Kozo Grinder Review: Does It Live Up To The Hype?

Kozo Herb Grinder

Kozo Herb Grinder
8.1

Grind

8.0 /10

Kief

8.5 /10

Quality

8.0 /10

Price

8.0 /10

One of the hottest selling herb grinders to hit the market in recent months is the Kozo Herb Grinder.  This grinder has been selling so well that it appears that Kozo has had a hard time keeping it in stock.  The reviews for this herb grinder are also stellar leading to a good reputation.

At BestGrinder.net we like to dig a little deeper to see if the sales volume and reviews match up with the quality.  Let’s take a close look at the Kozo Grinder’s pricing, features, and quality.

Grinder Design

Outer Design

The Kozo Grinder is no doubt a good looking herb grinder.  I personally like the black and white lines that are included as design elements on the outside of the Kozo.

Another feature on the outside of the Kozo Herb Grinder is the indents that span vertically from the top of the grinder to the bottom.  These are part of the herb grinder to enhance the grip so that you can twist the lid with greater ease.  The more grip you can get the more grinding you can do, its that simple.

Teeth

Kozo Grinders feature square shaped teeth that have sharp edges to help break up herb.  I’ve mentioned before that I like diamond-shaped teeth similar to those featured on Black Tie Grinders.  Diamond teeth do a better job at shredding herb with the least amount of force.

That being said, the teeth on the Kozo Grinder are not bad and will work for most herb fans.  For those who are serious herb connoisseurs you may want to find a grinder with diamond shaped teeth.

Other Design Components

Updated Design

Kozo has had a round of updates in an effort to improve upon their original herb grinder.  This update primarily includes an increase in the height of the walls on the removable herb collection piece so that the Kozo Grinder can hold more herb.

Size

Kozo Grinders come in a single 2.5 inch diameter size.  This is the most common size for personal use herb grinders and should satisfy the vast majority of herb grinder users.

Price

It appears that Kozo varies the price of their herb grinder frequently.  I’ve seen the Kozo Grinder priced anywhere from $20 to $24.  If you are set on getting a Kozo Grinder and see that it is at the higher end of that range it may be worth waiting a few days before buying to see if the price drops.

Variety

Colors

Kozo currently only comes in black.  Certainly a choice that will work for most, but not exactly exciting.  Hopefully in the future Kozo will expand their offerings to include more colors.

Quality

The Kozo Grinder is most similar to The Rocket Grinder in terms of quality and styling.  Both are fine grinders, but not the best of the best.

Kozo Grinders feel solid in your hands and do have a smooth turning action, which is a big plus.  If they’d switch over to diamond shaped teeth this grinder would be really hard to beat.

The vast majority of reviewers have been happy with this grinder, with a select few mentioning that the bottom set of teeth fell out after a few uses.  This is a common issue with grinders made from two pieces of aluminum that are glued together.

Fake Reviews?

For those who are unaware the reputation of Amazon’s reviews have taken a beating lately.  Some sellers are using unethical tactics to get unwarranted positive reviews.  This means you may end up buying something that isn’t what you expect in terms of quality.

We are not going to accuse Kozo of these practices, but their reviews do appear to be too positive for the quality of their product.  In fact, reviewmeta.com also finds their reviews to be suspicious.

Does this mean you shouldn’t buy a Kozo Grinder? No, but you should realize that their current rating on Amazon is likely inflated.

Extras

Kozo Grinders do not come with many extras.  Their grinder box does feature their logo, but is a simple brown cardboard box.  Included with your purchase is a pollen scraper which is common with most herb grinders.

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Summary

What We Like About The Kozo Grinder

  • Updated design allows for the grinder to hold more herb
  • Priced fairly reasonably and similar to the competition
  • Has indentations for your fingers which enhance grip

What We Don’t Like About The Kozo Grinder

  • Square teeth are simply inferior to diamond teeth
  • Uses two pieces of aluminum which means the bottom set of teeth may fall out over time

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Atmos Ruva Kit Review

Atmos Ruva

Atmos Ruva
8.3

Vapor

8.0 /10

Features

9.0 /10

Quality

8.0 /10

Price

8.0 /10

Pros

  • Customizable heating settings that range from 330-430 degrees
  • LED screen that makes the Ruva easy to use
  • Rubber outer cover is heat resistant
  • Vapor quality is strong even with moderate draws

Cons

  • Only works for dry herbs (no waxes or concentrates)

Full Review

Portable vaporizers have become more technologically advanced over the last five years and now have some great features that used to only be found on full-sized vaporizer units.

