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The 8 Best Coffee Grinders According To Reviewers With Perfectly Ground Beans

·7 min read

To grind or not to grind? That is the question...in the world of stay-at-home coffee brewing. Pre-ground coffee makes for a quick and easy morning cup, but whole bean fanatics stand by the fresh full-bodied flavor of GIY (grind it yourself) blends. If you're dipping your toes into the world of coffee grinders and want to find your perfect match — blade types, price points, sizes, etc. — then this slideshow is for you.

These bean machines can start at as low as $20 and skyrocket into the thousands for the pros. They come in two main grinding types: burr and blade. The burrs lie on the fancier side of the coffee spectrum with powerful, coffee-bean-obliterating mills that create a fine and consistent grind. Blades, while typically more affordable, use blender-like mechanics that can sometimes result in a less uniform grind.

While true coffee pros would get down to the nitty-gritty (no pun intended) over which grinders really reign supreme, we did our casual-coffee-people due diligence to curate a reliable list of seven that do more than get the job done — according to reviewers with impeccably ground coffee, of course. Get ready to rise and grind with the best grinders we've got lined up for you ahead.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

<h2>Best Affordable Coffee Grinder<br></h2><br><h3>Krups Fast-Touch Coffee and Spice Grinder</h3><br>If you only drink coffee here and there or are not devoted to brewing the best cup in history, may we suggest this cost-effective treasure? Krups is wildly praised for its line of coffee makers and accessories, and this one just happens to be only $20. <br><br><strong>Type</strong>: Blade<br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.5 out of 5 stars and 44 reviews on <a href="https://www.surlatable.com/fast-touch-grinder-black/1444132.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sur La Table" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sur La Table</a><br><br><strong>Rise & Grinders say</strong>: "Been using this for my morning French Press beans, and it is so straightforward and easy to use to one's needs. I haven't done any super deep cleaning of it yet but the design makes me think that'll be easy — all the surfaces inside are easy to access and clean out as needed."<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.surlatable.com/fast-touch-grinder-black/1444132.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sur La Table" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sur La Table</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Krups</strong> Fast-Touch Coffee and Spice Grinder, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surlatable.com%2Ffast-touch-grinder-black%2F1444132.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sur La Table" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sur La Table</a>

Best Affordable Coffee Grinder


Krups Fast-Touch Coffee and Spice Grinder


If you only drink coffee here and there or are not devoted to brewing the best cup in history, may we suggest this cost-effective treasure? Krups is wildly praised for its line of coffee makers and accessories, and this one just happens to be only $20.

Type: Blade

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 44 reviews on Sur La Table

Rise & Grinders say: "Been using this for my morning French Press beans, and it is so straightforward and easy to use to one's needs. I haven't done any super deep cleaning of it yet but the design makes me think that'll be easy — all the surfaces inside are easy to access and clean out as needed."

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Krups Fast-Touch Coffee and Spice Grinder, $, available at Sur La Table
<h2>Best Blade Coffee Grinder</h2><br><h3>Bodum BISTRO Blade Grinder</h3><br>Our very own Updates Editor, Kate Spencer, approves of this under-$50 blade grinder, as do thousands of Amazon reviewers. We're giving it "Best Blade Coffee Grinder" for its cheap price tag, sleek design, and easy electric mechanics.<br><br><strong>Type:</strong> Blade<br><br><strong>The Hype:</strong> 4.4 out 5 stars and 2,934 ratings on Amazon<br><br><strong>Rise & Grinders say:</strong> "As another expert said, I too find this Bodum BISTRO grinder to be a low-cost, well-designed electric mill for non-espresso coffee grinding. It is especially good for brewing with auto-drip machines that use a paper filter, Turkish-style coffee brewers, and the French Press. I have owned a previous version of the Bodum BISTRO grinder for about 15 years, and it just now gave out. I like the design upgrades found on this new version, and I expect it to last me a long time again."<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://amzn.to/3BL9jKF" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a></strong></em><br><br><strong>Bodum</strong> BISTRO Blade Grinder, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3zKgfqI" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Best Blade Coffee Grinder


Bodum BISTRO Blade Grinder


Our very own Updates Editor, Kate Spencer, approves of this under-$50 blade grinder, as do thousands of Amazon reviewers. We're giving it "Best Blade Coffee Grinder" for its cheap price tag, sleek design, and easy electric mechanics.

