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Best Spice Grinders (2019 Update)

Grounding down spices, nuts and herbs is best done with a spice grinder. Of course, you can do it using the traditional method of using a mortar and pestle, but really, who has the time for that?

On this page, we give our opinion on the 5 best spice grinders for the home kitchen, so you crush those cardamom pods and cinnamon sticks in no time, creating the most perfect blends of spice mix for your home made curries. We don't list any commercial ones here, but we have used the Waring spice grinder in our restaurant, so feel free to check that one if you're a heavy user.

If you're looking for spice grinder reviews, then you've come to the right place. However, once you've ground down those spices using one of the devices detailed below, you'll need somewhere to store any leftover. You'll be happy to know we've created a separate page on the best spice boxes, so you're in good hands with us.
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For now, have a quick glance on our winning spice and nut grinders and then you can go in-depth to read our 5 favourite ones.
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AICOK

Bean & Nut Grinder

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Steel Grinder

1. Nut & Spice Grinder by Kabalo

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This is the cheapest and most cost efficient electric spice grinder that is available on the market and it is a no-nonense, no frills electronic product that does exactly what it’s supposed to.

  • Measures: 19.2 x 14.4 x 10.8 cm
  • Weight: 662 grams
  • Power: 150 Watts

Lightweight yet durable, this is ideal for light users. It won’t do huge amounts of spices, but is suitable for the home kitchen.

2. Stainless Steel Grinder by Cuisinart

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This one is dishwasher safe, has a large capacity, comes with very sharp blades – specially designed to grind toughest nuts.

However, it has one downfall: it’s high price point.

  • Measures: 9.8 x 9.8 x 20 cm
  • Weight: 1.54 Kg
  • Power: 200 Watts

Despite the high price point, it does come with a 3 year warranty, so this should instil some confidence in kitchen enthusiasts.

3. Grinder for Beans & Spices by AICOK

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This is a bean grinder which comes with a removable steel bowl, making it easy to fill with your beans, spices, nuts or seeds. This also means the bowl can be removed and put into the dishwasher

You can do a fairly large amount with this, with space for upto 1 cup worth

  • Measures: 25.2 x 15.2 x 14.4 cm
  • Weight: 1.22 KG
  • Power: 200 Watts

It comes with a standard 2 year warranty, so you should feel confidence with this purchase

4. Coffee/Spice Grinder by Lloytron

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The Lloytron Coffee and Spice Grinder is the ideal grinder for grinding coffee beans, spices and nuts. It has an easy one touch pulse operation and an 150W power.

Crush those peppercorns, chilli pods and cinnamon sticks! It copes well with dry spices such as cumin, cardamon etc and also with wet herbs, such as fresh rosemary

  • Measures: 10 x 37.5 x 10 cm
  • Weight: 200 grams
  • Power: 150 Watts

Some have complained that it isn’t the easiest to clean, so it loses some points in this regard.

5. Electric Nut & Spice Grinder by esLife

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Thanks to the 200 watt motor, this is one of the quieter grinders that we’ve seen. It can also crush those spices with ease and in seconds.
It also has a safe lock system, meaning the blades won’t start spinning until the lid is fully closed.

This one is also so small, that we can happily call it portable and travel safe.

  • Measures: 9.4 x 9.4 x 15.6 cm
  • Weight: 798 grams
  • Power: 200 Watts

It’s also ideal for a variety of foods including nuts, coffee beans, spices, seeds and any other dry items.

Frequently Asked Questions

We do not currently use any of the ones above as we need a larger one for commercial use. We use the Waring Spice Grinder as it has a much larger capacity and is much more durable than the ones listed above. However, we still feel we’re able to provide valuable input in asking what is the best one for smaller kitchens and domestic use.

Are some of the spice grinders also coffee grinders?

Yes, some of these are originally pure coffee bean grinders, but they’ve become adopted by homeowners to grind up other things including the spice we’re discussing on this page.

We discussed the Waring grinder at the top of this article and it’s recognised to be the most used spice grinder in commercial kitchens. However, some of these coffee grinders listed above are now also used in smaller commercial kitchens and domestically too.

You should note that on this page, our focus is solely on grinding spices, not coffee.

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