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spice grinder

What is the best spice grinder money can buy?
Thanks for the always good help


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,781
    Not a clue. I use a mortar and pestle or a dirt cheap old coffee grinder. I haven't read this thru, but Kenji generally knows what he's talking about.

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  • KenfromMIKenfromMI Posts: 742
    Okesmokie, I use a coffee grinder I bought about 10 or 12 years ago. At that time consumers reports tested every spice grinder on the market and found the particular coffee grinder that I bought was better than any spice grinder. You just can't use it for both. I have a burr grinder for coffee and a standard grinder for spices.
    Dearborn MI
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,255
    Carolina Q, your posted article matched what Cook's Illustrated thought.  I bought my Krups years ago and its still running strong.  A tip for cleaning it: throw in a tablespoon or so of dry rice, and run it a bit, that's all I do.  
    I use a marble mortar and pestle for small amounts, but this Krups is my go-to for any larger amounts (I don't drink coffee so I don't use it for that).  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • okesmokieokesmokie Posts: 150
    Will Krups grind pepper corns?
  • KenfromMIKenfromMI Posts: 742
    My Delonghi will grind anything.
    Dearborn MI
  • Brisket_FanaticBrisket_Fanatic Posts: 2,173
    I use a mr coffee grinder, 1 for coffee and 1 for spices. Never mix the two
    NW IA
  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,768
    I LOVE the Cuisinart grinder with a large container. It grinds to a fine powder in seconds.

    Judy in San Diego
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,260
    I use magic bullet and works rather well. And makes a mean frozen daiquiri or frozen margarita. B-) For dry spices I hit it for a second and pulse two or three times and its perfect. It also works the same with fresh herbs and spices. I use it to help make homemade rubs. And would do beautifully for coffee rub.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,286
    edited May 2014
    my two favourite grinders...
    $4 from CL:

    $8 from thrift store:  (heavy CI, you can even roast spices in it before crushing with the 'hammer')
  • legomyeggolegomyeggo Posts: 113
    My best is a really old Krups coffee grinder. Bought a new one but the old one is better.

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,536
    $10 Mr Coffe broke, after 15 years, what a POS. Bought another, they are almost $20 now - it better last more than 15 years (even if I don't). 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,072
    edited May 2014
    I have used 2 of these Krups in the last 25 years and just recently my friend bought a Cuisinart on sale in Wally World for around $10 as the other is getting old but still ticking.

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