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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks and mortar shops for options.
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Type of grinder
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.
Ease of use
How easy it is to set the timer, adjust the controls, remove coffee from the grinder and clean the machine.
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We measure the fineness of grind by adjusting each machine to produce a grind suitable for our semi-automatic ECM Giotto machine. We make two cups of espresso and judge the crema quality and the strength of the coffee.
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Ease of grinding coffee
How easy it is to grind coffee (whether in a filter holder or container) and remove them for use.
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How easy it is to use and set the timer.
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How easy it is to clean the coffee grinder.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- CHOICE buy
- Buy now
- Ease of use
- Ease of grinding coffee
- Grind control
- Noise (dB)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Safety comment
- Fineness settings
- Cord storage
- Automatic switch-off
- Hopper capacity (g)
- On/off switch
- Other features
- Type of grinder
- Items supplied
- Weight (kg)
- Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)