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Pepper grinder blues

Fire WalkerFire Walker Posts: 233
edited 7:52PM in EggHead Forum
I have had the worst luck with pepper grinders, had the wood twist type lots of twist no pepper, my wife bought me a hand made unit with high grade mechanism great to look at still no pepper, I even tried morter and pestal big mess. What is the end all and be all ginder in use in BGE land?

FireWalker
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Comments

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    Unicorn Magnum

    No comparison in my book.
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  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    I have Vic Firth Gourmet S & P grinders and they are great.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,558
    I agree! Thanks to stike who put us on to these superior grinders!
    http://www.unicornmills.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.prodInfo&productID=3&categoryID=1
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    After looking at the site, I guess I have the magnum plus. It holds a LOT of corns.

    Alton Brown uses/recommends it on one of his "Good Eats" programs that has been running a few years. I think he uses this brand pretty regularly on his show.
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  • Go to a local restaurant supply house and get a professional quality grinder. You will have it for a lifetime and they come with lifetime mechanism warranties.

    Jimmy
    Come visit NOLA
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,558
    I figured you'd probably have the Plus :laugh:
    Well I have the shorter $31 Magnum and love it!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    what brand high grade mechanism??
    i have a verity southall that was my father's. he died in '68 so this has to be 50yrs old. i still use it.
    son's got me a mr. dudley wood one about 18 in. tall works fine..
    pugeot and zassenhouse [if you can find it] are the high end traditional ones .. i have a zassenhous coffee mill took me a year to get it but it works perfectly [why..so i can grind beans when the power is out]

    salt mills , especially wet or damp sea salt...kyocera.com. do not get the william bounds rust proof acrylic grinder.. i will mail it to anyone who wants it at my expense.

    fantes.com has a good selection
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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I've been using one for a couple years, beats any other one I've tried. -RP
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  • I just looked at mine. It reads "William Bounds Original". I bought it 25+ years ago, and as memory serves, I paid $85(!!!!!) for it. I may be off on my memory of price, but it has served me well over the 25+ years. And, it could easily go for another 25. It is awesome!
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  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,790
    I've put this model thru it's paces for a number of years!

    William Bounds Limited

    http://www.wmboundsltd.com/shopexd.asp?id=454

    They make all ranges, styles, and levels of quality!
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  • I just bought a unicorn magnum plus. Thank all for your help.
    FireWalker
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  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Thanks for the tip. I'm in the market for one, too, since I did a TRex on eight NY strips a couple of weeks ago and wound up with pumped wrists from twisting the lousy plastic unit I have now.
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  • momcooksmomcooks Posts: 247
    I have one of these, but it's chrome instead of silver. Love it

    http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=599500
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  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    I've got a WM Bounds too, this one:

    http://www.wmboundsltd.com/shopexd.asp?id=133

    I love the fact that I can choose fine, medium and coarse grind. It's been a WORKHORSE!
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  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    I got a Unicorn Magnum last year. Best grinder I ever used.
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  • I'm partial to models by Trudeau myself -- get the grinders with the ceramic mechanism, not steel, and you can use them for salt and spices as well.

    Check here for both the Trudeau and the Unicorn models: http://www.fantes.com/pepper-salt-mills.html

    Tom
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