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Product Review: The IASO Grinder

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Kathryn Blume 16 Jan 2018

Product Review: The IASO Grinder

Ok, truth time: I have an enormous, jet-fueled crush on this grinder.

I’m not much of a gear-head, nor do I like to collect stuff just because it’s pretty. But from the first time I caught sight of this thing, I had a one-syllable WANT reaction only rivalled by the first time I saw an iPhone…

…or the first time I saw Viggo Mortensen in Lord of the Rings.

Unlike Viggo, but like the iPhone, it begins with a box.

A simple wooden cube lined with stainless steel, it has a lid cleverly held down by two inlaid magnets at opposite corners. This allows the user to pull the lid off completely…

…or just swing it over to the side to reveal the magic within.

What you discover is a device of beautifully machined stainless steel, reminiscent of the form-snuggled-up-to-function items you might find, say, in the MOMA gift shop, or the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue right next to “The Best Cordless Telescoping Hedge Trimmer.”

The grinder is divided into four sections:

The top part is a non-threaded lid with grinding elements, designed to turn easily as you’re shredding your bud. It’s also magnetized so it won’t fall off.

You could imagine, come July 1, setting up a stall on Church Street dedicated to grinding people’s bud for them because it’s just so pleasurable to play with.

The next part contains more grinding elements, and holes through which the fluffy milled matter falls.

In the next section, a finely woven mesh catches the crumbled cannabis…

…it also shakes loose kief, the buds THC rich trichomes, which fall into the removable bottom section. Similar to buds, kief can be consumed as a smokable, in edibles or by making it into concentrates.

The grinder is small…

…and it sits in your hand like a seductive toy you can’t help but fiddle with. Every section moves so well with the one next to it, and turns so smoothly and perfectly, that you could imagine, come July 1, setting up a stall on Church Street dedicated to grinding people’s bud for them because it’s just so pleasurable to play with.

Now, I admit the $99 price tag is a little steep for a speciality item. But it’s durable, and if you’re inclined towards quality wherever you can find it, you won’t go wrong with the IASO grinder.

Convinced? Lusting mightily? You can get one here.

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