Long time smokers are bound to know about the importance of grinders. Doesn’t matter if you’re preparing to roll up a joint, pack a bowl or refill your vape, taking flower apart by hand just doesn’t cut it. The task is too tedious and the result leaves much to be desired, large chunks of flower just don’t offer enough surface area to provide optimum smoke.
On the other hand, properly ground weed is a pleasure to light up and smoke. It burns neatly and evenly, allowing you to experience all of your flower and not just the outside of your nugget, burnt to a crisp.
Of course, not all grinders are made equal. Here at Herb we’ve put in the work to rank some of the best and most unique grinders out there, those that will help unlock the full potential of your weed.
PAX has proven the quality of its products thanks to its outstanding vaporizers, and now the brand has released its 4-Piece Grinder that promises to be the only grinder you will ever need. That is because of its functionality and durability.
The 4-Piece Grinder has a toothed grinding ring and 50 diamond-shaped teeth that will get the most stubborn buds well ground into tiny pieces.
Besides, magnets allow the compartment to slide smoothly so you can grind your buds effortlessly. And there is a mesh pollen catch screen below to prevent the large pieces of plant material fall into the chamber that holds the pollen.
Take your new PAX 4-Piece Grinder and prepare your weed for vaping, smoking, extracting, or cooking. And don’t worry if it falls. Its aluminum body won’t break.
Grinders come in all shapes, sizes, designs… and tech levels. When it comes to finding an electric dry herb grinder, King Palm has got your back.
King Palms’ Electric Dry Herb Grinder is the solution to all that hand-grinding that can eventually make you tired. I’m guilty of using a common electric coffee grinder to get my weed ready to roll up, but this just makes so much more sense, and the coffee aftertaste in my joints was pretty weird.
It’s as easy as putting in your nugs and pressing a button. The portable and efficient grinder will grind your herb within seconds, ready to be put in a bong, rolled up in a joint, placed in a dry herb vaporizer, or even smoked out of a makeshift apple pipe.
It’s easy to charge, portable enough to be carried around, comes with cleaning tools, and holds enough weed for you to pack up a King Size Pre-Roll.
A little caveat about weed grinding, grinding isn’t actually the best way to go about it. Traditional toothed grinders will crush up plant matter forcefully while taking it apart, a process that compromises valuable terpenes, crystals and trichomes.
HØJ thought about this carefully and proposes an alternative: slicing. Using its custom-built dual blade system, the Klip carefully slices up your herb to your desired level of coarseness. You will notice immediately how much fluffier your weed ends up, and how much better the smoking experience is.
No more mulchy weed to pack your bowl, get that finely sliced fluff in there and see how much more evenly it burns and how much higher it can get you.
The Auto9 by Cloudious9 is a fully automatic grinder that saves effort and time when turning your buds into tiny pieces. Grind your weed 20 times faster than usual.
This automatic grinder uses an electric motor and 15 sharp diamond teeth to grind up 4 grams at a time, which is more weed than most grinders can hold. And it dispenses at the same time.
Don’t worry about losing autonomy. The Auto9 allows you to grind clockwise and counterclockwise. Thus, you can get the fluffy consistency of a traditional grinder.
Besides, you get the cleaning and loading accessories kit to keep your automatic grinder in optimal condition.
Now that you’ve got your herb milled to your needs, you’ll need something to smoke it from. And this is where the folks at Freeze Pipe can help you. This small American-owned company creates amazon glassware with innovative technology that can make smoking a lot smoother.
The best of this innovative technology is the glycerin chamber used on their glassware. This pocket works as a cooling agent with the airflow, which makes each pull super smooth and enjoyable. No need for ice or make a mess; just pop the chamber in the freezer and enjoy your cold tokes.
Our favorite glass device from them is their OG, the actual Freeze Pipe itself. This glass hand pipe has a freezable glycerin coil with the technology we mentioned above. In this case, you just put the pipe in the freezer and get ice-cold hits when you are ready for some tokes.
Besides its sleek looks and eye-catching design, this pipe has plenty of features that make it perfect to pair up with one of the grinders from the list. It has a removable honeycomb-style bowl for packing and ashing and an increased airflow design from your regular pipes.
