8 coffee grinders from Heureka and I still can't choose

1. Silvercrest grinder from Lidl with chopping blade

The title might tell you why this grinder won't be the right choice. If you've ever considered an electric grinder with chopping blades, forget it quickly.

While these grinders are cheaper, they don't grind the coffee beans but chop them into uneven pieces. This greatly affects coffee extraction, as with

both espresso and filter coffee. In places with large pieces, the water flows faster, and the opposite is true for small ones. You simply can't setthe right coarseness of grind on them.

2. ETA Perfetto coffee grinder

The Eta Perfetto coffee grinder may not seem like a bad choice at first glance. While the grinding stones ensure a slightly more constant coarseness of the coffee grind, the problem comes in the end.

According to the manufacturer, the grinder is primarily suitable for grinding espresso coffee, but the possible 17 grinding coarseness is not enough for that. The variance of coffee coarseness for all preparations is really wide. In order to get the best out of your coffee, you need to move the distance between the stones, i.e. change the coarseness, in micrometres when adjusting.

3. Sencor coffee grinder

A coffee grinder that can also chop nuts, herbs or spices? No, that's not the right choice. Coffee is a very specific raw material that has the ability to absorb smells and aromas.

Moreover, when grinding, the aromas are released even more intensely, not only from the coffee but also from the spices, for example. Unless your goal is to have a coffee with a peppery taste. Another minus is the already mentioned chopping blades.

4. Bosch coffee grinder

As with the Sencor and Silvercrest grinder, we are faced with chopping blades

Moreover, the grinding on these grinders is even more inconsistent in case we only want to grind a very small amount of coffee or, on the contrary, we need a lot of coffee. Because of the vortex that the blades create in the grinder, some beans are cut more times than others.

5. Krups Electric Coffee Grinder

Different brand, same features. If you put the aforementioned ETU Perfetto and the Krups coffee grinder side by side, you probably wouldn't see the similarities at first glance. Inside, however, they're practically twins.

Like the ETA, the Krups has 17 grind coarsenesses. In this case, according to the manufacturer, 17 coarseness is even enough for both espresso and filter, which would mean roughly one coarseness for each coffee brewing method. But there's not just one ideal grind coarseness for any method.

The hopper holds up to 225g of coffee. But you probably won't be grinding that much coffee at once. Plus, the hopper isn't exactly the ideal place to store coffee.

6. DeLonghi Coffee Grinder

The first grinder to feature steel grinding stones, but that's not all. A great indicator of the DeLonghi grinder in action is a video by James Hoffmann, in which he puts several cheap electric grinders to the test.

Uneven grinds that cause you to channel when extracting and the espresso ends up everywhere but in the cup are probably not the right choice. Source.

7. DOMO CoffeeGrinder

The DOMO coffee grinder has steel grinding stones. Even so, I'm running into a problem here, and DOMO isn't the first to encounter it. As with the other grinders, this is a grinder for both filter coffee and espresso.

One of the biggest drawbacks of cheap grinders is their multi-functionality. Which may seem like an advantage on the one hand, but the opposite is true.

Most cheap grinders that are supposed to grind your coffee for both espresso and filter coffee won't end up grinding it perfectly for either type of preparation.

Even the 300g hopper is practically useless. You should only grind as much as you actually need at any given time. Thebarista scalewill help you with this . And if you reach for one of the scales with a stopwatch, it will make the process of making your coffee even smoother.

8. Tescoma hand coffee grinder

Do you prefer to grind your own coffee and are choosing a manual coffee grinder? Inthis case too, you need to keep an eye on thecoarseness levels of the grind. However, the six grinding coarseness levels offered by the Tescoma grinder are not sufficient, and certainly not for espresso.

For example ,Hario hand grindersare perfect for coffee starters . They are particularly suitable for alternative preparation methods and the price is almost identical to Tescoma's, but the quality is several levels higher.

If you want to delve even deeper into coffee making, head for theTimemoregrinders .