Vapes and rolling papers are all but useless if you don’t have the right grind on your marijuana bud. A quality weed grinder will seamlessly cut through your product, sifting out the bad chunks and preserving the extra-potent kief (or pollen) for an optimal smoking experience. Meaning: no dirty smoke, no wasted product. You can seriously invest in this accessory if you want, but you can also find some solid, inexpensive options. These 10 best weed grinders—most of them with four pieces to grind bud, sift pollen, and store the results properly—are available online and fit any budget.
For a more tactile option, get Aerospaced’s grinder. The hand crank operates a large set of blades, which chop up weed and filter it through a mesh screen. The clear lid allows you to monitor the entire operation.
While the iRainy and Kingtop grinders are made from zinc alloy, Masterdam is the cheapest grinder on this list made from hardier aluminium. Its teeth are different too: Their curved diamond shape grinds out super-fine dust. It’s a solid, inexpensive option for everyday use.
Phoenician medical-grade grinders gets you a good, medium sheer on your weed—not too fine or too chunky. Better yet, their grippy sides and deep bowls are great for clumsier users, or users with arthritis.
Mendo Mulcher makes some exceptional grinders—all out of aircraft-grade billet aluminum—but this one might be the most useful. At only 1.75 inches, it’s best for travel, and its extra-grippy construction ensures you won’t slip up while using it despite its small size. With only two pieces though, it doesn’t have a mesh filter.
The Kingtop grinder is nearly as big as the palm of your hand, great for when you have large amounts of bud and you don’t need to be discrete. Its four pieces include a magnetically sealed cap, a grinder, a mesh screen, and a catch tray, and its 45 teeth ensure smooth grinding.
Kannastör’s grinder is a mix-and-match marvel with extra storage options and an easy-to-remove screen. Best of all, it has two interchangeable grater plates so you can choose your coarseness. Made with hardened aluminum in a stylish, matte design, it’ll last you for ages.
Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s basic. This grinder comes with five pieces—including two mesh screens to sift pollen from your weed, and a little scraper to use for the catch tray so not a grain is wasted—with sharp teeth and a magnetic seal. If it seems too large, then remove a mesh screen or two to shorten it.
It’s worth the investment.
These 10 best weed grinders—most of them with four pieces to grind bud, sift pollen, and store the results properly—are available online and fit any budget.
A grinder measuring a 2.5-inch diameter should have at least 50 diamond-shaped teeth that are equally distributed throughout the grinding chamber. The teeth should be sharp enough to cut through dense buds without also being a deathtrap for your fingers.
The most common, high-quality grinders are made from one of these metals: aluminum, titanium, or stainless steel. Aluminum is the cheapest of these metals, so it is the most common. The best aluminum grinders are made with anodized aluminum or other high-grade aluminum varieties.
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Have a Heart – Skyway
This grinder has been around since 1998 and continues to be one of the most popular choices because of its stellar quality. The grinder is made with high-grade American-milled aluminum. The owner of Space Case , Tim Brady, has over 35-years of experience working with materials used in machinery ranging from surgical equipment to the Space Shuttle. Space Case offers 1-piece and 4-piece grinders, each in small, medium, or large sizes.
A grinder with 2 compartments is a bit more convenient. You place your weed into the grinding compartment, and the ground up weed falls through evenly shaped holes into the second chamber. Removing the weed from that second chamber is extremely easy and avoids the nuisance of digging around the teeth.
Uncle Ike’s – White Center
Discretion is not Zip Grinder’s forte. These grinders have extra-large storage chambers and come in unique designs, many of which include clear tops and clear storage chambers. These grinders are attractive, affordable, and come with a lifetime warranty.
A quality weed grinder is an essential smoke stash accessory. Grinders break down buds in a way that makes for a more even and potent smoke.