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Electric spice grinders

Anybody using them? What should I be looking for? I don't need nothing fancy; just getting tired of hand grinding.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,963
    I have a Krups electric coffee grinder that I use for spices (I don't drink coffee).  Paid less than $20 for it years ago, and it still works fine.  
    One hint to clean them out (for grinding a totally different, incompatible spice): grind up a teaspoon or so of raw dry rice; cleans her right up!  

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 22,647
    I have the Walmart brand Wahl spice grinder. Got it on sale for 12 bucks. For home bbq it does a good job.

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  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,901
    edited February 2014
    I have the Cuisinart spice grinder and it is awesome. I had a coffee grinder and it was OK, but this really makes a fine powder if you want it. And it's large enough for a good quantity.

    Judy in San Diego
  • If you only make small quantities, the coffee grinder route is hard to beat. Picked up a Mr Coffee for under $15 last year replacing a 10 year old name unknown. Good tip to use rice to clean it. If you keep water out of the bowl, they never rust. 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,940
    edited February 2014
    I also use a Krups coffee grinder. The bowl is steel, and I wash it in between grinds.

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  • +1 on Krups. I wash the top and wipe out the bottom with a damp paper towel. Never heard of the rice method. I'll have to give that a try.

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  • I understand that if you intend to grind coffee too that you should have two and not mix them up...not sure why...might have been salesmen bs
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,940
    I would probably use a grinder dedicated for spices as well.

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