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pepper mill

mr toadmr toad Posts: 666
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
need some help here[p]one of the gifts i am buying "son-in-law" is a pepper mill[p]please help with advice and suggestions[p]thanks[p]mr toad
In dog Beers - I have had only one !
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  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    Hey Toad,[p]I've been using William Bounds grinders for years. They're very well made, very nice designs and have a lifetime warranty.[p]Recently I broke an older grinder, sent it in and had a new grinder in my hands in about 10 days..... free.
    Good product and good company.[p]Cuppa Joe,
    John

    [ul][li]William Bounds[/ul]
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  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
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    <p />Mr. Toad,[p]William Sonoma has a decent selection, but their prices are a bit high.[p]Peugeot makes some nice ones (but, I won't buy anything French now).[p]I bought the set pictured above (salt and pepper mills) about a year ago form Kitchen Emporium (http://www.kitchenemporium.com/cgi-bin/kitchen/prod/29cs29910.html) and like them.[p]Smokey
    [ul][li]salt and pepper mills[/ul]
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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Mr. Toad,
    Here are some pretty nice ones.
    Larry

    [ul][li]Pepper Mills[/ul]
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  • BordersBorders Posts: 665
    WooDoggies, I second Woo on the bounds Mills. I use my pepper mill every day and love it. My models have a quick adjustment for fine, medium and coarse grinds. Bed Bath and Beyond carries them w/a 20% discount, if you pick up a coupon. That's a cool gift.
    Scott

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  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    Rodney, these are my favorites. You only need one hand to use the Peppergun - great for cooking and for buffets. XO JCA

    [ul][li]Peppergun[/ul]
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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Mr. Toad,
    Check Costco, last year we bought a set made by Olde Thompson, an acrylic wine bottle set. They sell on Olde Thompson website for $44, and $40 each. The set cost us $20 which was both mills, and completely full at that. our local costco desn`t have that particular set now, but they do have another set. I never paid a lot of attention to what the set is now, but based on the price we paid, it was a very good deal, and we are very happy with them...HTH[p]Wess

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  • Toy ManToy Man Posts: 416
    Wow - who knew there where so many good peppermills.[p]After a long series of less than satisfactory mills, I found the Peppermate mills. They work great and pretty much last forever. About $40. Google Peppermate.[p]Toy Man
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  • Mr. Toad, i like these fine looking units

    [ul][li]pepper mills[/ul]
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  • Mr. Toad, thw one i have is located at:[p]http://kitch-n-kaffe.safeshopper.com/6/588.htm?509[p]or the link:
    [ul][li]perfex pepper mill[/ul]
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  • PakakPakak Posts: 523
    Chef Arnoldi,[p]I've shopped for a new peppermill for awhile now. I have one that really sux. After handling and examining I don't know how many, I think the Perfex is the most well-made mill I've seen, including several that cost much more. It's what I'll most likely buy, when I get around to it. (Can't rush into anything you know. I've been looking for over a year! LOL)
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  • Smokey,
    If it wasn't for the French you would be speaking the Queen's english.

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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Chef Arnoldi,
    I have the tall brass one...it works really well.
    Larry

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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Pakak,
    My wife ordered me a pepper mill she saw on the Sarah Moulton cooking show.It was hand made by Pinky Martin and took 3 years to get it.There was 748 people ahead of me when she ordered...it was worth the wait.
    Larry

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  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    Mr. Toad,
    The Atlas Pepper Mills on the link are very good. I like the brass ones.

    [ul][li]Atlas Mills[/ul]
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  • Pakak,
    I too have been through several useless mills for both salt and pepper. While you are waiting for the perfect mill
    I found the McCormick Pepper Grinder on the supermarket shelf does a most adequate job. The problem is that you can't refill them, so if you don't mind adding to the landfill, the price is right.
    I found a ceramic spice grinder that does great with the salt. I bought it a few years ago for $19.99, it has a glass bottom and a white top and the logo W
    MF[p]It has managed all different salts with ease.


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  • bigmikejbigmikej Posts: 216
    Mr. Toad,
    I like the Magnum peppermills by Unicorn. Lots of pepper, little work!

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  • CharbonCharbon Posts: 222
    Mr. Toad, Feel compelled to jump into this debate since I've gone thru at least 6 pepper grinders in last 5 years. Most did well for 6 months then self destructed.
    I did find a definite keeper brand. Vic Firth (They also turn wood drum sticks) He vowed to find the best innards so he could provide a life-time warranty. Spend 35 to 50 bucks once and your done.

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  • JM3JM3 Posts: 272
    bigmikej,[p] I believe these are the ones Alton Brown recommends on his website. [p]John
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  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    Bruce,[p]Bloody alright with me mate![p]Smokey
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  • YB, Hello Larry,[p]Just a quick note to Thank You for posting our website on the Big Green Egg Forum. We appreciate the mention and your compliment. You are one of an elite group who were able to get one of Pinky's Pepper Mills. As he was our inspiration, we have done our very best to carry on in his footsteps and maintain the legacy of his unique creations in a way that honors him. Our mills are made with the exact same mechanisms that he uses and our finish has been said to exceed in excellence. [p]We do no advertising and when we come across someone who has taken the time to mention our work, we do like to acknowledge that and thank them. If you are ever in need of purchasing a most unique and memorable gift, we hope that you will keep us in mind.
    Sincerely,
    Robyn & Ron McKinney

    [ul][li]The Exotic Wood Pepper Mill Art Gallery[/ul]
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  • bigmikej,[p]Magnum is the brand recommend by Cooks Illustrated.[p]I just started using mine, replacing a still working
    brass Turkish Mill, and it is spiiting out lots of
    chucky pepper grinds just like I like it. I recommend
    going for the large one so you do not have to mess
    with loading the pesky round peppercorns as much
    and you can really grab that puppy and turn, turn, turn ![p]http://www.peppergun.com/products/magnum_plus.html

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  • PakakPakak Posts: 523
    I made a comment about the mill I own and what I'd be interested in buying. For a heads up, I looked at mine to see if I could see a brand. I don't. However, on a link to a site someone else provided, I saw my mill. [p]Don't buy one of these![p]steel_big_pep_140.jpg[p]One really, really bad thing about them is - there is no way to adjust the coarseness of the grind. Well, twisting one direction is supposed to result in a coarse grind and twisting the opposite is supposed to result in a fine grind. Baloney.

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  • Smokey,
    Smokey a Torey

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