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Sunday 1 February 2015

The 10 best coffee grinders

1. Kitchenaid Artisan Burr 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. £169,
2. Bodum Electric 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. £75,
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3. Krups GVX231 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. £39.99,
4. Cuisinart Grind and Brew 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. £150,
5. John Lewis Mill 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. £29,
6. Bodum Electric Mill (MINI) 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. £29,
7. James Martin by Wahl Mini 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. £14.99,
8. The Morphy Richards Bean 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. £9.99,
9. The Gaggia MDF 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. £167,
10. Delonghi Burr 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. £39,

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

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Source: Independent

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