If you are thinking of investing in a grinder, there are many reasons for doing so beyond making the perfect cup of coffee. Quality grinders make the difference between a perfect hand rolled cigarette and one that burns out too quickly. They can also influence the taste of your meals if they can’t shred spices into appropriate and equal grain sizes. Regardless of what you plan on using it for, a grinder needs to meet certain standards before an investment is justified.
In this article, we will present you with our top three choices of herb and spice grinders. We will outline the most important features you should look for before making a purchase and tell you which one offers the most value. After taking a closer look at our top 3, we will also make a recommendation as to which product ranks as the top grinder when it comes to performance, functionality, ease of use, and value for money.
Herb Grinder with Pollen Catcher
This is a very quiet and yet powerful grinder. The 49 extra-sharp blades go to work and can shred a lot of herbs at once. Weighing only 12 ounces, this applicance turns grinding into a smooth, fast and effortless task.
The pollen catcher is crafted out of stainless steel micron mesh and can filter out just about any unwanted particles your herbs may carry. This feature also helps tobacco users to get just the desired herb size and texture for their cigarettes. Rolling the perfect cigarette has just got easy! The manufacturers of this grinder have thought of everything.
With the Neodymium magnets the lid fits perfectly, keeping your product fresh and scented. Thanks to this feature, dropping your grinder is not a problem because the lid won’t pop open and spill your herbs on the ground. You get more than your typical odor and moisture control. The casing also features texture at the bottom to prevent the grinder from moving on your worktop.
What’s more, the Platinum Grinders has a very slick design, that’s built to last without getting scratches. If you’re looking for a stylish grinder that cuts like a commercial blender, then this might be a good product for you.
4 Piece Spice Herb Grinder
The Golden Bell 4 Piece Spice Herb Grinder is yet another amazing product with a well-polished design and a lifetime warranty. Even though this grinder is made from high-quality materials, it only weighs 2.9 ounces which is way less than the Herb Grinder from Platinum Grinders.
This grinder comes with extremely sharp diamond-shaped teeth that are really the best choice for efficient and accurate shredding. The thin Poly O-Ring provides less friction and more control over how fine your herbs will be.
Golden Bell also provides an additional accessory to help you filter out some of the unwanted finer grains. You will get a pollen scrapper which, although not as impressive as the one from Platinum Grinders, still manages to sieve out most of the unnecessary particles.
The model also comes with a magnetized lid. It doesn’t use Neodymium magnets but it still helps keep the freshness of the product for a long time and stops it from drying out too fast. The lid is easy to open and close, keeping your herbs and spices fresh for as long as you want.
When it comes to design, we’ve seen better and worse for sure. It is all black and looks very modern with a mesh like texture on the lid. However, the logo is barely noticeable because it is also in black lettering and this may or may not be a good thing.
Golden Gate Grinders
Aluminum Herb Grinder
The Golden Gate 4-Piece Anodized Aluminum Herb Grinder manages to score high in almost all categories. It’s hard to imagine getting better durability from other materials when this grinder is made from the same aluminum they use to build planes. If you want durability, you can’t go wrong with this model.
Its weight of 4.8 ounces puts it right in the middle of our list as it’s not too heavy but not the lightest either. Still, because it’s also equipped with textured sides and bottom, it is just as stable as the other grinders. Just as the Platinum Grinders model, the Golden Gate Herb Grinder is as quiet as you can hope for during actual cutting.
The diamond shaped teeth make fast work of any herbs you want to refine, and the included pollen catcher will filter out any junk. The model also makes use of Neodymium magnets for a perfect fitting lid and for optimum moisture and odor control. You don’t have to worry about losing taste over time with this grinder.
As far as the design is concerned, this model has a stylish black design, with the gripping side textures barely noticeable. The white logo on top of the lid is good for showing off the brand and let people know you only own quality products.
After grinding a fair share of herbs with all three of the previously mentioned products we’ve come to realize that they all have some unique features that make good selling points. We were most impressed with the design from Platinum Grinders. The Golden Bell grinder delivers wonderful control over the size of the grain but lacks in terms of moisture control and only offers the pollen catcher as a separate accessory.
We understand that no product is flawless no matter the category but in the case of grinders, the 4-Piece Herb Grinder from Golden Gate seems to be as close to perfect as possible. It has a stylish design, is made from very durable materials, and grinds everything in complete silence. Add to all of this the great hermetical seal of the magnetized lid, and you’ve just found yourself a product that offers everything you will ever need from a herb and spice grinder.