11 Best Blade Coffee Grinders In 2020. Why Blade Grinder?

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When you first encounter that there is a possibility to grind your coffee beans at home (and what is the benefit of doing so), it might be tempting to go all out and search for the best blade coffee grinders on the market, or maybe even more expensive burr grinders. Still, they typically come with a hefty price tag. And all this without even having felt the real difference.

So, a smart move here would be investing little money into blade coffee grinder (these are considered an entry points into home ground coffee). And try out yourself the difference of your favorite coffee beans being pre-ground versus ground by yourself at home.

Once you have decided that grinding at home is for you, then there are two general ways:

  • Keeping it simple: by using good, blade coffee grinder (keeping the one you already have or finding one that is more suitable for you since now you will have experience with it and have clear criteria that are must for you in such grinders).
  • Going all in: by upgrading to more expensive type – burr grinder, that will yield the most optimal ground results, and that directly translates into the coffee aroma and taste extraction from beans. But this will also add more maintenance to your daily routine.

Things to consider before making a decision:

So, for starters, we have created a list of the best blade coffee grinders that will not bite your wallet. But will get you a great return in terms of coffee taste. Before we get into grinders themself, lets briefly walk through what needs to be considered when making a decision, here are 5 out of  8 things to consider before buying blade coffee grinder:

  • Budget: even for such low-price items, there should be a budget set, a typical entry point grinder will cost 15-20$ while better-equipped ones will go for $25 and more. Take a look at our list of best budget coffee grinders.
  • Capacity: will you be grinding for many people at the same time? If no, then every grinder will have enough capacity.
  • Maintenance: how easy is it to clean and store the unit? Does it have a removable grinding cup to make unloading ground beans easy, also easier to clean it? How big is the grinder, can you put it away in a drawer if you prefer clean countertops? Will it have cord storage to reduce hassle with wires?
  • Noise levels: as a rule of thumb, blade grinders are loud, but there are some that are made with the focus of creating the least noise possible.
  • Ground quality: for coffee lovers, it is preferred to have ground as even as possible to keep the coffee taste consistent, with blade grinders however you will sacrifice this part to some degree, as they are not designed to get perfectly even grind. Yet this does not mean they all grind equally uneven. Some grinders do the work better than it’s even expected from such blade grinder.

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The long-awaited Best blade coffee grinders of 2019 by Barbearista.com:

Mueller HyperGrind Precision

best blade coffee grindersThis little blade grinder is a basic unit. It has a transparent removable lid that is also used as a cup for beans and doubles as a power button.

  • Dimensions: Approx. 7.75*4.5*4.25 in / 19.5*11.5*11 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 1.4 lb/ 0.65 kg
  • Voltage: 110V
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty

BUILD

The build quality for this grinder is solid. The plastic feels reasonably thick, and you would appreciate the feel of added weight to it. Power cord for this grinder has a decent length (~40 in or around 1 meter), while some of the other competitors would have barely a half of that.

PERFORMANCE

You can do grinding in around 10 seconds, depending on how fine you need your coffee beans ground. If you are used to loud grinders, this will be slightly but still notable quieter. Grind is more even than most other blade-style coffee grinders, but you might still run into some uneven grinds from time to time.

MAINTENANCE

Grind chamber is non-removable, therefore to empty your grind, you need to turn over whole grinder (but this probably sounds worse than it is in reality since grinder size and weight are on smaller/lighter side). This also adds some challenge when cleaning the unit, as you shouldn’t pour water in it. You will need to use a slightly damp cloth to clean it and reach under the blade.

VERDICT

This late 2017 Muller model delivers quick and smooth coffee grind. And the price you get it for is definitely worth it though you might need to find your perfect grind time and approach (grinding in one go or few pulses) with a little experimenting.

And it looks beautiful on the countertop too.

FEATURES:

  • Reasonable price
  • Not as noisy as most grinders
  • Relatively fast grind

Chefman Electric Coffee Grinder

best blade coffee grindersRather unknown brand Chefman brings you a beast in a sheep’s wool. This blade grinder looks almost ordinary, except when you turn it on. It blasts through your grinding process in a blink of an eye (OK, it is a slight overstatement, just couldn’t resist).

