I recently buy allspice berries thinking that IKEA grinders could grind it. However, the berry is just too large to this mill.
What type of mill or grinding appliance should I be looking for when I need to grind allspice?
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I use a mortar and pestle without any problems. It also works for other spice seeds and is good for garlic, basil, etc.
I have a coffee grinder that is dedicated only for whole spices. It's faster than grinding by hand. I just knock it out in the sink and wipe out with a cloth when I am finished.
Third alternative: an Indian Food Grinder. I own one; it's capable of grinding any spice, including super-woody ones like dried galangal. Only makes sense if you're grinding a lot of spices often, though.