It can be quite tedious chopping herbs up if you are a cook who prefers to use fresh ones in your dishes. Because they come to you already minced or chopped, the dried varieties of spices and herbs you buy to use in your cooking present no problem.
However, when you are turning out large batches of food for a special occasion, the task of mincing becomes almost overwhelming. To prepare your herbs properly to the texture you desire, you most often make use of a cutting board and a sharp knife. But you might consider purchasing an herb mill if you are not accomplished at chopping, have trouble holding knives or do not have good, sharp ones at hand in your kitchen.
An herb mill is actually a machine which makes the whole chopping and mincing process a lot easier for cooks. If you know how a grinder works, you will understand the concept behind the herb mill. With the ingredients poured into the receptacle above, all you need to do is turn the handle on the mill. The herbs needing chopping will pass through the appliance’s blades as you are turning the handle, collecting into a holding area below.
Other names by which this appliance is known include spice mill, herb grinder, and electric herb mill. You don’t even need to crank the handle on the electric mill because it is push button remote and similar in that regard to a blender.
There are many companies which manufacture these herb mills and you will find a wide variety in your favorite home store. Prices will vary among the many different brands available for you to choose from.
Ask yourself how often you will actually use an herb mill in your cooking before you purchase one. When you compare different models and various prices, you should also consider how often you will use the appliance. You could probably choose a less expensive model which is not electric but requires it be turned by hand if you don’t think you will use an herb mill very often.