Atmos has brought the Ruva to market as their attempt to compete in the advanced portable dry herb vaporizer space.

With a great many features found on some of the most expensive portable vaporizers the Atmos Ruva is a great value for those wanting the bells and whistles without the budget busting price.

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Atmos Boss Vaporizer Review

Atmos Boss Vaporizer

Atmos Boss Vaporizer
7.6

Vapor

7.0 /10

Features

8.5 /10

Quality

8.0 /10

Price

7.0 /10

Pros

  • Convection heating eliminates the risk of combusting herb
  • Stainless steel herb chamber
  • Small size vape pen that is very portable and allows you to take it on the go

Cons

  • One heat setting may not work for all
  • Less vapor produced than most conduction vapes

Full Review

Vape pens are the ultimate in portability when it comes to the modern consumption of herb and waxes.  Unlike their larger portable vaporizer counterparts, vaporizer pens are thinner, similar to the thickness of a cigar.

Vape pens are usually cheaper than portable vaporizers and have less features.  This is what you sacrifice for the extra portability and discreteness.

We’ve discussed several other Atmos Vaporizers here at BestGrinder.net, and today we take an in depth look at the Atmos Boss Vaporizer Pen.

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Atmos Tyga Pillar Vaporizer Review

Atmos Tyga X Shine Pillar Vaporizer

Atmos Tyga X Shine Pillar Vaporizer
8.1

Vapor

8.5 /10

Features

8.5 /10

Quality

8.5 /10

Price

7.0 /10

Pros

  • Deep ceramic chamber that holds herb
  • Six different heat settings allow for customized vaping experience
  • Comes with a five-year warranty
  • Works with both dry herb and waxes
  • Vapor quality is good and does not require strong pulls

Cons

  • Not the best value due to Tyga partnership
  • Conduction heating element works well but not on par with the best convection heating elements

Full Review

As the vaporizer industry continues to grow, big names in the music industry have begun to partner with vaporizer makers to create exclusive product lines.

Atmos has jumped into a partnership with the rapper Tyga to promote the Tyga X Shine Pillar Kit.  For those who are unfamiliar, Tyga is a successful rapper currently signed with Def Jam and has had several charting hits.

At the end of the day, it is the quality of the vaporizer that matters no matter who’s name is on the packaging.  While we think partnerships are good for marketing, they often do not speak to the quality of the product.  Below we give you an in depth look at our thoughts on the Atmos Tyga Pillar Vaporizer.

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Atmos Jump Vaporizer Review – Quality at an Affordable Price

Atmos Jump Vaporizer

Atmos Jump Vaporizer
8.4

Vapor

8.0 /10

Features

7.6 /10

Quality

8.0 /10

Price

10.0 /10

Pros

  • One of the best vape pens in terms of vapor quality
  • Stylish looks that are available in multiple color options
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Single heat setting may not meet the needs of all users
  • Conduction heating mechanism

Full Review

One of the most difficult challenges faced by anyone looking to buy a vaporizer on a budget is finding a quality vape that doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars.  We all know the premium brands including Pax and Storz and Bickel put out great products, but they are downright expensive.

On the flip side you have cheap vaporizers that don’t break the budget, but don’t vape and end up simply combusting your precious herb.  In that case you might as well roll a joint and skip the vaporizer all together.

So, is there a way to get a quality vape while bypassing the high price point? Yes, and it comes in the form of the Atmos Jump Vaporizer.

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Five Best Rolling Papers of 2018

When it comes to smoking pot there is nothing quite like rolling up a joint and letting it blaze.  Having a quality rolling paper allows for the joint to be rolled tightly and burn consistently.

These days there are so many different rolling paper brands that it can be difficult to know which is best.  Other factors to consider when selecting a rolling paper includes flavoring, ease of rolling, materials, and price.

