Argos Coffee Grinders – The Only 1 Coffee Grinder on Argos Worth Buying!


If you’re searching for Argos coffee grinders or coffee grinders on Argos, then two things are probably true. 1) You’re looking at buying a coffee grinder, and 2) You like buying from Argos. I should have been a detective ;-).

I completely understand why anyone would search specifically for coffee grinders on Argos, vs figuring out which may be the best coffee grinder for them & then shopping around for it, especially during the Covid-19 situation. When it comes to home delivery, Argos are even more ridiculously fast than Amazon in many cases, and of course the click and collect is handy too, although most of us a preferring to have things delivered at the moment. 

We had a knock on the door last Saturday, at around 7.30 AM, which turned out to be a delivery from Argos, but we’d not ordered anything. We then discovered that our daughter had bought some bedroom furniture from them at around 1AM that morning, so that’s amazing delivery speed. 

So if you’ve decided you want better coffee during lockdown, by buying a coffee grinder, it would make perfect sense to look specifically for Argos coffee grinders, so you can ensure that you can find a coffee grinder that Argos stock, so you can get it delivered very quickly.

But here’s the one thing I want to get across within this post.

There’s Only Actually One Argos Coffee Grinder!

If you go to the Argos coffee grinders page, you’ll see four “coffee grinders” on Argos, however only one of them is a coffee grinder. 

Burrs Grind – Blades Slice & Chop

Here’s the thing, to grind coffee, we need burrs. Coffee grinders have an upper burr and a lower burr, and these burrs have teeth, for want of better word, which grind the coffee beans. Some grinders use conical burrs, as with the sage smart grinder pro (see the photo below), while some use flat burrs. 

The most important thing when grinding coffee beans, is grind size.

Grind size refers to how finely you need to grind the coffee bean to get the best from whatever coffee beans you’re using. There’s a different grind size for all brewing methods. For example, you’ll need a coarse grind for cafetiere, a medium to coarse grind for filter, a medium to fine grind for Aeropress, and a finer grind for espresso.

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When it comes to espresso, the grind needs to be fine, however there’s no one size fits all, either for coffee beans or for espresso machines. Each different bag of coffee beans will require a very specific grind which will be different on each coffee machine. 

So we need to be able to control the grind size, with all coffee brewing methods, but it’s the most crucial with espresso – a slightly wrong grind size with espresso can mean terrible tasting espresso.

As well as grind size, particle uniformity is important too, which means that we don’t want a huge range of different sized particles of ground coffee, we want them all to be as consistent as possible. 

See my post:

Best Electric Burr Grinders

Achieving the Required Grind Size via Burr Grinders

With a burr grinder, there’s a top and a bottom burr, and we determine the grind size by reducing or enlarging the gap between the burrs.

Achieving the Required Grind Size via Bladed “Grinders”

With bladed “grinders” (and I use quotes here because I can’t bring myself to refer to these as coffee grinders, given that they slice, chop and obliterate, and that they don’t grind) the only way to achieve a given particle size is with time, by grinding for longer for finer grinding. 

With a burr grinder, you have a setting that you can go back to each time in order to grind for a specific brewing method, but with a bladed coffee “grinder”, there’s no way to determine the particle size, all you can do is time how long you “grind” (chop) for. 

So the main problem with bladed contraptions that are being sold as coffee grinders on Argos and via other retailers including Amazon & more, is the inability to control the grind size, but more importantly the particle uniformity. You have no control over the distribution and chopping of the coffee beans via a bladed machine, which means you’ll end up with some particles that are much finer than others, and this is no good.

Which Argos Coffee Grinder is it?

The coffee grinder I’m referring to, which is at the time of writing the only actual burr coffee grinder on Argos is the De’longhi KG79 Coffee Grinder.

There are four coffee grinders at the moment within the Argos coffee grinders category, one is the De’Longhi KG79 coffee grinder, the others are all bladed machines being sold as coffee grinders. 

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This is a burr grinder, it will actually grind your coffee beans, as opposed to slicing, chopping & obliterating them. 

So if you’re about to buy a coffee grinder, and it has to be a coffee grinder from Argos, then this is your only option, the others aren’t grinders. If I were you, I wouldn’t waste money on a bladed grinder. If you don’t have the budget to buy an electric burr coffee grinder, either buy a manual burr grinder or just buy pre-ground coffee. It’s not perfect, but you’ll more than likely get better results from pre-ground coffee than coffee from freshly smashed and obliterated coffee beans. 

To get the best tasting coffee to go with your new grinder my advice is to buy great quality coffee beans. I have a site called The Coffeeworks that sells some of the best coffee beans available. They are full of flavour blends that have been developed to make your tastebuds tingle with delight! Interested? Click on the link below to receive 25%off your first order. 

Use discount code CBNC25 for 25% off your first order at Coffeeworks

The De’Longhi coffee grinder isn’t the top on my list of favourite coffee grinders, in fact, it shares bottom place along with the Krups Expert GVX231 in my best budget coffee grinders post. It’s a very cheap burr grinder at around £60 on Argos. Click here to see the current Amazon UK price.

It doesn’t grind fine enough for espresso straight out of the box, in my opinion, but it can be modded in order to bring the burrs closer together, but given that you’ll have voided your warranty if you want a coffee grinder for espresso I’d recommend investing just a bit more cash on something like a Sage Dose Control Pro, or Sage Smart Grinder Pro, or the Iberital MC2. 

Update: Sage Discount Codes!

If you’re in the UK and you’re thinking of buying any Sage coffee machine or grinder (or any other product from Sage Appliances) I have an active discount code that works so you might want to drop me an email. Click here to join my “Brew Time” mailing list, and then email me ([email protected]).

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Read my post on best discount and sage deals:

Sage best deals and discounts

These grinders cost from two to four times the price of the De’Longhi coffee grinder on Argos, but they are worlds apart when it comes to performance. I spent some time using the De’Longhi grinder for my De’Longhi KG79 coffee grinder review, and although I was impressed in general with the fact that such a cheap coffee grinder will work for grinding coffee, and appears to be fairly sturdy – what I wasn’t impressed with was the number of grind settings, how fine it’ll grind, noise level and more importantly particle size uniformity. 

The thing is, burr grinders aren’t cheap to make, the components are fairly expensive – so if you’re buying a very cheap grinder (and £50-£60 is very, very cheap for a coffee grinder) you really shouldn’t expect too much. For example, the burrs alone on the Niche Zero coffee grinder are roughly three times the price of the De’Longhi KG49, and the Niche Zero is a coffee grinder that costs around ten times the cost of the De’Longhi grinder. But even this isn’t a particularly expensive coffee grinder, it’s around mid-level in terms of price. 

So if you can’t stretch your budget any further, and you decide to go for the only one actual coffee grinder on Argos, that’s absolutely fine, just be aware that you are buying a very cheap coffee grinder.

Without the knowledge you’ve just gained, many people looking at these coffee grinders on Argos would be of the opinion that they’re buying a more expensive coffee grinder, given that this grinder is around three to five times the cost of the other “coffee grinders” within the Argos coffee grinders category, but now you’re aware that the reason for the difference in price is not that the De’longhi coffee grinder is so much better than the other Argos coffee grinders, but that it’s actually the only Argos coffee grinder, the others aren’t burr grinders. 

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