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Last updated: 20 April 2020


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Grinding your own coffee beans is the best way to extract their full flavour and allows you to get the right grind consistency for your particular machine.

We review and compare coffee grinders from Breville, Sunbeam, Bodum, Burr and more to help you find the best coffee grinder for you. We also include all-purpose grinders to see if they're any match for dedicated coffee grinders.

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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.

If you need more help in deciding our coffee grinder buying guide will help you decide which kind you need.

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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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