This pipe’s cold system needs about an hour to fully freeze, but you’ll get tons of tokes from taking it. The mouthpiece is super comfortable and easy to hold, and the chamber has an ergonomic-like hold, so your pipe does not slip away while passing it around.
You can also double the amount of coldness by choosing their steamroller option. Let me explain, this is the newest style of their OG pipe which adds a “revolver” style glycerin coil that cools down the smoke even stronger. It also makes this smaller 8” pipe into a 12” for even bigger hits.
Learn more about the Freeze Pipe and the Steamroller version at their website over here.
Flower Mill grinders took another approach to the issue of preserving plant matter, trichomes and crystals. Instead of full on grinding the weed, this nifty device crumbles it neatly and carefully by use of its patent-pending rotor design, which rolls herb across a screen, allowing it to come apart naturally where it wants to.
Milling, that’s what they call the process, it results in fluffy weed with all its tastes, smells and effects perfectly preserved. The swappable milling screens will also allow you to choose your desired level of coarseness: thicker for blunt rolling, finer for packing bowls and pipes.
High quality materials, innovative design and delightful ease of use, all of this working to keep the magic within your weed intact.
The all-encompassing grinding solution. This device is made of hardened anodized aluminum to ensure durability and solidness, and its pieces stick together with neodymium magnets that are above average in terms of quality and strength.
Besides that, its stylish matte design will make it stand out and separates it from most of its competitors.
The differential aspect of the GR8TR V2 is its five-piece customizable design that’s perfect for all types of users. It comes with interchangeable grater plates that deliver different grind levels, coarser for vapers, or chunkier for blunt smokers.
Moreover, the GR8TR V2 comes with an extra stash storing compartment that makes it a perfect solution for traveling where you can store everything you need.
The Vessel Grinder is precision engineered from lightweight yet sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum. It comes equipped with a magnetic lid so you can fill your grind to perfection and a removable screen so you can transfer your kief to your bowl or joint in seconds.
Designed in California, this 4-piece grinder is crafted with precision and an eye for detail. The Vessel Grinder is the perfect blend of style and functionality.
This unique grinder is the ideal accessory for the weed aficionado.
This luxurious grinder is an excellent addition to your cannabis rituals.
The Aerospaced by Higher Standards features aircraft-grade aluminum and sharp, diamond-shaped teeth that shred your herb to even, fluffy consistencies.
It’s a 4-piece grinder with a pollen catch and an anodized finish for a look and feel you can’t find elsewhere.
Award-winning artist Sean Dietrich enthralls audiences with his exciting live painting shows. Finally, there is a spinning device you can enjoy to make your herbs even more enjoyable. This 2.25-inch grinder has the magnificent artwork of Sean Dietrich on top so people know what you’re using.
This hard-anodized aluminum 4-piece grinder features a magnetic closure and a textured top to prevent accidental spillage. With a sifting screen inside and a pollen chamber that is exposed from the bottom, it will help you collect every last bit of kief, leaving more room in the stash box for
It features super sharp teeth that shred and grind your herbs into the perfect fluffy consistency that’s ready for Rolling or packing. You’ll love using and showing off this awesome little grinder that’s just the right size to slide in your pocket or pop in your bag or purse.
Ever seen a grinder with a crank before?
The Crank Top V2 Grinder from SharpStone makes your rituals effortless with a simple and unique crank design with diamond-shaped teeth, a transparent screw top, a pollen chamber, a pollen scraper, a sifting screen, and a protective pouch.
A device that combines high-quality materials and delivers a finely ground herb consistently. This 4-piece grinder is made entirely out of aircraft grade billet aluminum with magnets that stick it together and a stainless steel screen that filters out the finest pollen.
Its diamond-shaped ultra-sharp teeth grind the herb to perfection without ever losing sharpness. They are designed with plenty of space between them so you can put in large-sized buds. Due to its magnetic connections and easy-grip lid, the Cali Crusher will be super easy to turn on every single time. Besides that, its 2.2 inch size makes it a perfect to-go or travel option. Portability, effectiveness, and reliability.
