Best Grinder of 2018

Best Weed Grinder of 2018

Best grinder for weed

Let’s be honest: A good herb grinder is a must for weed smokers and vapers of all kinds—regardless of how you decide to consume your cannabis! A quality grinder grinds herb to a fine consistency, imperative for efficiency. Greater surface area aids in vaporizing (or burning, if you must) more evenly.

An awesome grinder for weed will save money in the long run as less herb is used during sessions. For vapers who like big clouds, finely ground herb is crucial. There are many different grinders to choose from, manual or electric—depending on your laziness threshold.

You’ve got your favorite strain, badass vape, perhaps even a premium Rolling Traydon’t make the rookie mistake of tossing those precious nugs into the chamber (or papers). Check out Our Favorite Grinders to streamline your weed prep ritual.

Best Herb/ Weed Grinders

Banana Bros. OTTO Weed Grinder Review: The Smartest, Most Efficient Auto Weed Grinder Ever Made

Every great dry herb vaporizer needs a great grinder and the OTTO weed grinder might be the best grinder yet. It can adjust the grind automatically based on the type of material being used, no calibration necessary, just let the OTTO do the job. It ...

Editor choice 2 SLX Grinder Review

SLX Grinder Review

Boy I wish I had this grinder years ago. This is the first (and maybe only) grinder that will never ever need cleaning. Thanks to a Ceramic coating on the interior of the Grinder, the herb is not sticking to it even after months of use. I have been ...

3 Kozo Herb Grinder Review: How Does this Manual Weed Grinder Stack up to the Competition?

Kozo Herb Grinder Review: How Does this Manual Weed Grinder Stack up to the Competition?

The Kozo is a great 4 piece grinder for vapers on a tight budget or for anyone who needs an inexpensive portable backup. It has some great design features like an ergonomic grip and deeper than average collection chamber. If you need a solid, ...

4 Santa Cruz Shredder x Vogue One Review

Santa Cruz Shredder x Vogue One Review

This is perfect, and the grinding is effortless, one of the best results I have ever seen. Although it lacked a screen for pollen filtration. This unit is excellent in every sense. Very large finished product chamber as well. Worth every penny.


5 Santa Cruz Shredder Review

Santa Cruz Shredder Review

The Santa Cruz Shredder uses aluminum finish which makes it more resilient against scratches, tooth damage, and thread damage. Available in four sizes this grinder is your life long partner in grinding your favorite herbs. A highly durable grinder ...

6 Easy Grinder Review

Easy Grinder Review

The Easy Grinder is the next evolution in the seemingly static weed grinder market. For an electric grinder, it's immensely user-friendly and doesn't forget to look as great as it performs. What makes us fans are its intuitive design, its amazing ...

7 Space Case Grinder Review

Space Case Grinder Review

The Space Case Grinder is one of the best quality American grinders available on the market. What makes this grinder one of the most premium in the industry is its high-quality materials used, its design and performance. They can last for years and ...

8 Herbagrind Electric Herb Grinder Review: You Can Take this Grinder Anywhere, But Will You Want to?

Herbagrind Electric Herb Grinder Review: You Can Take this Grinder Anywhere, But Will You Want to?

The Herbagrind Electric Herb Grinder is a solid companion to your dry herb vape. At least when it works. Consistency is the problem with this grinder. Sometimes it works fantastically, sometimes it doesn’t work at all. That’s too bad because its ...

9 Kannastor GR8TR Grinder Review

Kannastor GR8TR Grinder Review

Kannastor GR8TR Grinder is about 2-inch diameter, and 3.5 inches high with a heavy weight to it. This grinder has a very deep grinding chamber and actually mills your herb instead of mashing it to bits with less force when grinding. With its modular ...

10 Atman Hummer e-Grinder Review

Atman Hummer e-Grinder Review

Atman Hummer is an electronic dry herb grinder that will help you get those herbs perfectly grind with 4-layer compartment making it much comfortable without any hassle. The Hummer is operated by two 18650 Li-on rechargeable battery which has a ...


Weed Grinder FAQs

A weed grinder is a device used to grind down the weed used in dry herb vaporizers or for rolling blunt and joints. They can be manual or electrical.

A weed grinder can make dry herb vaporizers more efficient. That is because a grinder will grind down the herb to a fine consistency, increasing the surface area and allowing the vaporizer to heat up the herb more evenly and efficiently.

A good grinder will increase the efficiency of your vaporizer so that it can do more with less; that means you will be using less herb per session and that will end up saving you money in the long term.

Electric grinders, like the Easy Grinder, can cost up to $100 and tend to be more expensive than manual grinders, like the SLX, which cost between $20 and $80. The price of a manual grinder depends on the nature of its kit: higher quality = more expensive.

Selecting the Right Grinder for Weed

An electric herb grinder should have the following qualities:

  • A lengthy battery life: It should be able to last for multiple sessions before being recharged
  • Easy to load and pour: Being able to pour your ground up herb directly into the vaporizer’s chamber makes the grinder more convenient.
  • Large grinding chamber: You should be able to grind a lot of herb at once instead of having to grind multiple times.
  • Durability: You want a grinder that will not break down after a few uses (obviously).
  • Pollen (aka kief or keef) catcher*: This is more rare in electric grinders than manual ones but it is a nice bonus feature.

That answer depends on the user; electric grinders are better for people that want to expend less effort. Electric grinders are also faster than manual grinders. Manual grinders are more compact, offer more control over herb consistency, are easier to clean, and are more durable.

A manual grinder with multiple chambers is preferred because your herb falls into one of the lower chambers, making it easy to collect. Also, the pollen sticks to the grinder’s teeth if there is no lower chamber in which it can fall; that can make the grinder difficult to clean.

Tips for using an Herb Grinder

In either electric or manual grinders, overfilling the grinding chamber reduces the effectiveness of the grinder. Make sure that you leave a little space so that the grinder’s teeth or blades can work at maximum efficiency.

Electric grinders should be cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Manual grinders are cleaned by separating the chambers, removing excess weed and pollen, submerging the chambers in rubbing alcohol for a while, and then rinsing each part with warm water.

For electric grinders, you should follow the instructions because each of them are different. Manual grinders tend to be similar to each other so you should take the following steps:

  1. Open the top compartment and place your weed in the chamber.
  2. Replace the top cover and keep twisting it to start grinding.
  3. When you have finished grinding, open the bottom compartment to reveal your herb.
  4. (Optional) Collect the pollen (aka kief or keef) from the catcher and use it in recipes or to make hash.
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