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Old 11-27-2007, 03:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a salt grinder?

I was looking at this salt/pepper grinder combo:

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And I got to wondering if a salt grinder is good or not. I know freshly ground black pepper is always nice, but does grinding the salt make it better? Does anyone here use a salt grinder instead of just table salt at the table? Just curious if I should buy the set or just the pepper grinder. I kind of like the look of the set though...


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Old 11-27-2007, 03:15 PM   #2
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Salt grinders are for show. Grinding the salt doesn't do anything but make the crystals smaller.

The kind of coarse sea salt that you'd use in a grinder is available in a fine grain, too.

The kinds of coarse sea salt that you can't find in a fine grain are usually expensive finishing salts and inappropriate for a table grinder, IMO. Plus their larger grain is part of their attraction.

But they do look nice on the table, so if you like the look, why not?

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Old 11-27-2007, 03:19 PM   #3
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:19 PM   #4
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I bought one a few years ago, so I could buy GIANT boxes of the large sea salt and grind it down for when I wanted fine, but the truth is that the stuff leaks all over the counter and makes a grand mess!

Besides, I never put salt and pepper on the table when I'm serving dinner, and the one I have is not "for show," anyhow.

It's far easier to buy two sizes of sea salt, and/or, serve your salt at table in a pretty bowl with a little spoon. That's what the starred restaurants in France do...
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:08 PM   #5
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I was given a set of salt and pepper grinders as a gift. I keep them in my office desk and use them on my lunches, but if I ate dinner at a table, I'd definitely put them there.

They work well and the coarsely ground s and p taste terrific on my soups and salads. And, yes, they DO look great, too - I love 'em!

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Old 11-27-2007, 04:19 PM   #6
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I have my good salt, my better salt, and my best salt. For those who want more at the table, they get to use the salt grinder. Mine works fine.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:35 PM   #7
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I have a salt grinder and like it for no apparent reason. Just like the grinding part I guess.
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:12 PM   #8
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I have a grinder For SeaSALt...
I use it for cooking (adjustments coarse to fine) rarely for table.Sea salt does taste better and I believe it's healthier....
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:18 PM   #9
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I was given a salt grinder and loved it, but it died. This fall when I replaced my pepper grinder, I bought a peugeot salt and pepper grinder set, and love them at the table. My old peugeot sits at the stove where I don't mind seeing that it got chewed by the grandpup. I like grinding the sea salt on my dinner.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:53 PM   #10
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I use my mortise/pestle for my bottle of seasoned salt. The crystals are almost the size of tic-tacs.

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