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Pepper grinder blues

Fire WalkerFire Walker Posts: 241
edited 2:45PM 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?



  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Unicorn Magnum

    No comparison in my book.
  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    I have Vic Firth Gourmet S & P grinders and they are great.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,730
    I agree! Thanks to stike who put us on to these superior grinders!
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Dunlap, IL
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    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.
  • 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.

    Come visit NOLA
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,730
    I figured you'd probably have the Plus :laugh:
    Well I have the shorter $31 Magnum and love it!
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Dunlap, IL
  • 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 [ i can grind beans when the power is out]

    salt mills , especially wet or damp sea do not get the william bounds rust proof acrylic grinder.. i will mail it to anyone who wants it at my expense. has a good selection
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I've been using one for a couple years, beats any other one I've tried. -RP
  • 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!
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,955
    I've put this model thru it's paces for a number of years!

    William Bounds Limited

    They make all ranges, styles, and levels of quality!
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • I just bought a unicorn magnum plus. Thank all for your help.
  • 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.
  • momcooksmomcooks Posts: 247
    I have one of these, but it's chrome instead of silver. Love it
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    I've got a WM Bounds too, this one:

    I love the fact that I can choose fine, medium and coarse grind. It's been a WORKHORSE!
  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    I got a Unicorn Magnum last year. Best grinder I ever used.
  • 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:

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