Type: Blade

The Hype: 4.4 out 5 stars and 2,934 ratings on Amazon

Rise & Grinders say: "As another expert said, I too find this Bodum BISTRO grinder to be a low-cost, well-designed electric mill for non-espresso coffee grinding. It is especially good for brewing with auto-drip machines that use a paper filter, Turkish-style coffee brewers, and the French Press. I have owned a previous version of the Bodum BISTRO grinder for about 15 years, and it just now gave out. I like the design upgrades found on this new version, and I expect it to last me a long time again."

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Bodum BISTRO Blade Grinder, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Best Burr Coffee Grinder</h2><br><h3>Fellow Ode Brew Grinder</h3><br>We fell in love with Fellow via the brand's super stylish pour-over teapot, and now we've got our eyes on its whisper-quiet burr grinder. According to reviewers, its grind consistency can't be beaten — and it looks very sleek out on a countertop. <br><br><strong>Type:</strong> Burr <br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 227 reviews on <a href="https://fellowproducts.com/products/ode-brew-grinder" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fellow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fellow</a><br><br><strong>Rise & Grinders say:</strong> "The Ode is a grinder that somehow manages to combine form and function into one device. It provides consistent grind size without being loud. The grounds can be a bit messy due to static causing them to cling, but this seems to be an issue with any grinder. Overall, it is a fantastic grinder that performs well and looks great doing it."<br><br><em>Shop</em><strong><em> <a href="https://fellowproducts.com/products/ode-brew-grinder" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fellow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fellow</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Fellow</strong> Ode Brew Grinder, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffellowproducts.com%2Fproducts%2Fode-brew-grinder" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fellow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fellow</a>

Best Burr Coffee Grinder


Fellow Ode Brew Grinder


We fell in love with Fellow via the brand's super stylish pour-over teapot, and now we've got our eyes on its whisper-quiet burr grinder. According to reviewers, its grind consistency can't be beaten — and it looks very sleek out on a countertop.

Type: Burr

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 227 reviews on Fellow

Rise & Grinders say: "The Ode is a grinder that somehow manages to combine form and function into one device. It provides consistent grind size without being loud. The grounds can be a bit messy due to static causing them to cling, but this seems to be an issue with any grinder. Overall, it is a fantastic grinder that performs well and looks great doing it."

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Fellow Ode Brew Grinder, $, available at Fellow
<h2>Best Quiet Coffee Grinder<br></h2><br><h3>Smeg Coffee Grinder</h3><br>When we think of stunning kitchen accessories and appliances, we think Smeg. Reviewers applaud this grinder not only for its countertop appeal but also for its powerful yet magically quiet grind. <br><br><strong>Blade Type:</strong> Burr<br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 11 reviews on <a href="https://www.google.com/shopping/product/16544680367234602904/reviews" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Google" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Google</a><br><br><strong>Rise & Grinders say</strong>: "Love this Smeg grinder. I'm really impressed with the quality and ease of use. It's a very quiet, powerful grinder with a wide selection of settings. I love the pre-measured options and the fact that it doesn't send grounds everywhere. And of course, it's a beautifully designed appliance that looks great on my counter. Love it so far. "<br><br><em>Shop <a href="https://www.verishop.com/smeg/coffee-machine/coffee-grinder/p4798799216663" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Smeg" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><strong>Smeg</strong></a></em><br><br><strong>SMEG</strong> Coffee Grinder, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop-links.co%2F1750945987995829009" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Verishop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Verishop</a>

Best Quiet Coffee Grinder


Smeg Coffee Grinder


When we think of stunning kitchen accessories and appliances, we think Smeg. Reviewers applaud this grinder not only for its countertop appeal but also for its powerful yet magically quiet grind.

