2.05.2015

Let's Compare Lower End (affordable) Hamilton Beach Coffee Grinders

This morning I came to the computer right after brewing a cup of coffee (of course) and sitting on the counter was our old standby coffee grinder.  Glancing at it, therein lies the basis of this mornings post.  Coffee grinders.  And why Hamilton Beach only?

First, because the coffee grinder currently on the counter is a Hamilton Beach brand but secondly, because many of our small kitchen appliances are this brand and it's one I've used since I was first married and bought a small $9 hand mixer that lasted through incredibly heavy use before finally burning out.  It's a brand that isn't always the highest quality, but it's decent quality at an affordable price.

All these links are through Amazon - which I found this morning so the prices listed are current as of today.



Hamilton Beach 80350 Coffee Grinder
Listed at $9.99 plus $5.49 to ship - this is an affordable, basic, grinder.  Easy to use with just one button, you don't have to decide which grind to use.  It does a basic grind and you are good to go.  One feature I love about the Hamilton Beach ginders is the retractable cord.  The base hides the cord so you can store it or if you keep it on the counter, you can shorten the cord so it doesn't lay coiled all over the counter top. This grinder does not come with any cleaning brushes but a wipe down with a paper towel is all it takes.





Hamilton Beach 80335 Fresh-Grind Coffee Grinder
$13.46 plus shipping so it's another extremely affordable option for a basic grinder.  I'm going to post what their description says of it but I honestly don't know how quiet it is as we do not own this one.  This is one step above the $10 version in that it has a removable grinding chamber.  I like that because on the other basic model, you have to turn the grinder upside down to dump the grinds in the cup to remove and use.  This style, you can remove the cup without turning the machine upside down. 
  • Quieter than the leading competitor
  • Removable grinding chamber
  • Grinds coffee and spices
  • Cord storage and on/off button
  • Stainless steel blades





Hamilton Beach 80365 Custom Grind Coffee Grinder
At $20.49 this one is still a decent priced model and it's similar to the one we have in our house that my daughter bought while she was in college.  It has a few more bells and whistles than the $10 model.  You can choose the grind you want or need as well as the cup size.
  • Removable grinding chamber for easy filling and dishwasher cleanup
  • Great for coffee and spices
  • Hands-free grinding
  • Precise cup & fineness settings for perfect results
  • Hidden cord storage



Hamilton Beach 80374 Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder, Black
Picking up this version for about $22.00 is a grinder that looks like it's a little more expensive than it is.   Again, it's one of the grinders you just push the button and it stops grinding when it's reached the grind and settings you chose.  Note that on this model it seems reviewers caution against overloading it (some beans will be left unground) and be aware that like the other automatic shut off models, the cup needs to be clicked into place securely for it to turn on (as a safety measure).
  • Removable grinding chamber for easy pouring and dishwasher cleanup
  • Great for coffee and spices
  • Hands-free operation
  • Precise cup & fineness settings for perfect results
  • Hidden cord storage