Mendo Mulcher Review: Aircraft-Grade Aluminum for the Perfect Grind
Mendo Mulcher is an American company that crafts unique, expertly-designed grinders and mulchers. The brand has been in business since 1998 and it has gained a reputation with its innovative, one-of-a-kind designs. MM grinders have twice as many teeth as any other grinder; each one has 88 teeth to be exact.
MM grinders are also crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum that makes them supremely durable and long-lasting. The consistency of the grind is the same all the time, so users get the same texture for the life of the unit.
Thanush PoulsenUpdated: July 31, 2020
Knurled Edge 2-Piece Mini Grinder
Solidly built from quality materials
Consistent grind quality
Compact and portable
This two-piece grinder from MM features a knurled rim for easy removal and comfortable use. The grinder features a magnetic center so the...
The company Mendo Mulcher began in 1998 but not much else is known about it. The brand has gotten a word-of-mouth reputation among smokers who have relied on the brand’s grinders as the best way to grind dry herb material. The company sells grinders in many variations, and its page offers little else in terms of merchandise.
Users can also find a snuff bullet, for carrying, loading, and inhaling snuff, which also features the same quality craftsmanship and high-grade materials as its flagship grinders. The grinders divide into a few categories, but mostly into two-and-four-piece grinders of varying sizes. Despite the differences between them, the grinders do share some qualities.
They are all the same metallic color. They all have the “Mendo Mulcher” brand CNC-machined into the top-piece along with a “USA” brand in the center. Some of the grinders have curved edges, while others use small notches on the corners for a better grip. MM grinders also share the same amount of metal teeth, no matter the size or how many pieces.
Only the four-piece grinders have kief collectors, along with a metal screen under the main grinding section. The four-piece grinders also come with or without screens depending on your preference. Users can also find cleaning instructions and maintenance tips for how to get the most out of your grinder.
Mendo Mulcher Offerings
The brand has a limited line, but for a company that only makes one product, it also offers a lot of variety. Here are only a few of the grinders that the company has to offer. For a complete list, as well as for instructions on how to clean a MM grinder.
This two-piece grinder from MM features a knurled rim for easy removal and comfortable use. The grinder features a magnetic center so the two pieces attach seamlessly together. This version of the two-piece grinder measures 2.25” and comes from a solid piece of aircraft-grade aluminum that has been machined down to the perfect weight, size, and design. The top and bottom pieces both have the same amount of metal teeth, which are much more than a standard device.
#2 Small Hand Pollen Press
Useful for Your Leftover Kief
High-quality aluminum build
Portable and compact
The pollen press takes leftover pollen material from the four-piece grinders and presses them into small disks of material. Users have two options for using the press, as it comes with a 0.75” and a 1.75” in diameter pin that both knurled tips for an easier grip. The press consists of four pieces, along with the two-pin options. The press features the same high-quality CNC-machining and aircraft-grade aluminum alloy as all other MM products.
#3 GRIP Edge 4-Piece Grinder w/Screen - 2”
The Main Mendo Mulcher Mulcher
Well-made with a lifetime warranty
A little heavy
This Grip Edge four-piece grinder is MM’s flagship product and its most popular one. The four-piece grinder features a magnetic lid, as all of MM’s grinders but also comes with a 190-micron screen that collects kief in a bottom compartment. The grinder has smaller holes under the teeth that can filter out bits and particles while giving users a consistent grind perfect for smoking or vaping.
#4 GRIP Edge 4-Piece Grinder w/Screen - 3”
A Great Grind To Share with Friends
The larger size to grind more material
Easy-to-clean and maintain
Comfortable knurling around the rim
Magnetic lid for easy storage
Too big to carry around
This Grip Edge four-piece grinder from MM is the same as the 2” grinder, it’s just bigger. This grinder also features the same magnetic lid for easy closure and comfortable grinding. The top-piece also has a knurled rim so users can grind easily. There is a small 190-micron screen to collect kief and pollen so users can store it until they want to use it, preferably with the MM Small Pollen Press.
#5 Tobacco Snuff Bullet
A Portable Carrier for Snuff Lovers
Only 2” long
Perfect for on-the-go snuffers
Easily concealable and discreet
Not for everyone
The Tobacco Snuff Bullet from MM features the same high-grade aluminum material and CNC-machining as all other MM products. The Snuff Bullet lets users fill the capsule with their favorite snuff, seal it, and then use the adjustable dial to take a snuff of the material inside. The bullet features a conical tip for users to inhale the snuff, while the knurled dial on the exterior lets them choose the amount.
Mendo Mulcher Delivery Options
The brand ships to the US and internationally. Delivery costs less in the US, but it also depends on the order size, but there is no information on whether the company offers free shipping for a certain price limit. In the US, the company uses USPS, which takes between 1-7 days to be delivered. International orders can take longer.
How do I clean my grinder?
MM recommends one of two cleaning options, depending on if you want to save your excess material:
Freezing: Put your grinder into the freezer for a few hours and then tap out the frozen particles or to clean it of unwanted residue.
Alcohol: You can soak your grinder (top and bottom teeth section) in a container with alcohol for a few hours and then take a brush to clean it of residue.
Every Mendo Mulcher product comes with a lifetime warranty, so if there are ever problems with the design or quality of the grind, you can contact the company directly. Depending on the circumstances you could be eligible for a refund, but only if you meet the requirements.
The same goes for the company’s 30-day satisfaction guarantee. You can return your item for a full refund if you are not satisfied with it for 30 days. Just write to the company explaining why you are returning it. Shipping costs are your responsibility.
The company takes a lot of care to communicate with its customers. Customers can contact the company by writing or calling, especially for custom or large wholesale orders. Users typically have only good things to say about the brand and its products. Users mention how unforeseen problems with a screen or o-ring result in a brand new grinder from the company, in-line with its lifetime warranty on all its products.
Santa Cruz Shredder
Santa Cruz Shredder is another California-based company that offers a select line of different types of grinders for dry herb material. The company has four main products that are also divided between two and four-piece designs.
They also sell three-piece grinders, along with Special Edition grinders emblazoned with different logos. The bulk of Santa Cruz’s shredders are made from anodized aluminum alloy, feature kief screens along with several color options.
Space Case is another Made in California company that specializes in the finer arts of grinding dry herb material. The company has a line of grinders that vary from a two-piece, three-piece, or four-piece grinders. It also sells several grinder accessories.
Users can find a selection of elongated grinders that feature storage containers for pollen and kief. Space Cases are the original high-end grinders that feature a specially sourced type of aluminum and crafted with the expertise of a former aerospace engineer.
Closing Thoughts: Mendo Mulcher Review: Grind It Up Right
Mendo Mulcher is known by the alternative vaping crowd because of its quality products. There is no story or mission on its website because its mission is clear: making next-level grinders for hardcore users. The grinders have a look of quality and craftsmanship about them.
From the sight of a MM grinder, you can tell they are built to last. Even if your MM mulcher does not live up to its promise, the brand’s lifetime warranty ensures that you can get a replacement.
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