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Best Quiet Coffee Grinders 2018

No one can dispute the fact that freshly ground beans produce a much better cup of coffee than already ground coffee. Grinding those beans in the morning can become something of a problem if you have a coffee grinder which makes the same sound as starting a Harley. Grinding your coffee doesn’t have to grind on the nerves of those who are trying to sleep if you pulverize those beans with a quiet coffee grinder.

 

How can you tell the difference between a quiet coffee grinder and its louder cousins? Our buyer’s guide can help inform you of some of the benefits and features to look for when you are shopping for a quiet coffee grinder. Besides our buyer’s guide, we will also provide you with a selection of quiet coffee grinders that we have reviewed so that you can compare how the various features and benefits are implemented in different models.

 

Our objective with our reviews and buyer’s guide is to increase your level of understanding about what makes a quiet coffee grinder as well as help you narrow down your choice of the very best one to fit your needs and preferences. So, let’s go ahead and get started.

 

 

Why do you need a quiet coffee grinder?

Whether it is your roommate, family members or significant other who prefers to sleep in while you enjoy that perfect cup of Joe in the morning, a quiet coffee grinder can keep you on better terms. Let the sleepers sleep While you perfect the art of better cup of coffee.

 

What benefits can you expect from a quiet coffee grinder?

A quiet coffee maker can allow you to grind fresh beans how you like them instead of depending upon factory ground coffee, which loses much of its flavor and might not be exactly the consistency you prefer. Coffee grinders allow you greater precision and control over the grinding of fresh beans to produce a better tasting coffee.

 

What are some features to look for in a quiet coffee grinder?

When it comes to selecting the best quiet coffee grinder, there is a wide variety of personal preferences to sort through, but there are also some general features to look for, which we will discuss below.

 

 

Types of Grinders

There are essentially three types of coffee grinders: manual grinders, electric blade grinders and electric burr grinders. Here is a brief definition and description of each one:

• Manual grinders or hand grinders are both quiet and economical. They are operated by good old muscle power and add a more personalized touch to the fine art of making a cup of coffee. They can be counted on to work anytime and anywhere and have few parts that can fail.

• Electric blade grinders are the most common, typically the loudest and the cheapest to buy. They operate like little blenders with rotating blades that crush coffee at high rpm. They can be either corded or cordless and chargeable or battery operated. You tend to get the least grinding precision with blade grinders.

• Electric burr grinders pulverize your coffee using burrs. They tend to provide a more consistent and precise grind. They also tend to be much more expensive because of the numerous settings and features that tend to be added to them.

 

Blade vs. Burr Grinder

Besides their basic design and functional operation, blade a burr grinders are very different and produce a very different result when grinding. Blade grinders use the same bowl for grinding, where with burr grinders the beans are put into a hopper and pass down through the grinding burrs. Blade grinders do not have the option of adjusting the grinding coarseness like burr grinders. With blade grinders, the length of time you grind determines the coarseness and the grind is extremely inconsistent from one bean to the next. For more precision in grinding, burr grinders are simply heads above blade grinders.

 

Bean Capacity

The amount of whole beans that can be ground by the machine determine the bean capacity. With a burr grinder, the capacity of the hopper is what is measured and you can stop grinding when you have enough in the bottom to make as many cups of coffee as you desire. With a blade grinder, the capacity of the container is how many beans you can grind and all of those beans are ground. Bean capacity can make a difference for commercial coffee makers a great deal more than for someone at home.

 

Grind Variations

Grind variations are a very important factor to those who want a specific grind to make that perfect cup of coffee. Grind variation really doesn’t exist with blade grinders, because only the length of time that you grind will determine the coarseness. Burr grinders, whether manual or electric can usually be adjusted to various levels of coarseness in the grind.

 

Grinding Components

It is almost standard for the grinding components in all types of coffee grinders to be stainless steel. Whether using blades or burrs to grind, stainless steel is certainly better than running the risk of corrosion inside your grinder, which will be added to your grounds and your coffee as well. An alternative to stainless steel that won’t wear quite as long, but makes for excellent grinding is ceramic, which is usually only limited to burr grinders.

 

With the benefits and features we have just discussed, you should be much better informed concerning what you are looking for in a coffee grinder. Let’s move on to review several models of quiet coffee grinders so that you can compare the various features and benefits from one to another.

