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Best Coffee grinder (burr) Sub 200$ ????

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love my bodum grinder

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enwhyRFD wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2018 10:34 am
Can any of these be used for spice?
To grind spices buy a cheap blade coffee grinder, like this one:

https://www.amazon.ca/DECKER-Coffee-Gri ... 003JTHJJE/

To grind coffee get a decent burr grinder, which is what is being discussed here.

A common recommendation is, if you're upgrading from blade to burr for your coffee, use the blade one for spices.
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Frank311 wrote:
Sep 25th, 2018 11:40 am
Anyone use a manual grinder? The Hario Skerton always seems to come up on coffee blogs as a favourite

https://www.amazon.ca/Hario-Skerton-Cer ... rr+grinder
My son uses this one and he makes the best coffee I have ever had. Is it him or the grinder?
He started using it in the morning so he would not wake up his wife but now it is his go to.
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Sorry for the thread-bump, but if the OP or anybody else is still looking for a really cheap price on a burr grinder, one will be on sale as a special buy at Aldi in the USA starting next Wednesday (17th), $19.99 US. Looking at the picture, it looks a lot like the Capresso Infinity:

https://www.aldi.us/en/weekly-specials/ ... burr-mill/

Aldi store-brand/knock-off appliances aren't as bad as you'd expect. I don't think Aldi's German ownership would put up with AliExpress/Wish/flea market quality garbage.
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If you're patient, look for a used one on Kijiji. I bought a commercial grade Compak grinder for $100 a long time ago.
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If you have a London Drugs near you, there was a clearance on KitchenAid burr grinders a couple of weeks back but there may still be some n stock in poorer, remote outposts (evidently not the lower mainland except Surrey and Victoria area). Got a $340 retail price grinder for $150.
Almost too cheap to shop through RFD
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EastGTARedFlagger wrote:
Oct 11th, 2018 6:43 pm
Sorry for the thread-bump, but if the OP or anybody else is still looking for a really cheap price on a burr grinder, one will be on sale as a special buy at Aldi in the USA starting next Wednesday (17th), $19.99 US. Looking at the picture, it looks a lot like the Capresso Infinity:

https://www.aldi.us/en/weekly-specials/ ... burr-mill/

Aldi store-brand/knock-off appliances aren't as bad as you'd expect. I don't think Aldi's German ownership would put up with AliExpress/Wish/flea market quality garbage.
It's just AliExpress quality sold via German factorydirect type store

Much like how the Japanese dollar stores are just same stuff as the eBay China stuff
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Baratza Encore or Capresso Infinity. Make sure to clean at least once a year and buy good quality beans. /thread
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ErikaB35221 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2018 7:58 am
Breville grinder is really good. My friend bought Cuisinart: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00018RRRK/ I don't know why it's so cheap. My friend doesn't have any issues with it. However I don't know how often she uses it.
I have this grinder, it's cheap because it's not very good. The grinds are inconsistent (boulders & fine powder with all grind settings), and the amount it grinds is all over the place. I keep it on the same settings and usually have to run it twice or stop it early because it either doesn't grind enough or just keeps grinding away. If you're not picky about grind size, then I guess it's fine for an affordable grinder. I've had mine for about 2 years but I think I'll look to replace it in the new year.

I remember this company had a kickstarter a couple years ago and it looks like they're doing well now. They came up with a sieve system to deal with inconsistent grinders so you can get a more consistent brew. https://www.kruveinc.com/ I don't know anyone who has used the product, but could be a cheaper alternative to a $200+ grinder (although I assume you go through more beans when you toss the grinds that get caught by the sieve).
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Frank311 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2018 9:09 am
I have this grinder, it's cheap because it's not very good. The grinds are inconsistent (boulders & fine powder with all grind settings), and the amount it grinds is all over the place. I keep it on the same settings and usually have to run it twice or stop it early because it either doesn't grind enough or just keeps grinding away.
Oh, I didn't know about it Face Screaming In Fear Disregard my recommendation, if so.

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