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Coffee grinders with metal blades for chopping beans
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Coffee grinders with ceramic gears for grinding beans
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Cuisinart DBM8U

16 Reviews
Big coffee beans capacity  Adjustable grinder settings Burr 
Big coffee beans capacity
Adjustable grinder settings
Burr

£53.00

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250g
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Burr
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Jun 2020
#2

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Smeg CGF01

1 Review
techadvisor.co.uk recommended

£195.86

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350g
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Burr
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Oct 2019
#3

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Melitta Calibra

2 Reviews
Big coffee beans capacity  Adjustable grinder settings 39 grinder settings
Big coffee beans capacity
Adjustable grinder settings
39 grinder settings

£97.00

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375g
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Sep 2018
#4

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Krups GVX231

25 Reviews
Adjustable grinder settings Burr 
Adjustable grinder settings
Burr

£39.95

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200g
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Burr
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(Unknown)
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Jul 2016
#5

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DeLonghi KG200

29 Reviews

£34.98

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90g
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Blade
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Jan 2019
#6

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Melitta Molino

137 Reviews

£29.02

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200g
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Burr
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Feb 2018
#7

84

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Braun KG7070

43 Reviews

£89.99

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220g
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Burr
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Aug 2018
#8

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Baratza Encore

38 Reviews

£145.00

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227g
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Burr
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Nov 2018
#9

83

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Krups GVX23140

 

£40.50

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225g
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Burr
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Jan 2018
#10

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DeLonghi KG79

 

£44.95

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120g
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Burr
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Jul 2010
#11

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DeLonghi KG521M

 

£189.99

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350g
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Burr
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Aug 2016
#12

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DeLonghi KG49

31 Reviews

£37.99

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90g
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Burr
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Feb 2011
#13

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KitchenAid 5KCG100BPM

20 Reviews

£119.00

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198g
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Burr
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Apr 2011
#14

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Graef CM 202

 

£76.42

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225g
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Blade
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Aug 2018
#15

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DeLonghi kg89

1 Review

£64.99

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120g
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Burr
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Jul 2010
#16

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Severin KM 3874

 

£43.04

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150g
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Burr
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Sep 2016
#17

78

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Graef CM 850

 

£276.36

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350g
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Burr
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Aug 2018
#18

78

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Krups F20342

 

£19.99

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75g
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Blade
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Sep 2016
#19

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Graef CM802

 

£166.64

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350g
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Burr
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Jun 2015

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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.

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.

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

In total we found 74 coffee grinders ranging from £6 to £800. The average price of a new coffee grinder is £106 and 80% of coffee grinders are priced between £18 and £254. The Baratza Forte is the most expensive coffee grinder that we found at £800, and the Kitchen Craft KCLXDWESP2P is the cheapest at only £7.

Coffee Grinder Brands - Price Range

Lelit coffee grinders start at £0 and their most expensive coffee grinder costs £489. The highest average coffee grinder price out of all brands is Lelit coffee grinders with an average price of £277.

Nemox coffee grinders start at £253 and their most expensive coffee grinder costs £253. The average price of Nemox coffee grinders is £253 which is the second highest average price of all coffee grinder brands.

The average price of Sage coffee grinders is £222 which is the third highest average price of all coffee grinder brands. Sage coffee grinders start at £0 and their most expensive coffee grinder costs £339.

Coffee Grinder Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 33 expert reviews and 1,573 user reviews for coffee grinders and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of coffee grinder.

Biggest Coffee Grinder Retailers

We found 45 current offers for coffee grinders from Amazon UK making it the biggest coffee grinder retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 36 current offers for coffee grinders. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 11 current coffee grinder offers.

When Are Most New Coffee Grinders Released?

We looked at the release dates for new coffee grinders over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any evident pattern. Three new coffee grinders were released in June 2020 making it the biggest month that year for new coffee grinder releases. In 2019 most new coffee grinders were released in March, with four new coffee grinders released that month. The biggest month in 2018 for new coffee grinder releases was June, with six new coffee grinders released that month.

How Fast Do Coffee Grinder Prices Drop After Release?

On average coffee grinders drop in price by 3% in the first 6 months after release.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £1 on a typical £53 new coffee grinder by waiting 6 months before buying.

Coffee Beans Capacity

'Coffee Bean Capacity' denotes the amount of coffee beans that the grinder can hold at once time.

Across the range of coffee grinders, the coffee beans capacity range from 12g to 700g. The coffee beans capacity of the majority of coffee grinders range from 10g to 70g. The Swan SF16020N, which is available at £0.00, has the biggest coffee beans capacity and is a 700g capacity coffee grinder. The Porlex Mini, which currently retails for £54.62, has the smallest coffee beans capacity and is a 20g capacity coffee grinder.

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

Grinding Mechanisms

'Grinding Mechanism' denotes the mechanism used to grind the coffee beans into fine particles.

We found 91 coffee grinders that are burr coffee grinders, which makes burr the most popular grinding mechanism amongst new coffee grinders. We found 60 coffee grinders that are blade coffee grinders, making this the second most common 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

'Adjustable Grinder Settings' 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. 97 coffee grinders (64%) 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.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Coffee Grinders?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying coffee grinders. For each retailer it shows the total number of coffee grinders where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying coffee grinders. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Amazon UK. 29 of their coffee grinder prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Coffee Grinders for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for coffee grinders by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of coffee grinder prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's coffee grinder prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was Amazon UK. 64.4% of their coffee grinder prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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