  • Dimensions: Approx. 7.6*3.5(diameter) in / 19.5*9 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 2.05 lb/ 0.93 kg
  • Voltage: 110V
  • Warranty: customers report to have 3-year limited warranty receiving in packaging

BUILD

Cute little (maybe closer to medium-small) unit built out with stainless steel finish. It features cord storage beneath and not a typical transparent plastic lid. This one closes over the grinding cup, that means it will look like new for longer (no scratches from grinding cup).

PERFORMANCE

It feels like you could put stick instead of the blade, and the power delivered by a motor (which is market-leading 250W) will still grind those beans like there is no tomorrow. Shock absorbing base and anti-skid feet will keep the grinder stable on your countertop while you complete your morning grind. It is also surprisingly quiet for such a powerful motor.

MAINTENANCE

Removable grinding cup (together with the blades) makes emptying and cleaning of it as easy as possible. Cup and blade are dishwasher safe, so getting them clean is not a problem here.

One thing to note is that you should not operate it straight for more than 20 seconds (but it is hard to think of what should be ground for so long with it) as this could damage the motor.

VERDICT

To be honest, you shouldn’t alter the build of this unit, and for the best grinding results, leave the blade where it belongs (don’t try to use a stick for blade). It is a very quick grinder. And the amount it can grind in one go is more than enough (70 g / 2.5 oz. of coffee beans)

So, if you are looking for ground coffee in your cup in a matter of seconds I would suggest looking at this closer.

FEATURES:

  • Really powerful
  • Detachable grinding cup (easy to empty and to clean)
  • Cord storage

Aicok CG9100 Coffee Grinder

Aicok (Founded in 2014) does not really ring a bell for many as a brand, but the quality of this coffee bean grinder is really speaking for them.

  • Dimensions: Approx. 9.7*5.8*5.5 in / 24.5*14.5*14 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 2.3 lb/ 1.05 kg
  • Voltage: 110V
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty

BUILD

Solid steel base. Stainless steel grinding cup and blades. Encapsulating transparent lid, that goes over the grinding cup, instead of on top of it. All in all, it has all the characteristics of a modern small kitchen appliance. That does feel solid and well crafted. The grinding cup is generous, 3 oz, or around 85 grams of capacity.

PERFORMANCE

Well, when you decided to buy a blade coffee grinder, you already compromised on grind quality, as it will never match one of the burr grinders. With Aicok CG9100 you will have some uneven grounds unless going for finest the machine can deliver (around 20-30 seconds of grinding).

Having 200W motor with twin blade does the most grinding jobs in 10-20 seconds from French press coarse to somewhat espresso fine grind.

MAINTENANCE

You will love this removable grinding cup. It is something that should be in every blade grinder (though it increases manufacturing costs and price tag as well), but cleaning it becomes so much easier, either rinse with running water or put it in a dishwasher and job done. Same for emptying the ground coffee, no need to turn around the whole grinder. And If you have a replaceable cup, you can use each cup for its own purpose (one for grinding coffee beans and other for spices.

VERDICT

When you first see this Aicok coffee grinder, you don’t have high hopes, as it looks ordinary, yet not outdated, but when you start using it… Yes, it is worth the average price tag. The only downside, it is a bit bigger than some other grinders, so you should also consider where you will keep it.

As an only downside, I would mention that at this price point it is not hands-free operating, you will have to hold down the power button, yet this is a quite rare feature on some even more expensive grinders.

FEATURES:

  • Removable grinding cup
  • Stainless steel base
  • Powerful motor

Westinghouse WCG21SSA

Big-name that is a less known name in small appliances market. Westinghouse provides you a good-looking compact grinder that won’t let you wonder where did my money just went?

  • Dimensions: Approx. 7.4*3.4*3.4 in / 19*8.5*8.5 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 1.4 lb/ 0.65 kg
  • Voltage: 120V

BUILD

First looks says It all, this grinder is well finished in stainless steel, except the grinding cup. The unit is massive enough and stable while operating. This grinder is relatively one of the smallest we have on the list, this slightly affects grinding cup size, as it is set to 2.1 oz or around 60 grams, which will still be fine for a couple of people.