One of the best value-for-money options in this selection. This Amsterdam-based company has been fabricating grinders for almost a decade, experience that is reflected in their products. This four-piece device is made entirely out of anodized aluminum with a stainless steel pollen filter.
Be sure that there won’t be any scratches, and its teeth will always be sharp. The aspect that separates this grinder from the rest is its “lion tooth” diamond-shaped teeth. This design allows it to finely grind your herb while maintaining it fluffy and avoids clogging. You’ll see the difference when the herb is burning. A super reliable, innovative device.
A capable grinder for a low price. Material wise, the Chromium Crusher’s interiors are made of aluminum, a strong metal that’s perfect for grinding the herb. The body and exterior parts are made from a zinc alloy, heavier and more durable than aluminum, which gives a feeling of overall solidness to the grinder.
Its four pieces are held together by magnets, and between the first and second levels, it has a plastic ring, both features designed to ease the grinding process. The teeth are somewhat different from most, still diamond-shaped but with two of its sides slightly curved to improve the grind. A super complete grinder.
Most of the times, it is completely unnecessary to reinvent the wheel, herb grinder design may not be perfect, but it damn near is and needs only slight tweaks and a quality construction. This is what you get with Mendo Mulchers, a no frills, ultra-high-quality grinder for your everyday smoking needs.
Instead of a wholly round exterior, the USA designed and manufactured Mendo Mulcher has what they call a grip edge: a polygonal exterior that’s just easier to turn on account of its flat sides and knurled edges.
The oval shaped teeth inside will offer you one of the finest grinds in the list, making this grinder ideal for vapers. With 4 sizes available starting at 1.75”, Mendo Mulchers are an excellent grinder for the on-the-go lifestyle.
It may be the last one on our list, but the iRainy is still one of the most effective grinders out there. What first stands out from this device is the extra layer that works as a second pollen filter. This guarantees that in the last compartment, you will only get the finest pollen possible.
If you find it too big, simply remove one of the pollen filters and make it more compact and portable. The iRainy is made out of a zinc alloy that’s durable and ultra-lightweight. The insides are made of aluminum for the diamond-shaped teeth, stainless steel for the two pollen filters, and magnets to stick all the pieces together.
Those who enjoy space should definitely get this cool-looking piece. It is a grinder inspired by the planet Saturn to incorporate the best quality when working with weed. Inside we can find very sharp teeth that work dry herbs excellently. This 4-piece grinder is more than enough for a smoker who needs to mobilize from one side to the other.
The nice appearance of the Ooze Saturn grinder is preserved thanks to its scratch-resistant anodized finish. Disassembling this accessory is very easy as well as when you need to use it. At the same time, the planetary design provides ease of use at all times.
What’s cool about this device is that it’s one of the most complete devices out there. You’ll find a set of pointed teeth in the lower chamber that allow you to pierce each herb exceptionally. The entire grip of this tool is fully ergonomic and provides an easy and simple twist.
The different parts incorporated can also be combined to obtain airtight quality storage. The magic screen is fully removable and provides additional functionality for collecting pollen of excellent quality. Even a scoop has also been incorporated to add any bud in the best style.
An all hemp grinder made in collaboration between two of the most well-known brands in the industry. This two-piece, easy-to-use grinder is made of highly pressed biodegradable hemp plastic, a material that is completely harmless to the environment.
Besides, the design is classic and the size is perfect for on-the-go users. A great grinder for the environmentally conscious stoners out there!
Read our full review of the Santa Cruz Shredder Hemp Grinder for more!
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As a reminder, those sparkly trichomes covering your bud that they call kief are the most potent part of the flower. If you want to get the most out of your weed, then you need a weed grinder with a kief catcher. That way, every time you use it, your collection will build more and more until eventually, you get so much that you can pack a kief bowl, or have enough to sprinkle inside of a blunt or joint. There are lots of ways to use kief.
The 4-piece Santa Cruz Shredder is the perfect tool for starting a kief collection. It features four pieces, including a top-quality one-of-a-kind earth magnetic lid, a razor-sharp grinding area, and a compartment for storage with a kief catcher below, and a complimentary scooper, separated by a T304 micronic precision woven non-fraying stainless steel screen.
