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Spice grinders

I just learned about conical burr grinders.  I have been using a blade grinder.  I have noticed a non-uniform grind a lots of fines with the blade grinder.

Do any of you use a grinder for spices?  I use a mortar and pestle when I absolutely have too.
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 9,606
    I believe Alton Brown likes conical burr grinders for spices.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 41,966
    edited September 2020
    Should be a no-brainer.  The difference is like comparing a blender to a mandoline.

    Edit: comparing a blade vs burr.  Not conical vs flat.
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  • Can only imagine that the burr would provide a better result. For coffee beans, no comparison between a Mr. Coffee flat blade grinder and a Krupps burr grinder for something like French press. Currently I still use the Mr. Coffee for herbs and spices, but then I am usually just making a powder. Mortar and pestle for something that does not need to be pulverized. 
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