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Old 10-16-2008, 12:54 PM   #21
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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 this same one and I love it. It sits next to my stove on the counter and I fill it with coarse sea salt. I don't use the spoon, I can control the amount of salt going into my food by just scooping it up with my fingers and spreading the salt into the pot. This is one of my " can't do without" gadgets.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:02 PM   #22
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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.
same here, use fingers. Amazon is cheaper than Alton's.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:09 PM   #23
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In the kitchen I use a round cut glass sugar bowl that has a lid, about 4-4.5 inch diameter and about as deep, that I picked up at an estate sale for about 25-cents. I, too, use my fingers so it not having a spoon is a moot point.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:18 PM   #24
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I should use one. I have a shaker but always shake into my hand so I can tell how much I'm adding. I think I'll add it to my list.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:42 PM   #25
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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!
The reviews weren't kidding, that's for sure. Like barely 1/4 turn puts out a nice amount. I was dialing it in in my white sink
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:59 PM   #26
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I have a shaker but always shake into my hand so I can tell how much I'm adding.
When I use a shaker I always do that. I have been burned too many times by shakers that pour out too fast. Pouring into your hand you can make sure you get the right amount.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:01 PM   #27
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When I use a shaker I always do that. I have been burned too many times by shakers that pour out too fast. Pouring into your hand you can make sure you get the right amount.
Very true. That's why I do it. But why have the shaker if you're going to use the hand anyway? It seems silly now that I think about it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:41 PM   #28
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I bought one of those 3 pack matching container thingys from Linens & Thingys, I think. Large, medium and small. The large one has the coffee, medium has the sugar and the small one has the salt.

I keep the salt next to the pepper, but people STILL put it in their coffee.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:46 PM   #29
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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.
That's the same one I have. I love mine too! Keep it right next to the stove filled with Kosher salt.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:13 PM   #30
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You know what I love? Seriously?
I love when we can all have a good talk and share ideas based on a question by someone on their first post. And we usually never do here whether we helped them or not, but we had a good discussion anyway.
I love that! Seriously!
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