Not all grinders are electric. Some are manual, and some people prefer to use that type of device. Depending on your personal preference, make sure the food grinder you’re looking at pairs well with your kitchen style. Electric means you flip a switch and you’re ready to rock and roll. However, electric grinders tend to be large and more expensive than a manual grinder. Manual grinders require some physical effort, are typically less expensive than electric, and take up less space in a kitchen.