The 6 Best Electric Grinders to Evenly Cut and Dispense Weed
Electric weed grinders aren’t as common as manual grinders, but they’re handy as hell.
Manual weed grinders are a dime a dozen. Some of them are pretty crappy, some of them are nearly perfect, and all of them require you to physically move your wrists and hands in a twisting fashion to activate the blades. Human error worms its way into the process. And for some, that dexterity just isn’t possible. The electric weed grinder category is more niche, and it isn’t exactly abounding with options (unless you want to sacrifice your coffee grinder or actual herb grinder to the cause, and get it sticky with resin in the process). But it leaves less room for mishap and can be easier to use. Besides, the weed itself will grind more uniformly.
There are three crucial features to keep in mind when looking for a good electric grinder: its energy source, its storage capacity, and its shape. Below, you’ll find six grinders that are all great, but that are also all tailored to a slightly different need. Pens are more subtle, rechargeable batteries ensure longevity, more expensive grinders have smarter blades, larger storage chambers keep you supplied for more sessions, and so on. But once you pick one, smoking, vaping, or otherwise ingesting weed becomes all the more enjoyable.
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This is an inexpensive and tactile grinder that you’ll be able to operate with one hand—slicing and finely dicing the weed, dispensing it neatly, then storing the extra for a later session. Though it is technically portable, the shape and the required 9V battery might be detractors when it comes to going mobile.
Bear with us. Though it’s technically a tobacco shredder, it’s gotten praise for shredding weed too, particularly from medical marijuana users or users with less hand dexterity than they used to have. It’s basic, much like a small coffee grinder, but it gets the job done.
This is the best, budget-pleasing, pen-shaped electric grinder you’ll find. The blades are strong, sharp stainless steel (you can watch them work through the window in the pen’s cap). After grinding, the pen stores excess and dispenses it when you need it through a narrow nozzle. A rechargeable battery seals the deal.
A twofer of a grinder, this pen features a manual grinder on one end—so yes, you’ll have to move your wrists—and a storage container on the the other. Take it with you, and when you want to partake in some ground weed, press the (electric) dispenser button. It’ll deposit just enough. It’s also modular, transforming into bigger or smaller pens to suit the day’s needs.
Made from stainless steel, this pen-style grinder has some heft to it, but it’ll last a good, long while. The blades thresh through dry herb at the push of a button, and the cap unscrews to reveal a spout for dispensing the final product. It also stores enough for more than one session. All around, it’s a high-tech device with all the features you’ll need. (It comes in matte black, too.)
As close to machine learning as the cannabis industry has come, Otto is a smart grinder that automatically determines the speed, direction, and power required to grind based on readings of what’s in its chamber, then deposits what it mills into a pre-roll cone. It’s not made for storing ground weed. It’s made for smoking freshly cut marijuana.
Here you'll find six best electric weed grinders and pens that are all great, and that are also all tailored to a slightly different cannabis-ingesting need.