Grinders we rate
These are grinders we've used and serviced and are great value for money.
We've used and repaired dozens of home grinders and asked a handful of independent technicians which grinders they recommend. We all had very similar conclusions
For home espresso:
These grinders don't break, are very easy to change burrs and produce a good grind consistency allowing proper pressure and consequential hydrolysis to occur.
Mazzer Mini, Super Jolly & Major
(still new but feedback and tests went very well).
For home filter brewing:
These grinders don't break easily and have a narrow standard deviation of particle sizes when grinding. These are what we use at home.
Baratza Encore & Virtuoso
$200 & $300
Ensure you get the M2 burrs
Not recommended for espresso
Breville Smart Grinder Pro
Not recommended for espresso due to limiting the lifespan.