Below we provide our picks for the five best rolling papers.  Our goal was to include some variety in our selections so that there is a top quality rolling paper included that will meet your individual smoking needs.

The Best Rolling Papers: Our 5 Best Picks

raw papers hemp table

juicy jays table

raw cones table

zig zag ultra thin table

  • Material: Wood Pulp
  • A great choice for those who prefer wood pulp to hemp. Ultra thin makes these rolling papers mild flavored and allows the focus to remain on the herb.

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  • Material: Rice
  • For those who prefer rice rolling papers to hemp or wood pulp, Elements is the perfect choice. Highly rated by testers and provide a unique smoking experience.

Best Overall Rolling Paper

Raw Unrefined Organic Hemp Rolling Papers

RAW is the most well recognized name in rolling papers and for good reason.  They feature the most variety and types of rolling papers out of any other rolling paper brand we’ve seen.

On top of their awesome reputation RAW makes a lot of their rolling papers out of top shelf organic hemp.  Hemp is personally our favorite rolling paper material, you can read more about why below.

Beyond the hemp material, these RAW rolling papers also have a great taste and burn consistently throughout.  These papers are 1.75″ x 3″ making them large enough to pack a lot of herb creating a wonderful smoking experience.

A standard pack comes with 50 leaves in a pack of four.  There is also a bulk 24 pack option.

Bottom Line

If you do not have any specific requirements for your rolling paper and just want a paper that works great, then this should be your pick.

Best Flavored Rolling Papers

Juicy Jay’s



With a name like Juicy Jay’s, you know that this brand is going to bring something unique to the table.

Juicy Jay’s is one of the most well regarded flavored rolling paper brands on the market.

The version for sale on Amazon includes 320 leaves for around $15, which is a great deal.  We really like that you get a huge variety of flavors with this single purchase.

 

Flavors included in this package:

  • Banana
  • Raspberry
  • Green Apple
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Blueberry
  • Very Cherry
  • Grape
  • Absinth
  • Watermelon
  • Green Trip

The variety of flavors is impressive.  Most of the flavors tested were met with favorable reviews, but a couple were not great tasting in all honesty.  For the price, these are great flavored rolling papers.

Bottom Line:

Best flavored rolling papers available.  Great if you want to bring something to your smoking experience.  If you want to avoid artificial flavors then we suggest avoiding flavored rolling papers.

Easiest to Use Rolling Papers

RAW Cones

We can’t all be joint rolling aficionados.  Some of us simply do not have great fine motor skills, and other are simply lazy and want the easiest way to roll.

Whichever category you fall into RAW has you covered.  Their RAW Cones are by far the easiest papers to use for rolling joints.  These rolling papers are pre-made into a cone shape so all you have to do is use a packing pick (included) to fill the paper with herb.

I for one am pretty clumsy, so this is a great solution.

With each order you get 6 packs with 6 cones in each pack for a total of 36 cones.  The total price is around $10, which is reasonable considering the unique features of this product.

Bottom Line:

Perfect for those who are novices or struggle with using regular rolling papers.  A bit more expensive per paper due to the extra manufacturing costs.

Best of the Rest

Zig Zag Ultra Thin Rolling Papers



Zig Zag is another well known brand in the rolling papers space.

These papers are the thinnest that we found during our testing.  So if you are looking for a super thin rolling paper then be sure to give these a try.

At 32 leaves per pack, this Zig Zag product comes in 6 pack and 24 pack options.

Made in France, Zig Zag brand rolling papers are simply a quality thin rolling paper at a good price point that can fit in everyone’s budget.

Bottom Line:

If your rolling paper philosophy is “thin to win” then these Zig Zags are for you.

Elements Rice Rolling Papers


While hemp rolling papers are becoming more popular, there is still room for rolling papers made from other materials.  In the case of Elements, their rolling papers are made from rice.

This pack of Elements comes with an incredible 1250 leaves that are 1.75″ x 3″ in size.

Testers of this product rave about the quality of the paper and the unique magnetic closure mechanism that keeps the paper closed minimizing any spillage.

