16 Best Coffee Grinders (Review) In 2021
- 1. SHARDOR Electric Grinder
- 2. Kaffe 3oz Electric Coffee Grinder
- 3. GoldTone Mini
- 4. Mr. Coffee 12 Cup with Multi Settings
- 5. BLACK+DECKER 2-3 Cup One Touch
- 6. Baratza Virtuoso
- 7. JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder
- 8. QUELLANCE 2.5oz
- 9. Capresso 560.04 Infinity Conical
- 10. Baratza Encore Conical Burr Grinder
- 11. Porlex Mini Stainless Steel
- 12. OXO BREW Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
- 13. Bodum BISTRO Electric Blade Grinder
- 14. Sboly Electric Burr Coffee Grinder
- 15. Zolay Manual Coffee Grinder
- 16. SHARDOR Electric Burr Coffee Grinder Mill 2.0
What with your conical burr grinder, your blade grinder, your smart grinder, and a vast array of grind settings, there is plenty to think about when setting out to buy the best coffee grinder for you and your household. No one can deny that grinding your own whole beans offers you the best chance of achieving the right grind sizes, whether you end up using a hand grinder or a state-of-the-art electric blade grinder. You retain so much more of the coffee bean’s inherent aroma and taste than with pre-ground coffee and can get as close to drinking the smell your nostrils delighted in the morning, thus satisfying your taste-buds which know when the coffee just isn't up to par.
Within every coffee bean, there are essential oils. The moment a bean is a ground, these oils are released; however, they can evaporate all too easily, and a more bitter taste experience will follow. The serious coffee drinker will thus want to grind the beans as closely as possible to the moment of drinking that delicious nectar. The serious coffee drinker will also want to experiment with a range of different coffee-making methods, from press to drip to espresso, etc. so having a coffee grinder that allows at least a dozen different grind sizes is greatly beneficial in this regard.
As well as grind settings you will also want to consider whether a burr grinder or a blade grinder is best for you. They will also complement your kitchen's aesthetic look, may need to be easily stored away, and may even please you either with their relative noise or relative quiet. Whether grinding coffee at home or in the office and whichever grind settings you end up gravitating towards, however you want your ultimate cup of coffee to taste, let the grinding begin!
Grinds coarse or fine beans
High power – 20000-24000 r/min
Creates coffee powder – 8-15 seconds.
Includes 2-blade cup, a 2-in-1 coffee spoon with brush
The sleek-looking SHARDOR Electric Coffee Grinder is a robust and reliable machine. Its lid is child-friendly (swivel clockwise to lock) and enables you to control the fineness of the coffee’s grind. Simply press for a longer or a shorter time to achieve this. Its stainless steel sharp blades and 200 watts of power make for a quick and efficient grinding process. It has a 105cm-long cord that can be stored conveniently within its base, while its removable bowl has an impressive capacity that contains 70g. The seal ring fits snugly into the bowl’s rim, so no precious coffee powder escapes during grinding. It can also work just as effectively as a nut grinder, grain mill grinder, salt grinder or pepper grinder.
Includes a 2-year warranty
Can be quite noisy
Hard to get right grind consistency
Grinds to fine grounds in seconds
Safe – won’t operate without cover.
Transparent lid allows you to monitor
The Kaffe Electric Coffee Grinder is a smooth operator, so you won’t wake anyone up during those early morning minutes. It can handle 3 ounces or 70g of ground coffee or spices; in fact, it can be used for grinding pepper, salt, corn, nuts, and of course coffee beans – all in seconds! It comes with a cleaning brush and is easy to clean and store, due to its modest size. Part of the reason for the high-quality grind are the blades that are made of stainless steel. Grinding can be initiated at the touch of a button, and its translucent lid allows you to peer in and see the process taking place before your eyes. Its lid its dishwasher friendly, and the lifetime manufacturer’s promise gives you that reassurance you need when in investing in such a product.
