Why Use A Cannabis Grinder?

What does a grinder do? 

A cannabis grinder is a device used to break down cannabis buds into smaller, more manageable pieces for consumption, typically in preparation for smoking or vaping. Although grinders come in a variety of styles and materials, the primary purpose is to reduce cannabis to a uniformly fine texture.

Why Cannabis Hardware Grinders?

Cannabis Hardware grinders are considered some of the best on the market for a number of reasons, including:

  • Build quality: Cannabis Hardware grinders are made from high-quality materials, such as 6061 aluminum and titanium. This makes them durable and long-lasting, even with heavy use.
  • Grind quality: Cannabis Hardware grinders produce a consistent and even grind, which is ideal for both vaping and smoking. The teeth are sharp and well-made, and the grinder is easy to turn, even with sticky flower.
  • Features: Cannabis Hardware grinders offer a number of features that make them stand out from the competition, such as:
    • Rare earth magnets: The magnets keep the grinder closed tightly, even when it is full of flower.
    • Arm bands: The arm bands provide a good grip, making it easy to turn the grinder, even for people with arthritis or other hand issues.
    • Made in the USA: Cannabis Hardware grinders are designed and manufactured in the United States. This ensures that they meet high quality standards.

In addition to the above, Cannabis Hardware grinders are also known for their sleek and stylish design. They come in a variety of colors and finishes, so you can choose one that matches your personality and style.

Overall, Cannabis Hardware grinders are a great choice for anyone looking for a high-quality, durable, and easy-to-use grinder. They produce a consistent and even grind, which is ideal for both vaping and smoking.

"I received this today and the grinder looks and feels awesome, though I thought is was going to be heavy like the fine grind 3" arm band version. Its lighter but still feels good in your hands. Grinds pretty fine and just scoop into your favorite flowerpot bowl. I will be using this one from now on. Thank you for another great product from Hardware Cannabis." -W.P.

Why use a grinder instead of breaking up your cannabis by hand?

  • Consistency: Compared to manually breaking up cannabis, a grinder offers a more reliable grind. This is crucial because it guarantees that the cannabis burns thoroughly and evenly.
  • Efficiency: Using a grinder can help get more out of your cannabis. This is because it reduces the size of the cannabis, exposing more of its surface to the heat source.  This results in a more complete and efficient session. 
  • Taste: Cannabis's flavor can be enhanced with the use of a grinder. This is so that it may be broken down into tiny pieces, which allows for the release of more terpenes, the chemical substances that give cannabis its distinct flavor and scent.
  • Convenience: A grinder is a convenient way to break up your cannabis. It produces a consistent grind every time and is quick and simple to use.

Overall, grinding your cannabis can help you get more cannabis—both in terms of quantity and quality. It can assist to enhance the flavor of your cannabis and is a quick and effective technique to  grind cannabis.

Here are some additional benefits of using a grinder:

  • Reduced mess: A grinder helps to reduce the mess associated with breaking up cannabis by hand.
  • Less waste: A grinder helps to reduce waste by breaking down all of the cannabis, including the stems and seeds.
  • Better control: A grinder gives you more control over the size of the grind, which can be helpful for different methods of consumption, such as vaping or smoking.

If you are looking for a way to improve your cannabis experience, I recommend using a grinder. It is a simple and effective way to get the most out of your cannabis.

How to clean a grinder 

Cleaning your cannabis grinder regularly will help to keep it in good condition and ensure that it continues to grind your cannabis evenly and efficiently.

To clean a cannabis grinder, you will need the following supplies:

  • Isopropyl alcohol (70% or higher)
  • Dawn dish soap
  • A bowl or container
  • A soft-bristled brush or toothbrush
  • A paper towel or dishcloth


  1. Disassemble your grinder.
  2. Place the pieces of the grinder in the bowl or container.
  3. Pour isopropyl alcohol over the pieces until they are completely submerged.
  4. Let the pieces soak for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the pieces from the alcohol bath and scrub them with the brush or toothbrush with dawn dish soap. Pay special attention to any areas with caked-on residue.
  6. Rinse the pieces under warm/hot water.
  7. Dry the pieces thoroughly with a paper towel or dishcloth.
  8. Reassemble your grinder and you are good to go!

Here are some additional tips for cleaning your cannabis grinder:

  • If you have a very dirty grinder, you may need to soak the pieces for longer than 30 minutes.
  • You can also use a pipe cleaner to clean the hard-to-reach areas of your grinder.
  • Be careful not to overfill the bowl or container with isopropyl alcohol. The alcohol should be able to completely submerge the pieces of the grinder.
  • Be sure to rinse the pieces thoroughly with warm/hot water after scrubbing them.
  • Dry the pieces thoroughly before reassembling your grinder.

What are the cons of using a grinder to break up your cannabis?

The cons of using a cannabis grinder are relatively minor, but they are worth keeping in mind.

  • You disrupt the trichomes: Using a grinder causes significant disruption to the trichomes on your cannabis. Some of the most potent components of your cannabis do not make it into the finished product. They will fall into the bottom chamber of a multi-chamber grinder and can be saved for later. However, if you are not attempting to store them for later, you will miss out on the immediate smoke.
  • Cost: Cannabis grinders can vary anywhere from a few dollars to more than $100. More expensive grinders are usually manufactured of higher-quality materials and have more features, but they are not always necessary.
  • Maintenance: Cannabis grinders must be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent kief and resin buildup. This can be a time-consuming process, but it is necessary to maintain your grinder running effectively.
  • Discretion: Cannabis grinders can be noisy and messy, making them unsuitable for discreet use. It is critical to be aware of your surroundings when using a grinder in public.

Overall, the positive benefits of using a cannabis grinder outweigh the negative . A decent grinder will provide a consistent grind, improving the flavor and efficiency of your cannabis. It is also a convenient and simple method of grinding cannabis.