PERFORMANCE

200W motor delivers what is expected from it, although it is not the quickest on the market, it is close to being the most silent from our list even without aiming for being a silent grinder. The grind itself is what you would expect from blade grinder, there will be some uneven grounds but overall it does good coarse grind and good enough fine grind.

MAINTENANCE

The removable plastic grinding cup is a great feature, and I always look for it. This makes morning life a hint easier.

And another plus is cord storage underneath, but it is minus at the same time since it is not as easy to store the cord there as it looks from first eyesight. You will notice that cord is somewhat stiff and requires an extra effort to align the cord output hole in the base with the plug.

VERDICT

Overall this is a good everyday use grinder for not too demanding coffee lovers. And the features that you get for the price are worth it.

FEATURES:

  • Looks and compact size
  • Relatively silent grind
  • Removable grinding cup

Secura SP7412 Electric Coffee Grinder

Secura is rather a big name in North America’s small appliances market. Their products are known under the names SECURA and DUXTOP. Today we will review Two of their coffee grinders. First being Secura SP7412 that comes with 2 good sized (2.5 oz or 70 grams) grinding cups, which is nice if you grind not only coffee but also some spices.

  • Dimensions: Approx. 7*4.5(diameter) in / 18*11.5 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Warranty: 1-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty

BUILD

Medium-sized grinder with stainless steel blades as well as unit finish adds to this grinder sturdiness.

Secure SP7412 has built-in overheat protection function which will shut off the motor if it gets too hot. The term too hot is somewhat broad, but in reality, it is somewhere between 60 and 90 seconds, depends on how much of a load grinder has.

Side note, while this is a useful function it shouldn’t be put to limits on a daily basis. That said, as it is with all electronics if you want them to last it is wise to avoid reaching the inbuilt safety cut-off on purpose.

PERFORMANCE

While the motor is above average with 200W, it feels that there is a lack of a punch. Getting decent French press grind will take around 30 seconds.

MAINTENANCE

Having 2 replaceable grinding cups is a great add-on if you grind not only coffee. Note that one of the cups has a chopper-style blade so it might get tricky to unload the whole grind, but this is more applicable to some spices. It also has cord wrapper in the base, so it looks neat when left out on the counter.

VERDICT

The unit looks and feels well-made and also simple in daily use. Having 2 grinding cups overheat protection at this price point is good value.

FEATURES:

  • Cord storage
  • Extra grinding cup
  • Overheat protection

Secura SP7446 Electric Coffee Grinder

The second grinder from SECURA on our list today also comes with overheat protection, but with just one grinding cup.

  • Dimensions: Approx. 8.7*5.6*4.9 in / 22*14*12.5 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 2.55lb/ 1.15kg
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Warranty: 1-Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty

BUILD

Similar build quality, Stainless steel finish, and a blade that looks like a proper grinder. For those who don’t want typical round, cylindrical form grinders this one comes squared with rounded edges. And you get also overheat sensor which will aid in prolonging your coffee grinders’ lifespan.

PERFORMANCE

Performance-wise it does have the same 200W motor but is advertised to perform slightly better and get the fine grind in around 20 seconds. But it feels that it should be closer to 30 seconds, that’s about the same as for the previous unit.

MAINTENANCE

Yet again, the removable grinding cup is what I look for and this is a big plus for me. Cleaning is simple as it is with disassembling and putting it all together.

VERDICT

If you’re for coffee grinder only, then 2 cup option is not playing a key role here. This is more of a looks game where Secura SP7446 decides to be slightly different, what is your preference?

You still get all the benefits to expect at this price point, overheat protection, cord storage, removable cup, minus extra grinding cup.

FEATURES:

  • Removable grinding cup
  • Slightly fresh look
  • Overheat protection

KitchenAid BCG111OB

KitchenAid who is a well-known kitchen appliances brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation brings you their version of simple looking yet modern coffee blade grinder.

  • Dimensions: Approx. 8.5*4.4*4.4 in / 21.5*11*11 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 2.6 lb/ 1.2 kg
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Warranty: 1-year replacement warranty

BUILD

Built based on polycarbonate, heavy-duty motor housing provides a stable base. And the most important parts, blade, and grinding cup are from stainless steel. The grinder has rubber feats that help to absorb vibration and prevents scratching your countertop.

