20 BEST COFFEE GRINDERS FOR HOME USE 2021 - TOP PICKS AND REVIEWS

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20 BEST COFFEE GRINDERS FOR HOME USE 2021 - TOP PICKS AND REVIEWS

True coffee aficionados know that the taste of the precious beverage depends not only on the type of coffee, but also on its grinding. In order not to be disappointed in the choice of coffee grinder, we advise to know in advance what you should pay attention to in the first place, and what models it is better to bypass.

What grinder is better to buy?

According to coffee connoisseurs, a good grinder requires:

  • Make an even grind so that the ground coffee particles are the same size,
  • Heat the coffee as little as possible. Heating the beans while grinding releases essential oils that should go into the drink, not stay in the grinder.
  • Have the ability to adjust the grind. Different coffee recipes call for different degrees of grinding, from very fine (for espresso coffee) to coarse (for brewing in a French press).

The most popular are grinders with grinding knives (rotary) and millstones, in which the coffee is ground with steel or ceramic millstones. Choosing a good grinder depends on your tastes.

20 BEST COFFEE GRINDERS FOR HOME USE 2021 - TOP PICKS AND REVIEWS

Blade grinders 


Advantages:

  • low price
  • Apart from coffee one can grind any other products - powdered sugar, nuts, etc.
  • By design it is a small blender.


Disadvantages:

  • Uneven grinding. Uniformly grind the beans can be only very fine, for a long time by turning on the grinder - but the coffee is strongly heated, and this will affect the taste of the drink badly.

Burr grinders


Advantages:

  • Uniform high-quality grind,
  • Grind is adjustable,
  • Does not heat the beans.

A great machine for coffee connoisseurs! But there is a disadvantage - the price is higher.



Manual miller grinders


Advantages:

  • Grind the beans evenly, the grinding can be adjusted;
  •  Relatively inexpensive;
  • Decorate any kitchen.

Disadvantages:

  • It will take time and considerable effort to grind the beans.

Therefore, when choosing a grinder, consider the advantages and disadvantages of each type of device. And also pay attention to additional functions:

  • Pulse mode of operation of the coffee grinder will be needed in the case when you need to grind particularly hard products. The motor in this case works with short pauses.
  • Manually adjustable spout helps to grind a certain amount of coffee.
  • Additional functions, such as a temp or auto-lock when the lid is off, are not essential, but they make it easier to use the coffee grinder. 

 

Negative rating, or what is better not to take 

If when buying a grinder you have not yet finally decided on the choice, then you should first find out which devices are less practical:

  • Avoid products made of plastic, their lifespan is much shorter than that of their stainless steel counterparts.
  • It is better not to buy a grinder without an additional bowl for ground coffee, which is usually a sin of rotary devices. Getting the finished product out from under the sharp blades is not only problematic, but also dangerous. Remember that the care of such an appliance is also difficult.
  • With a small kitchen, you should not buy a machine where there is no device for winding the cord, otherwise it will be inconvenient to store it. However, this aspect is not decisive.
  • Do not buy the device without rubber "feet", they provide a good stability of the grinder in the working mode.

 Rating of the best coffee grinders 2021

         Category   Place                            Name              Rating
 Best Burr Grinders      1                     Baratza Encore   9.8 / 10
     2                    Baratza Sette 270   9.8 / 10
     3                   De'Longhi KG521M   9.7 / 10
     4             Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme   9.6 / 10
     5                     Bodum BISTRO   9.5 / 10
Best Blade Grinders      1                           Mueller   9.4 / 10
     2                 DR MILLS DM-7412M   9.3 / 10
     3                         REDMOND   9.3 / 10
     4                     KRUPS GX4100   9.2 / 10
     5                         SHARDOR   9.1 / 10
     6                       KRUPS F203   9.0 / 10
     7                         Gold Tone   8.9 / 10
     8                 DR MILLS DM-7441   8.9 / 10
     9                    REDMOND 160W   8.9 / 10
    10                           Wancle   8.9 / 10
Best Manual Grinders      1                      GEFU Lorenzo   9.5 / 10
     2                      Lasting Coffee   9.3 / 10
     3                          Busy Bee   9.2 / 10
     4                            IMAVO   9.0 / 10
       Most Stylish      1                         Smeg 50's   9.8 / 10