It is “the most optimal micron screen size of any grinder on the market,” according to the brand. It is also made of medical-grade anodized aluminum, which again, is one of the best and most durable materials for weed grinders.
Made from high-quality aluminum, this 4-piece grinder comes in a wide variety of sizes and colors. With sharp diamond-shaped teeth and an easy-to-use body, the Croc Crusher allows for a great grind and lots of kief.
This grinder allows you to obtain a fluffy and fine material. It has a large kief catcher in the bottom, which makes it a great option if you’re in need of lots of it to make things like hash or to add a bit of power to your joints or bowls.
Joints, blunts, spliffs, whatever you roll, a grinder ensures that your herb spaces out evenly on the paper and is easier to roll up. Of course, you don’t want to go overboard to the point where your flower transforms into dust, or else rolling will be impossible. You want to aim for a more fluffy texture.
Joint rollers will revel in the additional convenience offered by this innovative grinder from Cloudious9, which includes a revolutionary automatic weed dispensing spout. That’s right, weed dispensing, a little nozzle from which your perfectly ground herb streams evenly into your rolling paper.
A viewing window with an LED light allows you to check how much grounded weed remains inside as your grinder pours your weed, and an internal vibration motor keeps the stream steady by maintaining an optimum frequency.
The Tectonic9 is the ideal grinder for those who make an event out of joint rolling, seeing it at work is cool, sure, but using it is a real pleasure.
Pen Simple is an electronic grinder that not only busts down your bud to the right consistency for rolling but also dispenses it for you in seconds. With one hand, you can hold the paper, and with the other, you can administer your herb with a press of a button. That eliminates sticky fingers and spills too.
Unlike a regular manual grinder, Pen Simple preserves your weed until you’re ready to let it loose. And it’s slim enough so that you can slide it in your pocket and carry it on-the-go.
You definitely need a weed grinder for vaping. The chambers are small, and your device won’t work correctly if the herb isn’t just right. If you want stronger, smoother vapor and a lot of it, then a grinder is a must.
Vaporizers either use conduction or convection heating, or a combination of both. How your device heats up has everything to do with how fine you need to grind. Conduction vapes work best when it’s tightly packed with finely-ground weed, while convection vapes do better with a looser pack of herb that’s coarse in texture.
For vaping, you need a grinder that can deliver extremely coarse herb, and this Aerospaced 4-piece grinder is the best one out there. What makes this great is that it does not work like traditional grinders. Since it is toothless, you won’t have any mushed bud or stuck lids. Extremely easy to use and very effective.
This grinder, made by Higher Standards, features sharp aluminum blades that slice through your bud. This creates a coarser, more even ground material that is perfect for vaping. There’s more. Since it doesn’t mush your herb, it minimized trichome loss and makes your bud more potent and flavorful.
The Kannastör GR8TR V2 Jar Body weed grinder is designed to deliver the perfect grind. It features anti-friction and residue rings, micro teeth, Vape and Standard Easy Change Grinder plates, an Easy Change screen, and is built of 60/61 anodized good-grade aluminum. Also, it includes storage as a bonus, which is convenient when you’re a vaper.
With vapes, you have to pack them repeatedly, so having a tool to both grind and store your bud can come in handy. In fact, the GR8TR V2 Jar Body can be broken down into a slim and travel-friendly Storage Puck in case you want to carry your flower with you and leave the grinder part behind.
When the going gets tough, the tough get grinding. Lucky for you, SharpStone’s Clear Top Hand Crank 4-Piece Grinder will make your cannabis rituals easier.
This premium wholesale grinder is made from durable aircraft-grade materials with diamond-shaped blades and extra strong magnets to ensure maximum protection. This powerful grinder shreds your herb evenly and quickly.
In our eyes, the Marley Natural Wood Grinder might be the best-looking and most elegant grinder on the list. Beyond Marley’s endless legacy and the sublime engraved monogram logo that identifies this grinder, it’s the solid, sustainably sourced black walnut construction that makes this piece so special.
There’s an unspoken synergy that arises when grinding weed with this device: The sleek feel of the wood finish and the smooth functionality of the 32 precisely positioned anodized aluminum cutting blades all converge to make a simple but fulfilling grinding experience.
