The Nesco® Blade Grinder is compact, attractive, well designed and does a remarkable job on grinding coffee beans, dried vegetables such as: tomatoes, chillies, celery, peppers, herbs, fruits and more into powder. One of the best uses of dehydrated herbs and vegetables is turning them into vegetable powders. You can add veggie powders to soups, sauces, puree mixes, juices, smoothies, burgers, and to curries. Simply add your dehydrated veggies to your blender and grind until you reach a powder consistency that you want! The removable stainless steel grind cup virtually eliminates the frustration of messy grounds and spices spilling onto the countertop. The cup and lid are dishwasher safe, so it's easy to clean and, is compact to store in a cupboard or drawer for less kitchen clutter.