Salt and Pepper Mills

by Jimmie

Richer flavors come from freshly ground spices, even salt and pepper. These salt and pepper mills are easy to use and attractive.

Salt and pepper are essential spices for all world cuisines. But modern food preparation has removed the average cook so far from whole foods that he no longer knows the flavor of natural sea salt or whole peppercorns.

Try the flavor of freshly ground Himalayan salt compared to your boring iodized salt from the grocer. There is a real difference! Besides the flavor being better, there are many health benefits of sea salt. Common table salt has been processed to the extent that nearly all the healthy minerals have been stripped out.

The same is true of pepper. The flavor of freshly cracked black, red, or white pepper is amazingly pungent compared to factory prepared milled pepper.

Reasons to Grind Your Own Salt and Pepper

The Essential Spices
Use a Pepper Mill to Get Maximum Flavor
Use a Pepper Mill to Get Maximum Flavor
Pepper Mills
Pepper Mills

Wooden Salt and Pepper Grinders

Classic Walnut Finish Pepper and Salt Mills
Vic Firth Mario 7-Inch Peppermill, Walnut

Mario Batali, renowned chef, introduces his collection of Vic Firth mills. This peppermill in a walnut stain is manufactured to combine superb hand craftsmanship with an ...

Only $45.95
Vic Firth Mario 7-Inch Salt Mill, Walnut

Mario Batali, renowned chef, introduces his collection of Vic Firth mills. This salt mill in a walnut stain is manufactured to combine superb hand craftsmanship with an ...

Only $45.95

Classic Hardwood Pepper and Salt Mills

The Vic Firth salt and pepper grinders featured above are beautiful complements to any kitchen or dining room. The natural hardwood makes for a beautiful gadget that feels great in your hand. The inner grinding mechanisms are stainless steel and can be removed for easy cleaning. The grinding parts can be adjusted for a coarse or find grind and hold their setting well until you change it.

These 7 inch mills are available in a lighter wood called "cherry" plus orange, white, and a neutral gray tone called "ocean."

Acrylic Salt and Pepper Mill Set

A More Modern Look
OXO Good Grips Salt and Pepper Grinder Set

With its stainless steel accents and clear acrylic body, the Oxo good grips salt and pepper grinders are as comfortable in the kitchen as the dining room. The grinders have ...

Only $49.99
OXO Good Grips Salt Grinder

With its stainless steel accents and clear acrylic body, the Oxo good grips salt grinder is as comfortable in the kitchen as the dining room. The salt grinder has a non ...

$24.99  $17.99

Modern Black, Silver, and Acrylic Look

Easy Grip Pepper and Salt Mills

This is the type of grinder that I use. It is extremely easy to turn which is a real plus when you switch from common table salt to grinding your own. There is a very easy to turn black band around the top of the mill which allows you to adjust the level of grind -- from super fine powder to extra coarse chunks. Refilling the mills is easy as well. The bottom has a special cap that twists off to let you access the salt or pepper well.

What sold me on this mill is that the grinding parts are at the top of the unit instead of at the bottom. When you place the mill on a table, you don't have little trails of pepper or salt under these OXO Good Grips mills.

The Oxo brand salt and pepper mills can be purchased as a set (shown here) or individually.

Electric Salt and Pepper Mills

Battery Operated Stainless Steel Set
iTouchless Automatic Stainless Steel Pepper Mill and Salt Grinder (2 Pack)

You are getting 2 sets of the iTouchless Automatic Stainless Steel Electric Pepper Mill/Salt Grinder. Each of the Pepper Mill/Salt Grinder is ideal for dinner parties ...

$29.99  $11.48

iTouch Automatic Salt and Pepper Mills

These battery operated grinders are perfect for people who may have trouble with turning a traditional pepper mill, even the OXO Good Grips models. (Each grinder requires 2 AA batteries.) Simply touch the button on the top to activate the grinding. A special light guides your salt or pepper mill so that you get the spices on the food instead of on the table.

The iTouchless grinders have ceramic internal mechanisms which can be adjusted from coarse to fine with the turning of a nut under the mill. The stainless steel and acrylic construction looks good with any kitchen or dining room decor. A cap covers the mill so that pepper or salt does not come out of the grinders when they are standing on the table or counter top.

Updated: 02/24/2012, Jimmie
 
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fanfreluche on 01/23/2012

I can't live without my pepper mill, freshly ground pepper is so much better. I am not much a salt person, but I do also have a salt mill, I love because you get some crunchy chucks in your food

Digby_Adams on 01/22/2012

Salt and pepper are two of my favorite spices. They bring out the flavor in everything! You are so right that the freshly ground versions are much better!

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