Choosing a Grinder

Coffee grinder, spice grinder, or meat grinder—there’s a tool for the task.

Spoonfuls of spices.
Maximize flavor and say goodbye to the pre-ground stuff.Unsplash/Calum Lewis

It can be difficult to know exactly which grinder to buy and what you can use them for (that coffee grinder? Grinds spices, too. That meat grinder? It stuffs sausages. And that grain mill grinder can also bake fresh bread!). Whether you’re looking for a new DIY hobby or just want to improve the quality of your daily cooking routine, we’ve narrowed it down to three food grinders that can do it all.

SHARDOR Coffee & Spice Grinders Electric, 2 Removable Stainless Steel Bowls for Dry or Wet Grinding

For Everyday Use

This versatile appliance can also be used for day-to-day ingredients like garlic and herbs.SHARDOR

Nothing beats freshly ground coffee beans and whole spices. The ready-ground stuff you’re buying in the store has probably been sitting on the shelves for months, even years. So freshen up your morning cup of coffee and all your dried spices by grinding them yourself in this simply designed electric grinder from SHARDOR. The removable bowls are stainless steel (read: easy to clean), so you don’t have to worry about mixing flavors and scents in between uses. This model is extra versatile, too, because in addition to dry ingredients, it grinds wet ingredients like garlic and fresh herbs. And you know what that means, right? Homemade pesto.

Electric Meat Grinder, Aobosi 3-IN-1 Meat Mincer & Sausage Stuffer, Sausage & Kubbe Kits Included, 3 Grinding Plates, Dual Safety Switch, Stainless Steel Housing

For the Butcher

Beef, pork, or chicken? Make your own links with this heavy-duty machine.Aobosi

Is there anything this electric meat grinder can’t do? The AAOBOSI 3-in-1—which comes equipped with a pure-copper motor and heavy-duty, stainless-steel blade—is excellent at mincing meat, stuffing sausage, and making kubbe. Control what goes into your ground beef by buying your own cuts; know what goes into your sausage by making them yourself. This multi-use tool is a meat-lover’s dream come true.

Powerful Electric Grain Mill Grinder and Dough Kitchen Mixer Bundle for Home and Professional Use - High Speed Flour Mill for Healthy Grains and Versatile Dough Blender for Making Bread by Wondermill

For the Baker

Comes equipped with essential cooking attachments.Wondermill

Making bread at home, from start to finish, has never been easier. This electric powerhouse lets you mill your own grains (with three settings so you can pick the fineness of your flour), and even comes with a kitchen mixer (complete with a dough hook, separator, and whisks so you can mix your own dough). And as if that weren’t enough, this all-in-one device comes with a blender attachment for ultra-smooth juices, milkshakes, and smoothies. Talk about showing off!