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Old 01-13-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Good pepper grinder?

I'd love some tips on choosing a good pepper grinder. I have an old Bodum electric salt and pepper dual grinder that I hate and am going to get rid of. All I need is a good solid pepper mill. It doesn't have to look gorgeous because it will sit on my kitchen cart, not on my dining table. Which one do you like and why?

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Old 01-13-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
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Good question, KG. I've never been real thrilled with any of my pepper grinders either, though the one I have now is better than the others I've had. The name on the bottom says Wm. Bounds Ltd, it's clear acrylic with metal grinding mechanism.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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Good question, KG. I've never been real thrilled with any of my pepper grinders either, though the one I have now is better than the others I've had. The name on the bottom says Wm. Bounds Ltd, it's clear acrylic with metal grinding mechanism.

I've heard that the best ones have ceramic mechanisms like the Kyocera. Looking forward to seeing what people post!
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I'm also in the market for one. I was in the new local kitchen store the other day and saw one that was copper, it was almost MINE! A great pepper grinder is definitely something that I'm going to treat myself to soon.
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I'm also in the market for one. I was in the new local kitchen store the other day and saw one that was copper, it was almost MINE! A great pepper grinder is definitely something that I'm going to treat myself to soon.

They really seem to range in price. I'm hoping to find a nice one for under $20.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:39 PM   #6
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I have this one: Unicorn Mills Magnum Plus Pepper Grinder

America's Test Kitchen repeatedly rates it best.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:44 PM   #7
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I have this one: Unicorn Mills Magnum Plus Pepper Grinder

America's Test Kitchen repeatedly rates it best.

Wow it's super pricey. It must be amazing!
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:51 PM   #8
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Wow it's super pricey. It must be amazing!
I have the plus, which is taller and holds more peppercorns. There is also a smaller version.

They both hold a LOT of pepper and grinds a lot of pepper very quickly.
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I have the plus, which is taller and holds more peppercorns. There is also a smaller version. It holds a LOT of pepper and grinds a lot of pepper very quickly.

Is the only difference the amount of storage for peppercorns?
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:09 AM   #10
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I've given up on pepper mills. I now use the spice grinder.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:35 AM   #11
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+1 on the Unicorn. I have way too many of these that were junk. As Andy said, ATK repeatedily rates this at #1. It is a uniform grind, lots of pepper, it does not get clogged. Spend the money, you will not regret it.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:48 AM   #12
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I've given up on pepper mills. I now use the spice grinder.

How do you store the ground pepper in your kitchen?
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:58 AM   #13
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Just checked my ATK app and this one got top billing:

Cole and Mason H59401G Derwent Precision Gourmet Pepper Mill
http://amzn.com/B003OICYZO

Anyone have it?
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Is the only difference the amount of storage for peppercorns?
Yes. The Unicorn Plus is 3" taller.
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Just checked my ATK app and this one got top billing:

Cole and Mason H59401G Derwent Precision Gourmet Pepper Mill
Amazon.com: Cole and Mason H59401G Derwent Precision Gourmet Pepper Mill: Kitchen & Dining

Anyone have it?

This must be a more current review.
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My favorite pepper mill is the Peugeot. Not cheap but it was the best I ever used. I had it in my restaurant kitchen and used it many times a day for years. Alas, since my separation I didn't get it. I'm going to get myself another one some day....
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This must be a more current review.

I'm reading the reviews, and a number of people are saying that the top popped off of this one.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:32 AM   #18
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I bought this one at least 10 years ago because it has a lifetime guarantee and I got tired of buying new ones every couple of years. I'm guessing I paid around $40 for it, but I'll never have to buy another: http://www.amazon.com/Trudeau-Profes.../dp/B008N93GKQ
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:31 PM   #19
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Many years ago Jeff Smith (Frugal Gourmet) used this on his tv show. I lusted after that pepper grinder like it was jewelry but couldn't afford anything so pricy in those days. My sweet father in law gave it to me for a Christmas gift, and it's one of my most memorable gifts even after all these many years. It's perfect in every way, and well worth the price.

http://www.amazon.com/Pepper-Mill-Im...=cm_cr_pr_pb_i
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Many years ago Jeff Smith (Frugal Gourmet) used this on his tv show. I lusted after that pepper grinder like it was jewelry but couldn't afford anything so pricy in those days. My sweet father in law gave it to me for a Christmas gift, and it's one of my most memorable gifts even after all these many years. It's perfect in every way, and well worth the price.

Pepper Mill Imports Atlas Pepper Mill, Brass, 8" : Amazon.com : Kitchen & Dining
According to the reviews, it lacks any significant adjustment range in how fine it grinds. Even the coarsest setting is what most cooks would call fine. I need one that has a wider range. So far, Andy's Unicorn seems the best one to me.
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