Best Coffee Grinders Under $100

In my opinion, every coffee drinker should own – at the very least – some form of coffee maker, and a coffee grinder. It makes your coffee so much better! It brings out more flavor, it makes it super fresh-tasting, and whole bean coffee can be stored longer than already ground coffee can, so you can keep more on hand at a time and grind it when you’re ready to drink it.

There is an incredible range of products to choose from; you can get coffee grinders you have to wind by hand for under ten bucks, or you could spend significantly more on a fancy machine – some of which can cost up to hundreds of dollars.

While there are ridiculously expensive coffee grinders for sale out there, unless you’re opening up your own coffee-selling business, I don’t personally believe there’s any reason to spend that much on a coffee grinder.

I own three coffee grinders myself that are all at varying price points (though cost way less than those expensive models), and they all do the job perfectly fine, though I definitely do prefer the two that aren’t manual grinders.

If you don’t own a coffee grinder yet, or you’re looking to get one as a gift for someone, and want some guidance picking the right product, I’ve compiled the following list for you to compare manual grinders, electric grinders, and conical burr grinders at various price points, but all under $100.


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Mitbak Manual Grinder

The manual coffee grinder I own is cheaper than this model, and it shows, which is why this is the cheapest model I’m recommending here today. The manual grinder that I own doesn’t hold much, the handle falls off constantly, and it’s difficult to turn the handle, so grinding coffee by hand is a huge pain.

This machine, on the other hand, is much better quality. It has excellent ratings on Amazon, it doesn’t require a power source, and it’s super pretty, so it adds a decorative touch to wherever you have it laid out.

The benefit of using a manual grinder over an electric grinder is that it doesn’t create any heat, which is supposed to add to the flavor of the freshly-ground beans.

Manual coffee grinders like this one are by far the most visually-appealing type of grinder, but – in my opinion – grinding by hand is still a huge pain. I haven’t noticed any distinct flavor difference by grinding by hand, so I don’t personally believe it’s worth the extra time and effort it takes to hand grind your coffee beans – I very much prefer electric grinders.

Shardor Electric Grinder

This is the cheapest coffee grinder I’m recommending today, and I include it mainly because of the price. This machine has good reviews on Amazon and is a decent machine for anyone on a tight budget. However, if you have the money or are willing to spend a bit more to upgrade to a better model, I recommend doing so, primarily because it only grinds enough beans for six cups of coffee.

Most grinders at this price point are the same, and one of the coffee grinders I own is just like it and cost about the same (though I bought it at a grocery store years ago and can’t find the exact model online).

These machines are simple, but they’re sturdy and work well, so if you don’t mind not having having fancy features and having to pour out your grounds and go through the process twice to make a full pot of coffee (or you only drink french press or half a pot every day), then these low-priced grinders are a decent option, especially for the price. In my opinion, having to fill, grind, and dump the beans twice is still way less of a pain than grinding the beans by hand.

Hamilton Beach Electric Grinder

I personally own this coffee grinder, so I have first-hand experience with it and felt I needed to include it on this list. It’s an amazing coffee grinder – it has awesome features, like its detachable top grinding bowl (so you can pour your grounds out easily, and it’s much easier to clean), the option to grind enough beans for 4-14 cups of coffee, lines that helpfully show you exactly how full to fill the grinder according to how much coffee you want, and it has five different levels of fine, coarse, or medium ground beans you can select from.

My only issue with this grinder is that, when I first opened it up and tried to put the top on and lock it into place, it wouldn’t fit. I tried for quite a while, but I couldn’t get it to fit right, and – of course – the machine doesn’t work without the lid locked into place.

I didn’t want to break it, so I was afraid to put too much effort into forcing it into place. Luckily, my boyfriend is braver and stronger than I, and he did get it in place, but he did have to push it hard enough that it felt like it should have broken. After that initial time, it worked great and locked in and out of place very easily.

I read through a lot of reviews for this product, and it quickly became clear that the lid not fitting is a super common issue with this model, so just be aware of that before buying (especially if you don’t have someone willing to almost-break it to get it into place for you.

