Best coffee grinders in 2023

Best coffee grinders in 2023

1. Hamilton Beach Fresh Grind Electric Coffee Grinder for Beans, Spices

Key features

  • Quieter than the leading competitor
  • Removable grinding chamber
  • Grinds coffee and spices
  • Cord storage
  • Stainless steel blades

I’ve had it for about a week, I’ve used it every morning since I got it. I’m totally happy with it. It says it’s a lot quieter than other brands, I’d believe that it is. Obviously, it’s not silent but it’s probably 1/3 as loud as an average blender, so it’s decent. It’s quick and easy to use, put your beans in, put the cap on, push the button a few times to grind em up, maybe one longer burst to really get it ground.

Things you should know/other people’s complaints:

Someone said that it’s “no good, it leaves chunks of beans”. This doesn’t happen to me, but my guess is that they’re not grinding the beans enough or they’re somehow overfilling it. While grinding you can tip it upside down in between bursts of the motor to mix it around better.

“It makes a mess, coffee grounds everywhere!” The cap is a cup. When your coffee beans (or spices) are fully ground, tip it upside down and pull the machine out of the cap, and you won’t spill anything.

“The motor burnt out after just a few uses” so obviously I haven’t had this for more than a week so I can’t yet say it should last forever. It probably won’t, but for $15 if I have to buy a new one every year or two, I can live with that. It could’ve also just been a faulty unit… stuff happens. BUT basically don’t just hold down the button so the motor and blades spin continuously. Instead of short bursts like you’re revving a motorcycle… this will break the big pieces into smaller pieces, and shoot them around and mix them up so the blades aren’t working so hard. Then after a few bursts when it’s mostly ground up, you can hold it a bit longer to make sure there aren’t chunks left. I like my coffee a little coarse (its definitely not espresso ground… see photos).

“The cord is too short”… yeah the bottom is also a cap that pulls straight down and then you can unwrap the power cable. Though even unspooled, the cord is pretty short… it’s the only thing I don’t like about this device… it can only be about a foot from an outlet. I deal with it, but it’s the one thing I would change about it.

For a cheap, tabletop grinder I don’t see how it could be beaten. It’s pretty easy to clean (the top washes just like a cup, and the part where the beans sit on the blades pulls out like a cup as well). It works great and I’m totally satisfied for what it is.

Product Dimensions3.74 x 3.54 x 7.13 inches
Item Weight1.3 pounds

Other similar products

Another coffee grinders with some advanced functions

Fresh Grind 4.5oz Electric Coffee Grinder10oz Electric Coffee Grinder with Multiple Grind Settings for up to 14 CupsElectric Burr Coffee Grinder with Large 16oz Hopper and 18 Settings for 14 CupsHamilton Beach Pro Stainless Steel Conical Burr Digital Coffee Grinder
Watts125150200160
Cups12141412
Grind Settings151839
Burr Grinder
Hopper
Digital

Higher tags come with better options

2. Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Features:

– Burr grinding provides uniform grind and optimum flavor

– Elegant stainless steel styling with convenient cord storage

– 18-position grind selector – from ultra-fine to extra-coarse

– 4 to 18-cup slide dial and removable 8 oz. bean hopper

– Removable grind chamber holds enough ground coffee for 32 cups

– Separate one-touch power bar, heavy-duty motor and scoop/cleaning Brush

– Electric timer automatically shuts off unit when grind cycle is complete

Customer Review

They say if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, in this case, it was broke, but it lasted eight years! So, we had to replace it and why not go with the same unit when we had such great success using it to grind our daily coffee?! This is a very nice burr mill that we have gained much use from over the years and now we replace it with a brand new unit that is exactly like the other one and hope we get another 8-10 years out of it.

Why do we like it?
* It has a nice look with the majority being shiny stainless steel housing.
* The hopper on the top holds a half-pound of beans.
* You have a choice of 6 settings for every type of grind you choose.
* It does great on the coarse grind for our French Press coffee, very uniform.
* You hit the button and it stops when it is done grinding.
* Once you figure out what grind you like, how much you want, and what setting you prefer it is a simple process and then you just have to decide what kind of bean you want in there. It does the rest.
* It is fairly easy to clean up, doesn’t take up too much space and best of all it works great and does it all quite fast.

If either of us had anything negative to say about it, we’d have to say it is loud, but then if you aren’t hand grinding, what isn’t loud when it comes to grinding coffee via electricity?

We’re happy with the product or we wouldn’t have purchased a second one of the same exact type eight years after the first one. Plus, it must be others who feel the same because eight years later the company is still making the same model! Hope if you get one you like it!

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