Thanks to technology, the days of cheap blunt wraps and seed filled weed are gone. Now you can buy legal, high quality bud and equally high-end devices to smoke it out of. However, one common problem amongst a lot of people still is the quality of their grinder. If you’re buying great bud and great vaporizers or glass pieces to smoke it out of, you should make sure that you’re breaking it up properly, right? So, say goodbye to your 2002 plastic grinder with missing teeth and let us show you a whole new world.
For those of you who are sitting here thinking “why does a grinder matter that much”, we would like to take a moment and go through what can happen if you continue to use your old and broken grinder. First, if you have a plastic grinder, the teeth can easily break off, and there’s a much worse consequence to that than just having missing teeth. This can leave pieces of toxic plastic in your weed that you might accidentally smoke, which is bad for literally your entire body. Also, if you are missing teeth, your grinder will be uneven, causing you to either have to grind for much longer or your bud just not being broken up enough.
On top of that, most old grinders don’t have a kief catcher, which means that you’re letting precious kief literally fall through the cracks. You spent all that money on that good bud – why let the best part go to waste?
So, now that we’ve gone over the dangers of having a cheap, old grinder for all you naysayers out there, let’s talk about how to select the best grinder for you. First, we clearly recommend a sturdy metal grinder. They will last you longer making them a much better investment, and again you don’t have to worry about accidentally inhaling any pesky plastic pieces. These Space Case Grinders are great, as they are heavy duty AND magnetic. What does that mean for you? Well, first they are made from aircraft grade billet aluminum block, which means that they won’t break apart on you. If it’s good enough to fly high, it’s good enough to get you high. Second, if you choose the magnet option, you get a stainless steel magnet metal screen that will collect literally any particle you might lose otherwise.
There are a lot of different sizes and colors on the market, so think critically about when you use your grinder the most. Do you bring it out with you or do you prefer to grind before you leave the house? Would a large grinder be preferable because everyone comes to your house to blaze or do you typically smoke by yourself? Are you packing a one hitter or rolling a blunt typically? Are you more concerned with aesthetics or is functionality your primary selling point? These are all the questions you would ask yourself when buying a new piece, and the same thought should go into how you’re breaking it up to consume.
If it’s aesthetics that you care about, we suggest taking a look at Mama P’s Grinders. Not only do Mama P’s come with a 60 micron replaceable titanium screen and diamond cut teeth, they are also beautifully decorated, and you can pick any design or color you would like. They are a little pricy, but well worth the cost, as they have the deepest grinder tray on the market and a built in ashtray.
Once you’ve answered all these questions, it’s time to go online and find your ideal grinder. Smokazon is one of the best websites we’ve found as far as online headshops go with regards to their grinder options.
Moral of the story is this: It’s time to man up and take care of your bud. A grinder is just as big as an investment as your vaporizer or bong is and it’s high time to step up your grinding game.