How to Identify the Best Grinder for Your Business
Deciding what type of grinding machine will best fit your business can be overwhelming, to say the least. Take into account available variations on centerless and surface grinders, as well as special-purpose and custom-built machines, and you’re presented with many dozens of choices. So how do you narrow them down?
A good place to start is to have a very clear idea of what task you need the grinder to accomplish, and how often it will be used. This depends on your line of work. Do you need an all-purpose grinder for grinding different parts without changing over the tooling? Perhaps you want to expand the grinding work you’re doing or complement a machine, or machines, that you already have. Generally, these types of machines can adequately handle low to moderate productions levels at fairly accurate tolerances. Or, are you a manufacturing business with a project that requires high production volumes and extremely tight tolerances. The intended purpose and frequency of use can make a big difference as to the type of grinding machine you need.
Once you identify your grinding needs, there are many other variables to be determined that relate to your grinder selection, such as the type of grinding wheel, single or double disk, infeed or throughfeed and so forth. If you need a high-production, high precision grinder, then the experts at Koyo Machinery USA can help.
The Koyo Way
When you choose Koyo Machinery USA for your grinding needs, we have a few factors we take into consideration when determining what grinders we recommend. We usually start with the part type and the specific areas to be ground. With that, we will be able to determine what kind of grinding machine you need; whether that’s surface, centerless, or special. If you can supply the following details and provide a part drawing, our onsite applications engineer will analyze and make the best recommendation for your needs.
- Blank size
- Stock removal
- Desired accuracy (roundness, cylindricity, perpendicularity, cycle time, size tolerance, required volume, working hours, etc.)
There are plenty of other general factors that are often overlooked and should be considered when you’re looking for the right grinder. Those factors include:
- Parts availability (Are parts coming from overseas? Will they be backordered?)
- Service for onsite repairs (Is service local or overseas? What is the response time, languages spoken, hours of availability and expertise level?)
- Warranty (If one is offered, duration covered and items covered?)
- Vastness of product offering (Some parts may require more than one type of grinding. Can machines be combined in a line and use a conveyance system without height transfer?)
Koyo is a world leader in the development and manufacture of custom centerless, surface, and specialty grinders, and we can help you easily choose the right machine for your business. Our team of experts will be able to properly assess the scope of your project and have the ability to recommend the most cost-efficient and durable grinding machine for your business. Contact us today to request a free consultation!
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Best Industrial Coffee Grinders
Looking to find the best industrial coffee grinder for your operation? This guide will help you figure out the right one.
Whether you’re a new roaster or one that has been around for years, you most likely know that one of the most important parts of your business is the grinder you choose.
The right grinder can revitalize or build your business.
It can grind the perfect amount of coffee for your needs, it can bring out the flavors in your coffee, it can last for a long time and withstand heavy wear and tear.
You’ve probably heard the saying that you can’t build Rome in a day…
…but you can kickstart the growth of your roasting empire by choosing the right grinder.
So how do you know which industrial coffee grinder is perfect for you?
We’ll explain and guide you through the process of choosing. Here’s what you’ll learn:
- How an industrial grinder is different from other grinders
- Crucial factors to consider for your business
- Our selection for the 5 best industrial coffee grinders
In a hurry? Use the links below to learn more about our top picks.
Or keep reading for the entire guide.
Who are you (as a business)?
A huge step in choosing a grinder is thinking about your business and different factors that influence your needs.
If you didn’t stop and consider your size and style before buying a shirt, you’d likely end up with something you didn’t need or like.
It’s the same concept for your business: you’ll need to consider a few aspects before making your choice.
Some important things to think about are:
- Your type of business
- Your business layout
- How valuable a grinder will be to you in the long run
Think about who your customers are, how many you have, and your volume.
Do you only have a small number of customers who need small batches to be roasted at a time? Do you have a larger base of customers and need to roast larger batches at a time?
If you have more customers to supply your coffee to, you may need to grind larger batches. If you’re grinding larger batches, you’ll likely need to be able to grind faster.
If you have fewer customers or grind smaller batches of special coffees, then you may not need a larger volume. You may require a grinder that can stop at a moment’s notice, so that you grind only very specific amounts.