 

 

Top Rated Best Quiet Coffee Grinders Reviews

 

KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades

Specs:

Type: electric blade
Capacity: 3 oz. (85 g)
Grind Variation: no
Bean Storage: no
Price range: $

 

Grinding beans quickly and efficiently can be accomplished with the Krups F203 Coffee Grinder. This coffee grinder uses stainless steel blades to grind up to 3 ounces of coffee in a matter of seconds. It plugs into a regular 120v outlet, is easy to use and easy to clean up. Essentially, you just wipe it out with a cloth. Besides grinding coffee beans, this unit can also grind spices. A safety feature which will not allow the blades to spin without the lid fastened in place is also something to keep in mind; its 2-year warranty is another.

 

The Good

Because it grinds quickly, the little bit of noise this grinder makes is very short-lived. It allows you to grind enough beans for a 12 cup pot of coffee. It is powerful, but has a safety switch. It is simple to use and can also be used to grind nuts, herbs and spices.

 

The Not So Good

This grinder will produce an inconsistent grind unless you take it all the way to powder. Ground coffee tends to stick inside the grinder.

 

A Great Choice If…

You want fresh ground coffee flavor, but aren’t too concerned about the consistency or coarseness of the grind. If you want more precise grinding, you won’t be impressed with this unit.

 

 

Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill “Skerton Plus”

Specs:

Type: manual burr
Capacity: 3.5 oz. (100 g)
Grind Variation: no
Bean Storage: no
Price range: $$

 

The Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill “Skerton Plus” is the simplest of manual burr grinders with portability and versatility built right in. Nothing could be simpler to operate and the quality and consistency of its grind rivals models that cost twice as much. This grinder uses ceramic burrs for a smooth grind and it can be screwed onto any Mason jar allowing you to just keep grinding to your heart’s content.

 

The Good

The consistency of this grinder is excellent and is certainly as quiet of a grinder as you can find. The slip-free rubber base keeps it stable while you grind. The versatility of this unit is impressive as is its ease of assembly and cleaning.

 

The Not So Good

You have to actually do a little bit of work to grind instead of just pushing a button. There is no coarseness adjustment included on this grinder.

 

A Great Choice If…

You want a convenient, portable grinder and don’t mind using a little muscle to get a consistent grind. You won’t be happy with this unit if you would like more precision in grind coarseness.

 

 

 

Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill “Mini-Slim”

Specs:

Type: manual burr
Capacity: 1.77 oz. (50 g)
Grind Variation: yes (course/fine)
Bean Storage: no
Price range: $

 

Use the ceramic burrs of the Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill “Mini-Slim” to prepare coffee for just one or two cups at a time. The ceramic mortar on this unit eliminates odor and the chance of corrosion that can come with metal grinders. There is a knob on the bottom of this unit which allows you to adjust the coarseness of the grind so that you have more control. It is easy to clean and assemble, and its slender design is a space saver too.

 

The Good

You can own this manual grinder at less than half the price of most of the blade grinders on the market. It is quiet and gives you a consistent grind every time. You can adjust the coarseness of the grind with this unit as well. The handle can be removed to make it extremely easy to store in cabinets with limited space.

 

The Not So Good

The handle and shaft of this grinder wear down over time. There is no traction on the bottom surface while you are grinding, so it wants to slip around. It is limited to single servings and not for making a whole pot of coffee.

 

A Great Choice If…

You tend to brew single or double servings and not a full pot, and can handle using a little muscle. You might not like the capacity or the manual operation of this unit.

 

 

 

Baratza Virtuoso Conical Burr Grinder

 

Specs:

Type: electric (2 AAA batteries) burr
Capacity: 8 oz. (227 g)
Grind Variation: yes (40 settings from 250 to 1200 microns) and speed control
Price range: $$$$

 

The variation of grind setting of the Baratza Virtuoso allows you to grind with the exact precision for the same perfect cup of coffee every time. This conical burr grinder is less prone to jams and can deliver a consistent grind with little noise. Grind variations range from 250 to 1200 microns and both the coarseness and speed of this unit is adjustable. It utilizes 2 AAA batteries so you don’t have to worry about power outages and you can take it with you anywhere, even if there is no power outlet within miles.

 

The Good

The wide variety of coarseness settings makes this an impressive grinder. It is quieter and has less static in the grinds receptacle preventing the grounds from sticking to the sides. It is well designed, compact and uses batteries making it fully portable to anywhere. It utilizes stainless steel conical burrs for grinding. It is easy to operate and easy to clean as well.

 

The Not So Good

The hopper is not removable, so changing beans from one type to another can become an issue. The grinds receptacle is not well suited for grinding a large quantity of beans. It is a bit on the pricey end of the scale.

 

A Great Choice If…

You want excellent control over the coarseness and consistency of your grind and money isn’t an issue. If you are on a budget, just keep on walking.

