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    Best small cheap grinder to take on the road

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    Hi all,
    What is the best small cheap grinder to take on the road?

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    Define cheap. Some years back I bought one of those compact models with conical ceramic burrs, I think they're around $60-70. There are a couple of brands. I found grinding with it tedious and a lot of effort. More recently I upgraded to a Helor 101 for travel, which is $250-300. Best thing I ever did. Easier to grind and the quality of the grind is so much better. No matter how you make your travel coffee, my advice is don't cheap out. There are several alternatives to the Helor 101 roughly around the same price point. Site sponsor Alternative Brewing has a page of hand grinders, and I imagine other sponsors would as well.
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    Manual or electric?
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    +1 to gunga's feedback, started with one of those ceramic thingys and gave it away to someone for exclusive french press use...IMHO its Helor/LIdo/MBK/any of the decent steel burred hand grinders, or perhaps a lower level small electric like the Lelit or Isomac that use the 38mm conicals for another $100?
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    Best small cheap grinder to take on the road

    There's a recent discussion on 'best manual grinder for espresso <$100' that covers most of the options available. My pick, balancing price and effectiveness, would be the Precision Hand Grinder.

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    I've just bought a timemore slim grinder, and its really handy for grinding. Takes quite some time for an espresso grind though.



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