The bottom line is, if you think about your customers and volume, you’ll be off to a good start in knowing what you need from your grinder.
Size can definitely matter in the grinder business.
If your business is small, you may not have the space to accommodate a large grinder. Keep in mind, though, that a smaller grinder doesn’t have to mean that it’s not able output as much as a bigger one.
On the contrary, if you have a lot of space, you may require different things from your grinder.
For example, you may want to be able to move the ground coffee around the building more easily. If that sounds like you, a grinder with a wheeled container might be just what you need.
Long-term value goes beyond just how much you pay for a grinder initially.
For long-term value, you’ll have to think about where you see your business down the road – 5, 10, 20 years into the future. (Maybe even more!)
Do you plan on expanding? If so, then you don’t want to think about just what you need now, but also what you may need in the future as you grow.
You might think you want one large grinder now, for instance, but a few smaller grinders might be better for your future.
A few smaller grinders could allow you grind different kinds of coffee at once. If one had to undergo maintenance, you could use the others.
Consider also the quality of the parts in the grinder you purchase.
A higher-end grinder may be more expensive in the beginning, but if you don’t need to pay to replace the parts as often, it could save you money and pay for itself.
What features does your industrial grinder need?
Now that we’ve discussed who you are and what your needs are, it’s time to get down to the nuts and bolts.
What makes an industrial coffee grinder different from one in a coffee shop?
Or even: Why couldn’t you just buy a retail coffee grinder and use that for your roaster?
What sets an industrial coffee grinder apart from retail or shop grinders is its features.
A butter knife, a chef’s knife, and a steak knife can all cut food. But some are better with specific foods.
The same concept applies to coffee grinders. Industrial coffee grinders are designed with coffee roasteries in mind, and can grind extreme quantities of coffee to sell to customers, whether they purchase it for their own shops or they purchase it as vendors to sell to others.
To use the previous example, you could potentially put an industrial grinder in a small coffee shop, but it would be like using a chef’s knife to slice into butter: overkill.
Industrial coffee grinders are built with features that accommodate these needs:
Speed is an easy thing to consider:
How quickly can your grinder turn whole beans into ground coffee ready to hit the shelves?
To give you an idea of how fast industrial grinders get, a faster commercial coffee grinder that you would see in a coffee shop usually can grind anywhere from one to three pounds every minute.
How much coffee can an industrial coffee grinder grind?
Rather than thinking in pounds per minute, to answer your question, we’ll need to think in pounds per hour. Industrial grinders typically grind between 300-600 pounds of coffee an hour, but some go above 600.
Now compare that to your commercial coffee grinder grinding around 180 pounds per hour in the upper range.
You may think the question of quantity has already been answered when we previously discussed how much the grinder can produce in an hour.
Quantity actually refers to how much coffee grinders can grind at once before it needs to be refilled.
The part of the grinder that holds beans before they are ground is the hopper, so you need to consider its capacity.
Smaller industrial grinders can hold around 20 pounds of coffee, but a grinder on the larger end could hold around 60 pounds.
The quantity is important to think about, because you’ll have to factor in how much you need to put out as a business. If you have a large amount of volume, having to stop and refill the hoppers of a smaller grinder more frequently may not work for you.
Likewise, if you’re looking for grinders that come with attached containers that can be ground into, you may want to examine how much ground coffee it can hold, too.
A good rule of thumb to remember is that a larger capacity usually also means a higher level of speed.
Quality is of paramount importance to just about everyone, and it should be to you, too.
Customers generally want the quality when they purchase something, and they will seek out business that can offer a high level of quality to them.
Consistently offering high-quality ground coffee to your customers will earn you a solid reputation with them.
Fortunately, a good industrial grinder is made with quality in mind. A good grinder will grind coffee particles that are uniform, ensuring consistency you can rely on.
Two well-known names that set the industry standard for industrial coffee grinders are Ditting and Mahlkonig. Other brands do exist, of course, and you can do additional brand research as you come across them.
There are two main features in industrial grinders that directly impact quality:
The industry standard in material for grinding discs is steel, but there are different types of steel to choose from, such as die-cast and tungsten carbide, which are known for withstanding heavy use.
