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5 Best Blade Coffee Grinders in 2024

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You’re reading my guide to the best blade type coffee grinders on the market in 2023.

I’ve been studying blade grinders for many years and recently, I’ve been testing a whole lot out to find out which are the best.

At the top of my list today is the KitchenAid blade grinder. It offers the best value for money overall in my opinion.

kitchenaid blade

KitchenAid Blade: Best Overall

  • Price: $
  • Grind quality: Uneven grinds, can get fairly fine
  • Capacity: 113 g
  • Burr info: Blade, stainless steel
  • Best for: Beginners 
  • Best for coffee type:
    • Filter coffee, French press, moka pot, cold brew, drip coffee
  • Warranty: 1 year

But I’ve got four more picks on top of that which might be better suited to you, so make sure to read on.

5 Best Electric Blade Coffee Grinders

Check out my overall top picks below:

Reviewing the Best Blade Grinders

Let’s find out about each of those top picks in some more detail.

#1 Best Overall – KitchenAid Blade

kitchenaid blade
Price $$
Grind qualityOkay for uneven grinds, can get relatively fine
Capacity113 g
Burr infoBlade, stainless steel
Best forBeginners 
Best for coffee typeFilter coffee, French press, moka pot, cold brew, drip coffee
Warranty1 year 


  • Really good value
  • One of the best grinds for blade grinders


  • Noisy
  • Can be tricky to clean

I’ve picked the KitchenAid Blade grinder as the best electric blade coffee grinder on the market right now in terms of value for money.

This is an average-priced blade coffee grinder but I believe that its quality is above average.

For French press, filter coffee and other drinks that require a coarse grind, the KitchenAid will do a fine job. In fact, if you grind it for a little longer, it would still make an acceptable medium grind for drip coffee and such. 

I still wouldn’t use this coffee grinder for espresso drinks though. But I would say that about any blade coffee grinder.

Most blade grinders are pretty small and therefore have a small bean capacity but that’s not so much the case with the KitchenAid. The capacity here is 113 g which will be easily enough for 10 cups of coffee. Not bad!

One downside to the KitchenAid blade grinder is that it’s a little loud so perhaps it won’t be the best option if you’re at risk of waking anyone up.

But for the price, this is a very strong option. If you want a blade grinder for French press, filter coffee or drip coffee then this may well be the best pick for you.

#2 Best Budget Option – Krups Coffee and Spice Grinder

krups coffee and spice grinder
Price $
Grind qualityMedium through coarse
Capacity85 g 
Burr infoBlade, stainless steel
Best forBeginners and intermediate users
Best for coffee typeFilter coffee, French press, moka pot
Warranty1 year


  • Very affordable option
  • Easy to use 


  • No good for medium or fine grind
  • Loud

A slightly more affordable but almost as high quality blade grinder is the Krups Coffee and Spice Grinder.

The grind level probably isn’t be quite good enough for medium coarse drinks like drip coffee. It’s worth spending the few dollars extra for my number one pick if that’s the type of coffee you want to be making. 

But for coarse grind drinks like French press, it’ll do a fine job.

This Krups electric blade grinder has a slightly smaller bean capacity than my number one pick but it’s still not super small at 85 g. That’s going to allow you to grind up at least eight cups of coffee at once. 

Again, this is a pretty loud coffee grinder so avoid it if you could be getting on any of your housemates’ nerves. Stay tuned for my next pick if you want something quiet. 

Still though, for the price, I’m impressed by this Krups grinder. It’ll be fine for French press and filter coffee fans at least. 

#3 Best Quality Option – Krups GX336D50 Ultimate

krups gx336d50 ultimate
Price $$$
Grind qualityMedium through coarse
Capacity85 g 
Burr infoBlade, stainless steel
Best forBeginners and intermediate users
Best for coffee typeFilter coffee, French press, moka pot, cold brew, drip coffee
Warranty1 year


  • The best quality blade grinder on the market
  • Works fine for drip coffee etc.


  • A little expensive for a blade grinder
  • Still no good for espresso

Perhaps the best blade grinder available in the US right now is the Krups GX336D50 Ultimate. This is the top of the line blade grinder from Krups and the difference in quality between it and the standard one we just looked at certainly shows.

The definition of ‘premium’ here is a little stretched compared to what it would be for burr grinders. But this is about as good as it gets for blade grinders.

Even though this is probably the best blade coffee grinder on the market right now, I’d still recommend avoiding grinding up coffee fine enough for espresso drinks with it. Blade grinders are just not going to be able to get an even enough grind for that. 

That being said, it gets the closest of all my top picks. And I’m confident that this grinder would produce an above average cup of drip coffee or cold brew, for example. That means it goes one step further than just filter coffee and French press.