Bottom Line:

Great for those who do not like hemp rolling papers.  The magnetic closure mechanism is very useful and reviews of this product are overwhelmingly positive.

Buyer’s Guide for Rolling Paper

Material

Best Rolling PapersPicking the right rolling paper comes down to what you are looking for as much as it does about quality.  There are so many different brands out there all with their own pros and cons.  One of the biggest decisions to make when selecting a rolling paper is your preferred rolling paper material.

There are three main rolling paper materials used today.  Here is a breakdown of each:

  • Hemp- Hemp is one the newer and increasingly popular materials used for rolling papers. With a more environmentally friendly process, and the untouched nature of hemp papers it is easy to see why these are becoming a regular staple for many smokers.  The RAW hemp rolling papers are organic and unbleached meaning you don’t get any nasty chemicals in your joint or cigarette.  Hemp is a bit thicker than rice and wood, but has a pleasant and smooth burn rate.
  • Wood Pulp- Wood pulp is the original rolling paper material and still the most common.  Usually these rolling papers are bleached to change their color to a pure white.  However, you can also find wood pulp rolling papers that are unbleached.  These rolling papers tend to burn faster than other materials.
  • Rice- The least popular out of the three main rolling paper materials, rice rolling papers have unique characteristics that may be just what you want depending on your needs. Rice rolling papers often do use additives, but they burn slower than the other materials which makes your herb last longer and enhances the overall experience.

Flavor

In the past you only had one flavor to choose from when it came to rolling papers and that was… paper.  Now you can choose to have a specific flavored rolling paper to take your smoking experience to the next level.  Whether of not you prefer flavored or non-flavored rolling papers will depend on a couple factors.

  • Non-Flavored- These are best for the traditionalists out there who want to taste their bud more than the paper it is rolled in.  Also, for the health conscious smoker these can be easily found in organic versions without any artificial materials.
  • Flavored- These are for the more adventurous types who want to enhance the smoking experience.  On the flip side, these are likely to have artificial flavoring so you’ll need to weigh this out when deciding to buy flavored rolling papers.

Size

Most rolling papers today come a few common sizes.  Here are some of the notable sizes for rolling papers:

  • Single- between 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 inches wide
  • 1 1/4- between 1 3/4 and 2 1/2 inches wide
  • 1 1/2- between 2 and 3 inches wide
  • Double- between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches wide
  • King- between 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inches wide

Depending on how big of stogy you want to roll there are size options out there for you.

Summary

Rolling papers and rolling paper brands have come a long way over the last several years.  This has led to an increase in the variety of sizes, flavors, and materials that are available for purchase.  While this is great for smokers, it can also become confusing trying to sort out what you want in your smoking experience.

At the end of the day, we recommend the RAW Hemp Rolling Papers because they are free from any harmful chemicals and use organic ingredients.  For the vast majority of smokers you cannot go wrong with this choice. If you prefer to have more flavor then try Juicy Jay’s, as they are the best flavored rolling papers we tested.

Rocket Grinder Review

Rocket Grinder

Rocket Grinder
7.9

Grind

7.0 /10

Keif

8.0 /10

Quality

7.0 /10

Price

9.5 /10

It has been awhile since we have reviewed an herb grinder, so today we are going to provide an in depth look at the Rocket Herb Grinder.  This is the Rocket Herb Grinder sold on Amazon, and not the other Rocket Herb Grinder that is motorized.

We are traditionalists when it comes to herb grinders because we feel that the four piece grinder design is pretty much perfect.  Adding batteries and motors to herb grinders seems to us to be a gimmick and just makes the grinder easier to break.

Rocket has been selling their weed grinder for less than a year at the time of this writing.  However, we have been impressed with their popularity and they have maintained a rating of over 4.0 with more than 50 reviews.

Grinder Design

Outer Design

The first thing we noticed about the Rocket Grinder is the cool design.  The silver colored accents on the aluminum outer body give the grinder a cool look that stands out from the competition.  We also like the indentations on the lid that give your fingers a place grip increasing the user’s leverage to grind herb with greater force. 

Teeth

The Rocket Herb Grinder features 26 square teeth that have sharp edges.  We’ve discussed before that we prefer the diamond shaped teeth of other grinders as they generally grind better.

