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Old 11-22-2011, 12:27 PM   #11
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I use an acrylic one from BB&B. Got it for 10 bucks and it works awesome. Its not the prettiest pepper grinder but it gets the job done with minimal twisting. Nice even grind.
Cole & Mason 505 Clear Acrylic Pepper Mill - Bed Bath & Beyond

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:23 PM   #12
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I've used a Turkish coffee grinder for my pepper grinder longer than I care to remember. Who remembers Jeff Smith who used to be the "Frugal Gourmet" and turned out to be a pedophile? Anyway, he always used a Turkish grinder and I just had to have one. I got it for a Christmas gift, I think it was sometime in the 70's and I've used it daily ever since. I love it as much now as I did then, and it's really one of my favorite kitchen things.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:26 AM   #13
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I've had a lot of pepper mills with various shortcoming. But this one, Prepsolutions Progressive, is near perfect:
Amazon.com: Prepsolutions by Progressive International Pronto Folding Crank Mill: Kitchen & Dining

The crank folds away. It's easy to fill, the downfall of many otherwise good mills. A window slides open in the concave top to reveal the filler hole. It doesn't shed grounds when you move it or set it down. It grinds easily, continuously as you crank. The output is substantial. It is easily adjustable, and the settings are repeatable. And the price is right.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:33 PM   #14
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Like a few others, we have the Unicorn Mills Magnum (actually, three Magnums. One for white pepper that they made specially for us withoutnextra charge--it has a white top and black base, an all-black Magnum for black pepper, and their salt mill). All three have given flawless performance. The original recommendation had been from Cook's Illustrated.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:19 PM   #15
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I can grind into the lid and it doesn't leave grinder dust on my table.


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