Ratings Overview - Coffee Grinder

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OXO On Barista Brain Conical Burr

 OXO On Barista Brain Conical Burr Grinder
Not only did the OXO produce the best tasting coffee of the 200 cups we brewed, but it did so more efficiently than any other grinder that we tested. The OXO features controls that are more...  read more >
$200

Editors' Choice Award
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90
Taste - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Use - 10 of 10
10
Mess - 9 of 10
9
Noise - 5 of 10
5
Breville: the Smart Grinder Pro

 Breville: the Smart Grinder Pro
The Breville Smart Grinder Pro is among the higher quality grinders that we tested, with well above average scores in three out of our four criteria. It makes a tasty cup of coffee that ranks only...  read more >
$230

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75
Taste - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Mess - 9 of 10
9
Noise - 9 of 10
9
Baratza Virtuoso

 Baratza Virtuoso
The Baratza Virtuoso is a sweet looking machine that makes a great cup of coffee, following a point behind the OXO On Barista Brain | OXO On Barista Brain, which landed a 9 as the best tasting...  read more >
$249

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76
Taste - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Mess - 6 of 10
6
Noise - 6 of 10
6
Cuisinart Deluxe Grind Conical Burr Mill

 Cuisinart Deluxe Grind
The Cuisinart Deluxe Grind grabbed our testers' attention with its exceptionally tranquil noise levels, the best among the grinders tested. Also, it's an overall sweet machine. A simple push-button...  read more >
$149

Top Pick Award
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86
Taste - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 9 of 10
9
Mess - 9 of 10
9
Noise - 9 of 10
9
Baratza Encore

 Baratza Encore
The Baratza Encore is a good grinder that gets the job done with a straightforward design. With only a central pulse button and an on/off switch, the Encore won't dose out your preferred amount of...  read more >
$145

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68
Taste - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Mess - 6 of 10
6
Noise - 6 of 10
6
Capresso Infinity Conical Burr

 Capresso Infinity
The Capresso Infinity is a good machine that scores above average in every area that we tested. It's not a grand slam, but it is an overall good product and what's really rad is that it's the most...  read more >
$100

Best Buy Award
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76
Taste - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Mess - 8 of 10
8
Noise - 8 of 10
8
Bodum Bistro

 Bodum Bistro
The Bodum Bistro is a compact, affordable, quality burr grinder. It makes a good drip coffee, but it makes an even better French press. If you're looking to save a few bucks and you've got a thing...  read more >
$100

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Taste - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Mess - 7 of 10
7
Noise - 5 of 10
5

 Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Mill
The Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Mill provides most of the benefits of a manual grinder: inexpensive, mess-free, lightweight. However, it falls a bit short in the portability category. The glass...  read more >
$40

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59
Taste - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 4 of 10
4
Mess - 9 of 10
9
Noise - 9 of 10
9

 JavaPresse Coffee Company Manual
If you're looking for a portable coffee grinder, the JavaPresse Coffee Company Manual should be at the top of your list. It excels at making fine grinds for pour over coffee and its all stainless...  read more >
$24

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56
Taste - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 3 of 10
3
Mess - 9 of 10
9
Noise - 9 of 10
9

 KitchenAid Blade
While it can't match the quality of a high quality burr grinder, the KitchenAid Blade excels at upping your at home coffee experience for less than a quarter of the cost. It makes a decent cup that...  read more >
$50

Best Buy Award
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58
Taste - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Mess - 8 of 10
8
Noise - 6 of 10
6
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 Epica Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder
The Epica Electric makes the benefits of a blade grinder seem more appealing than their limitations. The more we used it the more we appreciated its long cord, cord storage, and removable...  read more >
$50

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56
Taste - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Mess - 8 of 10
8
Noise - 4 of 10
4
Krups Fast Touch Grinder

 Krups Fast Touch Grinder
The Krups Fast Touch keeps it super simple and offers the lowest list price of every grinder we tested. But while this grinder is simple and cheap, its scores suffered from it being too simple. We...  read more >
$20

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46
Taste - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Mess - 2 of 10
2
Noise - 4 of 10
4

 Krups GX5000
While $70 for a burr grinder may sound enticing, the KRUPS GX5000 was outperformed in our taste testing by some cheaper blade grinders, mostly because it produces an inconsistent grind with small...  read more >
$70

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50
Taste - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Mess - 5 of 10
5
Noise - 6 of 10
6
Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

 Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill
The Cuisinart Supreme Grind is the cheapest burr grinder we tested. It's exceptionally messy and it's loud. If you're really not picky about your coffee at all then you might not mind the cup the...  read more >
$50

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Taste - 3 of 10
3
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Mess - 1 of 10
1
Noise - 2 of 10
2
KitchenAid Burr

 KitchenAid Burr
The KitchenAid has an eye-catching design, but it holds scores well below average in every category. Its motor noise is difficult to tolerate and it is very difficult to brew a decent cup due to a...  read more >
$300

100
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29
Taste - 2 of 10
2
Ease of Use - 4 of 10
4
Mess - 4 of 10
4
Noise - 2 of 10
2
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