I've been looking around on the internet for something that can grind wet and dry ingredients to relatively smooth paste, but haven't been able to find what I'm looking for. I had originally hoped I could just get KitchenAid's grinder attachment, but they warn over and over that it's only to be used for dry ingredients, not even oily nuts. I have no clue if that's just a shallow warning or not, but I don't want to risk it on a $100 attachment. They recommend the griding attachment used for meat, etc, for wet ingredients, but it doesn't grind fine enough.
In Mexico, people will take things like chiles and nixtamal (think hominy) to a town grinder and have them ground for them. There are also chocolate makers where you can go and have mixes of chocolates made, cacao combined with sugar, nuts, cinnamon, and other spices.
In Thailand, they have grinders for making curry pastes. They also use grinders to puree coconut meat so that it can be strained into fresh coconut milk. The grinders looked very similar to what's used to make the chocolate pastes in Mexico.
I'm looking for something that can do all this and hopefully fit on my countertop. Any suggestions?