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Mortar and pestle or electric grinder?

bxgirl | Mar 27, 200906:23 AM     41

I just placed an order with Penzey's for a bunch of spices/herbs. Included are celery seeds and mustard seeds.
If a recipe calls for ground spices, is is better to use a mortar and pestle to grind celery seeds or an electric grinder (I think most peole use a coffee bean grinder?) In either case, I will have to purchase either the mortar and pestle or grinder, so which is more useful and the wiser investment?
Thanks

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