and Capacity
125 Watts, Can grind for 18 cups at a time
Design
Metal body, Bean hopper, Grinding chamber
Additional Options
18 grinding options (from coarse to fine), Built-in cord storage, Cup selector switcher, Electric timer
WARRANTY

18 months

PROS

The grinding chamber of this coffee grinder is made of borosilicate glass which helps it to eliminate static. Furthermore, it's available in 4 colors so you can choose one that suits your kitchen best.

CONS

In the end of every grinding session there's 5 min waiting time.

OUR VERDICT

For those who love coffee made in a Moka pot or espresso, this is a solid fit. It features 14 grinding options, has a timer, and its power is sufficient to grind enough coffee for a crowd.

detailed parameters
Grinder Type
Burr grinder
Power and Capacity
160 Watts, Can grind for 18 cups at a time
Design
Rubberized plastic body, Bean hopper, Grinding chamber made of borosilicate glass
Additional Options
14 grinding options (from coarse to fine), Built-in cord storage, Auto-timer, Quick grind button
WARRANTY

1 year limited

PROS

One-touch control and a reliable safety lock make this model very convenient to use. Thanks to the grippable surface, holding the unit with one hand is very easy.

CONS

The capacity could be higher.

OUR VERDICT

If you don't want to spend a hefty sum of money on a coffee grinder, the Quiseen Q-CG001 is a good choice. It's a simple model with an unusual design, strong blades, and a built-in compartment for a power cord.

detailed parameters
Grinder Type

Blade grinder

Power and Capacity

150 Watts, Can grind for 7 cups at a time

Design

Plastic body, Grinding container

Additional Options

One-touch operation, Built-in power cord storage, Safety lock

WARRANTY

30 days

Capresso 560.04 Infinity

Type and Extras

Capresso coffee grinding mill is the most expensive one. Therefore, it has an efficient conical shape of blades - burrs are in the form of two inter-converted cones. The main advantage of such a device is that two inter-converted cones are working not as fast as, for example, the disk ones; as a result, coffee does not overburn and does not lose its flavor.

This coffee grinder can grind not only coffee beans but also nuts, parsley, spices, and herbs. Therefore, this model of coffee grinder is like a cross-functional device in your kitchen. As for the speed - just a single grinding speed is available, but it's really fast and efficient (don't forget this grinder has a high-power motor). For a coarser grinding, you need simply to turn the unit off a bit earlier. Also, this appliance includes such a so-called lock-off switch - the grinding will start only if a lid is on, so any accidents are impossible.

Review of Capresso 560.04 Infinity Conical Burr Grinder

Power and Capacity

This kitchen appliance has a 100-watt motor. But for burr grinders, it's a great power. Also, Capresso coffee grinder has a low-speed grinding mode, so that you can perfectly grind all kinds of coffee to the necessary condition. As for the capacity, this super-grinder can grind about 8.8 oz. of beans at a time. This appliance can cope with this volume within about one minute!

Capresso 560.04 Infinity Conical Burr Grinder in the use

Design

Capresso coffee grinder has a conical form. Cast metal casing covered with zinc ensures many years of operation. This type of metal is durable and solid. Moreover, it is less prone to scratches. This model also includes 8-1/2 ounces container for beans (8-1/2 ounces) and container for ground coffee. So, you can grind more coffee and left it for the next time. This model is quite big, so before buying think if you have enough place for storage. Also, you can store it on the table, it will be a valuable addition to your home decor.

Detailed review of Capresso 560.04 Infinity Conical Burr Grinder

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

KRUPS F203

Grinder Type

This is a good blade coffee grinder in our comparison chart. KRUPS F203 is easy to use and operate thanks to its 1-button design. So, you need to put enough beans into the container and push just a single button - and the grinding will start. In the end, you will get well-ground coffee with a wonderful aroma.

Review of KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder

Power and Capacity

KRUPS F203 spice and coffee grinder includes a rather powerful 200-Watt motor, so the grinding is as fast as possible. Thanks to the large capacity of the grinding chamber, you can grind enough beans for 12 cups at a time! So, it will be a great appliance for a big company! Just put beans into the container and grind them. Enjoy freshly-ground coffee!

KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder in the use

Design

The KRUPS F203 coffee grinder has a perfect black elegant casing and an oval compact shape. Such a style of coffee-mill will be perfect for high-tech kitchen decor. In addition, this model doesn't take much place for storage. Also, the bowl for grinding is made of metal, so it's very durable. Of course, the blade is made from stainless steel which efficiently turn coffee beans and spices into powder.

Detailed review of KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder

Additional Options

This coffee grinder can grind not only coffee beans but also nuts, parsley, spices, and herbs. Therefore, this model of coffee grinder is like a cross-functional device in your kitchen. As for the speed - just a single grinding speed is available, but it's really fast and efficient (don't forget this grinder has a high-power motor). For a coarser grinding, you need simply to turn the unit off a bit earlier. Also, this appliance includes such a so-called lock-off switch - the grinding will start only if a lid is on, so any accidents are impossible.

KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder application

Additional Info

    Manufacturer


VIDEO
Krups 203 Electric Coffee and Spice Grinder

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

The blades are super sharp and I've used mostly for coffee beans and nuts -- they grind so fast it's astounding.

Size & Weight

The grinder is sturdy and the design doesn't look bad either.

Power

I couldn't believe how fast it ground my coffee

Features

You can put the top in the dishwasher on the top rack.
 

Cuisinart DBM-8

Grinder Type

This is a burr grinder, so it's more sophisticated than a blade one.  There are two basic forms of burr plates: wheel (disk) and conical. This model includes a disk burr - burrs have a shape of 2 adjacent disks. Distances between the millstones are configured, so that you can choose the degree of grinding beans into powder.

Review of Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Power and Capacity

The power of this coffee-mill is just 125 Watts. You will be surprised, but it is enough for grinding enough beans for making up to 18 cups of coffee and all the grinding takes about 1 minute. This model is really energy efficient. Therefore, it's a truly indispensable appliance for those who care about ecology and nature! With the help of Cuisinart DBM-8, you can grind enough beans even for the whole office! 

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill in the use

Design

This burr grinder is made of stainless steel while the black elements you can see - of rigid plastic. It includes 2 removable containers - one is a bean hopper (8-ounce) and another is a grinding chamber, which can store enough powder for making up to 32 cups of a drink which is very convenient. Cuisinart coffee grinder has an average size, so you can store it in a cabinet, or it can be a great elegant addition to your kitchen design.

 

Detailed review of Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Additional Options

You can select any of 18 available grinding options from fine to the coarse. In addition, with the help of this multifunctional device, you can make any coffee that exists in the world. You can choose the necessary amount of ground coffee. The minimum amount you can grind is for 4 cups. One more advantage of this Cuisinart coffee grinder is the electric timer, so you can have some coffee beans ground right when you need them to. Also, there's an automatic shut-off of the appliance when grinding is over. Finally, this model includes a built-in cord storage which saves space and makes using this device a lot more convenient.

 

Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill application

VIDEO
Cuisinart Supreme Grind™ Automatic Burr Mill (DBM-8) Demo Video

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

The large capacity and number of grind variations for your coffee makes this burr mill an ideal choice for those of us that like to grind fresh beans.

Size & Weight

Seems sturdy and well-made and the grind is even and easily adjustable to your tastes. Happy with my purchase so far!

Features

It's easy to clean so far, with removable parts being safe in the dishwasher.

Power

Plenty powerful. Excellent functionality.
 

BODUM Bistro Electric

Grinder Type

This is a burr coffee grinder, in addition, the burrs are made of high-quality stainless steel, so this appliance will serve you for a long time. Also, you can control the space between the burrs. Owing to this feature, you can regulate the grinding of coffee beans (from coarse to fine). So, you can easily choose what kind of coffee you will drink today!

