How Do I Keep My Grinder Clean?
Maybe you’ve been rolling your eyes the whole time you’ve read this--you already have a grinder and of course you know how to use it. But, you might be asking, why has my grinder become ineffective over time? How do I make sure that I keep getting consistent grinds each and every time I use it? The answers lies in the cleaning.
Over time, if you don’t clean your grinder, the teeth may not be as sharp and your metal screen that filters out all the pieces might get clogged. As a result, you might find that your grinder isn’t getting the most efficient use out of your herb. The best remedy for this is to clean your grinder each and every time you use it. You can use cotton swabs, brushes, and even a little heat to get all of the sticky pieces out of your grinder. Make sure to do a quick rinse out every time you use it. For super stubborn pieces that need a deep cleaning, heat a large bowl of water (don’t boil it, just get it really hot) and submerge all of the the grinder pieces, separated. Let the pieces sit in the water for 30 minutes. This heat can help removes some of the stickier pieces on your grinder, just don’t boil the grinder as the water could melt your grinder if it’s plastic!
What Should I Look For When Buying a Grinder?
Now that you understand why and how to use a grinder, you might need some tips on buying a grinder. It’s pretty simple, we’ve only got three words of advice.
Anodized metal: Look for grinders that contain anodized metal. This means that the metal has been coated to give it extra shelf life--after a while, all that grinding can really wear down the teeth, meaning your grinds won’t be as easy and consistent after a while.
Avoid plastics: As we always say when giving tips on buying a vape--avoid plastics. In this case, it’s mostly due to ineffective and inconsistent grinds. Plastics teeth just don’t cut as well as metal. Sometimes you can get an effective grind, but not always.
More chambers = better: While you can get a nice grind with a two-piece grinder (which is still better than using your hands!) the product will be nicer and the process easier with a four-piece grinder.
For those looking for a heavy-duty herb grinder, we recommend our best-selling Phoenician (this thing comes with a serial number for you to track!). If you happen to enjoy vaping with your dry herb, Flowermate has quickly become a favorite.