So, you’ve finally decided it’s time to purchase a weed grinder. You could always go to your local headshop, and talk to someone there. But, their prices will be jacked, and most just want to sell you something–not actually help you.
Of course, I’m not just talking smoke. I purchased my first grinder from a headshop (it was actually this exact one). Decent price for a great name, right? Now guess how much I paid for that bad boy in-store. Not $20, not $30, but $35 after tax. That’s almost double what it costs online. I’m not saying that there aren’t awesome headshops out there–just be aware that many do jack up the price.
But, there are a few other things to consider–aside from price–when purchasing a weed grinder. There are more than just manual metal ones available. They range in material, size, whether or not they catch kief, and more.
So ask yourself a few questions. First, is this grinder just for you, or do you entertain many people? Do you hate physically grinding, or does it not bother you? Are you into collecting kief? Would you like to travel with your new accessory?
This list is broke up into two sections: Manual weed grinders, and electric weed grinders. And each section is in ascending order, according to price. The first capsule is the least-expensive, while the last capsule is the most-expensive.
With this information, and these questions in mind, you’ll be able to narrow down your list of weed grinders. Peruse this piece for ideas, and you’ll have perfectly ground bud in no time.
Best Manual Weed Grinders
When you ask most stoners about a weed grinder, they’re more than likely thinking about a manual grinder. This type of grinder requires the user to physically turn the top, in order to grind up nugs. These guys are easy-to-use, are generally super portable, and many aid in collecting kief.
1. Moore Rainbow Grinder
If we’re being honest, most weed grinders come in the same three colors: Black, silver, and gunmetal. We get it. They’re classic colors that appease the masses. But what if you want something a bit more fun and eye-catching. Well, say hello to the Moore Rainbow Grinder.
This baby stands out like a unicorn amongst horses. As a four-piece grinder, it has a grinding chamber, bud chamber, and kief catch. Thank to high-quality materials, it’s super durable. A thin poly o-ring sits on the sides, ensuring a smooth grind. And if you really do love the classic colors, it’s also available in gold and silver.
- Super eye-catching color – also available in gold & silver
- Has a smooth grind
- Fantastic price
- Designed with a kief catch – four-piece grinder
- It’s relatively cheap – it won’t last forever
2. Liberator Grinder Set
Most weed grinders ultimately come with the same goodies: Kief scrapers, screens, and maybe a carrying case. Don’t get me wrong–those things are great. But, they’re pretty overplayed in the world of cannabis accessories. The Liberator Grinder set truly stands out amongst the crowd.
I want to say thank you so much to the team over at Green Technology, for sending me a unit to review. I’ll be honest–I wasn’t really keen on a new grinder, as I loved my previous one so much. But, after a few days, I was blown away with how much kief this bad boy collected. And over the course of a few months, it was clear The Liberator didn’t clog easily, as it’s yet to be stuck (stick your grinder in the freezer for 20-30-minutes if this happens to you). With a super smooth grind, it’s easily become my favorite weed grinder.
Plus, it comes with a set of multi-blade scissors. These essentially work by, well, physically cutting up your bud for a super coarse chop. And, it comes with a cleaning tool, so you can get all of that sticky goodness out from between the blades. For under $14, you really can’t find a better weed grinder set-up.
If you’re interested in the full review, you can check it out here.
- Comes with multi-blade tool, and blade cleaner
- Collects kief very quickly
- It’s very hard to get stuck – easy to clean, too
- Grinds relatively finely
- Don’t mix use with other types of dry herb – it retains the smell
3. Chromium Crusher With Mill Handle
When you think of a weed grinder, you generally think of something with at least two-pieces, where you physically twist the top to grind the weed. But, there are other manual weed grinders: With cranks. This type of grinder is the in-between of a regular grinder and an electric weed grinder. As far as grinders with hand cranks go, the best is the Chromium Crusher With Mill.
This baby measures 2.5-inches in-diameter by 1.75-inches in-height. The top is clear, and the mill handle is situated in the middle. Thanks to a durable zinc alloy, it’ll take a good beating. With four pieces, there’s a kief catch, and a kief scraper included.
