5 Amazing Ways for Your Coffee Grinder

BY CHEFFANO   •   Jan 6, 2020

Coffee grinders can not only grind fresh coffee, but also can grind spices, bread-crumbs, dry herbs,nuts and seeds, powdered sugar, which can be a good helper for your own kitchen. Here we would like to share you some ways to use coffee grinder at home.

1. Fresh ground coffee

Grinding beans immediately before brewing is absolutely worth to do in the morning for a fresh coffee, which only takes a few seconds to do it. If you push the button long enough it’ll be a finer grind. It’s an inexact science, but not too much trouble. Grind the beans for a few seconds, shake them around a bit to make sure they’re evenly distributed, and repeat until they look right.

2. Fresh Spice

Spices are the most flavorful and aromatic when freshly ground. A coffee grinder can quickly grind and blend spices whenever they are needed, along with herbs and other inclusions used for flavor.

3. Bread Crumbs

Tear your bread into small pieces, a coffee grinder can handle it easily and it makes crumbs that are as large or as fine as you want them, depending on how long you keep running it on. Just don’t overload your little machine and keep the bread amount to about half of its holding capacity.

4. Chopped nuts and seeds

The grinder can work very well with softer nuts like walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, peanuts. With soft nuts, don’t grind for too long or you’ll start to get nut butter, which may not be what you’re looking for. For something a little harder like almonds, it will grind them, just not quite as uniformly as you may like. If you want to turn your almonds into more of a flour, then I would recommend you to use a food processor or high-powdered blender instead.

5. Powdered Sugar

Put some granulated sugar in the grinder and turn on for ten seconds, then powdered sugar is done. Especially when you run out of the powdered sugar while cooking, the grinder can do a great job immediately.

Besides the above ways, there are number of ways that you can use the small grinders.

One thing to be careful about when using a coffee grinder for multiple purposes is the transfer of flavors. It is difficult to thoroughly wash a coffee grinder, and some flavors do not mix well.

Besides the above ways, there are number of ways that you can use the small grinders.

One thing to be careful about when using a coffee grinder for multiple purposes is the transfer of flavors. It is difficult to thoroughly wash a coffee grinder, and some flavors do not mix well.

How to clean the coffee grinders after grinding some spices? Here is one tip for you. Try a few tablespoons of rice. Grind into a fine powder, wipe out, Picks up all oils from whatever was ground last and dries the grinding chamber nicely.