Review of BODUM Bistro Electric Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind

Power and Capacity

Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder has the power of 160 Watts. So, you can be sure that your coffee will be prepared very quickly. This model can grind enough coffee for up to 18 cups, so you can make coffee for your whole family or for lots of guests. Also, this coffee grinder is a reasonable choice to be used in the office, so that all co-workers can enjoy fresh coffee. The ground coffee can be stored in a large container that has the capacity of 11 oz. It has a lid, so you can grind coffee at home and take the container with you.

BODUM Bistro Electric Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind in the use

Design

The casing of this burr grinder is made of plastic, but the back part is rubberized for more comfortable grip. The appliance is quite lightweight and takes little place. The grinding chamber is made of borosilicate glass with the silicone rim - such a design reduces static. Unlike many other coffee grinders, this model is available in 4 different colors: back, white, red and green. Therefore, you can choose the one fitting your kitchen interior.

Detailed review of BODUM Bistro Electric Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind

Additional Options

Bodum coffee grinder has 14 grinding options, so you can select the proper grind for your needs. Owing to this option, you can brew such drinks as espresso, mocha, cappuccino, mochaccino etc. In addition, this model boasts a timed grinding feature thanks to which you don't need to hold the button on the coffee grinder during the grinding process. You can set the time and do what you need while your coffee will be ground.

BODUM Bistro Electric Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind application

Additional Info

    Manufacturer


VIDEO
Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder: What's Brewing #25

What customers say about this product

Features

The cord winds up inside if it's close to an outlet.

Key Specs

I love the settings on the hopper, very spot on and I love how easy it is to clean.

Power

Awesome. Small & powerful grinder.

Size & Weight

Very light weight, not hard to clean and it has an on and off switch that is nice to have on the unit.
 

Quiseen Q-CG001

Type and Extras

The Quiseen Q-CG001 is a perfect pick for those who don't need to use a coffee grinder too frequently and don't want to pay a king’s ransom for it. It's a simple blade-type appliance that can grind not only coffee beans! It's ideal for grains, nuts, herbs, seeds, and spices as well. Equipped with a strong motor, it can grind everything evenly, though not very quickly. This unit does a good job of medium-coarse grinding, which is especially great for espresso lovers.

The appliance is very easy to operate with one grind button located on the lid. You just need to fill the cup with beans, close the lid, and push the button. And the finer you want the machine to ground, the longer you'll need to hold the button. On the positive, the unit is very quiet while grinding. So, you won't wake up your entire family early in the morning. Also, it's pretty safe. Once the lid is removed, it's impossible to press the grind button accidentally. In all, it's a great choice for casual use.

Review of Quiseen Q-CG001 One-Touch Electric Coffee Grinder for Coffee Beans, Spices, Nuts and Grains

Power and Capacity

Although the Quiseen One-Touch electric coffee grinder isn't the most powerful model on the market, it still does its job well. Equipped with a durable 150-Watt motor, it can grind quite consistently. And with the 2.5-oz container capacity, it can help you yield up to 7 cups of coffee at a time. So, it's not that small as it might seem at the first glance. With it, you can treat your whole family or guests to delicious freshly ground espresso!

Quiseen Q-CG001 One-Touch Electric Coffee Grinder for Coffee Beans, Spices, Nuts and Grains in the use

Design

This blade coffee grinder has a bit unusual design you'll definitely like. It has small gripper bumps all around the body, allowing you to grasp it firmly from any side. Overall, the unit seems solidly-built. The body is wrapped up in plastic, while the blades are made of stainless steel. It's worth mentioning that they aren't replaceable, yet very sharp and accurate. The top lid fits very securely and ensures a tight seal. For extra safety, it has a special lock.

Another nice design touch is a built-in power cord storage. On the bottom of the unit, there is a knob allowing you to wrap the cord around.

The only gripe is that the coffee container isn't removable, so getting the grounds out and cleaning the parts might be rather tedious. Other than that, it's a good grinder that doesn't take a lot of space on a countertop. It has a modern, sleek design and is ideal for light use.

