While many bulk spice grinders are purchased with grinder tops, other closures include handy flip-top closures. These are generally best suited to herbs and pre-ground spices that do not require grinding. They are typically made from high-grade material and available in a range of styles. From teaspoon closures that allow for easy pouring of herbs and spices, to fine sprinkling lids, coarser sprinkling lids and even dual tops, Global Grinders offers an excellent selection of flip tops that cater to the diversity of our clients’ needs.
On the blog today, we’re taking a closer look at the different types of flip top lids available, to see which is best for your requirements.
How to Select Spice Grinder Flip Top Closures
Unlike spice grinders, which are used to grind coarse particles of salt, pepper or whole spice into a finer powder, flip top closures have a double purpose – they keep your spices fresh and allow customers to sprinkle or pour already ground spices simply. There are four types of closures available, each with its own unique properties. The different types are as follows:
- Teaspoon. This flip top is wide and open, allowing spices and herbs to be poured easily onto a teaspoon or directly over food without any sprinkler holes required. The lid screws onto standard size bottles with a thread that fits securely onto the bottle. The flip-top lid seals the spices, resulting in an optimal level of freshness after opening. This type of lid is commonly used for cooking spices and herbs, such as oregano, rosemary and mixed herbs.
- 7 Hole Sprinkler. Designed for larger particles, this flip-top has seven holes designed in a circular shape. The layout allows for consistent sprinkling of coarser herbs and spices. As with all flip top closures, the lid fits on securely with the help of a thread, with the flip-top lid sealing in the freshness. This type of lid works best for coarser herbs and spices, such as dried basil, chilli, garlic flakes, sage and parsley.
- 19 Hole Sprinkler. Made for fine sprinkling, this type of lid has 19 holes positioned across its closure to disperse finely ground spices easily. Just like all flip tops, its design helps to keep contents fresh by sealing in the goodness. This type of lid is versatile, working well with pre-ground pepper, fine salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, turmeric, coriander, mixed spice and just about any finely ground herb or spice.
- Dual Flip Top. This closure is ideal for fine to medium-sized particles. It works especially with seasoning, allowing a greater level of control over how much herb or spice is released. The design includes an open teaspoon hole and a finer sprinkler hole, with flip tops positioned over both holes to retain maximum freshness. Spices and herbs that work well with this type of closure include dried herbs, garlic salt, chilli flakes and any other seasoning that can be sprinkled or poured.
The simplest way to determine which flip-top lids are best for your specific needs is to consider the type of spice or herb you plan to use for your grinders. As a general rule of thumb, finer grinds do better with smaller sprinkler lids, while coarser grinds work better with larger sprinkler lids.
To learn more about the Global Grinders range of spice grinders and flip top lids, or to make a bulk order, simply contact us today for a full price list.