One of the key benefits of the Krups Ultimate is that it’s quiet. In fact, it could be the quietest blade grinder on the market. 

But you will have to pay for this extra quality. The Ultimate is about twice as price as the standard Krups blade grinder. 

This is going to be a worthy investment if you want to keep things quiet with your morning cup of coffee or if you want medium coarse drinks though. And it’s still going to be more affordable than the vast majority of burr grinders.

#4 Best for UK and Europe – UUOUU Mini Grinder

uuouu mini grinde
Price $$
Grind qualityMedium through coarse
Capacity57 g
Burr infoBlade, stainless steel
Best forBeginners and intermediate users
Best for coffee typeFilter coffee, French press, moka pot, cold brew
Warranty1 year


  • Relatively quiet for a blade grinder
  • Average quality blade grind


  • Smaller bean hopper 
  • Relatively unknown brand

One of the most popular electric coffee grinders for the European market is the UUOUU Mini Grinder. This is 

This coffee grinder is highly rated in the UK and other European countries. And the main reason for that is that it can grind up a good cup of French press or filter coffee (the most popular coffee drink in that part of the world) for a sensible price. 

The bean hopper here is a little smaller than my other selections at 57 g. It’ll still be enough for at least five cups of coffee. But if you want to make more than that, you must do it in two parts or buy a different grinder. 

But the benefit of this is that the grinder itself is compact, as the name suggests. It won’t take up much space in your kitchen at all. 

You may find that the build quality isn’t amazing but that does help keep the price down. However, UUOUU is a pretty unknown brand so I’m not sure how easy it would be to put a warranty claim in if you did have any issues. 

Nonetheless, it is very affordable so won’t be expensive to replace. In terms of overall value for money, it’s a great pick.

#5 Best for Australia – De’Longhi KG200

delonghi kg200
Price $$$
Grind qualityManages to grind to a medium degree
Capacity90 g 
Burr infoBlade, stainless steel
Best forBeginners
Best for coffee typeFrench press, cold brew, filter coffee, moka pot, drip coffee
Warranty1 year 


  • A fair, medium grind 
  • Very fast grind


  • A little pricey for a blade grinder
  • Hard to clean

The blade grinder I’d recommend for Aussies is the De’Longhi KG200. This is the best blade grinder from one of the best brands serving down under. 

This grinder is a little hard to find in the US market but it’s one of the most popular picks in Australia still. 

The KG200 is one of the rare blade grinders that will be fine to use for a more medium grind. You could make a reasonable cup of drip coffee or cold brew on top of the standard French press, filter coffee and moka pot.

Part of the reason for this is that the grind is faster than most other blade grinders. But again, it’s still not going to be enough for an espresso. 

You’d be able to make a fair amount of it too. The bean capacity isn’t enormous but at 90 g, you could make up to 10 cups of coffee in one go which is not bad at all.

Some users have been reporting that the KG200 is a little difficult to clean and I can see why. The actual bowl that the beans go into is quite fiddly and it can be awkward to reach all the crevices. 

The only other real downside is that it’s a little pricey but I think you get what you pay for in terms of quality here. Australian customers who don’t mind spending slightly more will love the De’Longhi KG200.

Blade Coffee Grinder Buying Guide 

Stay tuned to find out more about what to look out for when you’re buying a blade coffee grinder. This will help you finesse your decision making. 

You can find out more about buying a coffee grinder in this more detailed buying guide. But, beware, a lot of it will apply more so to burr coffee grinders. A lot of the aspects of these are irrelevant to blade grinders.

ChecklistWhy it’s Important
Blades vs Burrs Are you sure that a blade grinder is right for you?
Grind LevelsEach grind finesse will be better for different coffees
PriceAre you willing to spend a little more to guarantee quality?
Bean Hopper SizeLarger hoppers equal more coffee but can be bulky 
Grinder BrandBetter brands means better quality, warranty and support
Noise LevelAre you going to wake up your housemates?

#1 Blades vs Burrs

Of course, we’re looking at electric blade grinders in this article. But are they the best option for you, or would you be better off with a coffee grinder that has burrs?

Burrs will be better for anyone who wants to make drinks that require a finer blend like espresso and aeropress.

However, burr grinders are more expensive. So if you literally only want to grind up more coarse coffee drinks like French press and filter coffee, then a blade grinder might be the best option after all.

You can find out more about the differences between blade and burr grinders in this article.

Check out this table to find out which drinks are best for which type of grinder.

