We are big fans and fell in love with the look of these grinders so had to check them out. While they are completely functional we're not super impressed by the grinder itself, we're are keeping a few as ornamental backup grinders since there's no way they are getting lost, misplaced or "accidentally" pocketed! They're also useful for storing herb in overnight when too much is ground.
The ornamental body is cast from plastic with a high quality finish. To accentuate them, the eyes these have been given a smooth surface where the rest of the body is matte. The grinder and storage are securely glued into the ornamental body.
The body contains a 33mm diameter Zinc Alloy grinder with storage/collection. The grinder includes a top grinder, bottom grinder with holes, removable mesh screen and a collection/storage section underneath the mesh screen. The teeth are that weird pointy shape no one can ever remember the name for (please tell me if you can) but are very effective at tearing up herb without crushing it. Attached to the centre is a strong magnet which keeps the lid of the grinder in place during use and is strong enough to pick up the whole thing by the head, without the body falling off.
Our issue with these grinders and the reason they are going straight into clearance, heavily discounted is as follows:
- The grinder teeth catch the material in between them, while this means they tear herb up very effectively this also makes it more difficult to remove when ground.
- This grinder is not "self cleaning" so material can collect around the sides like an old style grinder.
- The central magnet is raised instead of sitting flush inside the grinder, this makes the central teeth slightly less effective and causes small amounts of material to be caught in the centre.
- The storage/collection pot is not removeable which would be fine, except this has been milled with small ridges making it unsuitable, in our opinion, for collection of fine material as intended.
Basically it's fine, it works as a grinder, looks very nice and serves a purpose, but since we don't consider it high quality we won't be restocking them and have a different herb grinder on order.
- 33mm Zinc Alloy Grinder
- 90mm Tall
- 62mm Wide