 

 Best Burr Grinders

1. Baratza Encore 

20 BEST COFFEE GRINDERS FOR HOME USE 2021 - TOP PICKS AND REVIEWS

The Baratza Encore, a coffee grinder with conical bean burrs with an output of 100 W, opens our rating of the best coffee grinders. The bean hopper has a capacity of 200 g. It has 16 grinding levels, from Extra Fine to Medium Coarse, so you can adjust the taste of your beverage flexibly. Almost noiseless and fast working without warming the coffee at all. Roomy beaker for ground coffee is easy to remove from the device, you can also grind beans directly into the cone.

Despite the impressive characteristics, the device is quite compact and will easily fit into the interior of any kitchen.

The main advantages:

  • Works quietly;
  • Uniform grinding;
  • Many degrees of grinding;
  • Coffee does not heat up;
  • There is a choice of the number of cups.

Cons:

  • Rough timer settings.

2. Baratza Sette 270

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The best professional grinder for bars, small coffee shops - or for the kitchen of true coffee connoisseurs. The transparent tank holds 1 kg of beans and the 275 watt capacity gives an output of 5 kg/h. The steel millstones grind the beans uniformly, the consistency of grind is adjustable and the coffee bean weight can be set from 5 to 12 grams. Included in the kit is a temp, which helps to compress the ground coffee into a convenient tablet for the coffee machine. The dispenser holds 300 grams of coffee, and its lever can be mounted on either the left or right side.

Main advantages:

  • High power;
  • Adjustable grind and cup weight;
  • Uniform grinding;
  • Unbreakable bean hopper.

3.  De'Longhi KG521M

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Next in the ranking of the best is a grinder with 150 watts of power. The jug is made of stainless steel. The maximum amount of coffee beans poured into the tank - 350 grams. A container for ground coffee with a lid and a long-term storage cap, a container with a capsule holder, a brush for cleaning. The dimensions of the grinder: 24x15x38 cm. Home of the brand - Italy, the country of manufacture - China, the warranty - 2 years.

The main advantages:

  • Productive coffee grinder with a high uniformity of grinding degree.
  • Convenient mechanical control. But first it is necessary to study the instructions.
  • Choice of 18 grinding levels of grind.
  • The choice of a portion of ground coffee (the regulator indicates the number of cups, max 14). It's worth noting that the number of cups is a conditional portion, it may vary depending on the degree of grinding, type and degree of roasting of coffee beans, as well as the preferences of coffee lovers.
  • Automatic stop when you get the required volume of ground coffee. But there is also a manual stop button.
  • Ability to obtain coffee in a ready-made capsules (available as a temp).
  • Programming of grinding time (up to 7 seconds for one cup) when using capsule preparation.
  • Locked operation if bean and ground coffee containers are not inserted.
  • Light indicators for power on and operating mode.
  • Transparent bean container: easy to check the remaining amount of beans.
  • Metal case with high-quality plastic parts.

Cons:

  • Significant price.
  • Narrow "specialization": only for coffee. Cannot be used to grind other foods.

 4. Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme

20 BEST COFFEE GRINDERS FOR HOME USE 2021 - TOP PICKS AND REVIEWS

The 150 watt grinder differs from its predecessor by its more compact dimensions, which also affected the performance of the device. The volume of the bean hopper is 220 grams, the volume of the "receiving" hopper is 120 grams. Coffee grinder is mechanically controlled by rotary knobs and a start button. Adjustable grind level - from the finest (for a turkey), to the coarsest (for a French press). The adjustment is simple: as in the vast majority of millstones, the degree of grinding is determined by the gap between the millstones. It is responsible for the particle size of the grinded grain. The gap is adjusted by turning the regulator with conventional digital divisions. Size of the grinder: 18,5x14x29,5 cm. Branded in Germany, made in China, the warranty period - 2 years.

