Here at Shiva Online we offer a fantastic and varied range of grinders - with such a selection of models and brands that we guarantee you'll find (at least) one that meets your needs.
Our range is highly extensive and consists of flat grinders, electric grinders, acrylic grinders, metal grinders, novelty grinders to bring a smile to your face, wood grinders, sifter grinders and a variety of specialist, branded products too, from the likes of Blitz / Spyral, Clearview, Head Chef, Space Case and Easyleaf. Plus, of course, a choice of grinder cleaners to keep your product clean.
Our popular electric grinders ensure that your weed is pulverised into dust in a matter of seconds without requiring any effort from you. Sit back and let electricity work its magic. Alternatively, for those who prefer to grind with good old-fashioned muscle power, our Clearview grinders provide both an easy, effective grinding motion and are fun to use - as they allow you to watch your herbs as they are ground, ensuring that you know when to stop.
All of our grinders are ideal for culinary use. Simply pop your herbs or spices into your grinder, close the lid and in just a few seconds you'll have a finely pulverised powder. You can make fantastic quality spice mixes using any of the models from our range, which in turn ensure that your cooking skills are not impeded by old or stale products which have been left lying around in your kitchen cupboards. Whether you prefer wooden or metal grinders, the simple and effective designs we offer are just right for mixing up that culinary delight, be this with peppercorns, cinnamon, coffee beans, dry herbs, or dry petals.
Cheap or expensive grinders?
When choosing a grinder for yourself, it is always a good idea to consider all the different types, your budget, and what you think would be best for you. Do you have budget to invest in a high quality shredder? Or are you looking for something cheap and cheerful? Some people prefer to invest in a high quality grinder as they see themselves as having for a long time, whereas on the other hand a lot of people like to buy cheap grinders as the know they will loose/need to replace them at some point in the future. When it comes to purchasing a grinder, if you want quality it is worth spending that little bit extra and buying the high end premium grinder’s, rather than buying a middle price bracket one that is of a lower quality. Potentially a high end grinder can last a lifetime if it is cared for properly, where as a lower quality one may experience some problems such as the teeth or screen breaking, or the coating/paint chipping off into your mix. On the other hand, there is a possibility that those problems can occur with a more expensive grinder, so opting for a more budget piece that can be replaced in the future can be a better idea.
What are some common materials used for grinders?
Grinders are generally made from a selection of different materials, the main ones being Aluminium, Steel, Plastics such as Acrylic and even wood. The price and quality of the grinder often are dependent on the material they are made from and high end grinders such as the Space Case are made from aerospace grade aluminium where as lower budget metal grinders are made form lower quality aluminium or steel. Generally the low quality aluminium grinders will not last as long as the higher quality ones and over time there is a risk of small parts of aluminium chipping off into your mix, which is not desirable. Plastics such as Acrylic are another popular choice of material for grinders, and again, there is varying quality plastics that are used. High quality Acrylic such as that used with the Storz & Bickel Herb Mill are less likely to chip or break over time compared to their cheaper counterparts. Wood is probably the oldest material used for the production of grinders, and offers both durability and a cheap price tag. Although with wood grinders, they generally have metal thin metal grinding teeth, which usually aren’t the most efficient at grinding.
What’s a sifter grinder? is it worth owning one?
A sifter grinder is usually made up of 3 or more parts and contains a holding area for your herbs with a metal screen as a base. This screen acts as a filter for your herbs, filtering the most potent parts into a collection chamber underneath.
Some see this as better budgeting of their herbs, whereas some people just prefer to use up the potent pollen at the time, rather than saving it for the future. It really depends on preference, and whether or not your desire to collect pollen, or use it.
Electric Grinders offer the user the opportunity to blitz a large amount of herb to dust in seconds! They generally offer a far more uniform grind that using a manual grinder, and generally do it in far less time. The only downside to electric grinders is that they can sometimes grind to a consistency that some people find to be too fine, and some people even believe that they “eat” some of the herb in the process. Generally they don’t offer a sifting section either. But, if you are looking to grind up a large amount of herbs in a short space of time, or are grinding herbs you struggle to do by hand, then an electric grinder is a great investment.