If the hand crank isn’t do it for you, be sure to check out these other Chromium Crushers.
- Has a hand crank
- Great price
- Four-piece design – has a kief catch & kief scraper
- Measures 2.5-inches in size
- Not as easy on the wrist as an electric weed grinder
4. Herb & Weed Grinder
When it comes to weed grinders, they range from two-to-five pieces. Most grinders, however, are four-pieces. This means there’s a grinding chamber on top, a middle chamber to hold the bud, and a bottom chamber to collect kief. The Herb & Weed Grinder knocks four-piece grinders out of the competition.
For a phenomenal price, this baby is the perfect gift for a fellow stoner, or a treat yourself moment. It measures 2.5″ in diameter and 1.75″ in height. A whopping 50 teeth grind your bud into the perfect consistency. And if you’re not feeling the four-piece thing, it can be adjusted into a three-piece grinder.
If you’re not feeling the Herb & Weed Grinder, give these other four-piece grinders a look.
- Fantastic quality material
- Amazing price for a weed grinder
- Comes with a velvet carrying case
- Has a one-year warranty
- If you stick bud directly in the middle, it may get stuck
5. Platinum Grinders Herb Grinder
As far as weed grinders go, they’re an incredible addition to just about any cannabis accessory set-up. But, problems can arise when you choose to use your grinder as your stash jar. Many weed grinder tops simply sit on the grinder, without physically attaching to it. So, if they’re knocked over, your freshly ground bud ends up everywhere,
The Platinum Grinders Herb Grinder mitigates that issue, thanks to a neodymium magnets in the cap. Plus, a thin Poly-O ring keeps the top from getting stuck. Constructed with aircraft-grade aluminum, its durability and toughness is through-the-roof. A stainless steel, mesh screen allows you to collect kief in the bottom chamber. Use this bad boy as a dual grinder and stash jar–you’ll be stoked you picked it up.
- Extremely durable – crafted with airplane-grade aluminum
- Comes with kief scrapers – kief collects quickly
- Neodymium magnets in the top, to keep it secure
- Has odor-control qualities
- Squeaks if bud gets stick in the outer-crevices
6. Green Grinders Weed Grinder
When it comes to purchasing weed grinders, you really want to get the most bang for your buck. In order to accomplish this, you must focus on two things: Quality and price. The cheaper you go, the lower the quality. So, finding a good mid-point is your best bet. The Green Grinders Weed Grinder is that ace.
I want to thank Green Grinders for sending me a grinder to review. I’m always so hesitant to try new grinders–call me lazy, but I like to keep my kief all in one place. Well let me tell you, this bad boy blew me the heck away. Most of my weed grinders grind pretty finely. What I like about this guy, though, is you get a coarser chop. In the same breath, though it collects kief very quickly…like shockingly fast.
It measures 2.5-inches, and is made of aircraft-grade anodized aluminum. So, you know it’s built for durability. The grind itself is super smooth, and you won’t cross-thread it. The mesh screen leading to the kief chamber is super fine, and it comes with a kief scraper (although you may want to grab some backups here). The top has a powerful magnet, which helps avoid any accidental spills. And, if you hate the grinder for some reason, send it back for a 100% money-back guarantee. Be super confident in your weed grinder purchase.
- Grinds extremely smoothly – producing coarsely-ground bud
- Collects kief super quickly – comes with a kief scraper
- Made of durable, strong anodized metal
- Send it back for 100% money-back guarantee if you’re dissatisfied
- May be slightly expensive
7. Black Tie Grinder
Weed grinders, of course, come in many different colors and materials. One of the most popular types is metal. Metal grinders come in varying flavors from aluminum to different types of alloys, in tons of colors, too. Many time that color is painted on, rather than mixed physically into the metal. This can lead to paint chips falling off into your bud….no bueno.
