Andrew James Coffee Grinder Review
One of the best selling coffee grinders in the UK market right now is the Andrew James grinder. This is not just a coffee grinder, but one that can also be used to grind nuts, spices and a range of seeds.
This one comes in a traditional black colour or is a striking red colour, if that is your preference. The black is by quite a way the most popular choice of the two available colours.
This is a blade coffee grinder and one that costs on average around the £15 price point, depending on where you make your purchase. As you can see from my website there is a lot of choice when it comes to buying a good quality coffee grinder.
This one is a very popular choice for three reasons:
- The Andrew James brand name is getting very popular
- The price is very competitive
- It is not exclusively just for grinding coffee beans
Many people like the idea of being able to grind their own coffee beans, but also want to be able to use a grinder that can grind both spices and nuts when required. The 150 watt motor on this one is powerful enough to do that along with the strong stainless steel blades.
I have done a full detailed review below. For those who don't have time to read this, then you can check out the latest prices and any discounts available at Amazon UK by clicking here.
Key Features of the Andrew James Coffee Grinder
Size: - 11 x 11 x 18 cm - compact
Weight: - 862 grams
Power: - 150 Watts
Type: - Blade grinder using stainless steel blades
Warranty - 2 years
Available in Black/Red
Coffee Beans - As mentioned this one can grind up to 70 grams of coffee at one time. So if you like to grind your own beans and have your coffee as fresh as possible, then this one can certainly deliver the goods.
Nuts - this one can handle gring up most nuts including brazil, almonds, walnuts, cashews and peanuts
Seeds - This one can also grind cumin seeds, mustard, coriander, flax, chia, sesame, poppy, hemp and linseed. It can also grind wheat and rye. Some buyers use this to make gluten-free flour, grind breadcrumbs and even puree small amounts of fruit or vegetables. It does beat having to use a mortar and pestle.
What Buyers Liked about the Andrew James Grinder
- The price was very competitive
- Simple and easy to use
- Smooth, quiet and efficient
- The majority stated that it did what it was supposed to
What Buyers Did Not Like about the Andrew James Grinder
- It doesn't have cable storage
- Some people said it was difficult to clean
- A few said it just stopped working
Summary Review of the Andrew James Grinder
Buyers at Amazon UK, and there are thousands of them gave this one an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. The table below shows the spread of those buyer ratings:
- 61% gave it a 5 star rating
- 21% gave it a 4 star rating
- 8% gave it a 3 star rating
- 4% gave it a 2 star rating
- 6% gave it a 1 star rating
As you can see the vast majority rated this grinder highly. I think you also have to consider that the price here is under £15 and that it is a blade grinder and not a high end burr grinder.
Like many things in life you get what you pay for. This is not a high end grinder, but it does a good job for most types of grinding of coffee beans, nuts, spices and seeds.
You are never going to get perfect results from any type of blade grinder, but this one is what I would describe as being "cheap and cheerful."
The Krups Twin Blade for example has a slightly higher rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars but does cost £5 more. I think when you take everything in the balance this is a handy gadget to have around the kitchen for a variety of grinding jobs.
As a coffee enthusiast myself, I would not use this as I simply prefer the results from a good quality burr grinder.
I think this one is good value for money and Andrew James is an ever popular and growing brand. At this price it would be hard to be disappointed and you can then enjoy the taste of freshly brewed coffee.