The result is fluffy, uncontaminated weed that’s also easy to access without making a mess on account of the grinder’s removable screen and twist-off base.
This grinder incorporates the best of human ingenuity and creativity and all-natural materials. Any evening or outdoor moment can be ideally complemented with this device. Here, zinc alloy has been used together with Canadian Maple wood to manufacture this grinder.
The outside has been excellently polished so that you can enjoy a smooth and very pleasant grind. Even much of the manufacturing procedure is done by hand, which can be noticed in this 1.5-inch tall accessory. Beyond the ergonomic design or lightweight structure, you’ll definitely get a pleasant experience.
For grinding away from home, a card grinder your best bet. They’re low in price, so if you misplace them, it’s not a huge loss. Plus, they can slip into your purse, bag, or pocket as smoothly as your debit card. Sure, the grind isn’t fantastic, but they do work and keep you in control. You can watch your herb while you grind it and decide for yourself when it’s in an ideal condition for smoking.
The G Grinder Card from Grenco Science is a wallet-size grinder that’s made to take with you on the go. Of all the weed grinder cards, this is one of the easiest to use. If you don’t want any leftover weed crumbs in your bag or pocket, then you can slip the grinder card back in its trendy packaging to use later. Accessible and convenient, you can’t beat it.
When you’re too lazy to grind or your hands ache, electric grinders are there to step up and do the labor. They’re effortless, portable, efficient, battery-powered, and ready to work on command. Moreover, they operate faster by removing steps from the traditional way of grinding.
The OTTO uses artificial intelligence to improve and ease the joint rolling process. With the OTTO, a cone, and your weed, you will be able to get a perfect, tight, slow-burning joint in seconds. The OTTO is composed of two pieces: an electric grinder lid and a cone holder base.
The grinder lid, with its artificial intelligence, will analyze your bud and see if it’s sticky, moist, dry, or full of stems. Then, it will adjust itself to the consistency and texture of the bud and use a specific pressure, speed, and direction to grind it. Press start and see how a perfectly ground weed fills and packs the cone under it. After that, just close the cone and get ready for smoke time.
The Chewy 2.0 is the best electric weed grinder for active lifestyles. Portable, lightweight, and compact, Chewy is always good to go. It can hold up to three grams of bud, which is enough to fill 3,000 bowls on a single 9v battery. Using shredding blade technology and a spring-loaded trigger system, Chewy continuously delivers the perfect fluffy grind for glass pipes and rolled cannabis alike.
Some grinders out there have a handle on them to help ease the grinding process and avoid hand pain. Most weed grinders with handles will indeed make it easier to get your herb finely ground for great smoke sessions. Here are a few of the best weed grinders with handles.
Easy to use and super-efficient. This four-layer anodized aluminum device is made to last a lifetime without losing consistency and usability. This grinder features a see-through lid. This innovation makes it extremely easy to use by simply rotating the handle; it also ensures that you grind your herb exactly how you want it due to its transparency.
Grind-wise, this device comes with diamond-shaped, ultra-sharp teeth that can turn even the tightest buds into dust. Use its fourth layer as a stash compartment and a pollen collector, it comes with a pollen scraper to help you get all of it.
Most people think that a plastic grinder does not do the trick, that it grinds weed poorly and it gets easily stuck. Even though this is true for some plastic grinders, especially cheap ones, not all plastic grinders have that negative effect on your herb. Here’s the best plastic weed grinder on the market.
Plastic grinders often get a bad rep for being frail and getting their parts stuck together, but not all plastic is made equal as The Keeper will show you. The sharp and highly resistant teeth of this grinder should serve you well in the long term and their simplicity should keep them from failing.
The strategic advantage you get when recurring to The Keeper is an abundance of storage. That’s right, if you like taking your weed places and showing people everywhere your exotic strains, this grinder will help you carry them safely.
Ample space to carry whole flower or ground plant material, in a rugged and practical presentation, all in all a great budget grinder if you don’t mind the plastic.
Just by knowing the brand, you can already tell that this is a great plastic grinder that will do the trick for your herb. This small plastic grinder by the german brand Storz & Bickel has a three-piece body, it features sharp teeth and a built-in stash case for convenient carrying.