The Black Tie Grinder gets around that deterioration, thanks to anodized metal. This means it’s made of out a single piece of aluminum alloy, and is NOT painted. Measuring 2.5″ in diameter, and 1.8″ in height, so you have plenty of room to store bud. And, it comes with some extra goodies: Carrying pouch, replacement screen, and two kief scrapers. Smoke safely with this bad boy.
- Not painted – no paint chips to fall into your bud
- Comes with kief scrapers, back-up screen, and carrying pouch
- Collects kief very well
- Grinds more coarsely than other models
8. Medium Santa Cruz Shredder
While there are plenty of weed grinders that don’t cost a pretty penny, no list would be complete without mentioning a luxury grinder. After all, there’s just something so satisfying about using your boujee cannabis accessories.
The Medium Santa Cruz Grinder is the epitome of luxury weed grinders. Measuring 2.13″ in diameter and height, it features a seven-catch thread design, in order to mitigate cross-threading. This baby is available in a number of colors, so you can match it to your mood. An anodized coating prevents scratches and blemishes on the surface. Plus, it comes with a kief press, too. As far as weed grinders go, a Santa Cruz is where it’s at.
Want to see other Santa Cruz grinders? Check out these babies.
- Comes in a variety of colors
- Measures 2.13″ in diameter and height
- Features seven-catch thread design, to stop cross-threading
- Coated in anodized metal, to prevent scratches
- Relatively expensive
Best Electric Weed Grinders
While there are plenty of manual weed grinders that are downright awesome, they do have their downsides. Prevent most of those issues with an electric weed grinder. Simply pop your herb into the chamber, and switch it to “On”. You’ll have freshly ground bud–without having to do it yourself–in seconds.
9. econoLED Electronic Aluminum Herb Grinder
Handheld weed grinders come in many shapes and forms. They’re perfect for stowing in your bag, toking up after work, leaving in your car, or storing in your stash box. Aside from their small size, they’re powerful and grind your bud quickly.
The econoLED Electrnic Aluminum Herb Grinder is powered by three AAA batteries. Fill the provided cup about 1/3 of the way full for ideal grinding, and continue grinding as long as you like–that’s the beauty of this baby. It allows you to choose how coarsely or finely your cannabis is ground. And if you’d like to purchase in bulk, you can snag one-, two-, or four-at-a-time. Cheap, quick, and functional.
- You’re able to control how ground the cannabis is
- Fantastic price
- Very easy to use and clean
- Available in one-, two-, or four-packs
- Doesn’t have a huge capacity
10. Electric Tobacco Shredder by HBI
While there are loads of electric weed grinders out there, many are sold as “herb and spice” grinders. Because cannabis falls under that category, those grinders definitely work. But, they’re not made specifically for grinding up your ganja. That’s where the Electric Tobacco Shredder by HBI steps in.
Aside from being designed with cannabis in mind, it’s a super straight-forward device. Simply plug it in, pop in your bud, shut the top, and it’s ready to go. It won’t turn on unless the lid has been properly secured–an intentional safety feature. While there isn’t a kief catch, it does collect on the sides, so you’re not left without it. Give your wrist a break with this awesome weed grinder.
- Created specifically for cannabis and tobacco
- Has a safety feature, where it won’t turn on until the lid is closed
- Very easy-to-use
- Allows you to grind up lots of bud in a short period of time
- No kief catch – instead, collects on the sides
11. Chefman Coffee Grinder
When it comes to electric weed grinders, they all have the same outcome: Ground up cannabis. But, not all models are created equally. Some grind smaller amounts than others, and some take longer to grind than others. In other words, efficiency is key. The Chefman Coffee Grinder is the efficiency you seek.
By far, it’s one of the most powerful grinders on the market. Don’t let that fool you, though–it’s also one of the most quiet. Efficiency isn’t just for grinding, however. It’s also easy-to-clean, thanks to a removable metal cup. Plus, it comes with an impressive two-year warranty, in case something happens. Grind your bud and pack a bowl in under-a-minute with the Epica.
