With so many brands of grinders out there, knowing who to trust can be a bit of a tricky thing to come to terms with. Fortunately, the one constant in our quest to find the top brands is that U.S. made grinders are head and shoulders above their Asian-made counterparts, which lack true craftsmanship and are often produced in mass quantities with almost no regard for quality. With that being said, we’re going to focus on the top American name brands and go into a little more detail to get a feel for who we’re really dealing with.
First up is Mendo. A longstanding, and very trusted front running brand, these guys churn out quality products year after year, with no wavering in quality of performance and durability. Having been around since 1998, there’s a reason this company hangs on through the three decades it has ben in business. Their Mendo Mulcher has twice the number of teeth as comparable brands, a magnetic lid to keep things under wraps and secure, and super high quality construction due to the heavy duty billet aluminum 6061-T6 bar stock. The folks out in Mendocino County, California take special pride in their workmanship, and it is easily noticed.
Santa Cruz Shredder
Moving on, the next premium brand we’re going to touch on also hails from California, albeit a little farther down the sprawling state. Of course we’re talking about the technologically advanced Santa Cruz Shredder, which have been kicking butt and taking names for many years right along side the best brands in the grinder game. With a revolutionary “7-Catch” design, and an ultrasonically cleansed finish to completely eliminate any metal runoff, these guys really take care of business.
Did you know that grinder teeth can actually be “too” sharp? Well the folks at Santa Cruz Shredder do, and that’s why they employed the state-of-the-art Siemans CAD Software to virtually design the ideal radius and edge for their grinders’ teeth so as to give you the most effortless and dependable grind for years to come. Truly a stellar investment, the Santa Cruz Shredder easily hangs and bangs with the best.
Now we move onto the best of the best. For the initiated folk out there currently reading this article, they already know who the vague reference alludes to. Space Case. The original. The best. With both super high-grade aluminum and titanium units available, multiple sizes to choose from, magnetic and non-magnetic options, super fine stainless steel micron screens, and a grind as smooth as butter, money cannot buy you a superior grinding experience. Space Case also offers a smaller 2 piece series of grinders in multiple sizes for those on the go and need something a little more compact. Be prepared to have your Space Case grinder working perfectly when the space age finally gets here, because they truly do last forever.
Now, a lot of people who don’t really know what they’re talking about might tell you that the Cosmic is just a paltry knock-off of the aforementioned king of grinders, the Space Case. Those people would be wrong though. You see the Cosmic brand in actuality, is the closest competitor in build and performance as the Space Case brand, and I personally go with these guys over Space Case for one very good reason: innovation. Enter the Super Shredder. The guys over at Cosmic have upped the ante on the traditional 4-piece grinder design with a few very important twists. For one, their new Super Shredder can be loaded through a port while closed. Very cool. For two, a twist to the right versus left does two completely different things, the latter being a purging method from the grinding chamber in which all of your material is removed and sent directly into the collection chamber. That’s what called an edge, and Cosmic understands the importance of keeping up with the times, and striving to offer the customer more. A sure thing.
So there you have it, a little peek behind the curtain at the top four brands on the market today. It’s a safe assumption that you will not go wrong in choosing any of these brands. The only thing left to do is figure out which brand gives you the most of what you’re shopping for, and then plunk it down for years of grinding bliss without anything whatsoever being amiss. Salute!
Now that you’ve got the down-low on the best Made In USA grinder brands, now expand your knowledge and find out why you indisputably need a grinder in your life. Bet you can’t debate these reasons to get an herb grinder!
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