Cleaning brush included
Extended 2-year warranty
Ground coffee empties from top, not base
Not as sturdy as it could be
Safe & Easy to clean
Since 1992 GoldTone has been producing high-quality coffee grinders and other electrical products. GoldTone Mini Electric Herb & Coffee Grinder also functions as a tobacco grinder, herb grinder, salt grinder, spice grinder, and pepper grinder – all at the touch of a button. 200 watts of power helps this to happen; as many as ten cups of delicious coffee can be produced, from a mere 50g of ground beans. It only takes 7 seconds to create a coarse grind (French Press), 15 seconds for a middle fine (Moka), 20 seconds for a fine grind (AeroPress), and 25 seconds for an ultra-fine grind (Expresso). It is safe, too, with concealed grinding blades which have been designed not to overheat or jam. It only works when the chamber is totally shut. If you love coffee fresh ground coffee is the best. This machine will help make that happen, every time.
Grinds many other things
Includes 1 oz scoop, and cleaning brush
Only suitable for a small amount
Chamber Maid Cleaning System
4 to 12 cups
Cord length: 25 inches
1 year limited warranty
The Mr. Coffee Coffee Grinder is perfect for creating 4-12 cups of lovely coffee. It has a grinding chamber which can be removed for convenience, while its lid is excellently designed to minimize mess and improve pouring performance. It has a Chamber Maid Cleaning System which further reduces mess by cleaning grounds from the chamber walls. It has settings of coarse – medium – fine. This machine will allow you to release the powerful aromas of your beans and has a well-designed cord which turns away, and a 1-year limited warranty for extra peace of mind.
Flip-top lid reduces mess
Dishwasher-safe grinding chamber
Difficult to clean
Doesn’t always grind evenly
30% Better Grinding
Stainless Steel Blades and Bowl
Grind coffee beans, spices, herbs, grains, etc.
Intuitive push-button control
Lid-Locking Safety Feature
Grinder Bowl included
BLACK+DECKER One Touch Coffee Grinder can produce 30% more effective grinding with a consistent grind. Its stainless steel blades and bowl deliver a certain consistency, perfect for coffee beans but also grains, spices, herbs, seeds, and even nuts. It is pleasingly compact, limiting accidents and spills. It has a safety mechanism whereby it will only function if the lid is firmly locked into position, so children are safeguarded at all times. Its cord wrap is integrated, meaning that you can store in neatly in a cupboard or cabinet, thus decluttering your counter. It boats ‘pulse control’, so the blades immediately start and stop at the touch of a button, a feature that will allow you to grind to precision.
Doesn’t grind as fine as desired
Ground coffee stuck under blades
Backlit grounds bin
40 grind settings
This Baratza Virtuoso Grinder has been around for years and has recently had an upgrade. It has a 40-second digital timer for added convenience and an enhanced that grinds at 2g per second. It has multiple settings that allow you to grind at coarse to fine and everything in between – 40 grind settings, in fact! The 40mm conical hardened alloy steel burrs of this dependable coffee grinder have the staying power of a commercial grinder. It is designed to last for a very long time, not just a few years. It is an award-winning grinder, which will allow you to brew with such methods as French Press, Chemex, V60, Hario or Aeropress. It is also aesthetically pleasing which flatters rather than clutters your counter.
Burrs manufactured in Liechtenstein
A little difficult to set up
Messy grinding process
In-built adjustable grind selector
Convenient & Quiet
JavaPresse heritage and expertise
Burr grinder blades are rigorously tested
The retro JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder grinder allows you that traditional feeling of grinding your own coffee with the power of your own hands, at the same time as having a range of different options to make that process so much more easy and enjoyable. Its grind selector permits 18 click settings, while its hand crank mechanism is removable and reduces the kind of noise you get from electric grinders by more than 90%. It doesn’t need any batteries or electrical power, or for that matter outsized plastic cords. It claims that its burr grinder blades will last five times as long as regular stainless steel blades. Meanwhile, with each Javapresse grinder, you get a free bag of coffee beans.
Free bag of whole bean coffee
Patented ceramic combo burrs – 5x’s longer than stainless steel
Has cheap plastic parts inside that can break
Settings seemed to be skewed to the coarse rather than fine side
Powerful & Efficient
Comes with 2.5 Oz chamber
Splash-proof Design & Cable Management
Includes 1 coffee grinder,1 brush, and friendly customer service
The Quellance 2.5oz Grinder has sharp stainless steel blades that allow you to grind consistently and precisely, with 200 Watts of power and double stainless steel blades. Its locking system simply requires a counterclockwise turn in order to unlock and a clockwise turn to lock; great for family life in which you can leave it out without worrying about children. Its button works at just one touch, and its grinding cup is dishwasher compatible. It’s also transparent so you can monitor what’s going on by peering in. It is equally adept at grinding spices, rice, wheat, beans, seeds, and nuts. It has a collectable cord which is 75cm long and is able to be stored under the base; ideal for storing in a cupboard.