That beings said, some smokers may prefer the grind provided by square teeth.  If you don’t want to have too fine of a grind, then the Rocket Grinder may provide the herb consistency you are looking for.

Other Design Components

Filter Screen

The kief filter does not screw on to the grinder, but simply fits into the kief catcher chamber.  Whether you like this design is a matter of personal preference.  Generally, we like to have a screwed in filter screen as it allows for a wider screen that more effectively filters herb.

Size

The Rocket Herb Grinder comes in one size, which has a diameter of 2 inches.  This makes it slightly smaller than similar grinders that are usually 2.5 inches in diameter.

If you are looking to grind a lot of herb then you’ll want to look into buying a different herb grinder, but if you are a casual smoker then the Rocket Grinder will likely grind enough herb for your needs.

In the future, we hope that Rocket Grinders will consider making a larger size grinder option.

Price

The Rocket Herb Grinder is quite affordable, and is priced around $25.  This makes it a great grinder for anyone on a budget who wants to get something better than a cheap acrylic grinder.  For those not wanting to spend more than $30 on a decent herb grinder, the Rocket Grinder should be on your short list along with the Golden Gate Grinder and Black Tie Grinder.

Variety

Colors

You won’t find much variety with the Rocket Herb Grinder as it only comes in the black color.  This is the case with many up and coming weed grinder brands, so if color is not an issue for you then the Rocket Grinder is still worth consideration.

Performance

The Rocket Grinder does perform well.  It produces an even herb consistency that is a bit thicker than other grinders with more teeth.

A strength for the Rocket Grinder is the lid magnet.  The Rocket Grinder has one of the strongest lid magnets out of all the grinders we have tested.  You can rest assured that you won’t spill your herb with this grinder.

On the flip side, the Rocket Grinder does have a two piece lid that can lead to breaking over time.  The best aluminum grinders have one piece lids so that breaking is a non-issue.

Warranty

Rocket Grinders offers a 100% money back guarantee.  This allows you to buy with confidence knowing that they will offer you a refund if you are not completely satisfied with your Rocket Grinder’s performance.  Thankfully, this has become the industry standard for herb grinders on Amazon, and most now offer a money back guarantee.

Extras

Included with your Purchase of a Rocket Grinder is a gift box, velvet bag, and plastic pollen scraper.  When it comes to grinders, Rocket Grinder has done a good job adding in some nice bonuses to your purchase which increases the value of this herb grinder.

Summary

What We Like About Rocket Grinder

  • Cool and modern design sets Rocket Grinder apart from the competition
  • Comes with a lot of extras like a carry bag and pollen scraper
  • Lid has spaces that fit fingers for better grinding leverage

What We Don’t Like About The Rocket Grinder

  • At 2″ in diameter, the Rocket Grinder is a bit smaller than many similarly priced competitors
  • Only has 26 teeth which do not grind as evenly as other grinders with more teeth

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5 Reasons to Vape Your Weed Rather Than Smoke It

 

For as long as we can remember the preferred choice of partaking in marijuana is by smoking.  Usually this is done by rolling a joint or smoking out of a pipe.

Today there are many ways to get a quality high, with one of the most innovative being vaping.  Vaping has become a popular way of inhaling cannabis.  The vaping process is different from other ways of ingesting cannabis in that there are basically mini ovens in each vaporizer that turns the active ingredients in cannabis into vapor.

We think that any who smokes weed on a regular basis should seriously consider picking up a top of the line portable vaporizer.  Be sure to pick up a vape that can vaporize both waxes and dry herb.

Here are the five reasons to vape your weed rather than smoke it:

1. It is Better for Your Health

Let’s start off by making something clear: while smoking tobacco has been clearly shown to increase rates of lung cancer (among many other awful diseases), smoking cannabis has never been shown to increase risks of lung cancer.

That being said, when you burn weed by smoking it you produce tar and other chemicals that end up in your lungs.  Whether or not science has proven a correlation between smoking cannabis and lung cancer we’d still prefer to play it safe.

Vaping provides a safer alternative.  The vapor that comes from the low heat of a vaporizer does not create this tar making it much safer to inhale.

