I remember some of my early days working with dried herbs by hand. It didn’t take long before I started searching for “herb grinder” on Amazon. Grinding herbs with a mortar and pestle, knife, or anything else manual was not going well for me. I figured there must have been some electronic product made solely for the purpose of grinding herbs. At the time there wasn’t. Now you can find plenty of really spiffy herb grinders, only, they still require some manual work. Not everyone can use their hands for gripping. Below I have listed some of the coolest and best working grinders (manual and electric).
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Three Best “Herb” Grinders!
Kozo Herb Grinder
This little gem is great for when you don’t have electricity. It’s small enough to take with you on a camping trip. You have to see the inside though! You can get two different sizes of ground herb at the same time. Check Amazon for pricing. –> Amazon Manual Herb Grinder
The electric coffee grinder was my saving grace. This will grind your dried herbs up to nearly fine in nearly no time! While this grinder I have not used myself, it is highly rated on Amazon. Head over to the marketplace for pricing. –> Amazon Electric Coffee Grinder
The electric spice and coffee grinder I have, Amazon does not allow affiliate linking to. Follow the link to this Amazon search page. –> krups coffee grinder. See the KRUPS F203? That’s the one I have used for nearly 7 years. Same one by the way. I’ve not needed to buy another. While the ones listed above are higher rated, I know you can count on the Krups just as well!
A Few Things to Remember with Electric Grinders
- You’ll have a tendency to grind herbs longer than coffee would have needed. I wouldn’t get to brutal with the amount of time you spend with the button held down.
- I clean mine with a small handful or uncooked/dried rice. It works much better than using a brush and I don’t get the impression this grinder is made to get wet.
- Aromatic herbs can leave behind a residue and smell that might transfer over to your next grind of herbs. Clean well or have a few of these on hand to deal with differing levels of dirtying herbs.