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Coffee grinder reviews

Last updated: 12 October 2015

Grinding your coffee beans immediately before making coffee is the best way to extract their full flavour and allows you to get the right grind consistency for your particular machine – so we lab test and review the latest models to help you find the best coffee grinder for you. Our coffee grinder buying guide will help you decide which coffee grinder you need, and how we test explains our testing rigour.

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If you're going to buy an espresso machine for your kitchen, we recommend also investing in a coffee grinder. Our expert testers give every coffee grinder a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • perform the best
  • are easiest to use
  • are the quietest
  • are the safest.

We also give you good and bad points for each model, as well as tell you about all their features. Our Recommended rating will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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Coffee grinders can use burrs or blades; we recommend burr-type grinders to produce a more even result. Burr grinders can use either conical (cone-shaped) or flat burrs to crush the coffee beans. In our experience, conical burrs tend to produce better results, but during testing some models with flat burrs have outperformed their conical counterparts.

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A doser is a lever you pull to fill the filter basket with ground coffee.

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How easy it is to clean the coffee grinder.

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