The removable grinding cup is big, precisely 4oz (that is around 115 grams) with markings on the side for easy measuring.

PERFORMANCE

The motor is rated at 170W which is just around the average for the blade grinders. With it, you can expect to grind 15 – 20 seconds (depending on how much coffee beans are you grinding at a time) for coffee grounds that can be used for drip coffee or French press. A finer grind will require 30+ seconds. In such a case, it is advisable that you don’t grind uninterruptedly, but rather do it shorter bursts, so the motor does not overheat.

Coffee grind is more even than you might expect from blade grinder, so this is a big plus for KitchenAid.

MAINTENANCE

Removable and dishwasher safe grinding cup makes daily coffee grinder’s life more pleasant. Unfortunately, there is no cord storage and the cord length is quite short, at just 45 centimeters.

VERDICT

Nice looking finish, quite classic overall look with a modern touch makes this grinder fit in most households. The unit is slightly larger than a typical grinder, so potentially it might need some effort deciding where to store it.

What you will like is a combination of grinding cup, grind quality, and price.

FEATURES:

  • Removable grinding cup
  • High capacity
  • Rubber feats

Cuisinart SG-10

One of several names that are quite common in American households, Cuisinart has been in small appliances business for over 40 years and is perceived as one of the most reliable ones.

Although Cuisinart SG-10 is labeled as spice and nuts grinder, it is completely suitable for coffee beans (similarly as most coffee grinders can be used for spices and nuts).

  • Dimensions: Approx. 9*6*5 in / 23*15*12.5 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 2.6 lb/ 1.2 kg
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Warranty: Limited 18-months warranty

BUILD

Built with spices and nuts in mind, this grinder has stainless steel finish, grinding cup, and blade. Removable and dishwasher safe grinding cup is more and more becoming a must for these kinds of grinders. Also, features cord storage in grinder base and rubber feats under the base that won’t let it slip or leave scratch marks on a countertop.

PERFORMANCE

Since spices and nuts are more demanding for powerful grinders, this heavy-duty motor rated at 200W together with the stainless steel blade is doing an excellent job dealing with coffee beans. Your only concern will be finding the perfect timing for your desired ground.

MAINTENANCE

Similarly, as with most of the units, a removable grinding cup that is dishwasher safe plus cord storage makes this unit easy to clean and store.

VERDICT

Give it a try if money is no obstacle, as this one is slightly on a pricey side. But performance won’t let you down.

On a side note, as with all electronics, you should take good care of, while Cuisinart has an 18-month warranty, it comes with some expenses on the customer part, so please read carefully through warranty.

FEATURES:

  • Removable grinding cup
  • Cord storage and rubber feats
  • High performance

Quiseen One-Touch Electric Coffee Grinder

Quiseen is another unheard name that brings you some unseen feature for coffee grinder.

  • Dimensions: Approx. 7.8*4.6*4.5 in / 20*11.5*11.5 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 1.65 lb/ 0.75 kg
  • Voltage: 120V

BUILD

This grinder is small to medium-sized with a grinding capacity of 2.5 oz or 70 grams. Unfortunately, it does not have a removable grinding cup. What’s interesting, is outer shell is made with a texture that makes it easy to grip.

PERFORMANCE

Simple stainless-steel blade paired with 150W motor does the job at average pace and quality, this is probably where enhanced grip shell comes into play, as you might want or need to experiment with tilting and shaking grinder while processing your coffee beans to the grind of your needs.

MAINTENANCE

Cleaning is not simple since we don’t have the ability to remove the cup. The smallest coffee particles like to stick everywhere so your best friend will be slightly damp cloth and agile fingers. The cord has simple storage beneath the grinder base where you wrap it around the intended space.

VERDICT

Quality and speed as mentioned are on the average side and some other nice to have features are not present. But what it is better off is if you prefer grinding while holding the grinder in hand. This easy to grip surface adds an extra layer of security and confidence when moving it around.

If you are lucky and find this grinder for less than others in this list, it would still be worthwhile to consider, based on what you need from a coffee grinder.

