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7 Best Burr Coffee Grinders Under $100 in 2024

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Welcome to my guide to the best budget coffee grinders under $100. I’ve been testing dozens of them and now I’m ready to show you the results of my findings.

I’ve chosen the best coffee grinder for under $100 overall as the Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic. It definitely offers the best value for money in that price range. 

cuisinart supreme grind automic

Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic: Best Overall

  • Price: $
  • Grind quality: Fair for medium and coarse grind
  • Capacity: 225 g
  • Burr info: N/A conical, stainless steel
  • Best for: Beginners
  • Best for coffee type:
    • French press, filter coffee, moka pot, cold brew, drip coffee, pour over
  • Warranty: 18 months 

You might disagree though, as one of my other top seven could be better suited to you. So make sure to check them out.

Let’s go.

Top 7 Coffee Grinders Under $100

7 Best Coffee Grinders Under $100

Now I’m going to take you through a review of each of my top seven.

#1 Best Overall – Cuisinart Supreme Electrical Grinder

cuisinart supreme grind automic
Price $
Grind qualityFair for medium and coarse grind
Capacity225 g
Burr infoN/A conical, stainless steel
Best forBeginners
Best for coffee typeFrench press, filter coffee, moka pot, cold brew, drip coffee, pour over
Warranty18 months 


  • Affordable
  • Extra warranty


  • Loud
  • Some parts aren’t so robust

The best way to spend less than $100 on a coffee grinder is with the Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic. I think this is the best value piece of kit in the super budget category.

This grinder comes with stainless steel burrs which have a couple of key benefits. They7 won’t snap, but will wear down over time. This means that grinding will be less even over time.

They’re less likely to wear down so you might be able to keep the grinder longer if the burrs don’t snap or it doesn’t break in another way.

They’re also pretty good at making a solid cup of coffee. I wouldn’t specifically recommend this grinder to espresso fans as it’s not able to get a fully even grind when fine, but the taste won’t be bad.

The Supreme Grind is probably better suited to medium and coarse grinds for the likes of French press and drip coffee though. 

You’ll also be able to store over 20 cups of coffee’s worth of beans in it thanks to the 225 g capacity bean hopper.

Even with stainless steel burrs, this grinder doesn’t feel super robust though. This is to be expected of a grinder at this price point but one downside is that grinding with it is quite loud. You might end up waking up your housemates if you choose this one. 

This thing isn’t just a little under $100 though. The Supreme Grind comes in quite far below that price point.

So you’ll definitely get your money’s worth if you’re a beginner or slightly experienced home barista buying this grinder. 

#2 Best for Espresso and Aeropress – Shardor CG845B Electrical Grinder

shardor cg845b
Price $
Grind qualityReasonable even and fine grind
Capacity275 g
Burr info40 mm conical, stainless steel
Best forBeginners
Best for coffee typeEspresso, pour over, drip coffee, Aeropress, moka pot, cold brew
Warranty1 year 


  • Fine for espresso
  • Well below $100


  • No good for French press etc.
  • Quite loud 

An area that my overall top pick lacks a little is espresso and other fine blends, but that’s where the Shardor CG854B comes in. 

Using 40 mm conical burrs, the CG854B makes light work of espresso and aeropress drinks. It won’t be as well suited for coffee that requires a more coarse grind though.

Again, this grinder is well below the $100 price point and I find the quality that it offers very impressive for that.

It’s also got a pretty good bean capacity at 275 g. This will be enough for over 25 cups of espresso in one grind. 

There are a couple of ways that you can tell this is a budget grinder of course though. It is a little loud as a result of the cheaper build quality in the way that most coffee grinders under $100 are. 

But if you’re not concerned about waking up your housemates and you want a quick, cheap and fairly easy way to make a fair cup of espresso in the mornings then the Shardor CG854B won’t let you down. 

#3 Best Blade Grinder – KitchenAid Blade Electrical Grinder

kitchenaid blade
Price $
Grind qualityOkay for very coarse, uneven grinds
Capacity113 g
Burr infoBlade, stainless steel
Best forBeginners 
Best for coffee typeFilter coffee, French press, moka pot, cold brew
Warranty1 years 


  • Okay for coarse grind
  • Super low price


  • No good for most coffee types
  • Loud

I know this article is supposed to be about burr grinders. But you might want to think about buying a blade coffee grinder if you’re on a strict budget. If you decide that you do, your best bet is going to be the KitchenAid blade grinder. 

I’m personally not a big fan of blade grinders but they are a pretty sure fire way to stay below the $100 price point as you’d be hard-pressed to find a blade grinder for more than that amount.

