(If you don’t need this added convenience, check out our guide to the all-around best weed grinders available.)
Side bonus: The opening at the bottom of the grinder also fits perfectly over the mesh chamber of a Volcano tabletop vaporizer. They’re exactly the same size. (You can use the electric grinder portion of this unit, without attaching it to the plastic lower chamber that normally holds your cone upright.) So if you use other smoking methods, aside from joints, you can still grind cannabis directly into your other hardware.
You do need to tap the affixed plastic chamber down against the table while your robot grinder hums and whirrs. If you don’t tap it during the grinding process, the ground herb may not descend into the paper cone, and may get stuck in the grinder. But since the plastic is transparent, you’ll be able to tell if this is happening.
Full Disclosure: The Banana Bros. sent me a unit to test out. It fills the included cones perfectly. You twist off the end and it’s all set. The package includes one cylindrical plastic “doob tube,” so you can send a friend off with a perfectly-rolled joint, too.
The teeth switch directions, so you won’t get it clogged up, and you can grind up to a half gram at once.
The LONZEN Rechargeable Electric Dry Herb Grinder stands out because, unlike the other electric handheld grinders on this list, it features a glass window so you can see your herb while it’s getting ground up. Neat.
People living with conditions like muscular dystrophy or other mobility issues may like how this grinder is designed for one-handed operation. This battery-powered grinder comes with a funnel attachment, so you can position it directly over a cone, or vaporizer chamber, or bowl, and grind your cannabis directly into your smoking device.
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- You never have to worry if they are charged or not
- They include their own receptacle to catch and distribute the ground herb
- The good ones rarely, if ever, need cleaning
- Most of them include kief catchers to collect some of the most potent parts of the herb
- They are more portable-friendly than electric grinders
Space Case grinders have a solid reputation because of their build quality and durability. They do an excellent job of grinding down dry herb, but you’ll need to clean out the grinder afterward, which can be a hassle. They’re also on the expensive side, and if you can afford it, then this grinder can serve you for years.
The Tectonic9 is a manual grinder with an electronic dispensing action that makes it easy to use while keeping it portable-friendly. The grind consistency was good, and you can drop the herbs directly into your vaporizer. However, the additional complications involved with operating this grinder, plus the fact that it needs to be charged, means that it is not for everyone.
- Can be easily used by anyone
- It’s a little easier to calibrate the consistency of the grind
A grinder will break down the herb and give it a greater surface area so that it better fills the oven of the vaporizer. This allows the oven to evenly heat the herb, which improves the flavor and vapor production of the herb. Thoroughly ground herb also provides a better high because the terpenes and cannabinoids present in the herb are released more efficiently. Well ground herb also improves the airflow of the vaporizer and makes it easier to access the vapor because the heated air can pass through the ground-up herb more easily.
Manual or electric is the main concern here since they are the two types of weed grinders from which to choose . Manual grinders require some elbow grease of course, but they are pretty easy to use and they have a few advantages:
The SLX was already the best grinder around, and the V2.5 (Released early 2020) makes it even better. It retains all the positives of the original while improving the build quality. It has a smooth grinding action that does not require any effort, it grinds the herbs to a perfectly fluffy consistency, and it never needs to be cleaned. So, regardless of which kind of vaporizer you have, the SLX will be the perfect companion for it.
The Otto Grinder is an Electric Grinder that can adjust the grind automatically based on the type of material being used. It works excellent for spliffs (the herb slides directly into a cone), but your vaporizer will love it too because of how evenly it grinds any type of herb. Overall, the Banana Bros OTTO is the best automatic weed grinder of 2020.
Herb grinders, aka weed grinders, do exactly as they say, they grind up the herb into a vaporizer-friendly consistency. This is necessary since large nugs won’t fit into most vaporizers and even if they could, they won’t get vaporized completely. Grinders can be either manual or electric, each of which has their pros and cons that we’ll get into later. However, I can tell you now that the grinder is the most important accessory to any vaporizer because you can’t use the vaporizer without it. So, now that you know that, let’s take a closer look at herb grinders.
We've been asked by our readers to list the 10 best Weed and Herb Grinders of 2020 to use with a vaporizer- and here they are!