Best Automatic Coffee Grinders

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The best cup of coffee is brewed with fresh ground beans. And with all the amazing flavors available, you can create your own cafe within your own kitchen.  If you want to win at being a barista, we recommend the Krups Conical Burr Grinder. You can’t get a more fine grind, plus you can grind an impressive 12 ounces of coffee at once. It is a little pricy because it uses a conical burr rather than blades to grind, but we feel the investment, and the flavor, is well worth it. 

Best overall

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Krups Conical Burr Grinder

For the finest grounds

This grinder uses a conical burr instead of blades to give you a finer grind and better flavor for your coffee. 


  • Hold 12oz of beans
  • Uses a burr instead of blades
  • Very fine grind


  • Expensive
  • Not for other foods

The Krups Conical has a 14oz holder, which is enough to hold an entire 12oz bag of coffee beans. You can choose how coarse or fine you’d like your coffee ground. It has 39 different grind sizes. And you can have the perfect amount ground depending on the dose needed. For a single cup, the Krups will grind just enough for that and hold the remaining beans for later. For a full pot of brew, this grinder will grind the amount you need for that, too. The trap door beneath the grinder automatically shuts when the hopper is removed to help keep beans in place and the entire machine clean. Because the beans are kept safely away from the rest of the unit, you can pour unused beans back into their bag rather than keep them in the grinder until later. The Conical Burr Grinder will only grind coffee beans. It is not recommended for grinding spices, herbs, or other foods. 

Best blade grinder

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SHARDOR Electric Coffee Grinder

The power of stainless steel

This machine grinds coffee beans in less than 15 seconds. It can be used to grind nuts, spices, and other dry foods. 


  • Grinds 2.5oz at once
  • Easy to use
  • Some parts are dishwasher safe


  • Not for wet grinding
  • Loud during use

This grinder uses blades instead of a burr to grind coffee beans. The final product won’t be as uniform or as fine, but it will be good enough for a decent cup of joe. The SHARDOR will ground 2.5oz of coffee at once. That’s enough for about seven cups of coffee, depending on how strong you’d like. It’s easy to use this grinder. Once the top is filled with beans, simply press down and the grinder will take care of the rest. The longer you hold it down the more fine the beans will be ground. It takes less than 15 seconds to grind everything up. The ground coffee is captured in a handy cup that can be easily removed and dumped into your coffee maker. The cup is dishwasher safe. This grinder can also be used for nuts, pepper, or spices. It isn’t recommended for wet grinding. Also, it’s a bit loud during grinding. 

Best electric grinder

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Hamilton Beach Fresh Grind

Quiet grinding

The Hamiton Grinder runs really quiet enough for you to carry on a conversation during the entire process. 


  • Runs quietly 
  • Use with nuts and spices 
  • Easy to clean 


  • Only one setting
  • Won’t grind fine

The Hamilton Beach runs really quiet so you can actually have a conversation as you grind coffee beans, spices, nuts, and other foods. It has stainless steel blades and a removable chamber that collects the grounds. This makes clean up really easy. You can grind enough beans for 12 cups of coffee, or about nine tablespoons. When you’re done, the Hamilton Beach coffee grinder has a place to wind up the cords so it’s out of the way, plus the entire grinder is really compact, so it won’t take up a lot of counter space. The grinder is easy to use, Once it is filled with beans you simply press the On button located on the side of the unit. You can’t choose settings, so how fine the grind is based on how long you run the machine. However, you won’t get a really fine grind because this grinder uses blades rather than a burr. 

Best all in one

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Krups Grind and Brew Auto-Start Maker

Skip the middle man

This coffee grinder is connected to a coffee maker. You can set it to make coffee hot and ready first thing in the morning. 


  •  Coffee grinder and maker in one 
  •  Holds 10oz of coffee 
  •  Settings for auto-start and pause 


  •  Large footprint 
  •  Expensive 
  •  Not for flavored coffees 

This automatic grinder also includes a coffee maker. Once the beans are ground you can program this unit to immediately start brewing your coffee. The grinder part of this all-in-one grinder and coffee maker uses a conical burr rather than a blade, so the beans are ground very fine and more even. It features five different grind settings so you can choose just how fine or coarse, and how strong the flavor of your beans will be. The maker part of the Krups lets you set a timer for when to start both grinding and brewing, so you can wake up to a fresh cup of coffee. You can also use the pause button if you want to brew a littler now and wait until later to brew the rest. It brews s total of 10oz at once. It will keep your coffee warm for up to two hours, so you can go back for seconds or thirds throughout the morning. The glass coffee pot and the filter receptacle are both dishwasher safe. One drawback is this coffee grinder and maker is not for flavored coffees. 

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Fresh ground coffee beans are full of flavor and make the best coffee. While several grocery stores have coffee grinders inside their shops, it’s better to wait and grind your beans first thing in the morning in your own kitchen for the best pick-me-up.

The Krups Conical Burr Grinder is the absolute best because it uses two stones, or a conical burr, to grind beans into uniform and very fine grounds. In fact, it has 39 different grind settings so you can decide just how fine or coarse your beans need to be. The holder is large enough to keep 12 ounces of beans at once, but the Krups grinder is designed so you don’t need to grind them all up at once. You can grind enough for a single serving, or a full pot and keep the rest of the beans in the holder until later. This grinder is only for coffee beans, though. Using it for nuts, spices, herbs, or other foods could ruin the unit and void the warranty.

Nikki Johnston
Special Projects Writer

Nikki writes for multiple Future Publishing brands covering topics from antivirus to kitchen appliances to SAS. She has over 15 years of research and writing experience, including eight years of testing and reviewing consumer products. Nikki earned bachelor’s degrees in both English and Political Science with a focus on empirical research. In her spare time, Nikki serves as a member of several school councils and volunteers for a local arts board.