The Dualit conical coffee grinder comes in professional-looking black and steel and has a bean capacity of 250g. Its one to ten portion control switch makes grinding more efficient if you want to make just one cup and it has a choice of settings, ranging from fine to coarse.
What is a Burr coffee grinder and why should you buy one?
There are two main types of coffee grinders on the market. Blade grinders and burr grinders.
Blade Grinders – These grinders use a spinning blade to cut coffee beans. You control fineness by the length of time that the grinder is turned on. The positives are that blade grinders are relatively inexpensive. However because fineness is controlled by the time the machine is operating the ground coffee uneven in size resulting in an inconsistent brew. Also the machine can get hot, if you are grinding beans finely this could give them a burnt flavour.
Burr Grinders – Burr Grinders crush rather than cut. The fineness of the coffee is done by the closeness of the burr and therefore the coffee is ground at a conisitant size.