You’re not using a 304 stainless steel grinder. I worked in metal fabrication for around 50 years and never saw or heard of 304 rusting. See if a magnet sticks to your grinder. 304 is 100% non magnetic.If it is not 316 S/S I would prefer Aluminium, the spot welds in my 304S/S CVault are rusty plus I live by the sea and 304S/S does not last long.
I think I solved the mystery (that no one else cares about). The stainless steel Zam grinder is a rebadged Honeypuff.Yes, there is a thread for them here, that's why it is odd we never heard about the steel version officially... Not enough activity??
Interesting! The Honeypuff looks exactly like my stainless steel NVGrinder:
Hi, I have one also but I was disappointed to see how small it is, it was a second hand sale of the early models and the seller only said XL and I didn't noticed this is meant it's only 2.5"... The new ones looks better although the one I have does a pretty good job too! Just need some cleaning especially with very resinous flowers... like all/most grinders.I own the ripper https://herbripper.com/product/extra-large-herb-grinder/ and it does what it says its rips through any amount i have ordered the flower mill and its on back order but seems like there is an issue with that one, re ali shavings not good and i highly distrust ali very dangerous in my humble opinion, i guess i'll have to wait and see what comes of it.
It's great to know NVGrinder released a stainless steel grinder, I have a aluminium full magnetic 3 parts grinder from them, it's an enjoying grinder despite it's pretty difficult to start to grind with very dense nugs. I'll give a look at this grinder, I could give it a try if not too expensive... Price is ok but, sadly, only the smaller is available at the moment, only 4.5cm and I noticed it's not threadless, isn't it?Interesting! The Honeypuff looks exactly like my stainless steel NVGrinder:
This Stainless Steel Grinder beats any other grinder in every aspect and it will be your lifetime buddy since it's unbreakable and can be easily cleaned.nvgrinder.com
I wonder which one came first...
Yeah, at least the one I have is threaded.It's great to know NVGrinder released a stainless steel grinder, I have a aluminium full magnetic 3 parts grinder from them, it's an enjoying grinder despite it's pretty difficult to start to grind with very dense nugs. I'll give a look at this grinder, I could give it a try if not too expensive... Price is ok but, sadly, only the smaller is available at the moment, only 4.5cm and I noticed it's not threadless, isn't it?
That's the large one, I have the small one, and I ordered it somewhere else where I think I paid $60. Is it even worth that much? That's highly subjective, I really wanted a wood grinder so that alone severely limited my options. As far as the reviews for the large one, one person gave it 1 star and said "they really overdesigned and oversold this" I'm not even sure what they mean, but it sounds positive to me. Over designed is like over engineered (to me) And not surprising since this is the internet, it only has 5 reviews so of course 3 hate it and the other 2 say it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Also contradicting reviews just go to show 2 people can look at the same item totally opposite. 1 of the 1 star review complained how the compartment for flower's way too small and should be 5x bigger. Where 1 of the 5 star review says "large grinder, large compacity" And not for nothing the small grinder's 4.8/5 with 6 review on another site that sells it. And the large one's 5/5 with 8. I think maybe the price difference helps the reviews lol.More negative reviews on their site than positive for the grinder...US$160 WOW, you could have got yourself a large BCG and been left a lot of change.
Me too; I really like it. I agree with all of your pros and cons, and would like to add a caveat that if you aren't into cleaning your things, this is not the grinder for you: the milling plate does get buildup fast and material will get caught between the "pestle" and the chamber wall and smear all over the wood, inhibiting free rotation. Mostly I bring this up for the audience bc one of the selling points for the gold-standard bcg seems to be that you ~never have to clean it.I recently added a Stona Grinder to my collection of grinders.
I actually cleaned my large BCG this morning, seems to need every 6 months or so. Just used dish soap and a vegetable brush and did the final pass with a dish towel. There were some spots on the side of the teeth that needed extra scraping to get all the gunk off but it all took less than 5 minutes.I have never had a grinder that needed no cleaning, and my BCG is included in that.