2. Less Odors

I for one enjoy the smells and aromas that come from smoking cannabis.  For some it may not be as pleasant, but as I became a smoker I enjoyed the aromas as an acquired taste.

While I like the smells I also know that with wide ranging legal status of cannabis, releasing olfactory evidence could get you in a good bit of legal trouble.  Bottom line is that if you plan to use cannabis in public or anywhere else where cops may be around, then it is much better to vape.

Vaping weed is basically odorless making it much more difficult to recognize.  Given the similar looks of e-cigarettes and vaporizers, you can remain discrete while getting your dose of herb.

3. More Efficient

You need less herb to get an effective dose when vaping when compared to smoking or eating.  This means that your herb stash will last longer.  While vaporizers are not cheap, they will quickly pay for themselves with because of this greater efficiency.

On the flip side we suggest spending some significant coin on your vape as again it will help even more with efficiency, as well as deliver a more even “pull”.

4. More Versatile

When it comes to the other methods of ingesting cannabis each piece of equipment can do one thing.  A bong can only act as a bong and rolling papers can only roll.

But this is different with many vaporizers.  In fact, both dry herb and extract oils can be used in most vaporizers today.  This versatility is a big step in the right direction for all stoner-kind.

5. Bells and Whistles

While cheaper vaporizers are pretty plain, the higher levels vapes have some pretty technologically advanced features.  Some of this includes being able to control the temperature of your vape digitally as well as apps that come with your vaporizer.

Not only that but some of the better quality vaporizers also have smooth styling and look cool.

Summary

The truth is that cannabis in the 21st century needed an upgrade and vaping has taken the crown.  We still like to go old school and roll a joint from time to time, but vaping is now our go to method of getting a buzz.  As more states legalize and vaping manufacturers get better, we are sure that the pros of going with a vape will only become more numerous in the future.

Thorinder Grinder Review

With so many herb grinders that look damn near identical to one another it is refreshing to see a company like After Grow take design seriously.  Their Thorinder Grinder offers a unique take on grinder design and makes it stand out from all the other weed grinders for sale today.

After Grow has a website that is as unique as their grinder.  Check it out if you want to do additional research apart from this review.

With the unique branding around Thorinder it is surprising how little social media is being done around this product.  Searching Youtube there are only a few decent videos reviewing the Thorinder, and to date they have less than 150 likes on their Facebook Page.

On top of this the Thorinder is not a top selling herb grinder on Amazon.  Let’s dig a bit deeper to see if we can find out why this grinder isn’t getting more attention.

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Grinder Design

Hole Pattern

 

Without a doubt one of the most interesting characteristics of the Thorinder Grinder is the hole pattern.  Most herb grinders have a hole patterns that are exclusively made up of little circles that allow for the herb to fall to the second chamber.

That is not the case with Thorinder.  The first set of holes are actually shaped like lightening bolts, which does give the grinder cool styling and sets it apart from its competitors.

However, from a functional perspective these special design features do little to improve the actual grinding experience.  And with an expensive price tag it is important for Thorinder to not only look different but to perform differently from cheaper grinders.

Teeth

 

The teeth on the Thorinder are some of the best we’ve seen on any herb grinder.  This is where the Thorinder really excels.  You can tell that the teeth were design for optimum grinding.  The teeth that align the lid are curved with sharp ends similar the curved teeth found on some sharks.

On the second piece of the Thorinder are teeth that are shaped similarly to a comma.  What we mean by that is there is one side of the tooth that is sharp while the other side is flat.

Putting these two teeth designs together makes for a beautifully ground herb that is even and ready to smoke.

Other Design Components

There are several design components that are unique to the Thorinder.

First off, the Thorinder has a smooth finish on the outside, which is certainly different from the traction embedded design that most other herb grinders feature to enhance grip.  We are not sure why the makers of Thorinder decided to not have traction on their grinder, but for most it will not make a big difference.

As you can see from the pictures, the lid of the Thorinder actually has a clear top so you can actually watch as your herb is ground.  Another feature that we don’t feel is necessary, but does make the grinder look cool.

Price

Price is where Thorinder becomes a pretty divisive grinder, and why we believe the Thorinder does not sell well overall.

