Coffee Grinders are one of the most important and must have equipments of any kitchen. According to estimation coffee is the only commodity after petroleum which is traded the most in all over the world making coffee grinders one of the most favored machine of the kitchen. For preparing coffee at home it needs to be first roasted, ground and then they are mixed with water i.e. brewed.
Coffee is available either in the form of unprocessed or roasted or already roasted and ground. If it is already roasted and ground then you do not need any coffee grinders. But most of the coffee consumers prefer to grind coffee at home to retain the original taste of the coffee.
There are several types of coffee grinders which are differentiated into three types such as Blade coffee grinders, Burr coffee grinders and Hand coffee mills etc. These grinders maintain the freshest flavor and catchy aroma for retaining the best taste of the coffee.
Blade Coffee Grinders – making use of these grinders is one of the best, efficient and the most affordable ways of grinding coffee beans. These grinders are provided with blades which revolve at very high rpm for pulverizing the coffee beans. This process of pulverization of coffee beans is quite similar to the process of crushing of ice in blenders. The fineness of the beans depends upon the time for which you are grinding them. There are few disadvantages associated with blade type of coffee grinders. One of the disadvantages is that it produces non uniform grinds. Continuous grinding of beans results into the formation of coffee powder which is accumulated around the edges of the pile of the grounds and around the center. These types of grinders are suitable for drip coffee and also they can be used for grinding spices and herbs.
Burr Grinders – it is a machine which exhibits two grinding mixer grinder wheels which are meant to rips and crushes the beans feed into it. There is no risk of burning or coming out of the beans from the container. Burr Grinder is of two types they are the wheel burr and the conical burr. Wheel burr is one of the most economical types of grinders which spin very fast producing a lot of noise.
The conical burr grinder is consider as one of the best options and preferred over burr grinders as it spines at slower rate which makes the process smooth, quieter and less messy. These types of coffee grinders are preferred for oily or flavored coffees as they do not clog. These are comparatively costlier than wheel burr grinder which is justified by its quality product and efficiency.
Besides grinding coffee beans one can also grind herbs and spices in it. It is quite easy to clean the grinder for removing oils, flavor and odors of ground items. First of all just unplug the grinder and use dry cloth or paper towel for cleaning out the grinder. A damp cloth is also used for cleaning the interior and exterior of the grinder. Proper care should be taken to ensure that there should not be any damage to the machinery of the appliance.