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High/Low: Coffee Grinders We Love

Quit buying ground coffee! Grinding whole beans in a coffee grinder makes for a stronger, fresher-tasting brew (that's packed with good-for-you antioxidants, to boot). Both of our favorite coffee grinders have conical burrs—not blades—to deliver the most consistent grind.

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Quit buying ground coffee! Grinding whole beans in a coffee grinder makes for a stronger, fresher-tasting brew (that’s packed with good-for-you antioxidants, to boot). Both of our favorite coffee grinders have conical burrs—not blades—to deliver the most consistent grind.

Best Basic
Got a few minutes to spare? The Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Grinder (left) makes it super-easy to grind by hand, thanks to a non-slip base and ergonomic handle. $49.95; williams-sonoma.com

High-Tech Pick

Equally great for coffee or espresso, the sleek Breville the Smart Grinder lets you choose from 25 different grinds—and automatically adjusts the dose each time. $199.99; brevilleusa.com

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