Multi-Chamber Grinder vs. Medtainer

The smoking world has expanded beyond its previous marks. There are so many new products that improve on the older versions, such as bubblers and improved grinders. Grinders of the past relied on a single chamber to store the processed herb, and the grinding point itself was subpar. But today, there are several new introductions to grinding beyond just the two-piece grinder. So, with the addition of all of these new and improved grinders, what’s the difference between using a multi-chamber grinder vs. a Medtainer?

Multi-Chamber Grinders

To understand the difference between the two, let’s take a look at multi-chamber grinders first. These grinders are built to optimize the previous functions of grinders. While a simple two-piece grinder has only one chamber to hold its process, multi-chamber grinders use more than one, hence the name.


Multi-chamber grinders have the addition of an extra sieve at the bottom of the body to filter out the larger pieces and keep only the finest of the fine. This extra part makes it easier for you to collect tiny, more potent particles for smoking certain herbs, like CBD. You can add this in your regular joint for an extra kick of effect, or you can make a completely different, stronger joint.


The problem with multi-chamber grinders is that they require more clean up. You can use special smoke cleaning products to get the job done, but it’s still more tedious to clean than other containers. The addition of the filtering screen also adds another part that needs special cleaning. Multi-chambers grinders are great tools, but the upkeep required can be tiring.

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If you’re new to the smoking world, you may not know what a Medtainer is. Medtainers are medical-grade containers that act as both grinders and containers for your herbs. Though these aren’t specifically marketed as a smoking tool, they’re actually pretty useful in grinding and carrying crushed herbs for smoking. The added bonus with using a Medtainer is that there’s no chance of the smell of your herbs leaking out. The medical-grade materials that makes up the container keeps the smell of your herbs in, while also keeping other people out.


Medtainers are useful for many reasons, but they still have their own cons. Because Medtainers are specifically designed for the medical field, it’s tough to find one in a smoke shop. On top of that, when you do find one, it’s likely to cost much more than a multi-chamber grinder would. This is because of the higher quality of the product, but still makes it inaccessible for everyone.

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What Should I Get?

If you’re deciding between a multi-chamber grinder and a Medtainer, think about how much you’re willing to spend. If you don’t mind spending a few extra dollars, it’s a better idea to go with the Medtainer because it’s medical-grade quality. But, if you’re a little short on cash, many multi-chamber grinder models work just as well. Plus, you’re more likely to find a multi-chamber grinder over a Medtainer anyway. If you’re looking for grinders, or any smoking product really, be sure to check out Mr. Smoke MD.

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