The Bazaar Anatolia Turkish Grinder has more than 400 four- and five-star reviews on Amazon. Buyers are particularly pleased with the appearance of this grinder and how affordable it is. There are complaints about how small it is and how difficult this makes it to load. Yet, some buyers appreciated the compact size because it allowed them to easily keep this device on their spice rack.
On Amazon, the KRUPS grinder has more than 7,700 five-star ratings. One reviewer even bought two of the KRUPS grinders for coffee and spices. Many buyers have had KRUPS devices for decades without issues.
The design of the Cuisinart Electric Spice-and-Nut Grinder is similar to our top pick, the Secura Electric Grinder. The main differences are that the Cuisinart grinder only comes with one removable bowl, and the Secura grinder tends to perform better.
A two-stage burr-style system made from case-hardened steel grinds the peppercorns. Helix-shaped grooves inside the mill crack the peppercorns before grinding to ensure that all the oils and flavors survive the process. The finer settings are really nice for most use cases, I’ve found.
The Secura Electric Coffee Grinder & Spice Grinder comes with two stainless steel bowls. One has two stainless steel blades, which are designed for grinding spices. The other “chopper” bowl has four blades for chopping vegetables, oats, and nuts. The exterior of the grinder is also made of stainless steel.
This Cuisinart grinder features heavy-duty stainless-steel blades that can grind seeds, nuts, spices, and more. The bowl holds 90 grams of spices at a time, and the suggested grind times range from 10 seconds for black peppercorns to 45 seconds for whole cinnamon sticks. The grinder is covered by an 18-month limited warranty.
The salt grinder works a bit differently: Two ribbed plates break and crush sea salt to whatever size you choose. The salt grinding mechanism is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel for added durability. I’ve found that the middle setting is best for sea salt so that you don’t have to grind for ages to get enough fine sea salt to season your dish. Go easy, though, because sea salt is strong.
You feed the spices through a small door on top of the grinder, turn the crank, and the spice grounds collect in the bottom bowl. Or, you can remove the bowl and add the seasoning directly to your meal. There are six different colors to choose from, including 5-dark silver, silver, antique copper, and antique gold.
In Cook’s Illustrated’s look at the top electric spice grinders, the KRUPS grinder came out on top. In its testing, the grinder was able to grind all spices exceptionally fine and left little on the lab screen. It received high ratings for ease of use and grinding abilities. The Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder was also the top choice at Serious Eats. Though the reviewers found it annoying to clean since only the lid is removable, the grind was the best compared to the other options they tested.
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