In design, you’ll see variations with different companies. Some use designs that are sharper, sturdier, or longer-lived than their counterparts. Others implement designs that allow cooler temperatures while grinding, preventing the burning of the coffee.
Conical and flat burrs are the grinding disc types you’ll run into.
Flat burrs are flat discs which create a more consistent grind texture. Because of this, they are excellent at bringing out chocolatey and nutty undertones in coffee. These are used most often in industrial grinders.
On the flip side, conical burrs generate coffee particles of varying sizes in their grind. These are called bimodal coffee particles, and this bimodal quality enhances brighter, fruitier tones in the coffee being ground.
Although conical burrs are not as common in industrial grinders, there are grinders that can meet this preference, too.
Considering what will be easiest for your employees and yourself is also very important.
Coffee beans and ground coffee may need to be moved around your roastery. You may need to be able to vary the grinding between batches. You may need to be able to stop grinding rapidly. You may need to be able to grind into containers or barrels of different sizes.
To suit each of these requirements, there are grinders with wheels, grinders with adjustable spouts, and grinders with barrel or container attachments.
Don’t be afraid to consider what will make life in the roastery easy for you on a day-to-day basis when you choose your grinder.
With all these things taken into consideration, here are our personal picks for building your roastery empire:
Best Industrial Coffee Grinders
Ditting KFA1403 Industrial Coffee Grinder (with Accessories)
Created by a well-established name known for their quality, Ditting KFA1403 is an ideal coffee grinder for small or medium businesses.
Measuring 12.5 by 16 by 37 inches, its compact size makes it a comfortable fit for even cramped spaces. Don’t let its size fool you, though. this grinder can grind 360 pounds of coffee per hour.
Ditting’s high-quality standards also apply to the grinding discs used in the model, which can stay sharp for up to 35,000 pounds of coffee. You can safely look forward long-lived use with this grinder and its parts.
- Application: Medium-to-high volume grinding
- Output Capacity: 360 pounds per hour
- Hopper capacity: 22 pounds
- Burr type: Flat
- Grinding disc diameter: 140 mm
- Grinding disc material: Wear-resistant steel that can withstand rigorous use daily.
- Fine to Coarse grinding: Allows for a wide amount of grinding levels to choose from, from the fine level required for Turkish coffee to French press.
- 3 Phase Grinding: No need to worry about having to wait for cooldowns. grind nonstop and ensure particle uniformity with this feature.
- Adjustable Outlet Extension Tube: Conveniently store the ground coffee into containers of different sizes
- Slide gate: Enjoy maximum control over output and the ability to stop at any time using this slide gate.
- Cold Brew Gear: Want more variety in your ground coffee? Cold brew grinding is no challenge for this model with grinding up to 1,2000 microns (only available in Black models, not in Stainless Steel)
Do you have a limited amount of space, but require a huge amount of output?
Then the Ditting KF1800 may be exactly what you’re looking for.
At 20” by 20” by 64”, the Ditting KF1800 is a heavy-duty model compact and easy to fit into your business. With an ability to produce up to 720 pounds (or more) of ground coffee an hour, several of these models are a viable alternative to one large industrial grinder – especially if you don’t have the space.
Grind up to 100,000 pounds of coffee with ease utilizing the KF1800’s specially sharpened grinding discs. As a bonus, the grinding discs’ design stays cool without sacrificing uniformity in your coffee particles.
Because of this, the cooldown times for the usual medium to coarse settings are shorter for the KF1800, which translates to you being able keep a high standard in quality while grinding continuously.
- Application: High-volume grinding
- Output capacity: 720 pounds per hour
- Hopper Capacity: 66 pounds – so you don’t have to stop as often to refill it.
- Burr type: Flat
- Grinding disc diameter: 180 mm
- Grinding disc material: The need for frequent replacement is gone with discs made of wear-resistant steel.
- Fine to coarse grinding: Grind anything from espresso to French press coffee with this model’s array of settings.
- 3 Phase Grinding: Grind virtually continuously with consistent particle homogeneity, all while keeping cool with Ditting’s three-phase grinding system.
