I use a cheap burr grinder, normally it would be used for coffee. I prefer the burr grinder for pepper and other small seeds. It is not so good for oily spices, such as canela or annato, as the burrs will gunk up. For those, I use a cheap whirly blade grinder, then mortar and pestle.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
Whip It Off, Chambers!
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