Detailed review of Quiseen Q-CG001 One-Touch Electric Coffee Grinder for Coffee Beans, Spices, Nuts and Grains

 

How it works:

What Is a Coffee Grinder?

Some people like brewing coffee in the Turk while others prefer using coffee brewers or espresso machines. But everybody knows that, first of all, you need well-ground coffee. Nowadays, there are two kinds of coffee grinders: manual and electric grinders. But electric grinders are surely leaders! Don't forget that the procedure of grinding the beans with the help of manual grinders can take about 20 minutes! And it requires a lot of effort! Electric coffee grinders can do it within a couple of minutes. Electric coffee grinders can be divided into 2 major types: blade and burr grinders. Therefore, before choosing a coffee grinder, consider all pros and cons to make the right decision.

Once you've ground coffee beans you can make coffee either by brewing it in a special pot or using a coffee machine that you can choose from here. And for true coffee connoisseurs, we'd recommend checking out this selection of milk frothers with the help of which you can make latte, macchiato, cappuccino, and more.

What Features to Compare

Grinder Type

When choosing the grinder, you need to decide what grinder type you need. As we have previously mentioned, there are 2 types of coffee grinders: blade and burr grinders. As for the blade grinders - coffee beans are ground with the help of sharp knives, which are rotating at a high speed. Moreover, if you want to make a fine grind, please extend the operation of the grinder. In addition, blade grinders are cheap, easy to use and provide high-grade grinding of coffee beans. But be careful when using it - a sharp knife is easily accessible so that a potential risk of injury can be possible. A burr type is made especially for gourmets. As for the burr coffee grinder - coffee beans don’t break into pieces, as in the blade grinders - they fray smoothly. A more important characteristic of all types is the equability of the grinding, which is best provided by using a burr grinder.

Power and Capacity

Power and capacity of the coffee grinder are valuable features. Power affects quality and speed of grinding. Also, a low-power coffee grinder will be grinding a lot of beans for too long. So, pay attention to the capacity of the coffee grinder and compare it with the power. The mid-power grinders yield from 80 to 270 Watts. Of course, don't forget that burr grinders may have less power but produce more coffee thanks to a great design. In addition, you have to be aware that very high-power grinders aren't always good because the fast grinding of beans can add some bitter taste to a drink.

Design

The design of a coffee grinder must ensure that an appliance is comfortable and easy-to-use. If you like the small coffee grinders, you surely need to take a closer look to the blade grinders. In general, they are smaller than burr grinders. The burr type of coffee grinders is usually equipped with larger motors than blade ones. Also, the blade grinder has only one container for coffee beans while the burr one is equipped with containers for coffee beans and ground coffee. Also, grinders can be made from metal or plastic. Surely, metal grinders will serve you longer than the plastic ones. But in case of proper use, each of them may work properly. You should decide what design of a grinder will satisfy your requests and, of course, fit your kitchen decor.

Additional Functions

Most coffee grinders include a few additional functions that add to their usability. One of the most important ones of them is perhaps the option to control the grinding coarsenenss (fine or coarse) which defines what kind of coffee you can make: strong or mild. Dosing option is a practical addition that will allow you to make just the right amount of coffee without wasting beans. Furthermore, you can find grinders designed with twin blades. These are cute as they operate considerably faster than coffee grinders equipped with only one blade. Other additional functions may include a built-in timer, deactivating the machine after a certain time of no use, and a hidden storage compartment that allows for neat storage of the device on the countertop. Look for these features and you won't go wrong.

Sources:

1. Alan Henry Five Best Burr Coffee Grinders, Lifehacker. November 2, 2014.

2. Lauren Crabbe Slave to the Grind: 7 Coffee Grinders Tested and Rated, Wired. April 12, 2013.

3. Kate Halse Top 10 Best Burr Coffee Grinders, Heavy. March 20, 2015.

4. Scott Packard The 10 Best Coffee Grinders, Gear Patrol.

5. Espresso Machine Buying Guide - Don't Skimp on the Grinder, CoffeeGeek.

6. Rebecca Ciaramidaro The grind on coffee grinders, Choice.

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