- Large capacity: This grinder may be small, but its output is still twice as much as the KFA1403, making it ideal if you’re not a large roastery.
- Adjustable Outlet Extension Tube: Containers of all kinds of sizes and shapes can be conveniently ground directly into.
- Slide Gate: Using the slide gate, stop grinding instantly whenever you need to.
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Feel free to move this model around your roastery as you see fit, using the Mahlkonig DK15LS’s conveniently wheeled container.
If your business grinds more than just coffee, this may be a good model for you to consider, as it can grind other products, such as grain or spices. Whatever you grind, however, this model’s double-sided burrs survive two times longer than the usual burr.
This grinder also uses three-phase motors, which grind dependably uniform particles at lower temperatures, so you can keep going batch after batch.
- Application: Medium-volume grinding
- Output Capacity: 265-287 pounds per hour
- Hopper Capacity: This hopper’s large 66-pound capacity makes stops to refill fewer and farther between.
- Burr type: Flat
- Grinding Disc diameter: 130 mm
- Grinding Disc Material: Tooled steel, making them resistant to wear and tear so you don’t need to replace them as often.
- Mobile Container: With dimensions of 27.2” x 31.3” x 27.6”, the wheeled container can easily transport up to 53 gallons.
- Lock Plate: With the lock plate, you can conveniently control your output and halt the grinding at any time.
- 3 Phase Motors: Ideal for roasteries demanding a high level of output, the three-phase motor system keeps itself cool so you can grind uninterrupted.
- Tight Discharge Chute: Prevent dust from grinding with a tight discharge chute
- Multipurpose Grinding: You’re not limited to grinding just coffee when you take advantage of this grinder’s ability to process grains or spices.
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Victoria Arduino Mythos 2
The Victoria Arduino Mythos 2 truly lives up to its name. It is such an amazingly precise grinder that it’s almost mythical in quality.
For one thing, it’s designed to give you exactly as much coffee as you need each time with an unwavering consistency. Thanks to its weight-based grinding system, it can accurately weigh each dose of grounds to ensure you get the correct amount.
It’s also built for nonstop grinding. With large, temperature-controlled burrs, it can keep going all day long without needing a rest. No need to worry about overheating here.
- Application: Medium- to high-volume grinding
- Output Capacity: Unspecified
- Hopper Capacity: 4.4 pounds
- Burr Type: Unspecified
- Grinding Disc Diameter: 85 mm
- Grinding Disc Material: Titanium
- Temperature Controlled Burrs: A heating and cooling system inside the grinder will protect your coffee beans from being burnt.
- LED Illumination: Grinders can be dangerous if not operated carefully. The Mythos 2 makes safety a priority by providing clear LED lighting for the workspace.
- Clump Crushing Technology: No need to worry about a disastrous clump impacting extraction, because this grinder crushes clumps before they fully develop.
- Fine Grind Adjustment Wheel: Your best results are easily reproduced with an adjustment wheel that gives you effortless control over the fineness of the ground coffee.
- Gravimetric Dosing: The grinder weighs out every single dose of coffee, guaranteeing you get exactly as much as you need every time.
Nuova Simonelli MCD Bulk Grinder
It’s no secret that Nuova Simonelli makes artful espresso machines. What you may not know is that their same high standard of quality applies to their grinders, as well.
To see what we mean, all you need to do is take a look at the Nuova Simonelli MCD Bulk grinder. This speedy grinder was designed for medium to large businesses, such as grocery stores and roasteries, in mind.
It has a high-powered motor that will make short work of your coffee beans time and time again. Beyond the motor, it has long-lasting stainless steel grinding burrs that you’ll be able to rely on for years to come.
- Application: Medium- to higher-volume grinding likely
- Output Capacity: Unspecified
- Hopper Capacity: 2 pounds
- Burr Type: Unspecified
- Grinding Disc Diameter: 65mm
- Grinding Disc Material: Stainless steel
- Die-Cast Aluminum Body: The body of the grinder is made from die-cast aluminum, granting it longevity and durability.
- Powerful Motor: With a robust motor powering the machine, this Nuova Simonelli grinder can grind quickly and effortlessly.