If you check on Amazon, currently the Thorinder grinder is selling for around $50.

While there are certainly more expensive grinders out there, including Phoenician and Compton, those grinders have several features that stand out from Thorinder.  Some of these features include removal screens, being made in the USA, and top notch machining.

Unfortunately, Thorinder is a great looking herb grinder, but just doesn’t have any features that really make it function exceptionally better than a grinder that is $20 cheaper.  This is why we would consider looking at some other less expensive options if you are more concerned with the function of your grinder and don’t care as much about styling.

Variety

Thorinder does offer some variety in regard to color.

Colors

As you can see from the picture to the right the Thorinder comes in five different inside color options including gray, white, orange, blue, and black.

We hope they had a few more colors in the future as we think green and purple would look really great.

Sizes

Thorinder comes in the standard 2.5 inch diameter size and a “mini” size.  For most, the 2.5 inch standard size Thorinder is the way to go as the mini may not hold enough herb to meet the needs of many smokers.

Performance

Thorinder grinder does perform well when it comes to the task of grinding herbs.  You will get a nice even grind with plenty of kief left over when you use this grinder.  We attribute the above average grinding ability of the Thorinder to its unique teeth design.

That said the Thorinder will stick and build up residue over time and will need cleaned on a regular basis.  While typical of most grinders, it is bit more noticeable than we’d like for a grinder in the Thorinder’s price range.

Other Features

One feature from After Grow that we’ve seen from no other weed grinder manufacturers is the ability to buy individual grinder pieces separately.  If you go to the parts section of the Thorinder website you can see where you can buy the individual pieces.

This is actually pretty helpful if you happen to break a piece of your Thorinder Grinder and don’t want to spend the money to buy a completely new unit.

Another cool way that Thorinder stands out from the crowd.

Extras

After Grow’s Thorinder Grinder has the most impressive gift box we’ve ever seen for any grinder.  It is heavy-duty and presents a good amount of showmanship to the unboxing experience.  Check out the video above if you want to see how the gift box opens.

The Thorinder also comes with a top-quality guitar pick scraper that will help you sift through herb and kief.

Summary

What We Like About Thorinder

  • Very cool design and syling makes the Thorinder stand out from the crowd
  • Teeth design is customized and works great when in use
  • Gift box is amazingly high quality
  • Can buy grinder components separately

What We Don’t Like About Thorinder

  • Too expensive for the performance
  • May need cleaned more frequently than other grinders

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SLX Grinder Review

SLX Grinder

SLX Grinder
8

Grind

8.5 /10

Keif

8.5 /10

Quality

8.5 /10

Price

6.5 /10

When you really think about an herb grinder, it is different in many ways compared to other weed accessories or tools.  In fact, I’d argue that weed grinders most closely resemble a sort of kitchenware.  Herb grinders are designed to grind herbs after all!

A brand called SLX Grinders has taken inspiration from other kitchenwares to improve the performance of the standard herb grinder.  They’ve done this by using non-stick material ceramic coating over the aluminum four-piece grinder.

As a brand SLX is active in social media and can be found at some industry trade shows promoting the unique benefits provided by their non-stick herb grinders.  It is apparent that they are truly committed to their product and making improvements.

With so many grinder brands out there today it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices.  Thankfully, we will help you take the guess work out when it comes to SLX Grinders so you’ll have the information you need to make a well researched purchase.

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Grinder Design

Non-Stick Coating

As mentioned previously, what really sets SLX Grinders apart from the competition is the ceramic non-stick coating that is meant to help prevent herb from sticking to the wall of the grinder, making it more difficult to turn the lid.

What we really like about this non-stick coating is that it does not include any potential toxic substances like teflon or PTFE.  There are so many potentially dangerous materials that are secretly found in your cooking and smoking accessories (FYI, the dangers of using aluminum grinders is a myth) it is nice that there is peace of mind when using an SLX Grinder.

On a more disappointing note, the non-stick coating does not work as well as we’d hoped.  Not only did we notice this, but other users also have commented that the non-stick coating does not work as advertised.  We hope that SLX continues to improve the coating so that in the future it works better.

