confused about appliances.

Lately I have been looking for a kitchen appliance which will grind up the spices I dry at home, as well as chop up fresh ones. I would also like it to mix but that isn't necessary. So what I've found is a whole bunch of appliances with hazy rules as to what they do and do not do.
Food processors chop and sometimes grind but don't mix?
Grinders only grind?
Blenders chop and mix?

The only thing I've found that claims to do all the is the bullet/rocket type appliances, but after all the confusion with the first three types, I'm not sure I trust it. It's there anything out there that someone knows does all three things for sure? Any recommendations? Or do I have till get all three appliances to get the range I want? I'm on a budget and can't really do that, really if there were something reasonably priced that was manual or hand crank, I would go for that too!
I just need some guidance in foreign territory.

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7 replies since 16th July 2015 • Last reply 16th July 2015

My blender just broke, though it was never very good at grinding or chopping, so I'd love to get a new one that does both. Did you end up finding one or getting one? Cooking

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The Ninja brand is expensive but will definitely have the combo you are looking for. I have a food processor that does both. Check out this link I hope it helps: http://benefitsofjuicing.net/best-blender-food-processor-combo/

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Why buy the Ninja brand? Check out some other similar machines. They'll work about the same and cost a lot less. Plus, keep your eyes open at flea markets, garage sales, Goodwill stores, some people will sell them for next to nothing because they never use them. You may even have a friend who would give you one if you'd just ask around. Hope this helps

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I'm tempting by the SMEG blender but it might just be because it's super cute. Has anyone tried one?

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I use a mortar and pestle to grind spices but it takes elbow grease.

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I use my Vitamix for EVERYTHING! The dry container makes superb nut and seed flours. I also use it to finely grind my coffee. Im sure it would work great for making spices too.

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