The nicest spice grinders for every home chef

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Any talented home chef knows the importance of a well stocked spice cabinet. When you are ready to bring flavors to the next level, you really should be grinding your own spices. Freshly ground spices unleash intense flavors, and there are many types of spice grinding tools available from hand powered crank or twist and turn styles to modern electric options. Whether you want a spice grinder beautiful enough for display on your table, or a heavy duty professional version, we have selected some of the best tools to help you grind your own fresh flavor.

Here are a few of the nicest spice grinders currently on the market.

Peugeot Olivier Roellinger 5.25 Inch Pepper Mill, Chocolate

Caption: Bring some classic French elegance.

Badge: Best for traditional design

Markdown: This lovely French spice grinder was named after the famous 3 Michelin star restaurant awarded Chef Olivier Roellinger. The classic handsome design uses hand power to crush spices, turning clockwise for fine grinds or counterclockwise for coarse grinds. This tool also has a handy access drawer for collecting ground spices.

KRUPS Silent Vortex Electric Grinder for Spice, Dry Herbs and Coffee, 12-Cups, Black

Caption: Allows for both continuous and pulse style grinding.

Badge: Best for simple and efficient

Markdown: This electric grinder uses a vortex spin technology to pull the ingredients towards the blade for a fast and thorough grind. It’s versatile, too, and can be used for grinding spices or coffee. The grinding bowl is stainless steel, removable, dishwasher friendly and comes with a matching lid for quick storage.

Alessi Grind Salt, pepper and spice grinder, One size, black

Caption: Modern turn and twist.

Badge: Best for display

Markdown: This Italian designed spice grinder has a unique modern look, designed by Will Alsop. Available in a solid black or silver finish this grinder is made from aluminum casting. This non-traditional design uses a traditional turn and twist style that can be filled with your favorite spices or salt/pepper.

500g Electric Grain Grinder Mill Cereal Spice Grinder Herb Pulverizer Superfine Powder Machine 110V

Caption: Use for spices, herbs, nuts, grains and dry peppers.

Badge: Best for powerful interval grinding

Markdown: This electric spice grinder is available in both 110V or 220V options, and can grind up to 500 grams. Using an interval method (turning off and on) this machine can easily pulverize the hardest spices into superfine mill powder. Just note that it can only be used on dry ingredients, and should be cleaned with a cloth or brush.

Waring Commercial WSG30 Commercial Medium-Duty Electric Spice Grinder

Caption: Create your own spice rubs.

Badge: Best for professional grade

Markdown: This high performance spice grinder is powerful with a 19,000 rpm motor – powerful enough to finely grind cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and more. Constructed from brushed stainless steel, with a safety interlock lid and stainless steel blades. It comes with 3 stainless steel grinding bowls with storage lids, to store spices or rubs, and the pulse action (similar to those found on food processors) allows for control of grind consistency.