In this guide we’ll look at the best spice mills for the UK market.
We’ve compared design, usability, ease of cleaning and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Spice Mill?
More Detailed Spice Mill Reviews
Microplane Spice Mill Review
Designed to store and grate hard spices, the Microplane Spice Mill is as simple to use as it is effortlessly stylish. Lift the cap, put the spices in the base, push down and twist clockwise. The stainless steel blades will convert hard spices like nutmeg within seconds.
The super sharp blades are photo-etched so they will continue to deliver fine results time after time with the minimum of effort. It is easy to use even for those who are not the most dextrous.
With an airtight compartment on the top for storage, this stylish black spice mill will quickly become a kitchen essential. Simple and easy to clean under running water, it is also safe for the dishwasher.
Kuhn Rikon Spice Ratchet Grinder Review
Kuhn Rikon has been making kitchenware since 1926 and the Kuhn Rikon Spice Ratchet Grinder incorporates all of their renowned design and production expertise. This eye-catching grinder is easy to use, just move the ratchet handle back and forth to grind.
Many people who have impaired usage of their hands find this ratchet grinder far easier to use than a conventional spice mill. The dial on the base will adjust the grind from fine to coarse to suit your taste.
As easy to fill as it is to use, the simple effectiveness of this grinder plus its reliability has been award-winning for Kuhn Rikon. Suitable for pepper, salt and a variety of spices, add Swiss style and reliability to your kitchen.
T&G CrushGrind Spice Mill Review
Grind anything with the T & G CrushGrind Spice Mill. The lack of spindle makes this spice mill so easy to fill and the grinder offers a choice of 12 settings to suit all tastes. The integral ceramic grinder achieves a finer result than some stainless steel alternatives.
The grinding mechanism can easily be removed from the mill for slick and easy cleaning allowing you to grind a range of different spices without mixing flavours. The ceramic discs are non-porous and won’t rust.
Designed in the UK by a company that takes its ethical responsibilities very seriously, enjoy a quality design in your kitchen. This is a great combination of style and functionality.
Cuisinart Style Collection Electric Spice & Nut Grinder Review
The Cuisinart Style Collection Electric Spice & Nut Grinder is a multi-use kitchen aid to grind spices, nuts, seeds and even coffee beans. Tough stainless steel blades make light work of the toughest nuts to crack and hard spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.
This electric grinder comes with two bowls so you can separate different flavours without risk of tainting or cross-contamination. Top-quality stainless steel, the bowls will not scratch or mark.
Use wet and dry ingredients to create mind-blowing flavour combinations and spicy pastes for all your recipes. Just load and press the lid to activate. The bowls, blades and lids are all safe for the dishwasher.
WMF Ceramill de Luxe Spice Mill Set of 3 Review
Our recommendation for the best spice mill is the WMF Ceramill de Luxe Spice Mill Set of 3. For salt, pepper and a third spice of your own choosing, this set of 3 has a stylish, contemporary look and will make a striking centrepiece on your table.
The grinding mechanism is at the top so there will be no little deposits left on the table or counter top. The high-quality glass and Cromargan stainless steel is everything you would expect from this German manufacturer.
This set of 3 is 14cm in height so accommodates a decent amount which means you won’t constantly be refilling them. The ceramic grinding mechanism efficiently delivers salt, pepper and spices. Stylish, durable and hygienic, this spice mill set ticks all the boxes.
Spice Mill Buyer’s Guide
Spice mills can convert hard spices like nutmeg and cinnamon as well as salt and pepper. They can also be used to grind seeds and coffee beans so if you like cooking from scratch then a spice mill is an essential in your kitchen.
Not sure what to look for when it comes to buying the best spice mills? Check out this buyer’s guide.
The choice is mainly between a clear glass spice mill or a traditional wood finish. Grinding mechanisms use either super sharp stainless steel blades or ceramic cutting discs.
Some of the glass spices mills are finished with shiny stainless steel which gives a crisp contemporary look on the dinner table.
If the spice mill has an integrated storage unit then this will affect the size. Generally, a good average to work to is around 14cm – smaller sizes are more popular.
Spice mill design is very similar to the style of a pepper mill because essentially, they perform the same function. Choose from a manual or electric operation.
If you have limited mobility in your hands then you will find that some designs are easier to use than others, particularly those with a ratchet grinder which is a handle that sticks out at an angle.
The grinding mechanism will either be on the top or the base of the spice mill. A top-grinding design won’t leave a telltale residue on the table or work counter.
Some brands lack a central spindle which can make the filling and cleaning of the mill easier.
Each spice mill will differ in how many grinder settings it provides and which one is better for you will depend on the range of spices you intend to grind and your recipe. Check out the ease of adjustment – user reviews can prove helpful in this regard.