HadinEEon Electric Grinder

This is the highest-rated coffee grinder on Amazon, so I had to include it on this list, and I have to give it my top recommendation. It has over a hundred reviews and zero one-star ratings, which I’ve never seen before.

What makes this grinder so great is that it has that detachable top grinding bowl, it holds up to 100g (3.5oz) of grounds, it grinds beans very quickly, it has overheat protection, and it also has three different modes, you have control over the coarseness or fineness of the grounds in the end.

This machine actually also duos as a spice grinder, you can use it to grind fresh spices to make your cuisine creations extra delicious as well.

Secura Conical Burr Grinder

The next step up from a regular electric coffee grinder is a burr grinder, especially a conical burr grinder, because it grinds beans super evenly, usually grinds a lot more grounds than a regular electric grinder at a time, and generally has a more customizable grind settins. Many coffee-selling stores and coffee shops use industrial versions of burr grinders.

This particular burr grinder has excellent ratings (4.2/5 stars on Amazon), grinds up to to 8oz of beans (5oz of grounds once they’ve gone through the machine), and has eighteen grind settings, so you have extreme control over how coarse or fine you want your grounds – you can grind everything from turkish coffee or espresso to cold brew grounds.

Capresso Infinity Plus Coffee Grinder

My final recommendation is also my most expensive recommendation, coming in just under $100 at $99. This machine is also a conical burr grinder. It has a removable grinding bowl and removable ground-coffee container, sixteen grind settings in four different categories (extra fine, fine, medium, and coarse), and actually has commercial grade steel burrs that grind the beans.

It has incredible ratings (4.6/5 stars [out of ~400 reviews] on Amazon, 5/5 stars on 1st in Coffee [out of 10])  and also comes with a 1-year warranty and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If you’re looking for an incredibly high-quality, high-end machine with the warranty/guarantee safety net but don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars, then this is a perfect option for you.

Buy yours here.

Conclusion

What’s your experience with coffee grinders? Do you already own one? What kind of grinder is it? Is it one of these models, or a different one?

Please, share your experiences below, and let me know if you have any remaining questions!

17 Replies to “Best Coffee Grinders Under $100”

  1. Thank you for all of these great coffee grinder suggestions! I love coffee and make my own every morning in a french press.

    I’ve been wanting to purchase a coffee grinder for a gift for my mom. I’m planning to purchase the Hamilton for her because the price is good!

    Do you have one of these grinders?

    1. Hi Alyse,

      I’m so glad you found a great option for your mom! I have three grinders – one cheap manual one, one cheap electric one that’s similar to the Shardor one I mentioned early on in this article – and then I actually have the Hamilton one as well!

      It’s been great, other than that initial issue with the lid.

      Thanks for your comment!
      ~Jade

  2. Hi Jade!
    I’m so lucky I came across your article! I’m a coffee addict and drink it several times a day. I personally like the manual coffee grinder, but I own two – the manual and electric one. It seems for me that the taste is better, if I prepare it myself by my hand and I do so when I have more time in the morning. If I need to prepare my coffee faster, I use the electric grinder. From your list I like more the HadinEEon Electric Grinder, I like the design and price. My electric grinder is pretty old now, so I’m thinking to buy a new one.
    Thank you for sharing this post!
    Alex

    1. Hi Alex,

      I haven’t personally noticed too much of a difference in flavor when grinding manually versus with the electric grinder, but I have heard a lot of people who feel the same as you do. Maybe I haven’t noticed a difference because my manual grinder is so cheap and difficult to grind by hand that I’ve only tried it a couple of times. (That’s why I didn’t recommend the manual grinder I own on here, and instead found one with much better reviews.)

      I also like the HadinEEon one – I was very very impressed by its reviews! I have a pretty new Hamilton one, so I probably won’t be upgrading for awhile, but when I do, I’ll probably go with either the HadinEEon, or invest in something really nice, like the Capresso. I guess we’ll see 😀

      Thanks for the feedback!
      ~Jade

  3. Hey, Jade,

    I can attest to the superior flavor of freshly ground coffee. My mother had a manual grinder, but as you said, it’s a pain in the neck. Electric grinders are more convenient, and the difference in flavor is negligible.

