View Full Version : Grinder question

12-05-2013, 07:44 PM
Why the need for an uber costly grinder when many inexpensive blade grinders can grind as fine as you would want?

12-05-2013, 08:16 PM
Better consistency of the grind. And there are many medium cost burr grinders (around $50-75) that will do adequate for the majority of users.

12-05-2013, 09:01 PM
I have a Mr. Coffee grinder Rob which works just fine for me. I set it at the "fine" setting and "12 cup" setting, place 4 tablespoons of coffee beans in and let it rip through its cycle. This generally powders the beans with good consistency. I then place the grounds into my Melita one cup with a #2 brown filter, and we have a great cup of mud:cf1


12-05-2013, 09:33 PM
It's easier to get a more consistent coarser grind with a burr grinder. Just get a manual burr grinder if you're on a budget.

12-08-2013, 10:48 PM
I have the same grinder as MarkinCA. I use mine for a coarse grind mainly for my FP. For about $20-30 its gotten the job done pretty good for three or four years.
A burr grinder will give you a more consistent grind if you need/want one.