I’ll explain a little more about how blade grinders work in my buying guide later on but for now, I can tell you that the KitchenAid offering does a reasonable job of uneven, coarse grinding for the likes of filter coffee and French press.

It’s going to be no good for espresso and such though. Blade grinders are unable to achieve that kind of precision level.

Another downside is that blade grinders (including this one) are super loud. They shred the beans to bits and that makes a lot of noise. 

Nonetheless, this is one of the cheapest grinders from my top picks today. So if you want to save a whole lot of money just to make French press, filter coffee etc. then you can do worse than the KitchenAid blade grinder.

#4 Best Manual Grinder – Timemore Chestnut C2

timemore chestnut c2
Price $
Grind qualityAdaptable, consistent 
Capacity25 g
Burr info38 mm conical, stainless steel
Best forAnyone
Best for coffee typeTurkish, espresso, pour over, filter coffee, Aeropress, French press, moka pot
Warranty1 year


  • Consistent grind 
  • Looks great


  • Requires more effort to use
  • Small bean capacity

Manual grinders are great for keen explorers and Turkish coffee fans amongst others. And they’re easier to keep below $100 because there are less expensive parts.

The best manual grinder for under $100 is the Timemore Chestnut C2. It feels a lot more expensive than it actually is, and looks the part too. It’s robust and looks super sleek and minimal.

It makes a great cup of coffee as well, using its 38 mm steel conical burrs. You could use this grinder for espresso, pour over and more. You could even get a fair cup of Turkish coffee out of it if you grind it for long enough. 

Another benefit of manual grinders like the C2 is that you won’t have to worry about noise in the way you might with my top three picks.

You won’t be able to grind up much coffee with this thing as the bean hopper is only 25 g. That’s just enough for 2 or 3 cups of coffee. But this does help to keep the grinder’s size down, another benefit for those who like to travel.

So if manual coffee grinders are what you’re into and you want to spend under $100 (but still get the best quality in that category) then your best bet is going to be the Timemore Chestnut C2.

#5 Best Super Budget Manual Grinder – JavaPresse Manual

javapresse manual coffee grinder
Price $
Grind qualityReasonably consistent
Capacity20-30 g
Burr info38 mm conical, ceramic
Best forAnyone
Best for (coffee type)Espresso, pour over, filter coffee, Aeropress, French press, moka pot
Warranty1 year


  • Looks good
  • Consistent for espresso


  • Not the easiest to use
  • Undetermined bean hopper size

You can go even further below $100 with a manual coffee grinder if you opt for the JavaPresse manual grinder. 

It’s actually a pretty good looking coffee grinder considering how affordable it is and it functions quite well as well.

If you use it well, it’ll make a good cup of espresso or something more fine for the likes of drip coffee. However, the 38 mm conical burrs might not be able to get the grind fine enough for Turkish coffee.

I also noticed that it’s a little harder to turn this manual grinder so make sure not to max out the bean hopper.

This could prove to be a challenge though as the bean hopper is only said to be ‘20-30 g’ which is a little vague. 20 g would be too small for me but I’d be happy to use a 30 g hopper with a manual grinder.

On the bright side, there’s going to be very minimal noise levels from this thing again so don’t worry about waking up your housemates if you’re going to buy it.

So in general, this is an impressively priced manual coffee grinder that I’d recommend to anyone on a budget.

#6 Best for UK and Europe – Wilfa WSCG-2

wilfa wscg 2
Price £
Grind qualityGreat for most levels except very fine
Capacity250 g
Burr infoN/A conical, stainless steel
Best forBeginners and experienced home users
Best for coffee typePour over, filter coffee, drip coffee, moka pot, cold brew, French press
Warranty5 year 


  • Slow grind is good for coarse
  • Five years of warranty


  • Only a tiny bit below $/£/€100
  • Not so good for espresso

The European and British audience looking to spend less than $100 are going to love what Wilfa has to offer with the WSCG-2.

It’s a more expensive grinder than my top picks so far but it still comes in just below $100. And you get the extra level of quality that you pay for here. 

This grinder uses conical burrs that will be good for most coffee types. The grind quality is similar to the Cuisinart Supreme Grind in that it’ll put together an okay cup of espresso but is better for pour over, French press etc. This is because of a slow grind speed.

Wilfa is a Norwegian company that currently sells their products around Europe but they’re not available in the US just yet. 

Something I really love about them is that they offer five years of warranty with all of their products. If you have any issues during that time frame while using the WSCG-2 then Wilfa will repair or replace it. And that’s where you get your extra money’s worth.

I’m pretty jealous of the European market being able to get this thing as I think it’s an awesome piece of kit! I’d recommend it to anyone on a budget out there, except maybe not the die hard espresso fans.