Main advantages:

  • 12 steps of grinding, for true gourmets, because the difference in the next to the value of the steps will only be able to distinguish them.
  • Up to 10 servings of ground coffee per cycle.
  • Protection against overheating.
  • Removable conical millstones (stainless steel) for easy cleaning.
  • Long cable (1.4m).
  • Under the bottom of the device is a compartment for the cord.

Cons:

  • The price is quite high.
  • No possibility of preparing coffee in capsules.
  • There is no adjustable grinding time. It is determined by the number of selected servings. On average, 7 seconds per cup.
  • Cannot be used for products other than coffee.

5.  Bodum BISTRO

20 BEST COFFEE GRINDERS FOR HOME USE 2021 - TOP PICKS AND REVIEWS

The coffee bean grinder with a metal disc grinder of only 0.1 kW capacity can hold up to 200 grams of coffee beans in the bean hopper and the ground coffee is poured into the bottom vessel. It is made of transparent plastic, the degree of grind is immediately visible. A mechanical regulator for the degree of grinding is located on the side of the device. On the front side there is a disc regulator for the number of servings. After all the settings, the start is made with the button, when the set number of servings is set, the grinder is automatically turned off. Dimensions are 10.5x16x25.5 cm. German brand, made in China, one year warranty.

Main advantages:

  • 17 degrees of grinding, from coarse to the finest.
  • Programmable ground coffee dispenser for 2-14 cups.
  • Removable coffee grounds container (holds 100-150 grams).
  • Lock the power on if the container or top lid is removed.
  • Two front panel designs: black/black and black/red.

Cons:

  • Ground coffee in the plastic container gets electrified, sticking to the walls. When you take the container out, some of the coffee may spill out. This can be avoided by adapting to the peculiarities of the device.
  • The finest grind ("1") is too coarse, e.g. for a Turkish coffee.

 

Best Blade Grinders

1. Mueller

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The best in the category of electric rotary grinders. Despite its small size (capacity of only 75 g), its power is as much as 180 W, which is not insignificant. This makes it easy to grind even green coffee beans. The inclined bottom allows you to grind the whole contents as evenly as possible. The device itself is made of white or black high-strength plastic, and its inner bowl is made of stainless steel. Some inconvenience can be considered only the need to hold the lid of the grinder during the operation of the device.

The main advantages are:

  • Really fine grinding (not only coffee, but also sugar and spices)
  • Grinds quickly

Cons:

  • no significant detected

2. DR MILLS DM-7412M

20 BEST COFFEE GRINDERS FOR HOME USE 2021 - TOP PICKS AND REVIEWS

Next in the top of the best electric grinders for home - DR MILLS DM-7412M - an inexpensive grinder in a stylish case made of polished stainless steel, with a power of 200 watts. It grinds a solid 90 grams of coffee evenly, which is enough for 4 to 8 cups of beverage. The lid is made of transparent plastic and fits over the cup of beans, so when you open it, very few crumbs get through. Impulse switch helps not to overheat the motor. The bowl is removable, making it easy to clean and remove ground coffee or spices.

Main advantages:

  • Steel body;
  • Roomy bowl;
  • Uniform grinding;
  • Impulse switch.

3. REDMOND

20 BEST COFFEE GRINDERS FOR HOME USE 2021 - TOP PICKS AND REVIEWS

This 160-watt coffee grinder is made in a beige plastic case and resembles a caterpillar: your fingers comfortably grip the surface of the device and do not slip off it.

The main advantages:

  • Pulse mode of operation.
  • Quite capacious capacity - 60 grams of grains.
  • Knife of alloyed / stainless steel.
  • According to the instructions, you can grind not only coffee, but also nuts, spices, sugar for powdering.
  • Inexpensive, functional device.
  • Auto-lock when the lid is not fully closed.

Cons:

  • The coffee container is not removable from the body, not very convenient to wash and clean.
  • Coffee is convenient to pour only in a container with a wide mouth.

4. KRUPS GX4100

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Compact and fast coffee grinder in a metal case with a deep and narrow bowl, gives a uniform fine grind, even without having to shake. The manufacturer promises that the grinder can be used to grind almost any solid food. When the lid is open, the motor locks.