This is a plastic grinder that delivers results very similar to the ones of a metal grinder, no wonder it comes with the trademark Volcano vaporizer. This is a nice portable device that guarantees properly ground weed for a low price.
There’s also an XL version of the Volcano if you need extra grinding power.
For all those people who wish to invest a limited budget, there is this acrylic grinder. It is an accessory of excellent cost and benefit that will allow you to obtain excellent results of good quality. Inside, each smoker can find teeth without threads and with a pointed acrylic so that the procedure of disassembling the pieces and turning the material inside will be something very simple for anyone.
If you want the best grinder for your buck, then it should be both affordable and high-quality. At the same time, it needs a kief catcher so that you can get optimal effects out of your beloved buds. Not to mention, you shouldn’t have to break your back to get your herb good and fluffy, so it should be user-friendly, too.
There’s no denying that spending your money on an eco-friendly and biodegradable grinder is worth it.
The Santa Cruz Shredder Eco-Friendly Grinder is the only grinder you can feel good about throwing away once it’s time for a new one. In the meantime, make great use of this travel-friendly and durable grinder with a unique tooth design made in California.
For less than 30 bucks, you can get a grinder that’s next-level and grinds as smoothly and superbly as its pricier companions. That grinder would be the Black Tie Grinder. In addition to metal rings to keep the kief filter secure, the Black Tie Grinder comes with two scoopers for scraping up every speck of flower powder off the tool’s smooth, round-sided bottom. You get a carrying pouch, too, so that anywhere you go, your new favorite tool will stay protected.
If you care about storage and need to level up from small grinders, the Ongrok 5-Piece Storage Grinder is for you.
It comes in five different, sleek colors and packs double the storage area of average grinders. Always have herb grinded and ready to go with this beauty.
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Using sharp teeth and a little hand power, or the press of a button if you’re working with one of the fancier electric types, a weed grinder rips your herb apart so that you don’t have to spare your fingernails or sacrifice the only pair of scissors you have in the house. As a result, you get perfectly smokeable ground bud without a sweat.
When you’re operating without a grinder, you can’t get your herb as fine as possible for optimal burning, especially if it’s that sticky-icky. Not to mention, you can’t get kief, the resinous trichomes that sparkle all over your bud and are mighty potent. Not easily, at least.
You could spend minutes cutting, or worse, picking your bud. Or, you could use a grinder and break down your stash in seconds and get kief, which you can sprinkle over your flower to enhance it. Talk about the icing on the cake.
Grinders also ensure an even burn. If you pack a bowl with chunky bud, then you can’t get as full of a bowl pack, and you’re essentially wasting it because it can’t heat it as thoroughly. Moreover, it’s harder to stir, and more often than not, there is still some green left, which you won’t realize until you go to dump out the “ashes.”
Joint and blunt smokers will benefit from a weed grinder as well. Weed that has been through a fine (but not too fine) grind can be evenly spaced out on papers and makes the rolling process breezy. And they smoke better, too.
Herb-lovers can all agree grinding your weed is a million times better than not. Grinding your flowers increases its surface area which allows for a consistently smooth and efficient burn. This extends your stash and the lifespan of your device.
Grinding also naturally separates the kief from the flower, setting you up for some pretty amazing hash-highs. Discover the best weed grinders, and why they should be considered a critical part of your herbivore repertoire.
They’ve come a long way from where they started, and now the best weed grinders are light and portable, leaving herbivores no excuse for not owning one. With this being said, it’s important to know that if you’re grinding up your bud in just any old grinder, you might as well not grind it at all.
Using the best weed grinders is the ultimate way to get the best blaze for your buck. Why should you waste perfect and pricey flowers on a crappy grinder?
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Using the best weed grinders will grind your weed to an even consistency. The teeth of the grinder in higher quality models are evenly dispersed so that regardless of whether or not you spread the nugs out upon stuffing them into the grinder, all the grinds end up being the same texture.
As a result, the weed will vaporize or burn more evenly which makes for a super smooth session, not only in taste and aroma but also the high itself. The compounds of the herb will extract evenly when heated as your dry herb changes from flower to vapor or flower to smoke.
