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Spice grinder or pestle and mortar?

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margaritasbythesea · 30/06/2019 13:24

Which one is more useful? I like the flavour released by a pestle and mortar, especially for sauces, but I think I will use a grinder more often because of the speed.

What do you like best?

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GCAcademic · 30/06/2019 13:27

A grinder, definitely. It’s much more efficient. I also have a pestle and mortar, but use it for wetter ingredients, such as chillies and garlic.

margaritasbythesea · 30/06/2019 13:47

Thanks. I was just about to buy this one but then remembered how much I used my old krupps coffee grinder for spices.

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Sooooozie · 30/06/2019 17:57

I loooooove my pestle and mortar (solid marble, but cheap in Morrisons a few years ago).

I only grind spices when I'm spending a long time cooking something special anyway, so I don't begrudge the extra time. And I love feeling so involved/ knowing creating the amazing scent just with elbow grease.

Written down that sounds insane...

margaritasbythesea · 30/06/2019 19:35

50-50 then!

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gowgow · 01/07/2019 11:11

Grinder every time.
"Revel CCM104CH Wet N Dry Grinder" from Amazon is highly recommended as you can add ginger, garlic and liquids as well as dry spices.



























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margaritasbythesea · 01/07/2019 13:10

Thank you for the recommendation.

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