Automatic Salt & Pepper Grinders/Mills

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Linda0818

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Does anyone here use them? And what do you think?

I've thought about maybe buying a set but, it seems to me, although they look nice and convenient, it would take away the 'fun' of grinding up your own salt & pepper. That's part of the fun of cooking, in my opinion. I like twisting my own mills (or even just shaking shakers is a goofy little thing I enjoy). But still wanted to see if these things have made a difference for anyone.
 
Friends of mine have them and they definitely are a talking point if people have never seen them before. A light comes on as well ;)
Me, I prefer the manual grinder
 
The one place that I've heard complaints about manual salt/pepper grinders is in the Pot Luck line. One has to set one's plate down to use most. I used to have a single-hand pepper grinder. Haven't seen it in some years...must have gotten broken. Sometimes, I wish I had the single-hand grinder again...when cooking.
 
While on my visit to see him, my nephew asked what I did with my old grinders. I asked whether he needed a grinder, and he said he didn't but highly recommended having one to grind Oreos over ice cream. :LOL:
 
While on my visit to see him, my nephew asked what I did with my old grinders. I asked whether he needed a grinder, and he said he didn't but highly recommended having one to grind Oreos over ice cream. :LOL:
Hmmmm....I like the "mini" oreos...and the "mini" Reese's!!! If you decide to use them as ice cream mix-ins, then I recommend quartering them.

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While on my visit to see him, my nephew asked what I did with my old grinders. I asked whether he needed a grinder, and he said he didn't but highly recommended having one to grind Oreos over ice cream. :LOL:
Well dang, I would have never thought of that. :unsure:

Still, knowing me, I'd just put the cookies into a baggie and pound them with a heavy spoon.
 
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