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Compare the 10 Best Coffee GrindersDecember 2017(Last Updated 12 December 2017)

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The best coffee grinders for making fresh ground coffee from beans
Compare top brands including DeLonghi, Cloer and Graef
Every week we rank the best coffee grinders based on features, reviews and price
We compare: 104 Coffee Grinder Models 80 Coffee Grinder Reviews 279 Coffee Grinder Prices
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#1

90

SCM-2934

Sinbo SCM‑2934

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$40.00

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Blade
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Jan 2017
A top-value and fully featured 60g capacity blade coffee grinder
#2

87

Mini

Porlex Mini

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$55.55

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Burr
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Sep 2017
The highest scoring coffee grinder under $100, with a recent release date and great features
#3

85

EM0405

Sunbeam EM0405

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$30.59

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50g
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Blade
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Sep 2017
A top-value and fully featured 50g capacity blade coffee grinder, with a recent release date
#4

83

CBM-18N

Cuisinart CBM‑18N

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$70.00

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226g
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May 2017
A fully featured and very cheap 226g capacity burr coffee grinder
#5

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LORENZO

GEFU LORENZO

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$49.95

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40g
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Jul 2017
A low cost and good spec 40g capacity burr coffee grinder, with a recent release date
#6

71

Brazil

CrushGrind Brazil

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$54.67

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30g
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Jul 2017
An affordable and good spec 30g capacity burr coffee grinder, with a recent release date
#7

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Tall

Porlex Tall

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$73.00

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50g
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Sep 2017
A good spec and good value for money 50g capacity burr coffee grinder, with a recent release date
#8

65

SCM-2930

Sinbo SCM‑2930

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$55.00

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Nov 2015
A good spec but only moderate value for money 50g capacity blade coffee grinder
#9

59

GT203840

Tefal GT203840

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$85.00

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Apr 2015
A good spec but only average value for money 75g capacity blade coffee grinder
#10

55

Dedica KG 521.M

DeLonghi Dedica KG 521.M

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$199.99

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350g
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Aug 2016
A good spec but not very good value for money burr adjustable grinder settings coffee grinder, with lots of positive recommendations and one of the biggest coffee beans capacity around
#11

55

KCG0702

KitchenAid KCG0702

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$209.00

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198g
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May 2017
A good spec but inferior value for money 198g capacity burr coffee grinder
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CM 800

Graef CM 800

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$206.06

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350g
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Apr 2016
A massive coffee beans capacity and good spec burr adjustable grinder settings coffee grinder, but representing poor value for money
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BCG600SIL

Breville BCG600SIL

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$144.59

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340g
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Sep 2016
A good spec but inferior value for money 340g capacity burr coffee grinder
#15

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EM0700

Sunbeam EM0700

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$182.84

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Sep 2017
An enormous coffee beans capacity and good spec burr adjustable grinder settings coffee grinder, with a recent release date but representing not very good value for money

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between a blade and burr grinder?
AA blade grinder uses spinning metal blades to chop the coffee beans into very fine pieces. A burr grinder, on the other hand, uses 2 gears or rollers to smash and grind the coffee beans finely.
QWhat is the benefit of a burr grinder?
AA burr grinder provides a more even and high-quality grind, and won't accidentally burn the coffee like a blade grinder will. Also the size of the grounds can be changed by adjusting the space between the burrs.
QWhy is variable grinding size important?
ADifferent coffee makers prefer different size of grounds - espresso makers favour a very fine grind, whereas a French Press needs a far coarser grind.
QWhy can blade grinders burn coffee?
ABlade grinders work by cutting up the coffee beans into very small pieces using rotating metal blades. Unfortunately, the blades have to spin very fast to cut, and the act of cutting produces friction and heat. This can actually heat the coffee so much that it 'burns' and gains an unwanted, bitter taste. For best results with a blade grinder, grind in short bursts to avoid burning.

Coffee Grinder Buying Guide

At its core, a coffee grinder is a small machine that take whole coffee beans and runs them through a grinder, providing fresh ground coffee for an excellent brew. While it’s definitely fine to use pre-ground coffee, coffee snobs generally agree that coffee tastes better when you use freshly-ground beans rather than pre-packaged grounds.

Blade grinders

These grinders use sharp blades powered by an electric motor to chop the beans into very fine pieces. These machines are generally the cheapest type of coffee grinder, but they do not produce a particularly even grind - some ground may be significantly different sizes than others, leading to a less-efficient brewing, and less tasty coffee. More troubling, the high RPM of the blades on these type of grinders generates quite a lot of heat, which can lead to actually burning the grounds, making coffee brewed from them taste far more bitter.

Burr grinders

This method of grinding is the traditional way of grinding coffee, and has changed very little since the manual grinders that used to be used. The ‘burrs’ in question are toothed or notched gears, which crush and grind the beans into a uniform manner. They give a far more consistent grind than blade grinders, but tend to be slightly more expensive. Burr grinders also improve on blade grinders by being able to vary the size of the grind, allowing them to be effectively used for a wide variety of coffee brewing methods.

There are two main types of burr grinder: conical and wheel. Conical grinders are quieter but also slighly more expensive than wheel grinders.

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Grind Settings

Burr and disc coffee grinders have settings to change the size of the coffee grounds produced by the machine. This is important because different types of brewing methods favour different sizes of grinds - an espresso machine requires an extremely fine blend, whereas using a cafetiere requires far coarser grounds. Many will have pre-programmed settings to allow for easy selection, but will also allow manual adjustment.