    I’d like to buy something neither too cheap nor too expensive. I think I could try the Secura Conical Burr Grinder, although I don’t think I would need all those settings lol. Well, you never know.

    Which one would you recommend for an amateur coffee lover? I’m curious.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Enrique,

      I also haven’t noticed much of a difference between the taste of coffee ground with a manual grinder and coffee ground with an electric one; the taste between freshly ground coffee and pre-ground coffee is WAY more obvious.

      Finding the perfect point between not-too-cheap and not-too-expensive is tricky, and exactly why I made this list! 😀

      Maybe consider picking the grinder you want based on the type of coffee you brew most often – the cheaper electric ones are perfectly fine for regular drip coffee, and okay in a french press. But, if you want proper french press grounds, you want your coffee beans ground more finely. If you make espresso, then you need to be able to make really fine grounds, and I’d say you should definitely go with the latter two.

      I hope this helps, and thanks for the feedback!
      ~Jade

  4. Many thanks for providing us with the list of best coffee grinders under $100. They all are over 6 and over ratings which is great!

    HadinEEon is the one I will consider buying as it’s got fantastic ratings at under $50. Also color of it matches with my kitchen theme.

    Are they suitable for grinding the spices too?

  5. I don’t have a grinder yet, but as I have more time on my hands these days, I’m going to go for a manual grinder.
    I love drinking coffee and now I want to get involved a little more into the preparation of my brew.
    I don’t want to go as far as they do with Japanese tea ceremonys, but I think it will definately add to the flavor if I put my heart into the prepration 🙂
    I’ll let you know how it works out later.
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    1. Hi Andrew,

      I do think that making things with love adds something to the flavor – it might be a mental thing, but it’s definitely more enjoyable that way. 😀

      Thanks for letting us know, and I look forward to hearing how it goes!

      ~Jade

  6. Jade,

    I’m gonna have to stop visiting your site, you’re making me spend my future money faster than I can earn it. That HadinEEon Electric Coffee Grinder looks amazing. Actually, the Mitbak is just beautiful and I love copper so I’m tempted to get both and keep that one just for show, well… and so I don’t have to try and pronounce HadinEEon when someone asks me what grinder I have.

    I know it’s sacrilege, but I need a grinder that can give me a decent grind fro my Keurig when I’m in a hurry for coffee and for my French Press when I want the real deal.

    1. Hi Sean,

      I’m glad you’re finding useful info/products on my site, though! 😀

      The HadinEEon is a great electric grinder, but I agree that the Mitbak is gorgeous! I like your idea – if I had the space to set up a separate coffee bar where I could display the Mitbak, I would totally get it (or maybe a vintage/antique grinder?) for decoration. They’re so pretty!

      The conical burr coffee grinders are great for adjusting how fine or coarse you want your grounds, so if you care about what kind of grounds you have for each type of coffee maker, they might be worth considering. If you don’t care, then yes, I’d probably just go with the HadinEEon.

  7. Hi Jade,

    Wow! I didn’t realize there were so many different grinders! I’m a person that loves to drink tea. But I have a few friends that are real coffee lovers. A grinder would be a nice gift. I’ll keep this in mind with the Christmas holidays ahead! Thank you!

    Kind regards, Catherine.

  8. Hi Jade,

    The HadinEEon Electric Grinder looks like a good gift for people who are coffee addicts. And, it also can be used to grind spice, which is a big plus. I will share this article with people who are worried about the Xmas gifts since the season is approaching soon.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Matt

    1. Hi Matt,

      Coffee grinders are great gifts for anyone who makes coffee at home -not just the addicts like myself, lol. And it is really cool that you can use it for spice grinding as well – I love that part too!

      Thanks for the feedback, and thanks for sharing with your Christmas-present-shopping contacts!
      ~Jade

    1. Hi Delyana,

      Thanks for the comment! Coffee grinders do make excellent Christmas presents – I hope this list helped you find the perfect one for your friend!

      ~Jade

  9. Many thanks for providing us with the list of best coffee grinders under $100. They all are over 6 and over ratings which is great!

    HadinEEon is the one I will consider buying as it’s got fantastic ratings at under $50. Also color of it matches with my kitchen theme.

    Are they suitable for grinding the spices too?

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