Silicone suction cups on its bottom
Electric Wire Storage Function
Useful cleaning brush
Removable stainless steel bowl
Lid mechanism is fragile
8.8 ounce bean container
4 ounce ground coffee container
Easy to clean
ABS stainless finish plastic
A total of 16 settings
Commercial-grade solid conical steel burrs
Reduced noise and little static build-up
Ability to grind slowly – slowest in its class
Safety lock system
The Capresso Infinity Grinder is perfect for producing larger quantities of coffee. It can handle 8-1/2 ounces of beans at a time and has 16 settings, four within four, ie. four within ‘extra fine’, four within ‘fine’, four within ‘regular’ and four within ‘coarse’. Turkish coffee can be made with the ‘extra fine’ setting, which is rare to find in the majority of coffee grinders. There is a timer, for your convenience, so you’re not having to stand there with your finger pressed on the stop-start button; it can be set anywhere from five to sixty seconds. Its conical burr is actually made of the kind of steel which you would usually find on commercial grinders, and its gear system reduces friction and retains the aroma and flavor of your precious beans. The container can cope with 4 ounces of ground coffee and is completely sealed during the grinding process. It cannot operate without being set into a locked setting, so it is a safe, family product. Cleaning is easy, due to the upper burr and bean container being able to be lifted off, allowing you access to the grinding chamber. The wipe and brush, included in the purchase, can be used in this regard. This high-quality product is assembled in Switzerland for maximum precision, and comes with a 1-year warranty, for peace of mind. Its relatively quiet operation is also another advantage.
Upper conical burr removable for easy cleaning
Holds up to 4 oz. of ground coffee
Timer can be set from 5 to 60 seconds
Cleaning brush and measuring scoop included
Heavy-duty zinc die-cast housing
Needs cleaning daily because of residual grounds
Similar consistency medium or coarse selected
Specialty coffee association award-winning grinder
Available in White or Black
40 grind settings
Hardened alloy steel burrs manufactured in Liechtenstein
Powerful DC motor
The Baratza Encore Grinder has been a popular and top-selling product since 2012, due to the reliability and consistency of its grind, which enables you to create French Press Coffee, drip or home espresso with the greatest of ease and confidence. Unlike many cheap, plasticky products on the market, this Baratza grinder has been made to commercial specifications, lasting not just for a year or two but way beyond. It has 40mm commercial-grade conical burrs which are perfect for helping you make the best cup of Aeropress, espresso, Chemex, French Press, or Hario V60 that you can. It is as ruthlessly efficient as it is ergonomically designed and stylish, to boot.
Baratza’s world-class support
Can clog and become unusable
Does not give a consistent and uniform grind
Ceramic conical burrs can grind from powder to french press
47 mm diameter
130 mm tall
If plugging in electric or battery-powered high-tech equipment isn’t for you, then this wonderfully designed manual coffee grinder could be. Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder is sturdy and resilient, having been designed in Japan, and yet supple enough to be able to withstand rigorous grinding. It has a helpful 20-gram capacity and is able to be put into different settings, thus allowing you to grind extremely fine or more coarse, as you desire. The main body of this grinder is composed of stainless steel and yet is static-free. It has a certain iconic, retro look but is modern enough to complement a whole range of different kitchen designs.
Made in Osaka, Japan
Stainless steel, static-free body
Hand-crank can wear out
Grinding mechanism floats; is not locked in place
Durable 40-millimeter stainless steel conical burrs
15 settings (plus Micro settings)
Holds up to 0. 75 pounds of Coffee beans
Product Dimension – 12×7.4×16 inch
OXO has a proud heritage of enabling aromatic cups of perfectly ground coffee. This latest Conical Burr Coffee Grinder has an intuitive, straightforward yet elegant design that produces comprehensively ground coffee, regardless of what your next coffee making step might happen to be. Its powerful 120V/60Hz output is more than enough to get the job done, while its fifteen different settings allow you to tailor your grind to suit your preferred end product. Its 40 mm conical burrs, being made from stainless steel, are extremely robust, while its ability to grind enough coffee for twelve cups is convenient and pleasing. It has a one-touch button that stays on your last setting so that you don’t have to keep resetting it each and every time.
