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Where's Can I Get a Good Spice Grinder?
Mon 25-Oct-10
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irridium
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as a serious foodie, I'm fed up of making my pastes and spices in the
pestle and mortar when you have to catch bits from flying out. I'm not
sure what the best one to buy as the ones that foodies use are the
coffee grinders. can anyone help? i'm looking to spend no more than £20.

thanks, brensmile

Mon 25-Oct-10
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There are quite a few here Bren, some under £20.00.  Let us know what you eventually get, won't you?

I'll try that again!

Tue 26-Oct-10
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I use a coffee grinder that we were given as a present a few years ago. We rarely grind coffee, so it was just sitting there notbeing used. Of course ever since I first used it for spices it's been completely unsuitable for coffee 🙂

This is the one I mean.

Sun 14-Nov-10
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We had an electric spice grinder, but to be quite honest you can't beat the good old pestle and mortar.  The one we found to be the best is a stonkingly big cast iron one - the surface is 'grainy', which makes for a really coarse grinding surface and does the job in no time.  Our electric one blew up after a year, and of course was made of crappy plastic.  Grind away!

Sun 14-Nov-10
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Welcome Mark. Often wonder at times how labour saving are some gadgets, especially after the washer upper (which isn't me) has cleaned the thing. I think on a big scale electric gadgets are useful but for small amounts usually not worth getting out.cheers

Sun 14-Nov-10
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We were thinking of getting a coffee grinder/spice grinder. Years ago I used to make my own mustard, and I'd grind the seeds using a coffee grinder. I was wondering whether a grinder would be able to make a useable flour from corn or pulses, such as cornmeal or gram flour? Has anyone tried doing this or would it end up too coarse?

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I thought Kenwood used to offer a flour mill - I have one!

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Mon 15-Nov-10
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I use a flour mill on a kitchen aid and even that is courser than ordinary flour but acceptable. Not bad when you cannot get wholemeal flour for love nor money roll_eyes

Mon 15-Nov-10
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wave Welcome Mark!  toffeeapple

I'll try that again!

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