Every coffee aficionado knows that a good cup of brew starts with freshly ground beans. The best blade coffee grinders have durable, stainless steel blades and a large enough capacity to make at least 8 cups of coffee.
When choosing a coffee grinder, look for ones with stainless steel blades. Stainless steel is not only durable, but it’s also rust-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about thoroughly drying your grinder after washing. You’ll also want to ensure your grinder has a large enough capacity to make at least 8 cups of coffee. While you may make just a cup or two on most days, it’s good to have the ability to make more in case you have company, or for those days when you need an extra cup.
Other features to look for in coffee grinders are removable and dishwasher-safe grinding cups and blade brushes, so you can easily clean your machine. Some coffee grinders also come with separate grinding cups for wet ingredients like garlic and ginger, and others have cord wraps for compact storage.
I compiled a list of the best blade coffee grinders below to help you make cafe-worthy coffee at home. Here are four great options that you can buy on Amazon.
1. The Best Overall
- Capacity: 12 cups
Over 30,000 Amazon shoppers have given this powerful blade coffee grinder a five-star rating. This coffee grinder uses innovative vortex technology to pull ingredients into the blades for more efficient grinding, and it’s designed to be quieter, so you can use it even while your family or roommate is still sleeping. The removable grinding bowl comes with a lid to help you easily store freshly ground coffee, and it’s also dishwasher-friendly for easy clean-up. This coffee grinder has a traditional straight stainless steel blade that works well on coffee beans as well as dried herbs and spices, and a 12-cup capacity.
One fan raved: “I was a purest and only used conical burr grinders in the past. However, after 3 models that eventually stopped working, I was tired of shelling out a few hundred dollars. I came across a review by American's Test Kitchen, they found that a good blade grinder did not have a noticeable difference in taste from a burr grinder. While they ultimately preferred a burr, they were shocked a cheap blade worked so well. So I ordered this being so highly rated. Well, I'm very pleased that I can get consistent results and it is so amazingly quiet and easy to clean. The grinds are not all perfect, but I find I can get a consistent grind at 15 seconds that works great for my Technivorm. If you are a burr grinder purest then at least order this as a back up when your burr fails. You may find after using this you may want to save your money on a burr replacement.”
- Available options: 3
2. The Runner-Up
- Capacity: 12 cups
With 18,000 five star ratings, this easy-to-use coffee grinder is a great, budget-friendly alternative to the top pick. It has a straight stainless steel blade that works well for coffee beans, herbs, and spices, and although the grinding chamber is not dishwasher-friendly, it is removable, so you can easily clean it by hand. To use it, simply snap the top on the grinder and press the power button to make up to 4.5 ounces or 9 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee. Once you’re finished with your morning brew, you can use the convenient hidden cord storage in the base to keep your countertops clear and tidy.
One fan raved: “I love this grinder! I always try and research when I'm interested in an item, and this grinder was no exception. I picked it because the cup at the top of the grinder comes out, making it so much easier to clean than other grinders that are 1 piece! What I didn't realize was that you can wind the cord up and store it inside the pullout base. I love this feature because I want it to sit on the counter next to my coffee machine but I didn't want another long cord making my counter look messy. You only have to pull out as much as it takes to reach the wall and the rest stays raveled inside the grinder! So genius!!! It also grinds up chia seeds easily and it's not terribly noisy which is another plus. Great little gadget!”
3. The Best Multipurpose Grinder
- Capacity: 8 cups
If you like fresh spice blends as much as fresh coffee, this multipurpose coffee grinder will be a great addition to your kitchen. It has two interchangeable grinding cups: one with a straight blade that’s perfect for coffee beans, dried herbs, and spices, and one with a cross blade that works better for wet ingredients like garlic, ginger, and pestos. This coffee grinder is made from stainless steel with a clear plastic top, so you can easily look in to see when your beans and spices are ground to your liking. It also comes with a dual brush and measuring spoon, so you can easily clean out your grinder and ration out your grounds.
One fan raved: “Over the years I have been using different coffee grinders. I am really impressed with the quality of this grinder when compared to others. I have been using this grinder for following. Hope this info helps others who are looking for real benefit of buying this little powerful tool. 1) Indian spices 2) Nuts & Dry fruits 3) Coffee beans 4) Ginger Garlic paste for indian cusines. Best thing about this grinder is you get two bowls, one for dry items and another bowl to grind wet items. Overall I am happy with the purchase and I recommend others who are looking for a [multipurpose] small grinder.”
4. The Best Set
- Capacity: 8 cups
If you’re just beginning to make coffee at home, this French press and blade coffee grinder set is a great place to start because it gives you everything you need except the beans. The grinder has a straight stainless steel blade that’s perfect for coffee beans and dried spices and, to make more room on your counters for the French press, the grinder also has convenient wire storage in the base. The French press is made from heat-resistant glass with a BPA-free plastic frame and handle, so you can easily pour yourself a cup while it’s still pipping hot. The plunger is made from durable stainless steel and the whole French press is dishwasher-friendly to make your mornings that much easier.
One fan raved: “This is a great basic grinder. I use it strictly for coffee and it's quick and not super loud. Was considering going super fancy and getting a burr grinder but just could not justify the cost to myself. I'm glad I didn't - this works just fine for my daily coffee needs. The grounds are pretty even and they can get relatively finely ground if you do it for a few extra seconds. Love that you can wrap the cord up on the bottom for easy storage. I would recommend it if you are on the hunt for a great every day grinder.”
- Available colors: 7
- Available options: 4