A spice grinder really is a kitchen gadget that you didn’t know that you needed until you have to.. well.. grind some spices! It’s also something that you really need to work well. There is nothing more annoying than wanting to crush a few Ajwan Seeds to make your own breads or some Black Mustard Seeds for a curry that to find out that your grinder is, in fact rubbish and you get big chunky bits of spice in your food. Not great. So, let’s get down to taking a look at a few of your options in the spice grinder market!
Let’s start with with the James Martin Wahl Mini Grinder. This grinder is a versatile piece of kit; it is as happy grinding spices as it is coffee or nuts (it is best to cut the nuts up roughly before hand, it’s not essential but makes it easier on the machine). This mini grinder has a lovely brushed stainless steel finish and a neat design that means it takes up very little space when it’s packed away (the built in cable storage is a nice little feature; nothing worse than cables everywhere!). It has a 70g capacity and the transparent viewing lid makes knowing when to stop grinding easy, you just need to keep an eye on it, when you’ve reached the required level of grind, stop. A simple on-off switch means that you’re always in control as you hold the button down to grind. The James Martin Grinder weighs approximately 750grams, is about 20cm high and retails for around £12.30 from Amazon.
The next on our list is the Revel Chromse Wet ‘N Dry Grinder. This grinder is slightly more expensive than the James Martin Grinder at £30.00, but it is also a bit more substantial. It has a 280watt motor which means that it is capable of grinding and puréeing onions, ginger, garlic, herbs, breadcrumbs and buts. These abilities make it a versatile kitchen accessory; it can make short work of anything between coffee beans to herbs. The powerful motor means that if you’re looking for a rough cut finish, thats okay, or if you want something blended to a paste – again, that’s easy, the motor is capable of wet grinding with ease. You can even use it to make sauces, yoghurt dips or baby food. Finished in a neat chrome; it’s a stylish solution to your kitchen grinding needs. It stands about 18cm high is around £30.00 from Amazon
The final spice grinder on our list is the Kenwood CH180 Mini Chopper. This grinder has slightly more of a ‘classic blender’ look to it, although in a mini blender type of way! This blender is a compact, versatile 2 speed, 300watt motor meaning that it is capable of chopping small portions of meat, vegetables, breadcrumbs, herbs or spices. Bowl section is safely attached to the base when in use to ensure you can’t get anything soft and squishy (i.e. a finger) in the way of the blades when they are in use. The bowl has a 350ml or 150gram capacity; so whilst it is large enough for small jobs it is still only a counter top accessory. This grinder is available from £14.00, is around 15cm high and weighs just shy of 1kilogram.
I hope that we’ve given you a little further information about spice grinders and given you a little bit of advice about the one to go for that will fulfil your need.