Once you’ve ground your own coffee beans, you’ll never go back. This elegant grinder has a stainless steel bowl and blades and simple on/off switch with safety lock. The transparent cover with measurement markings makes it easy to keep an eye on the coarseness of the grind, since different coffee processes call for different levels. (Don’t ever overgrind your beans for the French press--you’ll wind up with sludge.) With a 2.5-ounce or 70g capacity, it will make enough for 12 cups of coffee. Get a second grinder for grinding spices and herbs. It makes easy work out of peppercorns, parsley or basil; or chop up your very own herb mixture. Easy-to-clean bowl and lid, just wipe with a damp cloth. Convenient cord storage. Instruction book included. Limited 18-month warranty.
Sleek, good-looking, hardworking, and there for the duration, Cuisinart has all the makings of a perfect partner. Having won the praise of Julia Child, James Beard, and Jacques Pépin, the brand is a kitchen superstar for kitchen superstars and has been a classic foodie favorite ever since its revolutionary food processor hit the States in 1973.