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 Post subject: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:10 am 
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Location: Albuquerque, NM
Time for a new pepper mill. I'm looking for a high quality mill that holds its grind setting and preferably has a hand crank. My cousin has a vintage mill with a hand crank that is the best mill I ever used, but I do not know the maker.

If you have a lead on a good mill I'd be delighted to hear about it. I would also like to know what you guys use at home and work.

Thanks

Cody


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 Post subject: Re: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:17 am 

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I just bought a Peugeot. It wasn't as pricey as some out there but it wasn't cheap either. ~$40 or $50 IIRC. I have been happy with it the couple of weeks I have had it.

The grinds seem pretty consistent; the adjustment is a ring at the bottom so when the screw top that closes the mill invariably loosens, it does not alter the grind size; it puts out a lot of pepper per turn; and it does not "leak" pepper grinds when I am done turning it.

My old pepper mill was retired because it sucked at all these things.


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 Post subject: Re: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:24 am 

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I was getting along pretty well with my Kuhn - Rikon high output mill plastic version until the feed door broke. It had a back and forth crank that was great for pumping out the volume. (What should I have expected for $19?)

It was promising enough though I'm going to exchange it for the metal and wood version. $40. Maybe that will hold up better.

Hope this helps. Main reason I liked it is I could crank out volume with it. Would drive me nuts trying to grind out multiple TBSPs of pepper. Would take me forever. It didn't with this one.



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 Post subject: Re: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:06 am 
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Yeah, my current mill sucks at all those things too. The Peguet look nice. I understand they do a nifty hand cranked coffee mill as well.

The Kuhn Rikon seems like it may be a better salt mill for me. I have been using this salt from Lac Assal Djibouti that needs some heavy grinding. Here it is vs table salt.


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 Post subject: Re: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:09 am 
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Brass Atlas Pepper Mills are the absolute truth.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00015USPQ

But if you take say like a week searching on amazon you can usually find an amazon warehouse deal from 25-35 bucks. A great price.



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 Post subject: Re: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:13 am 

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I own the Peugeot Olivier Roellinger pepper mill. It brings a smile to my face every time I use it.


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 Post subject: Re: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:25 am 

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Location: Raleigh, NC
I've used the Atlas pepper mill. They're fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:39 am 

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I have been using a Peugeot since my first real culinary job and it still works like a dream! That was like twenty years ago!! Boy do I feel old now :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:04 am 

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Here is an article and video of a few models tested on Cooks Kitchen...

https://www.americastestkitchen.com/equ ... pper-mills


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 Post subject: Re: Pepper Mill: Need a new one
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:46 pm 

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Check out the Unicorn Magnum ( or the regular Unicorn ) peppermill, they are reliable and can grind a lot of pepper quickly if needed. I have several of their products and the first one Unicorn I bought over 15 years ago is still going strong . They are made in Nantucket Mass. and for what it's worth the Unicorn is the consistent top pick in the " Cook's Illustrated " test. BB


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