1. Hario V60 Manual Coffee Grinder
Hario V60 manual coffee grinder is one of the most popular manual coffee grinders in Japan. It was first introduced in 2005 and it has been selling well ever since. The Hario V60 is a very popular coffee maker due to its simple design and low price tag (around $100). You can buy this model from many online stores such as Amazon or Ebay.
The Hario V60 is a high quality machine with a stainless steel body and black plastic handle. It comes with a glass lid which makes cleaning easy. There are two buttons at the bottom of the unit: one for adjusting the temperature control knob and another button for turning on/off the water pump. The water pump allows you to make your own cold brew coffee without using any additional ingredients.
In addition to making coffee, the V60 can also be used to make hot water. When turned on, the device will automatically turn itself off after 30 minutes of inactivity. To use the machine again, simply press the power button once again. The V60 is equipped with a timer feature so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn it on every time you want to make coffee.
Pros Easy Cleaning Feature Cons No Hot Water Functionality
2. Capresso 565 Infinity Conical Burr Grinder
The Capresso 565 is one of the few burr grinders on our list. Compared to blade grinders, burr grinders are able to generate a higher quality grind. This unit is designed with conical burrs which are able to produce a consistent grind size. This particular grinder can produce an output between 200 and 1200 microns.
It has a total of 17 different grind settings which should be more than enough for most users.
The Capresso 565 is equipped with a built-in timer which allows you to choose the duration for which it will run. It can be set to run for up to 60 seconds. The machine will automatically turn itself off when the time period is over. This is especially useful if you want to use it to heat up water for tea or instant noodles.
The 565 has a total of 40 grams of grind capacity which should be more than enough for most users. It is powered by a 240 volt motor which spins at a speed of 14,000 RPM.
Pros Fast Grinding
17 Different Grinding Settings
Timer Functionality Cons Lid Cannot Be Removed While Grinder Is In Use
3. Baratza Virtuoso
One of the most popular brands on our list, the Baratza Virtuoso was introduced in 2010 and has since gone on to become one of the leading coffee grinders in North America. This unit is designed with a powerful motor which spins at a speed of 1,800 RPM. It is also equipped with conical burrs which are able to produce a consistent grind size.
The entire unit is designed with stainless steel and has a sleek and elegant look. It is equipped with a timer, which allows the user to choose the duration for which it will run. In addition to that, the grinder has a feature which allows it to automatically turn itself off after a certain period of inactivity. This is a very handy feature if you want to use it to make hot water for beverages like tea or instant noodles.
The Virtuoso is capable of grinding up to 250 grams of coffee beans in single batch. It also has a wide range of grind size options, with enough coarseness levels to please the pickiest connoisseur. In addition to coffee, it can also be used to grind spices like pepper or nutmeg.
Pros Affordable Price
Conical Burrs For Consistent Grinds
Automatic Shutoff Feature Cons Lid Cannot Be Removed While Grinder Is In Use
4. KitchenAid Burr Coffee Grinder
The KitchenAid burr mill grinder is one of the most popular coffee grinders on the market. It is also one of the cheapest, and for good reason. Despite its low price, it still manages to pack a punch when it comes to performance.
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