Grounds of up to 110 grams (12 cups)
One-touch start timer keeps last setting
The chute can get blocked with grounds
Keeps getting clogged
Quick & Effective
Strong, durable stainless steel cutting blade
A powerful 150W motor
Cord storage in the base of grinder
Can brew 8 cups of French press
The stainless steel Bodum BISTRO Electric Blade Coffee Grinder boasts a potent 150 Watt motor that enables a fast and efficient grind, ending in whole-bodied, aromatic delicious cups of coffee. It usefully has a translucent lid which permits you to peek in and see how the grind is going. It is powerful enough to grind for 60 seconds at a time and will yield up to eight cups of your favorite cup of joe. It can even be used to grind spices and can come in white, red, or black. It’s as easy as affixing the lid and pressing the red button for as long as desired. In general, thirty seconds is ideal for use in an Espresso machine (a fine grind), fifteen to twenty seconds for a pour-over coffee maker (a course-fine grind), eight to ten seconds for a French Press (a coarse grind). It is compact enough to slot in anywhere in your kitchen, and its cord can be stored in its base.
2 oz. + coffee bean capacity = 34 Oz of Coffee
Convenient cord storage in base
Pulse or Continuous Grind Options
Blade will not start unless lid is secured
The lid doesn’t keep the coffee grinds from falling out
Can burn out prematurely
18 grinding settings
Adjustable quantity (2 to 12 CUPS)
Uniform coffee grounds
This excellent grinder only works when locked into position, so is safe to have around a young family. Sboly Electric Burr Coffee Grinder boasts eighteen different settings, so you can create whatever style your coffee you desire. It comes with its own cleaning brush which is gentle enough to clean the interior of the machine. It will help you to make Espresso, French Press, Drip Coffee, and countless more styles of coffee, and will yield twelve cups each time if needed, so is equally at home or in a busy office. The evenness of its grind is highly impressive, while its stainless steel burr grinder preserves the coffee’s original aroma to produce a taste that is as good as its smell. Consistency of grind is the most essential ingredient of getting the most out of each and every coffee bean. Cleaning is a breeze, because burr, container, and chamber can all be removed and cleaned by hand, using its cleaning brush. It is compact and straightforward, meaning that it will fit in with your kitchen, rather than the other way round.
Easy to clean
Have to take it apart to clean stuck beans
The coffee grounds can spill out
In-built adjustable grind selector
Over 18 click settings
No power source or long cords
Great for camping
All parts washable
With two glass jars provided, you can take Zolay Manual Coffee Grinder on vacation or on a business trip, so as to enjoy your coffee, your way. Its effectiveness has been researched and quality tested many times, while its ceramic burr permits an ultra-precise grind. It is easy to clean, stylish, and pleasingly traditional, allowing you to hear its slow and efficient whirring process. Its lid is made from soft silicon; its settings can be altered so as to produce a range of coarse or fine grinding; Chemex, Percolator, French Press, Drip, Pour Over, Aeropress, Keurig K Cup, Espresso, Turkish, even Spice or Herb grinding can all be easily catered for. The burr mill is easy to take apart and clean by hand.
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Convenient hand crank mechanism
Over 90% quieter than electric grinders
100% Money-Back Guarantee
No instructions provided
Only grinds coarse grounds
16 Grinding Settings
Cup Setting: 2 to 12 cups
Easy to Clean: Upper burr and chamber removable
The SHARDOR Electric Coffee Grinder has a metallic burr system that is less prone to overheating than other comparable coffee grinders, therefore less likely to oxidize your beans. It produces virtually round coffee powder which is more efficiently brewed, allowing more of the beans’ inner aroma and depths to come to the fore. Its settings can be altered so as to make a coarse or fine grind, with many shades in between. Whether its automatic drip, French press, or Espresso you’re after, this machine will help you achieve it. The sixteen grind settings allow you to experiment and find out which setting is preferred by your palate. If you’re having company, it can grind enough for twelve individual cups of joe. Its lid is translucent so you can see how it’s getting along, stopping if necessary. It comes with a cleaning brush, so its removable lid and interior chamber can be thoroughly cleaned. Its one-touch button is useful, and it just shuts off when your optimum grind is arrived at.
