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Peppermill advice needed. Want a good one that will last.

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by lwt210, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. lwt210

    lwt210

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    So there I was this last weekend cooking for a house full of guests.


    I noticed that I was surrounded by good equipment to work with save a good peppermill. The last one I bought didn't last long at all.


    So I am looking into the finer ones now and was wondering what to look for in one. I am wanting to go the stainless steel route and need to know if I need one that is adjustable as far as the way that it grinds. Or is that just fluff.


    And as always, thanks in advance.
     
  2. Miss Maggie

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    Unless you know what texture you like and how the mill you're considering grinds, I would consider one that has adjustments on it. The one we have grinds coarsely. I'd much prefer the pepper to be finer in texture.
     

  3. Penman

    Penman Goauche User

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    It may take a little searching, but a good pepper mill is a hand powered coffee grinder. some of the antique ones with a folding handle are long like a pepper mill, and very sturdy.
     
  4. JPinAZ

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    I'd look into getting a Zassenhaus (I don't know how it's spelled other than it starts with Zass). They make very nice coffee mills & I believe they also make pepper mills.
     
  5. Remander

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    After my third grinder broke or crapped out, I overpaid for the glass-bottle-of-peppercorns-with-a-grinder-on-top that McCormick sells at the grocery store.

    It's too expensive to use as a disposable as intended, but I found that with a little banging I could get the top off and refill it with peppercorns.

    I have a fancier one, but I love grind from the the cheapo and its twist-top grinder. Have refilled it several times.
     
  6. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

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    I've got the answer for you on this one. The pepper grinders made by William Bounds are the best. They have a three position ratchet on them that allow you to grind fine, medium or course and it's not just a gadget, it really works!

    I've had mine for about 7 years, use it most everyday and it still works like the day I bought it.

    I have this model, but as you'll see at the link above they make quite a variety of styles.

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    I'm certain that a Google search would turn up lots of online retailers.
     
  7. maxxx93

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    Check out some of the one handed models, they are real handy.
     
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    Cross-X CLM

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    I cannot tell you what is the absolute best, but I can share the brand that is the best I have ever seen:

    Vic Firth

    The creator of these salt and pepper mills is a percussionist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He started making drumsticks, then eventually branched out into making pepper mills and other high quality goods.

    Vic Firth mills are available at Williams Sonoma and on the net at many cooking supply shops.
     
  10. Dandapani

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    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    I've got one...had it for quite a few years. I think it's called the Peppergun.

    I'll see if I can find a pic...

    http://www.peppergun.com

    Made by Tom David. These are VERY NICE mills and definitely worth a look.
     
  12. anole

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    Unicorn peppermills by Tom David, Inc. are indeed excellent.
    I have the 6" high Magnum model. Infinite grind, easy to fill.
    I highly recommend it.
     
  13. anole

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    The suspense is killing me, what did you opt to get?