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Great but flawed,
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I grind a lot of spices as part of my semi-professional job as an Asian Chef. This by far has been the best of this type of grinder, but it suffers from the same fault as most of its competitors; it does not stand up to grinding spices Cumin or similar that contain certain chemicals that corrode metal and plastic. This grinder lasted less time that my previous types e.g. Moulinex, Braun before it seized (because of cumin damage to the bearing). If you want to maitain any of these types of grinder my advice is: Never allow any dampness near the grinder area as the bearing on this machine is more susceptible to rusting, just clean it out with a dry brush and if necessary a cloth dipped in a little oil; and aways wash the plastic top in warm soapy water not the dishwasher. Why can't manufactureres produce a spice grinder that is not susceptible to spice damage and will not rust and seize. There must surely be a very large demand for electric grinders specifically for spices these days.
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Initial post: 9 Mar 2008 23:08:31 GMT
Posted on 23 Mar 2008 07:42:49 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2008 16:43:13 BDT
wrong. yes it is. the box clearly states it is also for spices as most grinders are.
Posted on 7 May 2008 10:51:16 BDT
Dave Scullion says:
I'm looking for something to grind spices so these ARE very valid comments so thanks for that!
Posted on 26 May 2008 11:23:08 BDT
Vardit Kohn says:
Great review, thank you, as I encounter similar problems as a semi-pro cook who also does lots of Asian cooking (aka, spice grinding). So far this has been the best machine. Braun was pretty useless. If you have come across any good ones, please let us know. I am going to India this summer, apparently there they are freely available (makes sense), though grinding by hand gives a superior flavour... I'll see what I can pick up.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2008 12:06:18 GMT
That's helpful- I'm looking for a spice grinder too. Any update on which is best, that can be bought in the UK?
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2010 12:14:38 GMT
Chilli Prawn says:
Read the sales blurb before you comment please. Ehem.... Cumin is a spice.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2010 12:15:32 GMT
Chilli Prawn says:
As I said above; read the sales blurb before you comment.
Posted on 9 Aug 2011 06:53:32 BDT
A. Reader says:
Krups do another model called the GX4100 which is for spices as well. Krups GX4100 Electric Coffee and Spice Grinder
Not sure if it's available directly in the UK but you can get it off www.amazon.com or eBay and use it with a voltage adapter.
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 13:00:54 BDT
Buy a Bamix. It is a superb grinder, won't rust, easy to clean, also brilliant for a thousand other uses: puree veg in the pan without splattering everywhere, grind coffee, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, whisk skimmed milk so it is like whipped cream, and makes the best mayonnaise in 10 seconds (You need the mayonnaise beaker for this, the size matters). Will grind cumin etc beautifully and last you a lifetime. You will be so happy you bought one. I've had mine (a top of the range waterproof one) for six years, use it every day and it as good as new.