2 in 1 spoon (brush and spoon) included
Manual booklet included
Flat burr, rather than better conical burr grinder
Consistent grind size not regular
Features To Consider With Coffee Grinders
A burr grinding machine is better than a blade grinding one; it creates a more uniform grind in which the coffee particles tend to end up the same size. Experts say that this is the number one difference in producing just good coffee or outstandingly aromatic coffee, that's as close in taste to smell as possible. Within burr systems there are two kinds - flat plate and conical. Flat burr grinders achieve the most consistent, even grind; however, conical grinders are less expensive and quieter. These are finer distinctions, though, and your main goal is to decide between a burr or a blade option.
Cups Per Grind
You'll need to think about what your coffee grinder will be doing, 99% of the time. This will influence your decision making with regard to which size of grinder you'll opt for. A coffee grinder that has a smaller capacity will suffice if you just intend to making coffee for yourself or a small group of friends or family. However, if you intend your coffee making to be used in the office or for regular socializing you'll likely need a larger grinder. There is no other advantage or disadvantage that comes with the size of your grinder. What really counts is the quality of burr, as discussed above. You might also want to store it away after use, so need to consider whether it is the right size to go snugly into your kitchen storage space.
As mentioned, size is a factor because your grinder will have to go somewhere, and it isn't likely to be small enough to go just anywhere. If you're thinking of buying a high-quality grinder then you probably already have a high-quality coffee maker or espresso maker, so these two products could take up quite a lot of valuable countertop space. The best grinder for coffee will likely be in use fairly often, so having to store it away and take it out all the time could become quite annoying. It's all very well having the best smart grinder or best grinder coffee can handle; where will it go, on a day to day basis? And for that matter, among so many models which one will fit in your kitchen's overall theme, allowing you to become the barista you can be.
Reviews will generally tell you not only whether a particular coffee grinder produces a supreme grind or allows you to make a fine espresso or has a 10 grind or 60 grind capability. But a more mundane but important factor is how easy the grinder is to clean. For example, do all its main parts easily disassemble, allowing you to use a cleaning brush or dishwasher to good effect? Or does this home grinder have reviews that criticize this often ignored but important element? Over time ground coffee can actually disrupt and block your easy to use coffee grinder from maximum effectiveness. It may be a brilliant blade grinder or conical burr grinder. It may be easy to use or be voted one of the best overall manual grinders or burr coffee grinders. But is it going to be easy to clean, or will it require significant effort? Such a thing is important to know in advance. It may be that you're willing to put in the effort, so as to gain all the other benefits.
Ease Of Use
The amount of coffee ground produced is one thing, grind time another, consistent grinds still another. However, an often ignored but key question is, how easy is it to use? Does it require an awkward clicking of various parts into place? Is the plastic lid easy or difficult to remove and put back on? It might be perfect for coffee lovers or connoisseurs, but can anyone in your household use it, or only you? If it's too easy to use, is it safe for children who might meddle with it? The best grinders coffee lovers turn to will be one that can be both easy to use yet safe to have around children. But maybe you don't have children; however, they might visit when your friends or family come over. The best coffee grinders will tend to have lots of reviews over many years because so many have been sold.
Electric Vs Manual
Budgetary concerns are usually the deciding factor here; manual coffee grinding being significantly less expensive than electrical grinding. With all of its guaranteed power and grind settings, electric coffee grinders also allow you to tailor your grinding to different shades of coffee so that the needs of filter coffee, needs of an espresso machine, french press or cold can all be efficiently catered for. A manual grinder will allow you to select a grind setting but not to the extent that an electric grinder can offer.
In terms of ease of transporting and using, manual grinders can be used anywhere, not just where there are enough electrical plug sockets. Whether you want a press or cold brew you will be able to take a manual grinder in a bag or suitcase and use it whilst on vacation or camping. The best coffee grinder doesn't have to be electric, state of the art smart grinder. If you love the tactile and auditory qualities of manual grinding, as well as its retro look, then it could be the best one for you.