- Fine Grind Adjustment Wheel: Maintain a consistent level of quality with an adjustment wheel that makes every level of fineness a breeze to duplicate.
The Mahlkonig EK43 is a grinder built to last through continuous grinding, with huge, tough burrs that can withstand daily wear and tear for a long time.
A large hopper with a 2.2-pound capacity means you won’t need interrupt the flow of work often to refill it.
Its bag clamp means the machine will hold a bag in place to dispense grounds into for you. This is perfect for large retail locations or companies that sell bagged pre-ground coffee to customers.
The EK43 is a worthy contender for businesses with medium- to high-volume demands.
- Application: Medium- to higher- volume grinding likely
- Output Capacity: 2.8-3.4 lbs/min
- Hopper Capacity: 2.2 pounds
- Burr Type: Flat
- Grinding Disc Diameter: 98mm
- Grinding Disc Material: Unspecified
- Color Options: Don’t want a basic black grinder? Fortunately, you can get this handsome Mahlkonig in black, copper, or white.
- Bag Clamp: Save your hands for more important tasks by using the EK43’s built-in bag clamp.
- Knock-Off Device: Ensure your coffee’s flavor is the best it can be by easily cleaning out the chute with the knock-off device.
- Fine Grind Adjustment Wheel: Your products can meet a uniform quality with a fineness adjustment wheel that makes it simple to select your settings.
- Lockable Hopper: Switching blends is a snap, since you can slide a plate in place to seal off the hopper while you switch your old beans with new ones.
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Great Commercial Cannabis Grinders for Pre-Rolls and Extracts
The variety of cannabis products on the market and the diversity of cannabis consumers are constantly expanding. Smart entrepreneurs are capitalizing on the popularity of pre-rolls and extracts. Whether your business is a multi-state operation or a boutique farm, investing in one of the best cannabis grinders can significantly improve your profitability.
Consumers expect manufactured pre-rolls to smoke like a professionally-rolled joint and for their favorite vape oils to provide consistent experiences. Integrating a strategically selected commercial grinder into your post-harvest processes can give your business a sustainable, long-lasting competitive edge.
What to consider before buying a commercial grinder
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Is your business focused on finding the best weed grinder for pre-rolls where a fine grind is a top priority? Are you expanding to a multi-state operation where consistency matters the most? What are your aspirations as a brand? Does your business have the potential to produce a wide variety of cannabis products requiring extracts? Will the company from whom you purchase the grinder provide the customer service you need to operate smoothly and sustainably? These are just a few of the vital questions businesses may want to ask themselves before investing in a new commercial grinder or fully automated system.
There are an exciting variety of industrial-scale grinders on the market today with hand cranking or fully automated functions, and it’s important to learn about your options before making this important decision. This guide will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of your business needs and provide key information about the best commercial grinders available in 2022.
The final product
Businesses use industrial-scale grinders to develop a wide range of cannabis products. According to a study recently conducted by Headset, sales of vape and pre-roll products grew more than the overall cannabis market in 2021. Consumers are big fans of infused pre-rolls, pre-roll multipacks, and disposable vapes. Netting almost 2.6 billion in U.S. retail sales last year, vapor pens have claimed the second-largest revenue category in the American cannabis market.
Pre-rolls, vape oil, tinctures, edibles, and wax all require ground bud for production. For businesses that invest in the supply of one or all of these products, the profit potential is massive. If your business is focused primarily on pre-rolls, there are specific grinders designed to optimize the quality and quantity of pre-roll production with perfect consistency. There are also grinders with integrative systems which streamline extraction processes with the press of a button. Before making a purchase, Smart businesses must consider the full range of products they plan to provide.
Not only do cannabis companies need to consider the types of products they want to sell, they should also factor in the scale and future growth of their operation. Boutique farm, medicinal cannabis processors, multi-state operations, and start-up dispensaries all have their own specific needs. Cannabis consumers are a diverse community and demand a diverse product selection. If your business serves a niche customer base, investing in adaptable machinery with ample capacity can yield tremendous long-term increases in the profitability of your operation.
