Special Notice – I am bringing this item around because I recently posted that it was no longer available. When I did I recommended the Epica Grinder as a replacement. While it is a good grinder the Mr. Coffee Electric Coffee Grinder remains my go to recommendation. This little grinder is pretty bullet proof in day to day use, unless Nicole Sauce comes to your house, over fills it and attempts to grind 5 pounds of beans in 5 minutes, directly against manufactures directions you will get a decade of service out of it for about 15 bucks. I am so glad this item is back.
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Mr. Coffee Electric Coffee Grinder. And yes it does a bang up job grinding coffee and occasionally I grind up some Mai Thai or Holler Roast Coffee and drop it in my french press, but that is not my primary use for this tool.
To me this is the greatest ever dried vegetables and spice/herb grinder you can get your hands on for under 20 bucks. In fact for Prime members this awesome tool is just 15.69 with free shipping.
I use this grinder to make hot pepper powders. Garlic and onion powder from a store? Never I buy dried onions and dried minced garlic in large quantities, I then make up powders as I need them in small quantities. Just smell fresh made garlic or onion powder and you will see why.
I whip up my own spice mixes like this one which is a great go to rub for almost any meat but especially chicken on the grill.
- About a table spoon of each
- Dried garlic
- Dried onion
- Mustard Seed
- Fennel Seed
- Chili Powder
- Dehydrated Celery (yea that is a secret)
- Tellicherry Black Pepper Corns (another secret)
- Kosher or Sea Salt
- Then about 3 table spoons of paprika
- About 2 table spoons of parsley
This is all done by estimate by the way, not with spoons but you can do that if you want to. This is a go to rub for poultry and fast grilled pork. I just whipped up some for my buddy David to go on quail. You can see that here. The best thing with small pieces like quail, cut up chicken etc, is to put it in a large bowl and toss till well coated then grill.
Anyway it is unlimited what you can do, did you see the celery above, we always have it on hand, grinding it gives you the same type of punch as celery seed but it sure costs less and it is more versatile. You guys that grow 15 different hot peppers can go mad scientist with pepper blends.
The Mr. Coffee Electric Coffee Grinder is also equipped with what they call a “Chamber Maid Cleaning System”. This little device you spin with your finger and it helps get out all the stuff hiding on the edges. For actual cleaning though, the bowl is water tight! Fill it just below the max fill line with water (don’t get the base wet), put the lid on, pulse for a few moments, dump it out, set it upside down to dry, DONE!
Lastly I bought my first one of these before I even started TSP, it lasted until this 2016, when I stupidly tried to grind oyster shell with it! Then Nicole Sauce managed to kill one at a workshop by totally over filling it and trying to grind a lot of coffee fast, directly against manufacture’s directions. So I got a new one, and I have found its limits, no rocks or shells, and keep it away from a caffeine deprived Nicole. Trust me no kitchen specifically no prepper kitchen should be without this tool.
This item has 250 plus reviews and 70% are 4 or 5 star. If you read the negative reviews they seem to be either coffee snobs that want a 15 dollar grinder to grind with the precision of a 500 dollar tool, or people to dim to get the cord out of the storage space on the bottom. Yes, the cord fits into a storage slot in the bottom, you have to pull it out of there to use it. Tons of the low reviews complain about the super short cord. Friends you can’t fix stupid but you can fix up some amazing rubs and powders with this fool proof tool
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