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Looking for a new spice grinder

trojans May 4, 2009 07:27 PM

Any recs?

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    Nyleve May 6, 2009 07:48 AM

    Garage sale. Blade coffee grinder. Don't pay more than $4.

    1. puzzler May 5, 2009 10:19 AM

      Ikea has a ceramic grinders for $6.99. I use two, one for coarse sea salt and one for pepper. Love 'em. Also they have extra matching jars w/ lids that fit the grinding head, so you can store your spices in them, then screw on a grinder top when needed..

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      1. re: puzzler
        josephnl May 5, 2009 10:23 PM

        The ceramic grinding mechanism on the Ikea grinders look exactly like those I have been bringing back from Europe for years for friends. The mills I usually buy are made by WMF (in Germany) or Kuhn-Rikon (in Switzerland). If the mechanism is the same (and I am pretty sure it is, these are the best mills you can get. Can't imagine using my old Peugeot or spending more than 10 bucks on a mill any more. See: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pro...

      2. todao May 4, 2009 08:40 PM

        You can get a real nice one from Starbucks for about $200
        I use this one:

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          jaykayen May 4, 2009 07:30 PM

          whirly blade coffee grinder?

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            trojans May 4, 2009 07:54 PM

            Yes coffee grinder

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              David A. Goldfarb May 5, 2009 05:50 AM

              Since I got a burr grinder for coffee, I've been using my old Krups grinder with the blades for spices, and it works fine.

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                CindyJ May 5, 2009 01:00 PM

                I did the same exact thing with my old Krups grinder and it works just fine. But once you use it for spices it has to be a spice-only grinder.

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