5. SHARDOR

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The 200W rotary grinder with rotary knives is designed for multi-functional use. Moreover, for each function, the device is equipped with two separate containers: with a double-sided knife - for grinding coffee beans, four-sided knife - for grinding nuts or spices, onions or garlic, herbs, boiled eggs, breadcrumbs. Unlike millstones, knives rotate at high speed and crush the product, not grind it. 

The main advantages:

  • In this functional coffee grinder coffee does not acquire extraneous smell and taste: for each product uses its own container.
  • Stainless steel body and removable containers.
  • Push to turn on from the lid. Safety feature: no turning on if the lid is not properly closed.
  • Overheat protection (fuse).
  • Compact size: 12 x 12 x 20 cm.
  • Capacity: 70 g of coffee beans (max).
  • The instructions indicate the recommended amount of product per load and grinding time.

Cons:

  • There is no timer, the grinding time is held by the user. It is the duration of the cycle that determines the degree of grinding of coffee beans or other products. Determine the required time will have to be based on the recommendations of the manual, tips and feedback from customers, as well as from personal experience of using the device.
  • After 30 seconds of operation, the grinder should "rest" for at least 30 seconds.

6. KRUPS F203

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For such a compact grinder, the motor power of 200 watts is quite significant. For grinding the coffee beans, a metal 4-blade blade is used here. The cup can hold up to 50 grams of coffee. The ground product remains in the cup, through the glass lid you can see the degree of grinding.

The main advantages:

  • Easy to operate device: on/off by pressing the lid.
  • Protection against turning on when the lid is removed.
  • Powerful motor.
  • Compact size 11x11x19 cm.
  • Long warranty.

Cons:

  • No setting of the grinding degree, it is controlled visually, through the lid, if the degree is not enough you need to turn it on again.
  • Possible heterogeneous grinding - a feature of the design with a rotary knife.

7. Gold Tone

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The compact coffee grinder in a steel case has a power of 150 W. The cup of the device holds 70 g, you can grind not only coffee, but also cereals, spices, nuts, eggshells. Through the transparent viewing window you can observe the degree of grinding, but at high speed the ground product quickly sticks to the plastic, blocking the view. The lid has a security lock, if it is not closed tightly - the grinder will not turn on. The power cord is coiled and conveniently stored inside the bottom of the case.

The main advantages:

  • steel case;
  • it works quickly;
  • quality grind;
  • there is a safety lock;
  • the cord is hidden in the body.

Cons:

  • small viewing window.

8. DR MILLS DM-7441

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Next in the ranking is a 180W grinder with a stainless steel bowl and knife. The maximum load of the device is 50 grams of coffee. The maximum continuous operation time is 20 seconds, then a break to rest. 

The main advantages:

  • The simplicity of the design of the electric grinder: one container, one double-sided knife, elementary activation by pressing the lid.
  • Work in pulse mode.
  • Safety: lock the device from turning on when the lid is removed.
  • Transparent lid to control the fineness of the grind.

Cons:

  • No timer.
  • Single vessel for all grindable products requires careful cleaning: coffee actively absorbs foreign odors.
  • The cup is not removable, which makes it difficult to clean.

9. REDMOND 160W

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This 150 W coffee grinder is not at all like a multi-cooker in its functionality, but the elegance of its lines and the attractiveness of its matte luster is not to be denied. The device is started by pressing a button. The nameplate service life of the device is 3 years. 

The main advantages:

  • Sufficiently productive grinder (max load 60 g) with a very modest size (10x10x18 cm).
  • Automatic protection against overheating.
  • Lock on if the lid is removed or not properly closed.
  • Stainless steel material for blades and combination body.
  • The compartment for the cord.
  • The cord itself is quite long - 1 meter.
  • Transparent lid for easy monitoring of the process.

Cons:

  • The degree of grinding depends on the time the grinder is on, there is no timer.
  • No pulse mode (not listed in the manual).

10. Wancle

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This inexpensive 150 W coffee grinder is very specialized: it grinds only coffee and nothing else (according to the manual). The bowl holds 50 grams of coffee beans. 

