Best Coffee Grinder

Top 10 Rated Coffee Grinders 2015

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The best way to get the freshest coffee at home is to grind it yourself. At first thought it is not as easy as buying pre-ground coffee, but you’ll know the little bit of extra effort is well worth it once you try. Whole coffee beans hold their freshness longer than ground coffee. So if you are searching for that perfect cup of coffee at home every time, this is probably the way to go. There is no need to worry about counter space in your kitchen because a coffee grinder is a fairly small appliance. One would be easy to store too. We looked at 10 of the best coffee grinders on the market and rated them based on the following criteria:

1. Effectiveness at grinding coffee beans
2. Easily choose a course or fine grind
3. Size of the grinder
4. Electric or hand powered
5. Blade, burr, or crank grinder
6. Easily cleaned
7. Value

Melitta 80391  9.5/10

$29.99
Stainless steel
2.5 lbs.

A top-ranked coffee grinder among consumers, the Melitta 80391 coffee grinder has simple one-touch controls that let you choose the fineness of the grind and the number of cups you plan to make—and you don’t have to hold down the button. We also liked the concealed cord storage, which keeps your countertop clutter-free. Of course, the Melitta 80391 is also perfect for grinding spices and nuts. Sleek and contemporary in design, and built to last, it’s a valuable purchase all around.

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Kuissential CUCRGDR  9.5/10

$24.99
Ceramic burr coffee grinder and hand-crank coffee mill
Glass storage container

With a nonslip base for stability, the Kuissential Manual Ceramic Burr Coffee Grinder grinds up beans, grains, seeds, and nuts with variable degrees of fineness. You can count on the fineness or coarseness of the grind being consistent, depending on your preferences. The ceramic material is rust-proof, doesn’t alter the taste of the beans, and ensures a long-lasting life for the grinder. We were pleased with how easily it is to turn the handle and by how much control it gives us over the texture of the grind.

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Bodum Bistro Electric Burr  9/10

$119.95
Black, White, Red, or Green
14 grind settings

The Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder comes with a high price tag, but for that you get a machine that protects and maximizes the flavor of your coffee beans. Another highlighted feature is the borosilicate glass container that, being static-free, prevents the grounds from getting jumpy and making a mess. If you’re serious about your coffee, this Bodum Bistro grinder is a wise investment.

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Hario MSCS-2TB  9/10

$31.59
Ceramic
Hand grinder

The Hario MSCS-2TB Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton is a compact, portable device that is easy to store away when not needed. The grinder gives consistent results, although if you want a fine grind, you’ll have to work for a bit longer—some find the process soothing, others tedious. The mechanism to adjust the fineness of the grind is easy to use, and the container is a breeze to clean.

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Hamilton Beach 80365  9/10

$19
Hands-free grinding
Hidden cord storage

If you’re looking for a hands-free device that also gives you precise control over the fineness or coarseness of your grind, then you’ll be pleased with the Hamilton Beach 80365 Coffee Grinder. Its controls let you select the cup amount and fineness settings easily, and its grinding chamber comes off to go in the dishwasher. We liked both the price and the function of this grinder.

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Mr. Coffee Automatic Burr Mill  8.5/10

$38.94
18 grind settings
½ lb. bean capacity

Get the most flavor from your coffee beans with the burr plates of this Mr. Coffee Automatic Burr Mill Grinder. We were impressed with the consistency of each grind, and the ease with which we could clean it afterward. While it doesn’t get the extremely fine grind needed for espressos, it runs smoothly overall and has a convenient cord storage to keep the countertop tidy.

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Proctor Silex E160BY  8.5/10

$13.99
Stainless steel blades
Retractable cord

A compact, European-style coffee grinder with a retractable cord, the Proctor Silex E160BY works reliably even at such a low price. Extremely simple to use, the coffee grinder is also pretty easy to clean, and it works just as well for flax seeds and nuts as it does coffee beans. If you’re content with your basic, no-frills grinder in a clean white package, then the Proctor Silex E160BY is ideal.

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Maxi-matic ETS-630B  8.5/10

$15.99
Stainless steel blades
1.3 ounce container

One of the handy features of the Maxi-Matic ETS-630B Elite Cuisine Coffee Grinder is the built-in switch that prevents the machine from starting if the lid is not secured properly. That takes some of the pressure off you if you’re grinding beans early in the morning and not fully awake. For such a low price, we were pleasantly surprised by how quietly and effectively this grinder works.

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Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind  8/10

$49.95
18 grind selections
18 cup capacity

With controls letting you determine the grind fineness and the cup amount, the Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill is a moderately priced choice in an attractive package. If you’re looking for convenience, then this grinder is especially useful: it automatically shuts off once your desired grind fineness is achieved. This is also nice in case you wish to leave the room as it works.

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Mr. Coffee Electric Coffee Grinder  8/10

$18.88
8 cup capacity
Cord storage

With 3 grind settings and a design that effectively cuts down on the mess, the Mr. Coffee Electric Coffee Grinder is affordably priced at $18.88. We especially appreciated the wide lid that makes it easier to pour the grinds with less spills. Additionally, a cleaning system inside the chamber effectively scrapes off the grinds stuck to the sides, so you get the most out of each use.

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