The 10 best coffee grinders

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If you’ve got a high-end coffee machine, why not ditch the packets and try grinding your own beans? Here’s our pick of the top tools for the job.

1. Kitchenaid Artisan Burr: £178, amazon


Big, bold and bright red, KitchenAid's grinder certainly stands out from the crowd.It also has 15 different settings and ceramic grinding heads to reduce bean-defiling friction.

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2. Bodum Electric: £54, amazon


As well as a minutely adjustable grinding head, this electric grinder has a special static-free glass container for the ground beans, which prevents the coffee from flying everywhere when you open it.

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3. Krups GVX231: £35, amazon


Cut down on waste and mess with this Krups machine that has a 'cup selector setting', allowing you to grind only the exact amount of coffee that you require.

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4. Cuisinart Grind and Brew: £100, John Lewis


Input the time you wake in the morning and this automatic grinder-cum-coffee maker will have a steaming brew of freshly ground filter coffee waiting for you everyday.

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5. John Lewis Mill: £150, John Lewis


Want to start grinding your own beans but don't want to spend a fortune? Check out this stainless steel grinder. It has a safety lid, 18-cup capacity and heavy-duty motor that makes short work of all but the steeliest beans.

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6. Bodum Electric Mill (MINI): £69, amazon


Compact, quick and with a transparent lid, so you'll know when you're running low on beans, Bodum's mini grinder is a steal at less than £30.

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7. James Martin by Wahl Mini: £14, amazon


This inexpensive, single-setting grinder is great for preparing cafetiere coffee quickly and without fuss. It has a 10-cup capacity and comes with a two-year warrantee.

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8. The Morphy Richards Bean: £60, John Lewis


So this may not have the strongest, or quietest, motor in the world, but if you're looking for something cheap and portable the Morphy is well worth a punt.

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9. The Gaggia £40, John Lewis


The king of coffee grinders. Gaggia's machine has 34 different grind setting so whatever your preferred drink - espresso, filter or cafetiere coffee - this machine is equal to it.

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10. Delonghi Burr: £33, amazon


Although Delonghi's offering has a host of grind settings, it's best at creating highly ground espresso coffee. It has a 12-cup capacity and removable powder container for ease of cleaning.

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