#7 Best for Australia – OXO Coffe Grinder

OXO Coffee Grinder
Price $
Grind qualityFine grind
Capacity340 g
Burr infoN/A conical, stainless steel
Best forBeginners 
Best for coffee typeEspresso, pour over, filter coffee, drip coffee, moka pot, cold brew
Warranty1 year 


  • Over 300 g bean capacity
  • Good fine grind


  • Right on the $100 mark
  • Easy warranty claims in Australia

Australian coffee fans love an espresso as it’s the base for the latte, the most popular coffee drink in the country. 

And perhaps the best way to grind up espresso for under $100 is if you buy the OXO Brew coffee grinder.

Using conical burrs, the OXO Brew makes a good, even, fine grind for espresso but the settings are a bit limited so it’s not so easy to configure it for more coarse grinds. I wouldn’t recommend it for French press fans, for example. 

It does come with a large bean hopper at 340 g though. You can store well over 30 cups of coffee this way.

In terms of price, the OXO Brew is pushing the $100 (USD) mark and may be a touch over $100 (AUD) from some retailers but it’s still very good value for money overall. 

One of the main benefits of buying this grinder for the Australian audience is that Breville was actually founded in Sydney. Having the head office of the company in your own country is going to make your life easier if you need any help, including with any warranty claims. 

If you find yourself trying to buy this coffee grinder in the UK or a few other parts of the world, don’t be confused. Breville is known as Sage in some territories. 

Coffee Grinders Under $100: My Buying Guide

I’m about to show you all the things you need to consider when buying a coffee grinder for under $100. 

These will help you to make the right decision. But if you need more information, you can check out my more detailed coffee grinder buying guide here.

ChecklistWhy it’s Important
Manual vs. ElectricOne’s more convenient, one’s more portable
MaterialsWhich is more durable and better performing?
Burr Type & SizeDifferent burrs are better for different coffee grinds
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

#1 Manual or electric grinder

Electric coffee grinders are easier to use and offer more control for most coffee types. But manual grinders are more portable as you don’t need to plug them into the mains to use them.

You might think that manual grinders would be cheaper because they don’t use power but actually, the starting point for electric grinders is lower. That being said, the average price for manual grinders is lower than electric ones as electric grinders can cost thousands of dollars.

You’ll also have a lot more choice when it comes to electric grinders. Manual grinders remain a bit of a niche. However, it’s probably going to be easier to find a manual coffee grinder for under $100. 

A final note: if you’re looking to make Turkish coffee then a manual grinder is going to be your best bet. While some electric grinders can handle a grind this fine, you’ll have more control with a manual one for this particular type of coffee.

Electric grinder benefits

  • No physical effort required
  • Faster and better to control

Manual grinder benefits

  • Good for traveling 
  • Smaller and compact

To learn more, read our article on manual or electric coffee grinders.

#2 Ceramic vs steel burrs

Most coffee grinder burrs under $100 are going to be made out of stainless steel, and a pretty average quality steel at that. But steel lasts a long time and can be very sharp, producing a high quality coffee grind. 

Some coffee grinders under $100 will be made out of ceramic. This wears down more slowly so could last for longer. But it does have the potential to snap, so it could be a bit of a gamble. 

If you want to spend more than $100, you can get more high quality stainless steel that lasts a lot longer and grinds your coffee more smoothly. It’s something to think about!

To learn more, read our article on steel burr vs ceramic burr.

#3 Flat vs conical burrs vs blades

The most popular way to grind coffee is with burrs, and there are two types of burrs: flat and conical. 

Conical burrs are the most popular option as they’re more affordable and more versatile. But they’re not quite as good at getting the super even and fine grinds for the likes of espresso or even Turkish coffee.

Another option that might work well for those on a strict budget is a blade coffee grinder. I’m not a massive fan of blade grinders personally but they are almost all below $100. 

Blade coffee grinders have rotating blades that shred the beans and this is okay for French press and filter coffee (a grind that requires coarse and uneven particles). But it would be useless for the likes of espresso. 

To learn more, read our article on blade vs burr coffee grinder.

#4 Grind level

Different burrs (or the blade) are better suited to different types of coffee. Which type of coffee do you like to make the most?

My recommendations for each type of grinder and the coffee drink they’re best at making can be seen below. 

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

#5 Your budget

Of course, this is going to be the most important factor for most people reading this article. Make sure to consider how much you want to spend.

I’d recommend the under $100 coffee grinder price point to beginners or those looking to buy manual grinders. It’s probably not going to be enough money for more experienced home users or professional home users most of the time.