 

 

 

Breville BCG820BSSXL The Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder, Brushed Stainless Steel

Specs:

Type: electric (digital) burr
Capacity: 16 oz. (454 g)
Grind Variation: yes (programmable timer/60 grind settings)
Price range: $$$$

 

One of the most advanced grinders you can get your hands on is Breville’s Smart Grinder Pro. This grinder features Precision Digital Time, which is adjustable in 0.2 sec increments, allowing you complete control over the grind time of your beans. There are 60 different coarseness levels to choose from in order to get that perfect cup. You can also program this unit to deliver the same dose of coffee every time. It comes with a larger (16 oz.) hopper for those who grind a lot of coffee.

 

The Good

The 60 different coarseness levels is one of the most impressive features of this grinder. It is on the upper end of the price scale, but still affordable for those who want a top of the line grinder. The innovative, digital features are a great touch in our electronic age. This unit uses a burr grinding mechanism and its hopper is larger for those who grind a lot of beans at one time.

 

The Not So Good

The largest grind setting is still too small for French press brews. This unit can jam on the lowest grind and speed settings.

 

A Great Choice If…

You want to add a little bit of high-tech to your coffee grinding and don’t mind paying a little bit extra. Those who use a French press will not be impressed by this grinder.

 

 

 

Ninja Electric Coffee Bean Grinder with Safety Lock Push Button SP7407, Stainless Steel

Specs:

Type: electric blade
Capacity: 2 oz. (60 g)
Grind Variation: no
Price range: $$

 

Grind ninja quiet with the Ninja Electric Coffee Bean Grinder. This compact unit can be used on the countertop or in your hand. It uses stainless steel blades at high speed to grind beans quickly and quietly. It is operated by the press of a single button and you can watch its progress through the transparent top. This grinder is easy to clean and has a safety lock feature which prevents the blades from spinning if the top is not set perfectly in place. It grinds enough coffee for 8 to 10 cups of coffee.

 

The Good

This compact and lightweight grinder is user friendly and budget friendly as well. It is safe and versatile to use on the countertop or in your hand. You can grind coffee, nuts, spices or herbs in this unit. It produces very little noise and completes its task very quickly.

 

The Not So Good

Coarseness of the grind cannot be adjusted. All grinds are not the same size and consistency. The bowl of this unit is very small and difficult to clean. This grinder is made in China.

 

A Great Choice If…

You need a budget friendly blade grinder that performs well and you’re not concerned about consistency or coarseness adjustments. If you want more precision grinding, you will not be happy with this unit.

 

 

 

Capresso 560.01 Infinity Conical Burr, Black

Specs:

Type: electric burr
Capacity: 8.5 oz. (241 g)
Grind Variation: yes (16 grind settings)
Price range: $$$

 

The Capresso 560.1 Infinity Conical Burr Grinder features computer controlled specialize grinding heads to grind to within 1/250th of an inch. The burrs are precision engineered in Switzerland and hand assembled into the unit. Multiple speeds allow for slower (as well as quieter) or faster grinding action. This unit allows 16 different coarseness levels.

 

The Good

In spite of high quality of design and function built into this machine, this is still a very affordable machine. The variety of settings and the precision with which grounds are produced is quite impressive. It is easy to clean, safe, quiet and comes with a 1 year warranty.

 

The Not So Good

There tends to be a mess left around the edges of this coffee grinder when you are through grinding. This unit allows for some static buildup with the grounds sticking to the sides of the grind cup.

 

A Great Choice If…

You want a precision grinder that is closer to your budget. There might not be enough coarseness variation for some users.

 

 

 

KitchenAid BCG111OB Blade Coffee Grinder – Onyx Black

Specs:

Type: electric blade
Capacity: 4 oz. (113 g)
Grind Variation: no
Price range: $$

 

This KitchenAid Coffee Grinder makes short work of grinding coffee beans for your morning cup of Joe. Its curved profile and wider footprint with rubber base keep it stable while grinding. The transparent top cover allows you to monitor the progress of the grind in order to stop when its coarseness is just right. It utilizes one-touch control for the easiest possible operation. It utilizes stainless steel blades for a clean grind and can produce enough grinds for up to 12 cups of coffee.

 

The Good

The easy operation of this durable grinder places it among the best blade grinders on the market. It is compact enough for easy storage, but will still produce plenty of grounds for a pot of coffee. This unit is durable, economically priced and it doesn’t need a lot of cleanup afterward.

 

The Not So Good

You will get an inconsistent grind coarseness with this grinder. This unit isn’t as quiet as burr or manual grinders.

 

A Great Choice If…

You are looking for a brand-name, budget priced grinder and you are not overly concerned with the consistency of the grind. You will not be happy with this unit if you expect more control and precision when grinding coffee.

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