SHARDOR CG9406-UL2 is a conical burr coffee grinder with 200 watt motor. It’s relatively inexpensive model yet it’s not among the very cheapest units which gives some hope it’s somewhat decent, but is it?
When it comes to grinding SHARDOR CG9406-UL2 is one of the best burr grinders for money however since burr grinders aren’t usually any good in this price class it doesn’t mean much. It’s still a significant downgrade compared to Breville BCG820BSS Pro or Baratza Encore but it grinds reasonably well for money.
First of all it has pretty wide variety of grinds. Other burr grinders at this price point usually can only grind coarse to medium, medium to fine or just fine. SHARDOR CG9406-UL2 can grind coarse enough for French Press and almost fine enough for Espresso (but not quite).
Second, grinds are relatively consistent. They are not perfectly uniform but more so than with most other grinders at this pricing. This is still a cheap burr grinder so results are somewhat mediocre.
All burr grinders are somewhat loud, some less, some more. SHARDOR CG9406-UL2 is on the quieter side which your family members will appreciate.
Bean hopper & grounds bin
Bean hopper capacity is 8.46 oz whereas grinds bin 4.58 oz. Untypical for burr grinders of this price it doesn’t produce any static cling making it a lot less messy than most.
SHARDOR CG9406-UL2 features 35 different grind coarseness settings which can be adjusted by rotating bean hopper. It grinds 2 to 12 cups at a time and the amount is adjusted with a dial located on the front of burr grinder. Controls are simple
Upper burr is removable for cleaning. SHARDOR CG9406-UL2 comes with a brush just for that purpose.
Even though SHARDOR CG9406-UL2 might be the best burr grinder in its price class it’s among the cheapest models and most of them are quite horrible. Using SHARDOR is bit better than using blade grinder however if you are willing to spend a bit more there are grinders that are superior. To find out which are the best affordable burr grinders read our Best Cheap Burr Coffee Grinders article.
SHARDOR CG9406-UL2 Conical Burr Coffee Grinder Specifications:
- Grinder type: Conical Burr
- Power: 200W
- Grind coarseness settings: 35
- Cups per grind: 2 to 12
- Bean hopper capacity: 8.46 oz
- Grinds bin capacity: 4.58 oz
- Manufacturers description: SHARDOR Black Electric Adjustable Conical Burr Mill Coffee Grinder With 35 Precise Grind Fineness Settings. Grinds 2 to 12 Cups At a Time.
- Size (D x W x H): 7.87’’ x 4.72’’ x 11.81’’
- Weight: 4.5 lb / 2.04 kg