KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades
…the whirly grinder gets the early coffee
First up is a basic whirly blade grinder. These are widely derided as providing poor quality coffee. However, with a little practice you can get reasonable consistent and acceptable results for most types of coffee. Except espresso. If you want to make espresso, you really should get a conical burr grinder
- Electric grinder with 200-watt motor provides fast grinding
- Large capacity (up to 12 cups of coffee)
- Oval design and stainless steel blades
- Versatile unit grinds spices, nuts, and grains
If you want a blade grinder, this is the one
To get the best results from your blade grinder, grind a nearly full cup as it will produce a more consistent result. And train your ear to “hear” the coarse or fine sound and trial and error will lead you to the grind you are looking for.
Two suggestions here, either the cheaper KRUPS F203 for around $16 or the nicer looking more stylish… ok there’s not much point in a nicer blade grinder. The F203 is well regarded, cheap, looks good, and works great. I wouldn’t bother spending more on nicer one since you can get into a functional burr grinder for not much more money. And yes, the burr grinder really is that much better. Honest. It’s not just coffee snobbery talking.