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Copper Pepper Mill
This hand made Greek Copper Pepper Mill design has been used for centuries to grind pepper, coffee, cinnamon, and many other botanicals. This mill is designed to cleave the pepper rather than smash the peppercorns to maximize the flavor and aroma of the pepper. Pepper mill aficionados often accumulate a collection of disappointing pepper mills. We believe your first remark will be "Finally a mill that works," when you use your new mill.
9.5 inches tall
Designed to cleave pepper, not crush it
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10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Best quality pepper millJun 03, 2008
By A. Zerkle
"Loves Great Kitchen Gear"
I was hesitant to buy this peppermill because of the price... I needed a new one after losing my old one in a move. I've owned three peppermills and is the best one I've ever used at home, in a restaurant or cooking demonstration. I loved it so much that I bought a additional one to use for grinding whole cinnamon and purchased the matching salt grinder! These are built to last a lifetime and the grind size is adjustable. A interesting thing I noticed after the purchase is the handle on top for the salt and pepper grinders is cut differently... in other words Im saying these would be a nice gift for someone without site.. they could use touch to tell which is which.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Solid, Simple, GORGEOUSAug 15, 2008
Yes, it's expensive, but nothing gimicky, completely solid, and does a wonderful job. Nothing shoddy to break-- this thing will last forever, and looks great on the counter, and even better on the dining room table with even the fanciest place settings. No plastic, and very easy on the hands. Very intuitive to adjust the grind. The last mill I had broke after just a few months. You get what you pay for, I guess.
14 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Solid yet flawed productJul 20, 2010
By Nick Cheng
Either the Greeks have a different idea of what coarse black pepper looks like compared to American standards, or this pepper mill is less than perfect. The tightest setting using the screw on the bottom creates a fine powder as expected, but the loosest setting gives the grinder almost no slack, meaning the "coarse" setting is hardly coarse. I did a side-by-side comparison on a white dish with bright fluorescent kitchen lights on, and I knew I wasn't mistaken; there was very little difference in the fineness. Why even give us an adjustable screw if it does almost nothing? With an additional 1/8" of slack to the bottom, we would have cracked pepper. No reason not to have this much desired setting.
Removing the screw and steel gate on the bottom by making a light tap from a tapered hammer changed things drastically. Every part inside is made of solid steel, so there was no worry of damaging anything. Except for the poor design of the coarse pepper setting, everything else is simple and elegantly designed; you can see why there's a lifetime warranty for the thing. With the offending screw and gate gone, the additional slack produces a much better grind (there's now a 1/4" gap between fine and coarse compared to the 1/8" it was before). Without the gate holding the bottom together, I now had to load the pepper mill sideways, almost like a Chinese finger trap. Similar to casks of whiskey losing some product due to evaporation, I now had to lose an "angel's share" of black pepper to the Gods in order to re-tighten the lid. Thankfully peppercorns are cheap in bulk, so no big deal. I just threw away the tiny amount that fell out.
I know it sounds crazy to have to Macgyver a solution for something that costs almost $70, but in my opinion it was necessary. Coarse pepper I could have lived with, but not this interpretation of fine pepper masquerading as coarse with no discernible difference. There is now a perfect showering blend of fine, coarse, and 1/8th to 1/4th sized cracked peppercorns in every grind. As a bonus it fires out even more pepper than before.
I know what people want when they buy a pepper mill; they want an exact reenactment of a server who busts out with a 24"-36" long mahogany weapon and cracks pepper over their clam chowder until the patron smiles, raises their hand, and politely says "thank you, that's enough." With the default product, this isn't possible. With a slight tap from a tapered hammer, it's now perfect and gives restaurant quality cracked pepper. Because of that, I see no reason to return it, and hey, I enjoyed the little challenge.
Now, some cynics may argue that cracked pepper is just another gimmick used by restaurants to overcharge you for a bowl of chowder. Well, why would you ever invite such spoil-sports to your favorite restaurant anyways? I know I wouldn't.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great anniversary giftNov 11, 2011
By N. Wenzel
The 7 year anniversary is copper. My wife really likes this. Only con is that it is a bit of a pain to fill up. Great quality. Will be passed on to future generations.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
The best Pepper mill ever madeApr 28, 2010
By Log Cabin Fever
"Log Cabin Fever"
The quality of this pepper mill is no comparison with any competitor not even being slightly close. It is the best crafted pepper mill I have ever owned and I have bought and changed to many different ones but, this is a keeper!!! You will not be disappointed. this pepper mill is used everyday many times a day. The appearance is exactly what the picture shows but, the inner workings are not pictured but, I can tell you the craftmanship is not good it is perfect. Buy one like I did and you will not be disappointed. Enough said!
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