Compliance and quality
Before purchasing a commercial grinder, investigating the business from whom you are purchasing is imperative. High-quality commercial herb grinders are made from food-grade stainless steel materials and will generally not list for under 2,000. However, higher price points do not inherently equate to higher quality technology. The best grinders on the market today are certified under GMP, OSHA, CSA, and/or UL standards, make their products in the United States, and offer at least one-year warranties.
The customer service and social responsibility of the grinder brand are other significant factors your business may wish to investigate before making a purchase. Does the seller have the ability to quickly assist you if the machine breaks down? Does their business model reflect the values of your own operation? Can you count on the business to meet your needs as your own operation evolves?
Cannabis businesses should also develop a clear understanding of industrial grinder elements before they decide on the piece of machinery that is right for them. Some grinders use whips and others use blades. Blades are generally better at preserving trichomes and terpenes during the grinding process as they expose the flower to less heat. High-quality grinders offer well-designed kief screens and kief catchers with multiple size options for different grinds and easy cleaning.
If your business is planning to expand geographically or diversify its product options, companies that offer integrative automated systems for pre-roll machines and extraction could be the best option. The larger your operation grows, the more machinery you will need. Even the highest-quality machinery wears down with use, and the availability of replacement parts is central to the long-term life of your purchase.
Sensi Shredder Pro
Developed by cannabis professionals, the Sensi Shredder Pro produces uniform particulates ideal for pre-rolls, concentrates, or edible processing. Its hardened stainless steel blades can be applied in sets of two or four to control the size and speed of the grind. The all-copper core of the grinder’s motor features a thermal safety shutoff and waterproof power switch. In addition to processing a pound of flower every minute, this grinder includes an aluminum hopper pan to slide cannabis into the grinder at just the right speed. The Sensi Shredder comes with a three-year warranty or, for an additional fee, a guaranteed five-year warranty. Price: 2,500.
High Tech 7lb Shredder
High Tech Shredder, owned by Shingle Manufacturing, exclusively sells commercial grinders and offers free shipping to 48 states. A single High Tech 7lb Shredder can process up to 200 pounds in just one hour, and its motor includes a built-in circuit breaker. Instead of blades, the High Tech Shredder uses food-grade stainless steel whips to produce uniform consistent grinds. This machine is UL-rated and made in the United States. It has a 1-horse WEG motor and operates on 120V power. This company is also certified by the (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and demonstrates its commitment to accessibility throughout the shopping experience. Their website features an accessibility interface to help people with specific disabilities easily navigate the purchasing process. Price: 7,500.
Futurola Super Mega Shredder
With an integrated three-millimeter sifter barrel made of stainless steel and a plexiglass lid, the Futurola Super Mega Shredder removes stems and seeds during the grinding process. It can shred and sift an impressive five pounds in seven seconds. This Futurola model features a digital timer to prevent over shredding and offers a one-year warranty. The grinder is designed for pre-roll production at medium to large scale operations. It also works with the Futurola Knockbox 3 to bring your business up to 100 pre-rolled cones in just two minutes. Price: 9,500.
STM Canna Revolution 2.0
Built for both pre-rolls and extractions, the STM Canna Revolution 2.0 includes interchangeable fine and coarse particle screens for both grinding purposes. Its dual blade feature slices through flower with precision in scissor-like motions for clean cuts that preserve terpenes and cannabinoids. The grinder chute allows for easy detachment and quick maintenance. And the closed-loop system self-regulates material feed to preemptively avoid system clogs. The Revolution 2.0 is OSHA compliant, processes 15 to 30 pounds of dry flower in a single hour, includes a safety stop system, and features a touch screen for controlled speed. Price: 15,950.
If your business needs to shred whole plants, stalks, stems, fresh flower, and dry flower, the Triminator ShredMaster is an industrial weed grinder. The ShredMaster is built with powerful low-speed and high torque motors that reduce even the most difficult solids. A single machine can process up to 500 pounds every hour and produces approximately 5/16 inch-sized material after shredding. The output size can be customized at the factory but cannot be altered post-assembly. It features right-height hoppers for convenient loading, as well as heavy-duty shafting and bearing to ensure the grinder’s longevity. Designed with safety in mind, the grinder features front-mounted controls and easily accessed emergency stops. Price: 27,640.
