In Depth SLX Grinder Review ↓
SLX Grinder Background
If you’ve been following our reviews and tips, you already know that we highly recommend using a good herb grinder. You may be using the best vaporizer in the world, but if your bud is not properly ground, that will affect performance and vapor quality.
The perfect grinder will fine-grind your herb and increase the surface area of your botanicals, allowing hot air to pick up more cannabidiols in the form of vapor. This will improve flavor and vapor production.
And of course, a good grinder should also be easy and effortless to turn- for a long time! Most grinders work well in the beginning, but quickly get resin build-up that makes turning hard and may even create wrist problems.
SLX Grinder Features
- Ceramic “non-stick” coating to prevent resin build up over time. The ceramic coating wraps the whole grinder (inside and out).
- Super-smooth turn- effortless grind.
- The SLX is FDA certified for food contact and does not contain any Teflon toxins.
The SLX kit comes with:
- SLX 4 pc 2.4 inch Grinder- with a screen to separate herb from pollen.
- A small tool to collect pollen from the bottom.
SLX Grinder Design
The body of the SLX is machined out of 7075 T6 aluminum that is sturdier than the series 6 aluminum used in most traditional grinders. The SLX definitely feels solid and high end. It feels like it will last a lifetime without ever cracking or breaking.
Everything is coated with a thin layer of non-stick ceramic. Every lid, every tooth, the pollen chamber, inside and outside. All of it. The SLX repels residue, dirt, and resin. But more on that later.
The magnetic lid of the SLX features 55 razor sharp teeth that will crush your herb and drop it down into the stainless steel screen. The lid has a small magnet in the middle that snaps into place and stays secured.
The SLX has only one set of threads on the whole grinder (connecting body to bottom). Everything else is magnetic or lift-out, making it quick and easy to disassemble.
The SLX is a 4 piece 2.5-inch grinder including- a magnetic top, a body, a screen, and a pollen tray.
I was surprised to find out that the whole body of the grinder is coated with ceramic, not only the interior.
The SLX bottom part features a lift-up stainless steel screen with a fine micron size – filtering the pollen from the herb. The herb will fall from the holes and accumulate on the screen. The smaller pollen will fall through the screen and can also be collected and used.
Using the SLX Grinder
It is a sheer joy to grind the herbs with the SLX, and the outcome enthralls you even more. The grinder offers exceptional strength, perfect balance and the ability to grind your favorite herbs optimally.
The turn was super-smooth and the herb was perfect for my vaping sessions. I used the ground herb with multiple vapes and it worked perfectly every time.
I have tested the ground herb with multiple types of vapes and the consistency was perfect every time.
During my sessions, I felt the difference between the SLX and lower quality grinders. Using the SLX produced dense vapor, with better quality, and extracted more out my herb.
SLX Ceramic Coating
Let’s talk about the SLX’s ceramic coating in a bit more detail.
So, the whole grinder (including exterior) is coated with a super low friction proprietary ceramic layer that is supposed to repel resin build-up.
The biggest question to answer is – does it work? Will the ceramic coating really prevent resin build-up over time?
YES! It totally does. How do I know? Because this is actually the second update I am doing for this review. I received my first (Gold) SLX two years ago and I have been using it ever since. I’ve never cleaned it, and, trust me, its been used heavily ?. Recently, I felt it was time for a fresh one, so I ordered a new Black one.
On the left side is my two-year-old Gold SLX and on the right is my new Black one.
You can see from the picture that even after two years of use (and A LOT of herb), the edges are still 95% clean. The ceramic coating actually worked and kept it smooth and easy to turn!
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The SLX has passed the test of time and I was shocked by the minimal resin build-up considering the amount of herb that went through this thing. Even after two full years of usage with minimal cleaning, the SLX turned as if it were brand new.
SLX Grinder Bottom Line
If that wasn’t clear up this point – I love the SLX! In fact, this is our collective opinion here at theVape.guide. Every one of our writers and colleagues that tried the SLX, ordered one! The herb comes out airy and fluffy, ready to roll or vape. Not to mention the longevity even with minimal maintenance of this grinder.
Specifically when using with a vaporizer – the increased surface area contributes to the experience in a few wonderful ways –
- Produced more visible vapor
- Improved flavor and aroma
- Improved efficiency – from examining the “burnt” herb after my session, it looks like it is fully exhausted, and it has a consistent brown color.
At $60, the SLX is a bargain. Whether you are a smoker or a vaper, the SLX will dramatically improve your experience.
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