If you’re a vape-enthusiast, a fine-grind means thicker, more potent vapor. Loading an uncrushed nug into a vaporizer would be useless, not to mention just kind of weird. Whether it’s a conduction or convection heating system, you’ll get more out of your vaporizer by exposing more surface area to the heat by using evenly ground herbs.
Regardless of whether you use a vape or prefer smoking a joint, pipe, or bong, using a quality grinder means you can say goodbye to consistency qualms.
Grinding your weed into fine, loose pieces means you can pack bigger bowls in your pipe or bong. Denser bowls make for more powerful hits with big clouds. This is because increasing the surface area of cannabis in your bowl makes it easier to pull through when you inhale.
But hey, don’t worry if you don’t like big bowls. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to fill the bowl, it just means that even a densely packed half-bowl will provide some potent inhales.
On top of providing more potent and powerful inhales regardless of whether you smoke or vape, properly ground herbs are better for your devices. Using a quality grinder makes it easier to clean your vaporizer because ground herbs leave behind less build-up and residue when they’re heated.
Pipes and bongs are also easier to clean when you bust up your bud because of an even burn. Lighting an entire nug often leaves the charred, ashy residue in the bowl from the part of the nug that completely burns up without even being inhaled.
This means that not only will your bowl be less gunked up, a high-quality grind also extends your stash since you’ll actually be inhaling everything that’s in the bowl. This will save you a lot of hassle, and a ton of money by extending your stash and the lifespan of your device.
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If you’re not using a quality grinder, you’re wasting a ton of precious kief. Whether you sprinkle it onto your bowl like a fine seasoning or make homemade hash, kief is a concentrate that’s super easy to collect when you’re using a quality grinder.
The tiny hairs found on dry cannabis flowers naturally separate from the bud when it’s ground. The best weed grinders actually come equipped with sifting screens that catch and collect kief so you can use it whenever you want.
Found most often in 4-piece grinders, a grinder equipped with a sifting screen usually called a kief or pollen catcher, is a totally worth it investment. Using the best weed grinders will make you the king or queen of kief in no time.
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There are two main types of weed grinders: manual grinders and electric grinders. With manual grinders, a little more effort is required. You have to twist and turn using your hands to get the job done.
As for the cost of a manual grinder, the prices vary but most are considered affordable by the weed community. It all depends on the kind, as there are many varieties of manual grinders:
Though they aren’t popular, there are also 5-piece manual grinders. This type usually has four compartments: grinding, storing, and two for kief. Having two kief catchers can help you catch more potent flower powder since it has an additional screen to trap excess small plant material.
A card grinder is another type of manual grinder that doesn’t have any compartments and is slim and portable. Card grinders won’t grind as well as other manual grinders, nor will they capture kief, but they’re cheap and make for an easy grind on-the-go.
Aside from being made with a different number of parts, weed grinders are made out of different materials, each of which has its pros and cons:
Finally, you have electric grinders. Electric grinders do all the work for you, and some will even dispense your weed, which makes them handy for rolling. They tend to be on the pricier side and won’t preserve kief, but if you’re someone with arthritis or have achy hands, electric grinders take away the strain from the grinding process.
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If you thought the selection of glass and vaporizers was extensive, then you’ve never tried shopping for the best weed grinder. There are thousands available, and they’re everywhere, from headshops to Amazon. You also run into risks when shopping for a grinder because you don’t know if they’re going to work until you buy them. There are few things worse than wasting money on a tool that does a weak job.
Choosing the right brand is everything when you’re looking for the best weed grinder. If the brand has a bad rep, then you can expect to get a lousy, useless product. When searching for the best weed grinder brands, make sure to scope the ones with stellar reviews and testimonials.
You can have the best pipe, the most potent vape, or a huge blunt, but if you do not have properly ground weed, your smoking won’t be that great. That’s why a grinder is something you should spend some money on.
As long as you don’t lose it and clean it often, a proper grinder will last you a lifetime. A lifetime of great smoke sessions, fluffy weed, and mountains of kief. That’s why we prepared this guide, the most complete guide on the internet with all the best weed grinders available.
Choose the one that better suits your needs and enjoy.