At the end of the day you may not be completely satisfied if the main reason you are buying an SLX Grinder is for the non-stick coating.

Teeth

The SLX Grinder has more teeth than any other grinder we’ve reviewed relative to its size.  The grinder has a diameter of 2.4 inches and features an amazing 55 teeth!  To compare, the top rated 2.5 inch Black Tie Grinder has 50 teeth, which is great on its own, but not up to par with the SLX.

Personally, we don’t love the shape of the teeth on the SLX.  They have more of a square shape with sharp edges on one end.  Through our testing at BestGrinder we’ve found that diamond shaped teeth tend to perform best at shredding herb.

Other Design Components

Looking a bit closer you will see that the rest of the components found on the SLX Grinder are consistent with other top of the line grinders.

SLX Grinders come with neodymium magnets that work to keep the lid on while grinding herb so that there are no spills.

The aluminum used in SLX Grinders is aircraft grade and made to last a lifetime.

Lastly, the micron screen is the perfect gage to maximize kief production.  Not only that but the screen is simply placed in the grinder without having to be screwed in, making the SLX 20% shorter than standard four-piece grinders, which enhances portability.

Price

It is safe to say the features and design of the SLX are in the upper echelon of herb grinders.  Due to this you should not be overly surprised that the SLX costs a pretty penny.

In fact, the SLX Grinder is one of the more expensive grinders we’ve ever reviewed, with the home-size coming in at a price point of around $60.

Even with the unique features, it is hard to justify spending this much on the SLX. Outside of the non-stick coating, most of the other features can be found on grinders that run $30.  Given that the non-stick coating has not yet been mastered by SLX, it may be worth considering other cheaper options that do not have the non-stick feature.

This isn’t to say that the SLX is a bad grinder by any means.  On the contrary, the SLX is a great grinder.  It just isn’t the best value.

Variety

If you like color and size variety in your herb grinder, then SLX has you covered.

Sizes

Size-wise, the SLX comes in two versions: the smaller pocket-size (2 inch diameter) and home-size (2.5 inch diameter).  If you plan to take this on the road and grind small amounts of herb then consider the pocket. Otherwise, we’d go with the larger home-size as it is still not huge.

Colors

If you are like us, you like your world to be a bit more colorful.  Having fun colors in your life perks you up and gets you excited for the possibilities of the day.

SLX Grinders must share this mindset as well as they offer their grinders in many different colors.  Currently, SLX sells their grinders in the following colors: silver, gray, yellow, purple, green, black, and gold.  With all these color options you can get the perfect SLX that fits your personality.

Performance

The SLX Grinder performs very well save for the non-stick coating.  It is not to say the non-stick doesn’t work, but it just is not significantly better than other grinders.

However, when it comes to grinding herb and collecting kief the SLX is the real deal.  The 55 teeth make shredding a breeze, with the finished product being an evenly ground herb.

Warranty

SLX states on their website that if your grinder is damaged or breaks during normal use that they will send you a replacement part at their discretion.

Note that it would be wise for you to take a look at their replacement policy because SLX is fairly specific about which resellers are considered legit.  If you buy from someone outside of these resellers or SLX, then SLX clearly states they will not honor any replacement claims.

Extras

The SLX does not come with a ton of extras.

You do get the typical scraper to help you sift through kief.  However, you won’t find a carry bag or any fancy gift box with this grinder.  Hopefully, they’ll add these in the future as most other grinders at this price point do offer some pretty neat extras.

Summary

What We Like About SLX

  • Non-stick ceramic coating contains no toxic chemicals or ingredients
  • SLX Grinders come in many different sizes and colors
  • 55 teeth is the most we’ve seen on a standard size grinder
  • Grinder components are good quality

What We Don’t Like About SLX

  • Non-stick coating doesn’t work all that well
  • SLX Grinders are expensive
  • No extras come with SLX Grinders

The Final Grind

SLX is built on a great concept of developing an herb grinder that is non-stick.  As you know many herb grinders get gunk built up over time making them difficult to use and require frequent cleaning.

Unfortunately, SLX has not mastered the technology to create a non-stick herb grinder and what is left is a very overpriced average herb grinder that does not have anything particularly special going for it.