Mobius Mill M210 Shredder
With five screen options for customized output, a continuous throughput mill, ergonomic design, and indoor non-marking casters, the Mobius Mill M210 Shredder stands out as a high-quality versatile commercial grinder. Whether you are grinding for pre-rolls or extraction, the Mill M210 produces optimal results. The machine is ready for GMP-compliant facilities and can process between 32 and 200 pounds of dry flower in a single hour. Milled material can be collected in the included tote or fed through an integrated conveyor for fully automated flows. It is easy to clean and requires only 110V power. Price: 33,800.
GreenBroz Model G Precision Grinder Destemmer
Expertly designed with top-shelf pre-rolls in mind, the GreenBroz Model G Precision Grinder works hard for its reputation as a top-tier machine. It features a whisper-quiet motor, removable speed control box, continuous feed low-heat technology, and a unique milling function that leaves stems intact for easy removal. Choose from three different screen sizes, or insert any standard stainless steel perforated metal sheet for customized final products. The Model G processes 100 pounds in just one hour and includes a removable grind tray. It can also be standardized for multi-state operations and integrated into the Rise N Grind system for maximized efficiency. GreenBroz machines are made in the United States, assembled by hand, and include a 3-year warranty. They are a Veteran-owned company that’s committed to American craftsmanship and exceptional customer service. Price: 34,995.
The 8 Best Spice Grinders of 2023, Tested and Reviewed
Lindsay Boyers is a freelance commerce writer for The Spruce Eats specializing in food, cooking, and nutrition.
Whether you’re looking to blend up your favorite whole spices, or wish to create a custom marinade, spice grinders are a fun and easy tool that will take your dishes to the next level. A cousin to the trusty food processor, choose any spice of your choosing, from whole spice leaves to coffee beans, and watch it transform into a ground spice blend before your eyes.
The options for this handy tool are endless, so we researched and tested electric and manual models side-by-side at home and evaluated each on design, size, performance, ease of cleaning, and overall value. Dozens of spices were ground, from delicate dried mint to fennel to peppercorn, to test the grinders’ capabilities and figure out which ones are truly the best.
Here are the best spice grinders for your kitchen, according to our at-home testing.
Secura Electric Coffee and Spice Grinder
- Can process both wet or dry ingredients
- Strong 200-watt motor
- Bowls are dishwasher safe
There are several great spice grinders out there, but the Secura Electric Coffee and Spice Grinder earned the best overall spot for a few reasons. One of the biggest is that it has two separate milling bowls: One for grinding dry ingredients and the other for chopping wet ingredients. The bowls also have measurement markings on the inside, so you can easily add what you need without using separate measuring spoons. This grinder includes a clear plastic cover that sits on top of the stainless steel bowl to keep ground ingredients from flying out as the blades spin.
The two-blade grinding bowl is meant for handling dried ingredients from herbs, like rosemary and thyme, to spices, like peppercorns and cardamom. Our tester noted that it created a fairly consistent, fine grind on most spices and worked beautifully to create enough freshly ground pepper for cacio e pepe in about 10 seconds. She noted that lightweight herbs like mint had a hard time staying down near the blade, so the results were less even, but these types of herbs generally don’t need a super consistent grind.
The Secura also brings power in a compact, counter-friendly size. The 200-watt motor can easily handle most spices as well as larger items like nuts and coffee beans, while the built-in overheat protection extends its lifespan so you can keep it around for a while.
Price at time of publish: 42
Capacity: 70 grams | Materials: Stainless steel and plastic | Motor: 200 watts | Dishwasher Safe: Removable parts only
“This model is excellent for grinding peppercorns. It offered an even, fairly fine grind after just 10 seconds of continuous action. Since peppercorns are pretty dry, they were also easy to remove from the container with just a few taps.”