The models will allow you to select from a number of different settings, so you can get the best coffee for your particular taste buds. On the whole, there are two main varieties of grinders; stepped or stepless. Stepped grinders will have a number of pre-set settings, eg. fine ground, coarse ground, etc. whereas their stepless cousins offer more fluidity, permitting to gradually shift from one end of the spectrum to another, rather than having pre-set 'clicks'. Stepless grinders are a little more costly and more suited to a coffee connoisseur. If you really know your stuff, you'll like the freedom to able to peer through the translucent lid and just grind until, in your judgment, the grounds are at an optimum consistency.
Coffee Grinder FAQ
Q: How to choose the right grind size?
Consistency is king when it comes to grinding your coffee beans so as to yield the perfect cup of joe.
- Coarse Grind - Particles of coarse ground coffee bean look about the same as flecks of sea salt. It is mostly used in French press coffee, while an even more coarse 'extra coarse grind' works well for cold brewing.
- Medium Grind - This is perfect if you want to indulge in drip coffee; the taste can be subtly altered by setting slight variations within the medium grind theme. Medium ground coffee is also great for cone-shaped filter coffee; it tends to produce a more pungent, bitter taste.
- Fine Grind - This works best with Moka or espresso coffee, ie. if you want to grind coffee that will flourish for those methods of percolation. Fine ground coffee, to the naked eye, looks about as 'fine' as granulated sugar particles.
- Extra Fine Grind - This is great for Turkish coffee. This thrives on having particles that are as small and fine as possible because they dissolve excellently in water.
Q: Is it cheaper in the long run to grind your own coffee?
In general, coffee beans that you yourself grind will tend to be more expensive than pre-ground coffee, due to the more mass-produced condition in which pre-ground coffee is usually sold. In order to retain its freshness, it will often have fillers, additives, and other preservatives, thus making it cheaper. It can also be transported more cheaply because more of it can fit into fewer bags, unlike whole-bean coffee beans, which will take up more space within each bag. Certain high-end pre-ground coffee will actually still be quite expensive, while others will charge the same regardless of whether you buy it in its pre-ground or whole-bean form. If cheapness is high on your agenda, then pre-ground is perhaps best for you; either that or buying in bulk.
Q: Do you need to replace the blades on a coffee grinder?
Coffee blades can become a bit blunt over time. Among coffee beans are commonly mingled with tiny rocks and objects, while blades like any other form of metallic knives or cutting implements will naturally lose their sharpness after repeated usage. If you notice that you're tending to produce increasingly coarse coffee grounds, then this may be a telltale sign that they need replacing. Grounds can also start to get a bit thick and clumpy; another giveaway. Lastly, you might notice that your grounds are less consistent than they used to be. If so, it's probably time to change your blades. If you can get your existing blades sharpened in a local knife-sharpening or key-cutting stall then great. It will probably be easier and more effective, though, just to order a replacement set from the manufacturer or vendor.
How To Sharpen Coffee Grinder Blades?
There is, however, a DIY option in terms of sharpening your own blades yourself. You can pour some uncooked rice into the grinder bowl, grind it for around 60 seconds, as you would your coffee beans. Then, throw out the rice and unplug your machine. Use a damp cloth to wipe your blades. Voilà!
Q: Does freshly ground coffee deliver a better taste than store-bought?
As mentioned, pre-ground coffee, unless it is a high-quality brand, can sometimes contain fillers and additives in order to elongate its freshness, whereas unground coffee beans never do. At the very point when you grind a coffee bean, gasses are released and aromatic oils start to evaporate, so you ought to be doing this at the last possible point in the whole process, from coffee seed to delicious cup of coffee. Every time you open a bag of even freshly ground coffee, oxygen is getting in, which causes even more oils to dry up. Unground beans, however, tend to be larger than pre-ground beans, so take longer to dry out, thus tasting better for a longer amount of time. Grinding your own beans affords you the option of grinding it to the exact consistency you desire. The same cannot be said for its pre-ground counterpart. You only get a one size fits all approach with pre-ground coffee, so the more serious you start to take your coffee the less likely you are to purchase it. Some connoisseurs even take to roasting their own coffee beans, but that's another story!