The Mr. coffee grinder is considered a very good (one of the best) low-end burr coffee grinders. It has a nice design and appearance and grinds well.
It includes a removable bean hopper that can take half a pound of coffee beans, so you don't have to refill the hopper each time. The grinding chamber is removable.
It has 18 custom grind settings to grind to various levels of coarse and fine (not really recommended for grinding espresso).
The grinder is a bit noisy as every low-end grinder. It has a somewhat big footprint. The blue light that is always on can be a bit annoying.
You can set the right amount of coffee according to the cups of coffee you want to drink. This spares you the pain to measure the beans yourself.
The grinder is easy to use and clean. It has a cord-storage to store the excessive part of the cord.
The price of this Mr.Coffee burr grinder is just about $40 (on Amazon’s site, at the time of this writing). A great price!
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A nice, stylish and compact machine, available in several colors, it has an array of grind settings and grinds on various levels of coarse and fine.
It works fast, and as a burr grinder it produces a uniform grind. It has a timer to set the time of the grinding, to a maximum of 20 seconds.
It is relatively quiet, but as a coffee grinder yet quite a bit noisy.
The Bodum bur coffee grinder has a glass instead of a plastic container. This is supposed to limit static and "jumping" of the ground. The silicone lid would prevent the ground from spilling and creating a mess on the counter.
Still, don't count on it to be really mess-proof. In fact, according to users, the coffee ground tends to cling to the inside of the container and some of it may end up on the outside as well.
The conical burr mill has a small foot-print and fits well on the countertop, not taking up much space.
All this said, it does have one noticeable drawback. After a 20 second grind the grinder requires a "time out" of 5 minutes rest and cooling off time.
This may not be a big deal for you, as the grinder works fast and will grind plenty of coffee in 20 seconds. Still, if you have to grind for many people, say for a party or gathering, this may be an issue.
Then, again, this coffee bur grinder is not meant to be a commercial grinder. And for the price that it costs it delivers great value.
Another issue is grinding for espresso, and many espresso users suggest not to consider this unit well suited for grinding to the quality required for espresso.
All in all, the Bodum grinder is a great machine. At present (at the time of this writing), it is priced on Amazon's site at about $82 bucks.
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This Capresso coffee grinder is said to be one of the best low-end but coffee grinders out there, for a reasonable price.
If you want to have a good quality burr grinder, and not spend something in the range of $200+ or more for a commercial coffee grinder, you may go for this one.
The conical burr grinder has 16 different grind settings, 4 for each of the four grind levels, from coarse to very fine, although I wouldn't advise you use it for espresso. The grinder also includes a timer.
The bean hopper may take up to 8-1/2 ounces of coffee beans, but the hopper is plastic, not glass.
The main drawback of this Capresso grinder is the clean up that it needs, as grounds can enter the various parts of the machine and it may be somewhat of a hassle to clean it all out, and the remaining grounds can go stale and affect your coffee. The upper parts, however, are removable and easy to clean.
Also, as many grinders, it has static and the ground may fly out when opening the container after grinding.
The grounds container may sit a bit loose and move out while grinding causing some grounds to spill out.
Otherwise, it is a good grinder. It grinds well and makes even, consistent grounds. The noise it makes is not terribly loud and it doesn't take up much counter-top space.
The Black unit is priced at $89 (on Amazon’s site, at the time of this writing).
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