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Old 10-16-2008, 11:16 AM   #11
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I have this one and I love it.

I prefer one with a lid so that insects and dust and other things can't get it.

The advantages of a salt cellar is that you have salt handy and you can just grab a pinch when you want.

There is no advantage of olive wood over other types of wood. It is just aesthetics.
I have that one too but without a spoon. I had purchased it from Alton Brown's site about 4 yrs ago. It did not have a spoon with it. Now I know better if I want to buy anything else , use Amazon.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:19 AM   #12
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Mine did not have the spoon either. I got mine from Altons site as well. I am glad I did not get a spoon with mine though. I would not use it. I like using my fingers.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:21 AM   #13
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:26 AM   #14
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How do you control the salt output on that Andy? I would think with holes that large and so many of them that is would be very easy to over salt something when you just want a little pinch.
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Just like anything else, you learn the nuances. The degree of tilt, the strength of the shake.

I've just never been comfortable with pinching for sanitary reasons.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:33 AM   #16
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Cool.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:33 AM   #17
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Mine did not have the spoon either. I got mine from Altons site as well. I am glad I did not get a spoon with mine though. I would not use it. I like using my fingers.
I kinda figured it didn't come with the spoon when I didn't see a slot in the lid, but I see that some cellars come with small spoons. Nice if your fingers are wet, but harder to control IMO.

Hey, that's sweet, Andy. It looks just like the red pepper flake and parmesan shakers at the pizza joints. Imagine that
Whatever works, right?
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:36 AM   #18
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I use a lidded glass salt cellar with the cutest tiny spoon. It is way easy to spoon out a tad of salt instead of dragging out my bag of kosher salt from the cupboard. I love salt, especially the large flaked kind.
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...Hey, that's sweet, Andy. It looks just like the red pepper flake and parmesan shakers at the pizza joints. Imagine that
Whatever works, right?

That's what it is, a cheese shaker. I had a smaller one that you sometimes see with pepper flakes in it but I had to refill it too often.

I just got a Magnum Plus. It sure cranks out a lot of pepper!
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I use a handmade ceramic honey jar that has a lid with a small opening on it's side so you can keep a spoon in it. I put a stainless steel teaspoon thats the size of a toddlers spoon in .
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