For bladed grinders, it is more difficult to adjust the side of the grind, since the blades cannot be modified to cut coarser or finer. However you can gain an approximation of different grind sizes by grinding the beans for longer. As a good rule of thumb 8-10 seconds will give you a coarse grind, with 12-15 seconds giving a medium grind, and 15-20 for a fine grind.

With all types of grinder, you have to experiment a bit to find the perfect grind setting for the coffee you want to make. If you find too many ground leaking into the coffee, try a coarser grind. If you want a more intense flavour, try finer grounds.

Some expensive coffee makers will actually have grinders built-in, so double-check your maker of choice doesn't have this extra before buying a stand-alone model.
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Capacity

Coffee grinders all have a different capacity, measuring that amount of ground coffee the machine can hold. Some grinders contain a big hopper that can hold enough grounds for several cafetieres, others will only product enough grounds for a single cup - these usually have inbuilt ‘dose controls’ to make sure only the right amount of grounds are produced at once.

Which capacity is best for you depends on what kind of coffee you mot regularly make - families and companies may prefer a bigger capacity, while solo coffee drinkers may only need a grinder that dispenses a single dose at a time.

Timer

More advanced coffee grinders will allow you to set a timer for how long the grinder will run - this allows you to create the precise grind quantity for the amount of coffee you want to make, especially when using bladed grinders. Some coffee makers will measure out in seconds of grinding, others will measure in cups. In both cases, you will need to experiment to find the right amount of coffee grinds for your chosen method of brewing.

Coffee Grinder Retailers, Prices and Features

Coffee Grinder Prices

The price range of coffee grinders is from $30 to $212 and in total we found prices for 14 coffee grinders. On average, a new coffee grinder costs $104 and 80% of coffee grinders are priced between $40 and $200. The Sunbeam EM0405 is the cheapest coffee grinder at only $30, and Graef CM 800 is the most expensive at $212.

Coffee Grinder Brands - Price Range

The average price of Breville coffee grinders is $143 which is the highest average price of all coffee grinder brands. Breville coffee grinders range in price from $143 to $143.

Graef coffee grinders range in price from $0 to $212, and the average price of Graef coffee grinders is $106 which is the second highest average price of all coffee grinder brands.

The average price of Sunbeam coffee grinders is $105 which is the third highest average price of all coffee grinder brands. Sunbeam coffee grinders start at $30 and the most expensive Sunbeam coffee grinder costs $180.

Coffee Grinder Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 33 user coffee grinder reviews and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of coffee grinder. Graef is the top rated coffee grinder brand with an average rating of 89%. Breville is the second best brand with 85% and Sencor is the third best brand with 0%.

Biggest Coffee Grinder Retailers

We found 16 current offers for coffee grinders from eBay making it the biggest coffee grinder retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 7 current offers for coffee grinders. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 1 current coffee grinder offers.

When Are Most New Coffee Grinders Released?

The most common period for new coffee grinders to be released in is between July and August. Last year most new coffee grinders were released in August, with six new coffee grinders released that month. In January 2015 seven new coffee grinders were released making it the biggest month that year for new coffee grinder releases. The biggest month in 2014 for new coffee grinder releases was July, with 13 new coffee grinders released that month.

How Fast Do Coffee Grinder Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, coffee grinders drop in price by 16%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $4 on a typical $26 new coffee grinder by waiting 6 months before buying.

Coffee Beans Capacity

This denotes the amount of coffee beans that the grinder can hold at once time.

Comparing all coffee grinders, the coffee beans capacity range from 20g to 700g. The coffee beans capacity of the majority of coffee grinders range from 20g to 58g. The SunbeamEM0700, which is available at $180.27, has the biggest coffee beans capacity and is a 450g capacity coffee grinder. The coffee grinder with the smallest coffee beans capacity is the SunbeamEM0700, which is a 20g capacity coffee grinder and is priced at $53.00.

A larger capacity means that more coffee can be ground in a single session, without the need to refill the grinder.

Grinding Mechanisms

This denotes the mechanism used to grind the coffee beans into fine particles.

Blade is the most common grinding mechanism amongst new coffee grinders. We found 29 coffee grinders that are blade coffee grinders. We found 27 coffee grinders that are burr coffee grinders, making this the second most frequently found grinding mechanism amongst new coffee grinders.

There are two main mechanisms used for grinding - blades and burrs (wheeled gears that crush the beans). Of the two a burr grinder is far better - it allows the size of the resulting grind to be adjusted, and stands less chance of 'burning' the coffee due to heat and friction while grinding.

Adjustable Grinder Settings

This denotes whether you can adjust the settings on the coffee grinder to produce finer or coarser grinds.

Most new coffee grinders are coffee grinders with an adjustable grinder settings. 57% of coffee grinders on Kagoo are coffee grinders with an adjustable grinder settings.

Different types of coffee makers favour different grind sizes - espresso makers need very fine grinds, whereas cafetieres prefer coarser grinds. Having the ability to adjust the grind makes the device far more versatile.

Biggest Coffee Grinder Retailers

The biggest coffee grinder retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 16 current coffee grinder offers from eBay. The second biggest coffee grinder retailer is Amazon US with 7 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Amazon US when it comes to coffee grinders. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 1 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Coffee Grinders?

The store that most frequently offered the cheapest price on coffee grinders is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 16 coffee grinders.

Proportion of Coffee Grinders for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on coffee grinders is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 100% of its coffee grinders.