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Mr Coffee IDS554 Bean Grinder

For everyday coffee-grinding without the unnecessary frills, the IDS554 is the perfect choice. It sports just the basics that makes it so easy to use. Basic features like the on and off switch and the Grind Button comprise the majority of controls, and anyone can use this unit with ease and without confusion.

Interior Features
  • The stainless steel beans container adds to the durability of the whole unit and makes it perfect for grinding other items aside from coffee beans such as cinnamon and flax. The stainless steel interior can hold up to 12 cups of coffee.
  • Grind coffee beans with ease with the one-push Grind Button.
  • Get the proper consistency of coffee beans that you want with a switch button, which allows you to customize the duration of grinding.

    Exterior Features

  • The clean white exterior gives the unit a classic look. The design is simple but elegant.
  • Use the safety switch after putting the coffee beans inside, to ensure protection before pressing the grind button.
  • The on/off switch is perfect if you do not like the results with the auto shut off feature. Some users like their coffee beans a little bit gritty, so they can press Off if they want to turn off the unit after a few minutes.
  • The large transfer lid keeps the coffee beans in place as you grind. The dip design also allows for a clean and convenient transfer to the brewer.

    Dimension Specifications

    Product dimensions: 4.8 x 8.9 x 4.8 inches
    Total volume or number of cups: 12 cups/2.3 oz.


    The unit is easy to clean and works with almost all kinds of dry stuff. The lid is also easy to clean, can be hand-washed if needed. The coffee grinder is durable, feels sturdy (with rubber feet), and the parts go well together. The small size makes this unit very easy to store. The electrical cord is also very easy to store. The unit is not expensive at all, perfect for those who want a basic coffee grinder for a low price. It is very economical. You can choose to brew a batch of coffee for as small as 4 cups. The safety feature is very useful in lowering the risk of spills. Cleanup goes without a hitch. If you want to take the coffee out, you simply turn the container upside down, give it a little tap, and the coffee grounds will fall out.


    The common complaint is the loud, noise which can be a bother if you grind coffee early in the morning. It does not grind coffee evenly. Some coffee beans are larger than others. There is no optional battery compartment. You cannot remove the blades from the chamber so cleaning the chamber free of coffee grounds can be pretty tricky.


  • very classy white exterior
  • durable, parts go well together
  • easy to store
  • has a safety feature to prevent spills
  • easy cleanup
  • lid can be hand-washed with warm water
  • easy to use
  • affordable


  • too loud
  • does not grind coffee evenly
  • no optional battery component
  • cleaning can be tricky with the blades

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