Salt and Pepper Grinders?

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  1. mmBax

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    Any recommendations, my almost 3 year old launched our old salt grinder off the bench the other day and broke the top off. Figured it was time to buy something that holds a little more and has a little bit more adjustment.

    Would like a matching pair just because. Not really interested in salt boxes.

    There seems to be a mismatch in that you can't get a good grinder that looks decent, and all the good looking ones are pretty average, or cost a million dollars. Kenji recommends the Unicorn Magnum or whatever it's called, but it looks a little cheap.

    Anyone got any recommendations?
     
  2. varin

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    Sounds like you're shopping high end.

    I've got a basic grinder from ikea, glass body, ceramic grinding mechanism for $7. I've got it adjusted very fine for the salt grinder, and fairly coarse for the pepper.

    To answer your question, would I recommend it: yes. I'm really happy with mine.
     
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    Not really high end. The ones I've been eyeing off are around 70 for the pair. That's probably pushing it to be honest.
     
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    Following this thread, I’ve been thinking about getting a pepper grinder and have no idea what’s good or what things cost.
     
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  6. caspian

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    get the Peugeot salt and pepper mills (yes, the same company as make cars). last forever.
     
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    I must say Peugeot ones are the nicest ones I've ever used, especially the ones with the seperate grind-fineness adjuster around the base, rather than constantly having to retighten the fastening knob up the top to adjust coarseness as you do on oldschool ones.

    EDIT - Looks like they call that feature u-select
     
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    Does anyone have those one-handed ones? I think they would be helpful when seasoning meat.
     
  10. power

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    i gave up and just use the glass/plastic ones you get at Woolies and just replace them when they wear out. Most of the expensive ones grind too fine for me, i like the S&P a little bit chunky, and don't get me started on the electric ones.
     
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    I've got my great grandmas marlux sets, not bad for 90 years old!

    but yes they grind very fine.
     
  12. power

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    if the grind is fine i say why not just use the normal pre-ground stuff - it makes no sense.

    I actually had these lasted 5 or 6 years, was constantly tightening the tops and one of them ended up breaking. I prefer the "disposable" ones, lol. The grind was too fine for me, i like chunky S&P.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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  15. Hater

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    Because pepper is a spice and precracked stuff isn’t as fresh due to being exposed to the air for ages.
     
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    good point, i still like a chunky grind over the fine grind - the M&W ones were too fine imo and i'm normally a fan of M&W stuff, it's cheap enough and decent quality. I was a bit surprised when mine broke. I'm as suprised as anyone that i prefer just the cheap shit you get from the supermarket.

    the whole opening on the bottom is a pita too, you are constantly cleaning them and where you store them, supermarket is on top and has a cap.
     
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    inb4 pepper mill overclocking becomes a thing.
     
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    see the post above yours, too late.
     
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    Just turn up the revs on that pepper grinder and watch people start sneezing :cool:
     

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