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  • Spice grinder?

    Can anyone offer advice on a good spice grinder? The Sunbeam blade type are hopeless with some spice seeds. Does anyone have experience on a good hand grinder that might be worth the investment?
    thanks

  • #2
    Mortar and Pestle is probably the most recommended for this purpose and is what I see most serious cooks use...

    Mal.

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    • #3
      Thanks Mal. Yes the mortar is good for most spices. My difficulty is with whole fenugreek seeds. NOTHING seems to crush them. Plus RSI when doing a fair amount of spices. I wondered if my porlex ceramic grinder would handle it. Will give it a try and if it does get a second spice dedicated one. Whirling blades are useless on Fenugreek as well

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      • #4
        Have you tried pounding them Graeme?

        Put a tea-towel over the mortar/pestle to catch any errant micro-missiles and then pound away...

        Mal.

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        • #5
          With fenugreek you really need to smash em flat, grinding around won't do it. When making mixes for curries these days i normally put the mixture through a sieve after a little while to seperate the hard bits out - too much in the mortar cushions the rest

          I find some of the RSI can also be avoided by letting the weight of the pestle do the work for you. Just guide it while 'throwing' it down

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          • #6
            Thanks burr, using a sieve is a great idea. Will give it a go.

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            • #7
              I saw people grinding spices using a skerton....

              I dont think they should use it for coffee after that......

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              • #8
                That's certain to add some peppery notes to your next cup! A dedicated grinder might work well, but I would be worried some of the harder spices might cause damage... especially with the ceramic burrs in the skerton.

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