Best Large Capacity
Cuisinart Electric Spice and Nut Grinder
- Fairly quiet
- Dishwasher safe bowl and cover
- Includes storage lid
- Powerful performance
If you need a spice grinder that can handle larger quantities of spices for batch cooking or meal prepping, the Cuisinart Spice and Nut Grinder is one of the largest and most powerful options out there. It has a 90-gram (or just over 3 ounces) bowl and a 200-watt motor designed to tackle bigger grinding jobs. The powerful motor also makes easy work of larger, harder items, like nuts, seeds, and even nutmeg.
While there are no bells and whistles here—the grinder has one stainless steel bowl and a push-top on and off control—we think its simplicity is one of the things that adds to its appeal. Our tester noted that like similar models with a two-blade design, lightweight herbs tended to fly away from the blade area, resulting in an uneven grind. However, on heavier spices, like cloves and peppercorns, this machine worked really well. Just be sure to follow the suggested grinding times noted in the manual for optimum results.
Price at time of publish: 40
Capacity: 90 grams | Materials: Stainless steel and plastic | Motor: 200 watts | Dishwasher Safe: Yes for removable parts (top rack only)
“It worked wonderfully on cumin and fennel, creating an even, fine grind perfect for use in spice blends or adding straight into dishes.”
KitchenAid Blade Coffee and Spice Grinder
- Multiple bowls
- Bowls and lids are dishwasher safe
- Simple design
- Easy to use
Probably unsurprisingly, KitchenAid, one of the leaders in kitchen gadgets, earned the spot of best multipurpose spice grinder with its dual coffee and spice grinder. Unlike other grinders, which require thorough cleaning between different spices—or when you switch from coffee grinding to spice grinding—the KitchenAid comes with three separate stainless steel grinding bowls.
These bowls allow you to quickly grind different spices without the transfer of flavor that inevitably happens when you’re using the same bowl for the entire job. There are also two storage lids, so if you grind more than you need, you can pop a lid on two of the bowls and save it in your pantry for later.
Our tester found the KitchenAid grinder easy to use, as switching out the bowls only requires a simple twist to remove. The stainless bowls are simple to clean, too, because they’re dishwasher-safe (top rack only). The only caveat to having multiple grinding bowls and lids is having to store them all, but if you have the space, you’ll appreciate the assortment.
Although there aren’t any programmed settings that allow you to control grind size, the grinder comes with a clear lid that allows you to see what you’re doing so you can stop grinding when your spices reach the desired fineness.
Price at time of publish: 60
Capacity: 113 grams | Materials: Stainless steel and polycarbonate | Motor: 160 watts | Dishwasher Safe: Yes for removable parts (top rack only)
“Thanks to the smaller containers for herbs/spice grinding, you don’t have to fill it up as much, but it does help to have a larger quantity. On the other hand, using the cover on the bowl is imperative—it keeps the herbs contained towards the blade.”
Krups Silent Vortex Electric Grinder
Unlike other grinders, which can be obnoxiously loud, the Krups Silent Vortex Electric Grinder was designed with quiet in mind. If you’re an early morning cook or need something that gets the job done during a child’s afternoon nap, this model from Krups is probably the best choice for you. It comes equipped with patent-pending Vortex Spin Technology that helps pull ingredients into its blades for grinding that’s as quiet as it is efficient. It has a one-touch button that you can hold down for continuous grinding or tap to pulse.
Our tester noted that, unlike similar models, the Krups gave a wonderfully even grind to lightweight dry herbs, like mint and rosemary, and kept them down close to the blade. When it came to grinding peppercorns, it took a little more time than other models, but the resulting grind was excellent. The design of the lid made it a little difficult to brush away any powder or residue between uses, but the grinding bowl, grinding lid, and storage lid are all dishwasher safe (top rack only) for when you want to thoroughly clean.
The stainless steel grinding bowl is removable and comes with a storage lid, so if you need to store spices, you can pop the lid on and put it right into your pantry. However, unlike the KitchenAid, the Krups only comes with one grinding bowl, so you won’t be able to grind new spices while you’re storing any.
Price at time of publish: 44
Capacity: 2880 grams | Materials: Stainless steel and plastic | Motor: 200 watts | Dishwasher Safe: Yes, for removable parts (top rack only)
“The grinding lid is very difficult to clean due to its construction. Spice dust tends to get trapped, and even when you wash it, water also tends to get trapped.”