Main advantages:

  • Pulse grinding mode.
  • Overheat protection.
  • Body and knife are made of stainless steel.
  • One compartment for pulling the cord.
  • Convenient large power button.
  • Locking the unit if the lid is not closed.
  • Reasonable price.

Cons:

  • No off timer to adjust the degree of grinding.
  • Max operating time is 30 seconds, then a break to rest and cool down for at least 1-2 minutes.
  • The very sharp edges of the grinder blade require special care when cleaning the electric grinder.
  • The coffee container is integrated into the body: not the best option for cleaning.

Best Manual Grinders

  1. GEFU Lorenzo

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The manual grinder requires no connection to electricity, the degree of grinding is adjusted by a rotary knob: coffee beans can be ground for preparation in a coffee carob, filter (drip) coffee maker, French-press. The beans are placed in the ring chute (the handle and lid of the chute are removed for this purpose), the ground coffee is poured into a plastic container, which holds up to 4 servings for espresso. The unit is easy to disassemble for washing and compact storage. Dimensions 9,5х22,5х19 cm. Made in Germany, one year warranty.

Main advantages:

  • Ceramic millstones.
  • 11 degrees of grinding.
  • Handle can be removed and attached to the body for compact storage.
  • Removable base for setting on table.
  • Long warranty.

Cons:

  • Rather high price.
  • The degree of grinding can only be changed in an empty, without beans, grinder (according to the manual).

2. Lasting Coffee

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This stylish hand grinder looks extremely sophisticated and petite. However, its body is made of stainless steel and durable plastic (grinded coffee container). The diameter is 6 cm, the height of the device - 18 cm.

The main advantages:

  • Sturdy metal body.
  • Ceramic millstones.
  • Adjustable grind level.
  • Transparent container for ready coffee powder: the possibility of assessing its quantity, without opening the grinder.
  • Price is very affordable.

Cons:

  • Parts are not recommended to wash in the dishwasher.
  • Ceramic grindstones need to be treated with care.

3. Busy Bee

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The body of this inexpensive hand grinder is made of stainless steel and the millstones are made of ceramic. The grinder can be used to grind coffee beans as well as various spices, such as white and black pepper. The jug holds 95 grams of beans. Case size: 5x5x19 cm. 


Main advantages:

  • Adjusting the degree of grinding (screw in the ground coffee compartment).
  • Steel case.
  • There are compartments for beans and ground coffee.
  • Ceramic millstones, coffee without any extraneous odors.
  • Acceptable price.

Cons:

  • Uneven grind. To get the finest (and then, it is a bit coarse for a distiller or a coffee carob) it is necessary to "work": the finer the grinding setting, the harder to twist the grinder knob.
  • The body is unstable.
  • Unassuming construction, design.

4. IMAVO

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Another device for manual coffee grinding. The beans are poured into the upper steel funnel and grinded by rotating the handle. The finished coffee is poured into the drawer. The size of the grinder 10h14h21 cm. Chinese product, one year warranty.

The main advantages:

  • There is a container for beans and a box for ground coffee.
  • Adjusting the degree of grinding.
  • Ceramic millstones.
  • Nice classic design, materials - metal, ceramic, wood.
  • Stable body.

Cons:

  • Uneven grinding.
  • Quite a long grinding process.

Most Stylish Coffee Grinder

1. Smeg 50's

20 BEST COFFEE GRINDERS FOR HOME USE 2021 - TOP PICKS AND REVIEWS

Yes, a coffee grinder can be beautiful—just look at Smeg’s sleek machines. The Italian brand’s mid-century-style appliances are distinguished by rounded silhouettes, chrome detailing, and bright colors, as well as remarkable engineering. Its electric coffee grinder is powered by a 120-watt motor and made with stainless steel conical burrs that grind up to 12 cups of drip coffee. Choose between eight preset grinding options customized for a range of brewing styles, or opt for one of 30 different manual settings for even more control. The device’s twist-lock bean canisters ensure freshness before and after grinding.  

 

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