Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review: Wahl James Martin Spice Grinder

The first thing you notice about the Wahl James Martin Spice Grinder is how sleek and well designed the grinder is, it has a useful pull down cord storage, which is then pushed back into the main body of the grinder.

This is an interesting spice grinder because unlike other grinders it has a unique attachment, which means you can grind small amounts of spices effectively. For larger quantities this can be carried out without the attachment.

I always dry roast and grind my spices when I make a recipe, this way more flavour is released than if you buy ground spices. All you have to do with this spice grinder is to let the roasted spices cool down before grinding. The grinder has a pulse on/off button which makes it possible to grind from coarse to fine.

The grinder is extremely efficient and only takes a couple or so pulses for a coarse grind and then a few more pulses for a fine grind. To grind coffee beans and peppercorns the pulse button can be used on continuous.

I made a Curry Mint Paste from 15 fresh mint leaves, 2 tsp coriander seeds, 2 tsp curry powder, 2 curry leaves, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp sea salt. I simply placed all of the ingredients into the grinder and gave a few pulses until a paste like consistency and then used to marinate the meat for the Mint Lamb Curry, which is also a recipe in the booklet to accompany the Spice Grinder.

A brief summary of the grinder:

Stainless Steel Blade
40g capacity
Removable and easy clean grinding bowl

Thank you Annabel.

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