This is an easy to use electric grinder with a great capacity for an affordable price. It's well-suited for someone who wants to enjoy a cup of fresh brewed coffee, but would prefer not to grind the coffee beans manually. The trade-off is having to deal with the loud noise and the inability to grind extremely fine coffee.
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Pro Great entry level electric grinder
Although it has an affordable price, it grinds coffee really well. Its performance beats the majority of other grinders under $100, but it won't be able to compete with expensive, high-end electrical grinders. This is a great grinder to have if you're just starting out on grinding your own fresh coffee without investing too much.
Pro Grinding settings are easy to use and adjust
You can simply pour the beans, rotate the hopper to adjust grind settings (18 total) and adjust the slide dial to select the amount of cups (from 4 to 18) you wish to make.
Pro Easy to clean
The hopper is dishwasher safe, but can be also washed by hand. The inside of the grinder needs to be brushed out by hand. The components are quite accessible, so no there's no difficult disassembly needed.
Pro Good build quality
This grinder is built with a combination of stainless steel and plastic elements that firmly hold together all the movable pieces. The electrical components are all properly covered.
Pro Durable burrs
The burrs are made out of ceramic, which is more durable than steel and can remain sharp twice as long as steel burrs. They are however, not as sharp as steel burrs. Despite the durability, the burrs can be easily damaged if there is a hard or metallic object mixed in with the coffee beans.
Pro Fast grinding
This grinder has a large capacity. It can hold of up to 32 cups worth of coffee (around half a pound). Coupled with the speed of the grind, it is easy to make large amounts of coffee in a short span of time.
Pro Does not change the flavor
Most cheap electric grinders use stainless steel blades, which generate excess heat by shredding coffee beans. Excess heat is undesirable since it can change the flavor of the coffee. This grinder uses ceramic burrs that produce hardly any heat by crushing the coffee beans, all without affecting the flavor.
Con Noisy to operate
This unit can get really loud when grinding coffee beans due to the high rotation speed of the burr mill. On the other hand, it is still a bit less noisier than other grinders in this price range.
Con Finest grind setting is not that good
While the overall grind consistency is decent, this grinder cannot produce coffee that is fine enough to use in an espresso.
Con No manual operation
This grinder can be only used near a reliable power source. If you do not have electricity, you cannot use it to grind coffee beans.