Originally Posted by DramaQueen
I agree about the ease of grinding coffee beans. I'm wondering about the burr grinder. I have a blade grinder and have no idea what a burr grinder is and how it differs. Tell me please.
A blade grinder chops the beans similar to a food processor. A burr grinder has a rotating ball or wheel that grinds the coffee, similar to a pepper mill. Some say that a blade grinder heats the coffee bean, and it is harder to control as you are the judge of quantity and grind. My burr grinder, a Cuisinart adjusts for grind and measures a preset amount. Also, the hopper holds a half pound, eliminating the necessity of filling the grinder each grind. All that is necesary to grind the coffee is to hit a button, and pour the ground coffee out. Spin the hopper and you get a different grind, move the lever, and you can vary the quantity.