Coffee grinderGrind finesseBest for
Flat burrExtra fineEspresso, Turkish, pour over, aeropress
Conical burrFine but versatileFrench press, Drip coffee, some espresso, cold brew, moka pot, drip coffee
BladeCoarse, unevenFrench press, filter coffee

Blade grinder benefits

  • More affordable
  • Acceptable for coarse grinds

Burr grinder benefits 

  • More versatile 
  • Can be quieter

#2 Grind levels

Blade coffee grinders are best suited to more uneven and coarse grinds. This means they’re good for the likes of French press and filter coffee.

If you use a blade coffee grinder for longer, you’ll get a more fine grind. With some blade grinders, this will go to the level of espresso drinks but they’ll still be uneven and won’t taste as good as if you ground the beans with burrs. 

#3 Your budget

One of the best things about blade grinders is that the vast majority of them are very cheap. You won’t have to worry too much about breaking the bank if you opt for one of these. 

That being said, there is still some variation in price. You could opt for a blade grinder from the bottom end of the price scale (around $20) or go to the top for more quality (around $50).

I think it’s worth spending a little more to get a better quality product. Not only will this leave you with a better tasting coffee drink. But it could also mean that your grinder will last longer, saving you more money in the long run. 

#4 Bean hopper capacity

Blade coffee grinders tend to be smaller than burr grinders and therefore have quite small bean capacities.

So if you want to make a lot of coffee in one go, be sure to find a blade grinder with a larger bean capacity. Or, by a burr grinder, as these can have bean hoppers several times larger.

To work out how large a bean hopper you need, just multiply by the amount of coffee drinks you want to be making at a time by 10 g. You’ll need around this amount for a single portion. 

#5 Grinder brand 

Buying a coffee grinder from an established brand has a couple of key benefits. First and most obviously, it means you’re likely to get a better quality product.

But also, if you do have any issues, you’ll probably have an easier time getting hold of the customer service department and putting in any warranty claims you wish to.

Here are some of the best brands that produce blade grinders to look out for:

  • Krups
  • KitchenAid
  • De’Longhi
  • Shardor
  • Bodum

The only coffee grinder from my top pick that’s from a relatively unknown brand is the UUOUU Mini Grinder. But, I can verify that this is a good quality grinder.

#6 Noise level 

Blade coffee grinders are generally the loudest type of coffee grinder. Make sure you bear this information in mind if you live with people that you’re worried about waking up! 

Possibly the quietest blade coffee grinder on the market right now (at least the quietest of my top picks) is the Krups GX336D50 Ultimate.

It should also be noted that you’ll have more luck finding a quiet coffee grinder with burrs. But you’ll likely have to pay more for them, as the quieter grinders are generally the more expensive ones.

To learn more, read our article on coffee grinder’s noise levels.

Blade Coffee Grinder FAQ

Make sure to consider the following pieces of information while you go about buying your new blade coffee grinder.

How often do blade grinders need to be replaced?

Blade coffee grinders don’t tend to last as long as burr ones so they may need to be replaced every five or so years if you use them every day.

That being said, cheaper blade grinders may wear out or break sooner than this. It also depends on how well you look after the grinder.

Do I need to wash my blade grinder often?

I typically recommend cleaning coffee grinders in general every couple of weeks if you use them every day.

But because blades are easier to clean than burr grinders, wiping them down after every use and deep cleaning less frequently could also work.

You can often put blade coffee grinders in the dishwasher too, but make sure to check if yours is dishwasher safe before doing this.

For more information on coffee grinder cleaning, check out this guide.

My Verdict 

Check out my top three in comparison one last time as we wrap up:

  • Best Overall – KitchenAid Blade: You won’t find a blade coffee grinder for French press and filter coffee that offers better value for money than this one. 
  • Alternative Top Pick – Krups Coffee and Spice Grinder: Instead, you could save a few dollars and buy this very reasonably priced offering from Krups.
  • Premium Option – Krups GX336D50 Ultimate: This great budget grinder is at the other end of the Krups scale. It’s quieter and better for medium grinding but will cost you more money. 

I preferred using the KitchenAid Blade to the rest of the competition and found it to be very sensibly priced for its quality. That being said, the rest of my top five aren’t bad either…

kitchenaid blade

KitchenAid Blade: Best Overall

  • Price: $
  • Grind quality: Uneven grinds, can get fairly fine
  • Capacity: 113 g
  • Burr info: Blade, stainless steel
  • Best for: Beginners 
  • Best for coffee type:
    • Filter coffee, French press, moka pot, cold brew, drip coffee
  • Warranty: 1 year
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Tim Lee is, as you might have guessed the founder of He is a former barista and a professional web publisher. He has now combined his knowledge and expertise in both subjects to create
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