As a general rule of thumb, these are the kinds of prices I’d recommend spending on a new coffee grinder:

Experience LevelAvg Price Recommended (Electric)Avg Price Recommended (Manual)
Experienced home user$200$80
Pro barista$1000$80

#6 Bean hopper capacity

If you want to grind up a whole lot of beans in one go (or you just can’t be bothered to fill up your bean hopper very often) then it could be a good idea to go for a grinder with a large bean capacity.

I’d recommend around 10 g of beans for one cup of coffee to be generous. Now, you can do the math to work out how large a bean hopper you need.

Another option is the single dose coffee grinder which only grinds up one dose at a time to maximize freshness. But these are high end pieces of kit, so you won’t be able to find one for under $100.

#7 Grinder brand

You can still pick up a grinder from a pretty good brand even if you’re spending under $100.

The main reason to do this is so you can ensure the quality of your grinder. But another benefit is that established brands tend to have better customer support for you if you have any issues with your grinder. 

Be sure to check out one or two of the following brands on your search for a coffee grinder under $100:

  • Krups
  • KitchenAid
  • Breville
  • Barista & Co.
  • Fellow
  • Cuisinart
  • OXO
  • Wilfa
  • Shardor

#8 Speed of grind

If you like a specific type of coffee, it’ll be a good idea to aim for a particular grind speed. Slower grinds distribute particles more randomly for an uneven grind which is better for French press etc. Faster grinds therefore suit the likes of espresso and aeropress.

Some grinders have adaptable speeds but this will be harder to find for under $100. 

RPM RangeSuitable coffee types
Up to 200 RPMFrench press, filter coffee, cold brew
200 – 1000 RPMPour over, moka pot, drip coffee, cold brew
1000 – 3000 RPMAeropress, espresso, pour over
3000 RPM +Espresso

Some people have said that slow grinds mean that you put more heat through the coffee and spoil the taste but I’m not convinced that this is the case. The difference will be minimal at worst.

A final note on the matter: the faster the speed, the louder the grinder. Something to think about…

To learn more, read our article on grinder speeds.

#9 Quality of life features 

Some electric coffee grinders under $100 will come with a few additional features that will make your coffee grinding experience easier. You might be able to benefit from one or more of the following:

  • Timer: This feature shows you how long you’ve been grinding for each time.
  • Auto stop: You might be able to set the timer to stop after a set period of time.
  • Digital interfaces: It could also be possible to view these settings digitally instead of with analog controls.

It is possible to get all of these features on a coffee grinder that costs less than $100. So if you feel like you want them all, don’t hold back!

#10 Noise level

Coffee grinders under $100 are often not as well built as more premium quality grinders and a byproduct of this is noise. So if you’re concerned about waking up housemates, you might want to search for a quiet electric grinder, but it could be out of the price range.

You can combat the noise of your affordable grinder by opting for a slower grind. Faster speeds of a grinder mean they’re going to be louder.

You can save some noise by going for a manual coffee grinder as well. 

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

FAQ: Coffee Grinders Under $100

Here are a couple of extra bits of important information to check out.

How long will a coffee grinder under $100 last for?

Budget coffee grinders don’t tend to last as long as premium ones but you should still get 5 or 6 years out of one even if you use it every day.

This depends on a couple of factors though. They include how well built the grinder is and how well you look after it. 

How often should I clean my coffee grinder?

It’s always good practice to carry out a full, deep clean of your coffee grinder every couple of weeks and wipe it down after every use for good measure. You can read more about how to do that in this article.

My Verdict

Take a look back at my top three with me for one last time:

1. Best Overall – Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic: The best value for money grinder under $100 for everyone but big espresso fans is going to be this one. It’s a fantastic product for the money. 

2. Best for Espresso and Aeropress – Shardor CG845B: For around the same price, you could get a similarly high quality coffee grinder that’s better for espresso but not so suitable for the likes of French press.

3. Best blade grinder – KitchenAid Blade Grinder: I’m not often a massive fan of blade grinders but they sure can save you a lot of money and the best example of one is this.

As much as I think the Cuisinart Supreme Grind is going to be the best pick, I can absolutely see the benefits of all of my top seven. So, make sure to decide which one is going to work best for you. Good luck! 

cuisinart supreme grind automic

Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic: Best Overall

  • Price: $
  • Grind quality: Fair for medium and coarse grind
  • Capacity: 225 g
  • Burr info: N/A conical, stainless steel
  • Best for: Beginners
  • Best for coffee type:
    • French press, filter coffee, moka pot, cold brew, drip coffee, pour over
  • Warranty: 18 months 
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