Blade Type: Burr

The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 11 reviews on Google

Rise & Grinders say: "Love this Smeg grinder. I'm really impressed with the quality and ease of use. It's a very quiet, powerful grinder with a wide selection of settings. I love the pre-measured options and the fact that it doesn't send grounds everywhere. And of course, it's a beautifully designed appliance that looks great on my counter. Love it so far. "

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SMEG Coffee Grinder, $, available at Verishop
<h2>Best Hand Coffee Grinder</h2><br><h3>Zassenhaus Santiago Coffee Mill Grinder Beech Wood</h3><br>For some, an electric grinder just doesn't measure up to the classic feel of a hand-driven mill. Zassenhaus is famous for its old-fashioned yet ergonomic and renovated mechanics, which make whipping up fresh grounds a breeze. No workout required! <br><br><strong>Type</strong>: Burr <br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.4 out of 5 stars and 283 reviews on <a href="https://amzn.to/3h1ht9P" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a><br><br><strong>Rise & Grinders say</strong>: "Not only is it straight away the most beautiful grinder on the market, it basically will never break, and if it does there is a 25-year guarantee on the grinding mechanism! Where else are you going to get that kind of deal?<br><br>We've had it for about six months now and it still works great. It grinds our espresso perfectly and it's easy to adjust for more humid or dry days. It's not super loud but it's also not whisper-quiet. The thing I love about it is that the sound is almost pleasant, an organic bean-crushing sound."<br><br><em>Shop</em> <a href="https://amzn.to/3h1ht9P" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><strong><em>Amazon</em></strong></a><br><br><strong>Zassenhaus</strong> Santiago Coffee Mill Grinder Beech Wood, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3h3a3CW" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Best Hand Coffee Grinder


Zassenhaus Santiago Coffee Mill Grinder Beech Wood


For some, an electric grinder just doesn't measure up to the classic feel of a hand-driven mill. Zassenhaus is famous for its old-fashioned yet ergonomic and renovated mechanics, which make whipping up fresh grounds a breeze. No workout required!

Type: Burr

The Hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars and 283 reviews on Amazon

Rise & Grinders say: "Not only is it straight away the most beautiful grinder on the market, it basically will never break, and if it does there is a 25-year guarantee on the grinding mechanism! Where else are you going to get that kind of deal?

We've had it for about six months now and it still works great. It grinds our espresso perfectly and it's easy to adjust for more humid or dry days. It's not super loud but it's also not whisper-quiet. The thing I love about it is that the sound is almost pleasant, an organic bean-crushing sound."

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Zassenhaus Santiago Coffee Mill Grinder Beech Wood, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Best Coffee Grinder Overall</h2><br><h3>OXO Conical Burr Coffe Grinder</h3><br>This grinder is not the most expensive, nor is it the most impressive, but somehow it IS the crowd-pleaser of the bunch. With up to 15 grind settings, a $100 price tag, and beginner-friendly mechanics, OXO's coffee grinder pleases everyone on the coffee spectrum (novice to expert).<br><br><strong>Type</strong>: Burr<br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 622 ratings on <a href="https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/oxo-reg-conical-burr-coffee-grinder-in-stainless-steel/5250992" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath & Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath & Beyond<br></a><br><strong>Rise & Grinders say</strong>: "This coffee grinder does it all for a great price. It has enough options that are all useful but not too many to make it confusing. It functions excellently, as it's relatively quiet and provides a very consistent grind. For a grinder, it's also fairly aesthetic pleasing."<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/oxo-reg-conical-burr-coffee-grinder-in-stainless-steel/5250992" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath & Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath & Beyond</a></strong><br></em><br><br><strong>OXO</strong> Conical Burr Coffee Grinder in Stainless Steel, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bedbathandbeyond.com%2Fstore%2Fproduct%2Foxo-reg-conical-burr-coffee-grinder-in-stainless-steel%2F5250992" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bed Bath and Beyond" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bed Bath and Beyond</a>

Best Coffee Grinder Overall


OXO Conical Burr Coffe Grinder


This grinder is not the most expensive, nor is it the most impressive, but somehow it IS the crowd-pleaser of the bunch. With up to 15 grind settings, a $100 price tag, and beginner-friendly mechanics, OXO's coffee grinder pleases everyone on the coffee spectrum (novice to expert).