FEATURES:

  • Easy to grip unit
  • Cord storage

KRUPS F203 Electric Coffee GrinderKRUPS F203 Electric Coffee Grinder

Very popular German kitchen appliances brand. This coffee grinder has been around more than 10 years and still is unbeatable by price/performance.

  • Dimensions: Approx. 6.7*3.5*3 in / 17*9*7.5 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 1 lb/ 0.45 kg
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty

BUILD

An absolute basic grinder that’s compact and lightweight. It has non-removable 3 oz (around 85 grams) grinding cup with a stainless steel blade. Cord length is around 27-inches (70 cm) that has no dedicated storage.

PERFORMANCE

200W motor is enough to deal with 3 ounces of beans, though it is not gone be even grind, still, you will be able to get good enough ground by finding proper time and approach (grinding in pulsation or in one go).

MAINTENANCE

As an older model, it was built with simplicity in mind and this means – no removable grinding cup. Although this ultimately means, that it is harder to clean the grinder, there is a nice side effect of its partially oval shape: it allows reaching under the blade better at the spot where the distance from the blade end and cup wall is largest.

This is the smallest grinder on the list and storing it anywhere is quite simple, only lack of cord storage makes it slightly inconvenient.

VERDICT

Basic, reasonably big grinding cup, powerful enough motor. What else you need in a coffee grinder? For the price you can get this grinder it is probably the best possible price/performance grinder.

But increase the budget by 50% compared to this grinder and you will get low noise and removable grinding cup, as well as cord storage. Therefore, it all comes down to what your needs really are.

FEATURES:

  • Small and lightweight
  • Low price

CUSIBOX Coffee Mill

CUSIBOX is another less known brand, but it comes in with its sleek looking grinder that is also positioned as low noise.

  • Dimensions: Approx. 7.1*3.9*3.9 in / 18*10*10 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 1.55 lb/ 0.70 kg
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

BUILD

Small grinder but with an eye-catching design. Made from plastic shell and stainless-steel blade. One of few grinders here that do not feature removable grinding cup. Cup capacity is only 50 grams, but if you don’t need to serve more than few coffee cups per grind this will be perfect.

Worth mentioning is a dedicated lid lock button, so it makes easy to operate this compact coffee grinder in one hand if needed.

PERFORMANCE

Motor power is rated at 150W and this is a small grinder the amount of beans it needs to process makes it feel and look more powerful than other competitors. Yet grinding time still is around 10 seconds for a coarse grind and 25-30 seconds for a fine grind. But when it comes to noise levels, this one is really at the top of the list as being the most silent of the blade grinders.

MAINTENANCE

A compact grinder that only lacks removable grinding cup, so that complicates cleaning a bit. But other than that, it is small to easily store it anywhere, it also has simple cord storage.

VERDICT

This grinder could be nice little addition to your family as a relatively quiet and good-looking kitchen appliance. And yes, there is something about white kitchen appliances, they really stand out when they are left for eyesight.

FEATURES:

  • Low Noise grinder
  • Good quality grind for the amount of beans you can process at a time
  • Sleek looks
  • Cord storage
  • Compact size

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How did we choose the coffee grinders for our list?

We look at ones that have established them on a market and been recognized as worth considering grinders, as well as newcomers that have left a strong footprint in any of the main categories like quality, reliability, and additional features.

Conclusion

This concludes our list of bladed grinders. It is easy to see that mostly there are 2 groups of blade grinders, ones that have removable grinding cup and others that have them built-in. This then affects the size of the grinder, so if you are looking for something on a smaller side, then it is most likely won’t have a removable cup, but these tend to have the nicest looks and often lower noise levels.

Our 2 favorites would be:

Sleek looking CUSIBOX Coffee Mill which features also lower noise levels – from those with a non-removable grinding cup.

Chefman Electric Coffee Grinder – from ones that have a removable grinding cup

It is important to understand that at this price level there are no big differences in grind quality, what matters here is the time between getting your coffee beans in the grinder and brewing the perfect coffee cup. Having any type of coffee grinder at home greatly reduces the time ground coffee spent in the open air.

Do you have experience with any grinder on our list? Or maybe you feel we missed some blade coffee grinder that deserves to be on the list? Please let us know in the comments.

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