- One of the most efficient weed grinders out there
- Shockingly quiet
- Very easy to clean
- Fantastic price
- Not built specifically for cannabis
12. Chewy Grinder
In a previous capsule, we touched on the fact that there are a number of cannabis-specific electric grinders out there. The Tobacco Shredder by HBI was one of them, but it unfortunately requires an electrical outlet. If you’re not near one, or out and about, you’re out of luck. That’s where the Chewy Grinder steps in.
This bad boy is perfect for traveling or toking up at home. All you need is a single 9V battery, for an incredible nine hours of continuous use. A high-torque motor, and multi-directional blades provide a consistent, strong grind every time. Simply push the button, hold with one-hand, and you’re good-to-go.
- Solely requires a single 9V battery – runs for nine continuous hours
- Small and portable
- Grind is consistent with each use
- Can’t grind up a ton at once
13. Cuisinart SG-10 Electric Spice-and-Nut Grinder
Purchasing an electric weed grinder can be kind of weird. For the most part, you’re not looking for a device geared towards grinding bud. Rather, you’re in search of an “herb and nut grinder.” That sounds fine and dandy, but how do you know you’re not purchasing something that’ll break after three uses? By purchasing a brand name you already know and love: Cuisinart.
As previously mentioned, this baby is sold as a spice-and-nut grinder. It has durable stainless steel blades, as well as a heavy-duty motor. Simply pop in the bud, push the top down, and release when it’s ground to your liking. The bowl holds 90-grams, and can be placed in the dishwasher, to make clean-up extra simple. Please note, the unit is built to North American Electrical Standards. Have peace of mind with a Cuisinart weed grinder.
Price: $34.89 (53 percent off MSRP)
- Made by Cuisinart – well-known kitchen appliance company
- Very easy to use – simply push top to turn on/off
- Blades are made from durable stainless steel
- Doesn’t have a kief catch – collects on sides
14. Herbagrind Electric Herb Grinder
I know I said most electric weed grinders aren’t specifically marketed as such. But, there’s an exception to every rule. Above, we saw the Tobacco Shredder by HBI and the Chewy Grinder. Well, what if you wan’t something a bit more portable. I present you with the Herbagrind Electric Herb Grinder.
I want to thank the team over at Herbagrind for sending me a unit to review. As I’ve stated before, I’m not a big fan of trying out new grinders. But, this baby really piqued my interest. Rather than bringing a manual grinder stuffed with bud, I could bring an electric one…with a built-in chamber. The device arrived pre-charged. With three-clicks of a button, it turned on. I chose a CBD strain and popped it into the chamber. After putting the top back on, I held the button and it was ground it half-a-second–I’m not exaggerating.
It quite literally grinds, chops, and crushes instantly. The stainless steel blades spin at 24,000 RPM. It’s big enough for some power, but small enough to bring to any smoke sesh. Plus, you can remove the cap and grind into a pile, rather than be restricted to just the chamber. Each charge gives you around 500 grinds. Just plug it in with the included USB, and you’ll be grinding again in no time. If you’re in the market for an electric weed grinder, seriously consider the Herbagrind.
- Each charge provides 500 grinds – comes with USB charger
- Grinds ridiculously fast
- Small enough to actually be portable
- Choose to grind in-chamber or into a pile on a rolling tray
- A bit more expensive than other electric weed grinders
15. ATMAN Mini Hummer Electric Weed Grinder
Above, we saw a luxury weed grinder: The Santa Cruz Shredder. As a manual grinder it’s phenomenal, but sometimes you’re looking for a luxury electric weed grinder. The ATMAN Mini Hummer Electric Weed Grinder is exactly what you’re after.
It’s powered by an 18500 Li-ion battery, which allows it to grind everything in the chamber in ten-seconds. And if you accidentally shove too much in there, it has a reverse function, in order to get unstuck. Just like a manual weed grinder, this baby also has a kief catch. Backed by a one-year warranty–no matter what happened to the device. Treat yourself with an awesome electric weed grinder.
- Has a kief catch – few electric weed grinders have one
- Backed by a one-year warranty
- Boasts a reverse function, in order to unstick the blades
- Grinds up in ten-seconds