Ok so you want to grind up some fresh coffee. Totally makes sense for those groggy mornings where you need some fresh ground coffee to get you going. Of course to do that you'll need a grinder. Now most grinders seem to always be over $20 which is to be expected after all they do tend to be intricate pieces of machinery. That said we recently got lucky and notice that the Cuisinart grinder is currently under $20 compared to its high water mark of $40. How long will it stay ? Well we don't know. However, while it's low let's put it up against a brand like Bodum to see what kind of edge it can have.
First we have the Bodum Bistro coffee grinder. It's currently on Amazon for $27.50 and it has a 4.4 star score on over 4,000 ratings.
Then we have the Cuisinart DCG-20BKN coffee grinder. Currently on Amazon for $18.99 and it has a 4.5 star score on over 11,000 ratings.
To help keep things as apples to apples as possible we picked the grinders based on what they both say they make make for their capacity. In this case both grinders state they can grind up enough grounds for 12 cups of coffee. So now that we are more or less in the same boat, let's dive deeper.
When run through Review Meta the Bodum is being flagged for a bunch of ratings being suspicious. That said though the score does not change and even accounting for the suspicious ratings it's still clocking over 2,000 ratings that are considered good. The Cuisinart on the other hand passed will with only a low percentage of ratings being flagged and the score also staying the same.
So long as the Cuisinart remains at this low of a price it's hard to not go with it. It's beating the Bodum in both score and ratings amount. Add in the fact that it's almost $10 cheaper and we don't see a reason to not give it the edge especially when they have similar capacities. One could argue that the Bodum has a bit more in that it can grind an extra .5 oz of coffee. Is that worth $10 though? Probably not.
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