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Old 05-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Spice Grinder vs Coffee Grinder

Hi. Can anyone recommend a burr grinder under $100 suitable for both spices and coffee?

Or is there such a thing as a spice-only burr grinder? Tks.

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Old 05-21-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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I wouldn't use the same grinder for coffee and spices. But I got a nice burr grinder for coffee, it's a Cuisinart.
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My experience has been that if you use a coffee grinder for spices, you are going to get flavored coffee. The reverse is true with the taste of the spices.

I won't even grind flavored coffee in my coffee grinder.
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My experience has been that if you use a coffee grinder for spices, you are going to get flavored coffee. The reverse is true with the taste of the spices.

I won't even grind flavored coffee in my coffee grinder.

I feel the same way, I don't mind coffee flavor in my spices, but I definitely don't want any flavor BUT coffee in my coffee.
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I wouldn't use the same grinder for coffee and spices. But I got a nice burr grinder for coffee, it's a Cuisinart.
I'm on my second Cuisinart. They are a good grinder for the money. Pricy at retail, but both mine were bought on sale.
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I'm on my second Cuisinart. They are a good grinder for the money. Pricy at retail, but both mine were bought on sale.

I rarely buy whole bean, but when I do, I want a good grinder. I like it because I can adjust the grind for whatever I am wanting at the time. Espresso or drip.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
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I have two coffee grinders. One for coffee and another for spices.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:25 PM   #8
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same here. not happy with the redundancy, but can't be helped. mine are Krupps.
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My sister uses her Magic Bullet for everything. Of course, she only grinds coffee when I'm visiting and I doubt she ever ground a spice in her life. But, it can go in the dishwasher.
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I have two coffee grinders. One for coffee and another for spices.
Ditto for me, Andy. Been doing this for years and have no complaints. I clean my spice grinder by running a piece of white bread through it, then brushing it out well.
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