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As much as we appreciate the convenience of buying pre-ground coffee bags, the best brew starts with grinding your own beans. Whether you favor hands-on pour-overs or no-fuss machines that'll do the work for you, zipping your favorite roasts through a grinder before brewing guarantees the freshest, most flavorful cups. And a handy coffee grinder doesn't need to cost a fortune: the most popular model on Amazon is only $17.

Hamilton Beach's Fresh Grind Electric Coffee Grinder weighs just over a pound but packs quite a punch. its tough stainless steel blades easily blitz through whole beans with the press of a button, and it holds enough grounds for 12 cups of coffee. What's more, the appliance boasts an ultra-quiet motor, which won't wake sleeping housemates if you're the first to rise and grind.

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To buy: $17 (originally $20);

Using the Fresh Grind is as simple as filling up its removable canister with beans, plugging it into an outlet, and holding the power button. In a matter of seconds, it transforms whole beans into fresh grounds. After you're done, toss the bean container in the dishwasher for easy cleanup and tuck the grinder's power cord into a clever nook under the machine for compact storage.

With more than 10,000 five-star reviews, the Fresh Grind is Amazon's top-selling coffee grinder. Users rave about how easy it is to operate, with many saying it's much quieter than other brands.

"I remember by dad waking me up at 4 a.m. every morning with his coffee grinder," one shopper said. "This thing is fantastic. No, it's not whisper quiet because it still has to smash beans into powder, but it's definitely something I can use and not worry about waking up my kiddos."

Plus, customers say it's an incredible deal, even when it's not on sale (like it is right now). A second reviewer wrote, "It's quieter and easier to use and clean than the expensive one I bought at Bed Bath & Beyond that broke within a year."

And if you're worried about adding a one-trick pony to your kitchen, don't fret. Users also describe how the gadget doubles as an excellent spice grinder for custom blends and fresh seasonings.

Best of all, its $17 price tag won't break the bank. So, what are you waiting for? Head to Amazon now and add it to your cart.

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