Type: Burr

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 622 ratings on Bed Bath & Beyond

Rise & Grinders say: "This coffee grinder does it all for a great price. It has enough options that are all useful but not too many to make it confusing. It functions excellently, as it's relatively quiet and provides a very consistent grind. For a grinder, it's also fairly aesthetic pleasing."

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OXO Conical Burr Coffee Grinder in Stainless Steel, $, available at Bed Bath and Beyond
<h2>Best Espresso Coffee Grinder</h2><br><h3>Eureka Notte Coffee Grinder</h3><br>The price of Eureka's bean machines can skyrocket into the thousands, and for good reason — those professional-grade coffee grinders can make a mean cup of Joe. However, to make a simple but a great cup of espresso (for under $1,000 at that), we suggest the brand's fine grinding rave-reviewed machine, The Notte. <br><br><strong>Type:</strong> Burr<br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 202 ratings on <a href="https://amzn.to/3jF6VPk" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a><br><br><strong>Rise & Grinders say:</strong> "The Notte has a very nice adjustment nob that's not super loose, but stiff enough to retain its setting and make minute adjustments to grind. Perfect for espresso, and also has the capabilities to do larger grinds if needed."<br><br><em>Shop <a href="https://amzn.to/3jF6VPk" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><strong>Amazon</strong></a></em><br><br><strong>Eureka</strong> Eureka Mignon Crono Coffee Grinder (Black Smoke), $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3BL44KZ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Best Espresso Coffee Grinder


Eureka Notte Coffee Grinder


The price of Eureka's bean machines can skyrocket into the thousands, and for good reason — those professional-grade coffee grinders can make a mean cup of Joe. However, to make a simple but a great cup of espresso (for under $1,000 at that), we suggest the brand's fine grinding rave-reviewed machine, The Notte.

Type: Burr

The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 202 ratings on Amazon

Rise & Grinders say: "The Notte has a very nice adjustment nob that's not super loose, but stiff enough to retain its setting and make minute adjustments to grind. Perfect for espresso, and also has the capabilities to do larger grinds if needed."

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Eureka Eureka Mignon Crono Coffee Grinder (Black Smoke), $, available at Amazon
<h2>Best Burr Coffee Grinder<br></h2><br><h3>Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder</h3><br>Thanks to an informative commenter, we discovered a great affordable option for people in need of a Burr-level grind. The Baratza grinder has user-friendly mechanics with professional-grade results — plus according to reviews, this brand has great customer service that'll send you part replacements if need be.<br><br><strong>Type</strong>: Burr<br><br><strong>The Hype</strong>: 4.5 out of 5 stars 10,297 ratings on <a href="https://amzn.to/2ZhTwEZ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a><br><br><strong>Rise & Grinders say</strong>: "I very much appreciate the build quality of this grinder. The reason I chose the Baratza is because it is repairable. Baratza will send you any part, no matter how small, so you can fix your own grinder for a modest cost. Another good thing about this grinder: it does not clog as easily as some of the competition...and it is quite easy to clean when needed."<br><br><em>Shop <strong><a href="https://amzn.to/3CE1yq4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a></strong><br></em><br><br><strong>Baratza</strong> Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Baratza-Encore-Conical-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B007F183LK" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Best Burr Coffee Grinder


Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder


Thanks to an informative commenter, we discovered a great affordable option for people in need of a Burr-level grind. The Baratza grinder has user-friendly mechanics with professional-grade results — plus according to reviews, this brand has great customer service that'll send you part replacements if need be.

Type: Burr

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars 10,297 ratings on Amazon

Rise & Grinders say: "I very much appreciate the build quality of this grinder. The reason I chose the Baratza is because it is repairable. Baratza will send you any part, no matter how small, so you can fix your own grinder for a modest cost. Another good thing about this grinder: it does not clog as easily as some of the competition...and it is quite easy to clean when needed."

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Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, $, available at Amazon

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