In the world of seasoning, choosing spice grinders to suit custom spice blends can be a challenge. For spice blend manufacturers, selecting the right type of grinder makes all the difference. While it is easier to select grinders for standard seasoning such as salt, pepper or single spices, choosing spice grinders for blends that contain multiple spice types means choosing grinders can be more challenging. The right grinder not only impacts the spice’s flavour but also plays a role in preserving the freshness of the spice blend. This, in turn, means a better chance at providing customers with the best product. In this guide, we’ll share some tips on how to choose the right grinder for custom spice blends.
Choosing Spice Grinders for Every Spice Blend
Some things to keep in mind when choosing spice grinders for spice blends and custom seasoning include the following:
Understanding the texture and characteristics of each ingredient in your spice blends is key to selecting the best grinder. Each spice blend has its unique characteristics that require a specific type of grinder. Coarse grinders are best for blends that contain seasoning such as peppercorns or chunky sea salt, for a larger, more textured grind. Fine grinders or adjustable grinders are best for finer, aromatic spices that provide a more consistent grind to maximise flavour release. For very fine blends that include herbs and spices that don’t require grinding, flip-top sprinklers are the best choice.
Shape and Design
The design of the grinder should take functionality and ease of use into account. Ergonomically designed grinders that are easy to hold and operate will deliver a much better result – especially for coarser blends that combine flavours during the grinding process. Adjustable grinders offer more flexibility to choose between finer and coarser grinds. For finer blends, flip-top closers include standard sprinklers with various holes that suit herbs as well as spice, dried chilli, garlic flakes or other ingredients that don’t require grinding. Dual-sprinklers are another option, offering a choice to pour larger amounts or sprinkle lighter amounts of seasoning.
Freshness and Longevity
The quality of a spice blend is directly linked to its freshness and flavour. Including induction liners in your grinders plays an essential role in keeping your spice blends fresher for longer. This not only retains the flavour of each spice in the blend for a balanced seasoning but also extends the shelf life of the product. This helps to improve customer satisfaction and brand loyalty, for enhanced reputation.
Customisation of grinders is an effective way to set your brand apart in a competitive market. From the choice of bottles you choose and the colours you choose for your grinder tops and closures, customising your grinders can make your products stand out on the shelves. For custom blends, branding can be used for specific ranges or spice types.
For a comprehensive range of high-quality grinders tailored to every kind of spice blend, Global Grinders offers a range of glass bottles, PET bottles, flip-top sprinklers and spice grinders, along with custom branding options to suit your needs.