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Are you considering buying an electric coffee grinder? Then this blog post will help you with your purchase decision. Today we will explain the advantages and technical details of an electric coffee grinder and help you find the right model.


Electric or manual coffee grinder?

The preference definitely depends on the type. We can't answer which is better or worse, because that depends entirely on your individual requirements. Manual hand coffee grinders ritualize beverage production and evoke feelings of nostalgia. They are also environmentally friendly. In this article, however, you will learn more about the advantages of electric coffee grinders.

What are the advantages of an electric coffee grinder?

With an electric coffee grinder, the beans are ground in a short time without any effort. Depending on the model, the degree of grinding can be adjusted manually or automatically. The same applies to the dosage. Once you have found the right setting for your coffee drink, you can reproduce it again and again in exactly the same way. The grind can be adjusted to any coffee beverage - from espresso to mocha to filter coffee.

The technical details of a coffee grinder

To help you choose the right coffee grinder, we want to tell you more about the technical details of a coffee grinder. First, we will introduce you to two different grinders and their benefits, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials.

The electric coffee grinder with conical burr is currently very popular. This grinder is also known as conical. It rotates between an inner cone and an outer wall. Both components rotate in opposite directions. The cone and wall are each fitted with teeth pointing towards each other. The distance between the cone and the wall can be varied depending on the degree of grinding. With a cone grinder, coffee beans are ground extremely gently and slowly, resulting in less heat. If a grinder emits too much heat, this can lead to a bitter, charred taste.

The disks of this grinder are flat and lie on top of each other in such a way that friction is created. Only one of the disks rotates while the other remains stationary. The speed of one revolution is considerably higher than with the cone grinder. The appropriate degree of grinding is achieved by first breaking up the beans in the center between the discs. The centrifugal force then transports the beans to the outer edge of the disks. The further the coffee beans move outwards, the smaller the distance between the discs and the finer the beans are ground. The distance between the grinding disks and therefore the degree of grinding can be varied as required. Disc grinders are known for their particularly quiet grinding.

There are grinders made of stainless steel, plastic, ceramic and other materials. Plastic is mostly used in grinders in the lower price range. Stainless steel and ceramic are used most frequently. It is therefore important to know the advantages and disadvantages of these two materials. Stainless steel models are on average cheaper than ceramic models. However, they require more maintenance. Although the ceramic grinder is more durable and does not wear out as quickly, a blunt stainless steel grinder can be reground in many cases. A ceramic grinder ensures low heat development, while the stainless steel grinder reacts very robustly to foreign bodies.

Unfortunately, we don't have a general answer to this question, as it depends entirely on your personal preferences and taste. If you are deciding on taste alone, we recommend you try the espresso in direct comparison.

Care and maintenance for a long service life

Regardless of which model you ultimately choose, the longevity of your grinder depends above all on how well you look after it. Good care includes regular cleaning. Some models need to be disassembled and cleaned manually, while other models have an automatic cleaning program. Cleaning should take place approximately once a week, but must always be adapted to the frequency of use. If the grinder is cleaned too infrequently, this will affect the taste of the coffee. Depending on the model, it may be necessary to lubricate the grinder from time to time in order to maintain its function.

Our bestsellers at a glance

Our four bestsellers are the coffee grinders Rancilio Stile, Rocket Faustino 3.1 and 2.1 and the Mahlkönig X54 Home. All of these models are equipped with a hardened steel disk grinder and are in the low price segment between €475.00 and €645.00. They are also suitable for preparing espresso and have infinitely variable grind adjustment.

The Rocket Faustino 2.1 has the highest motor power of our bestsellers at 500W and the largest bean container capacity at 600g. Up to two cups can be pre-programmed via its touch display with lighting. The grinding degree is determined by a rotary knob.

The Mahlkönig X54 Home is characterized by its suitability for espresso, filter coffee and French press. Its bean container holds up to 500g and the pre-programming of up to two cups is also possible. It is currently available in our sale for an unbeatable €385.00.

Our conclusion

Depending on the model, our electric coffee grinders offer different features, such as a display with touch function or pre-programming of up to two cups as well as automatic setting adjustment depending on the beverage. You can also choose between different grinders and materials. Now you're spoiled for choice!

Take a look through our range. We are sure that everyone will find what they are looking for here!

We will be happy to provide you with detailed advice at any time.