Eureka Mignon Silenzio is espresso grinder with 310 watt motor and 50 mm hardened steel flat burrs that grind at 1,350 RPM. What makes Silenzio differ from most other Mignon grinders is its insulation that reduces noise and vibration.
Just like it’s the case with all Mignon grinders Eureka Silenzio excels at grinding for espresso. It can grind very fine, on finest settings it’s on Turkish coffee territory (but isn’t necessarily great grinder for that) and can choke your espresso machine (because of grounds being too fine). Fine grinds are also very consistent. For espresso this grinder is great and will ensure your coffee has pure and great flavor.
Eureka Mignon Silenzio does have a pretty wide range of grind size options too. It can grind pretty coarse where it would work for brewing methods like French Press and Cold Brew however the coarser you go the less consistent the grounds will be. Eureka Mignon Silenzio works decently well for brewing methods with filter. For French Press and Cold Brew it will do the job too but but it won’t be perfect.
Basically Eureka Mignon Silenzio works great for espresso. It can do the job for brewing methods that require coarser grind size too, but the coarser you go the less good results will be.
Eureka Mignon Silenzio is quieter than most burr grinders. It’s not noiseless or the quietest grinder ever, but noise levels are relatively low for the price. This will be important to many of you since noise can be the biggest flaw of these machines as no one want to wake up someone in their household just because they are making coffee.
With its metal casing Eureka Mignon Silenzio feels sturdy and well made.
Eureka Mignon Silenzio is pretty simple to use. Grind size is adjusted with stepless knob that can do 5 rotations. There are two grinds modes: time based and manual. In time based grind mode you can set grinding time from 2.5 to 20 seconds. It’s not perfectly accurate though so there’s some slight variance on how much grounds it outputs each time even though the setting remains the same.
Bean hopper has shut-off valve and can hold 10 ounces (300 grams) of beans. Portafilter holder is removable so you can grind into grounds container however Silenzio doesn’t come with one so you will have to buy it separately.
Eureka Mignon Silenzio is a great grinder for those who drink espresso and don’t want an overly loud grinder. It also works for brewing methods that require coarser grind but results won’t be perfect as consistency decreases the coarser the setting. If you don’t drink Espresso there are better grinders available, but if you mostly drink Espresso and occasionally might try other types of coffee too then this is a great grinder.
Eureka Mignon Silenzio Espresso Burr Grinder Specifications:
- Motor: 310W
- RPM (at no-load): 1,350
- Burrs: flat 50mm hardened steel
- Grind speed: 1 to 2.3 grams per second
- Grind size settings: infinite (stepless adjustment)
- Bean hopper capacity: 10 ounces / 300 grams
- Weight: 12.35 lb / 5.6 kg