Would you recommend your pepper grinder?
SheShriekedShrilly · 26/01/2020 12:02
I am sick of my crappy, have to chuck it away when it’s empty, Tesco pepper grinder.
I also hated my previous pepper grinder with a passion (it needed refilling one peppercorn at a time through an inadequate hole), and my mum’s pepper grinder (which often falls apart into whatever you’re trying to pepper).
Surely, someone out there must be able to recommend one which is reusable, easy to refill and doesn’t fall apart.
Nearlyadoctor · 26/01/2020 12:14
Highly recommend mine - Joseph Joseph. Grinds out the top so no flakes etc on the table. Large easy fill hole.
Snowy111 · 26/01/2020 12:17
These are really good - big opening to refill, no mess at the bottom. Mines two years old and no loss of grinding
SheShriekedShrilly · 26/01/2020 12:18
Thanks! Do you mean this one? Only two reviews and both aren’t great, but Joseph Joseph stuff is generally good.
TheLidoOfThighs · 26/01/2020 12:24
This one www.lakeland.co.uk/13227/OXO-Good-Grips-Pepper-Grinder?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItLel5aCh5wIVB7LtCh3X1gkNEAQYASABEgLvQ_D_BwE&src=gfeed&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMItLel5aCh5wIVB7LtCh3X1gkNEAQYASABEgLvQ_D_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!49!3!398465063207!!!g!378272081946!
The people is Lakeland know their pepper grinders. I bought it for my parents on the basis of the reviews and they think it’s excellent.
Nonstopbuttmachine · 26/01/2020 12:25
I bought the Cole and Mason glass ones a few years ago, they were ok for a while (and look lovely, especially with the pink Himalayan salt) but the mechanism deteriorated after about a year. They still work but feel loose IYKWIM, life's too short to spend an extra 30 seconds a day grinding
TheLidoOfThighs · 26/01/2020 12:26
They’ve had it a couple of years now and it’s still going strong.
Unescorted · 26/01/2020 12:35
I have an older version of this [[https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cole-Mason-Precision-Capstan-Acrylic/dp/B00606D7U8/ref=sr_1_32?hvadid=80470538823033&hvbmt=bp&hvdev=c&hvqmt=p&keywords=salt+%26+pepper+grinder&qid=1580041751&sr=8-32
Cole & Mason]] one.
It predates kids.... the oldest is 18 in a few weeks. Still works a treat - needs the occasional dismantle to clean and pack in rice for a day or so.
BronteSisters · 26/01/2020 12:38
Is it sad that this thread immediately got me a bit riled? I bought a huge pepper grinder recently thinking it would last a while. Nope. It just takes forever to get the pepper out. A really crappy, crappy grinder. The Tesco ones are okay but don't refill and even if they did would never last a second lot of peppercorns because they start to fail near the end of the pepper.
I think it's time to find another. Unfortunately I like the ones with a lid though almost always disposable cheap supermarket ones because I like to get a bit ground into the lid for cooking because wont grind over a steaming pan (steam is never good for the pepper and grinder itself) and I don't want to grind into a ramekin or anything. Who needs the extra washing up?
JulesJules · 26/01/2020 12:44
I would definitely recommend mine, they are expensive, but have had them for years and still going strong
Babymamaroon · 26/01/2020 13:38
I've got a Peugeot one and it's great! Works brilliantly.
FruityWidow · 26/01/2020 14:42
I used to have a Peugeot one which was fantastic but it got lost in a house move. Our Oxo Good Grips is just a good and you can choose the coarse of the grind.
lamalama · 26/01/2020 14:45
One from ikea I've had for years and still going strong. Very good value for money and the grind can be adjusted to suit
HaudMaDug · 26/01/2020 14:51
I've been using a Peugeot one that I inherited from my Granny. It still works fine and It must be about 50 years old now as I've had it for 20 years now and always remember it out on the table at Grannys.
SheShriekedShrilly · 26/01/2020 14:52
Ohh, lots of options, thank you. And I do always like an excuse go to Ikea.
BronteSisters I know, it’s definitely a first world problem, but it riles me, too. I don’t want cheap crap, and I don’t want hugely over-engineered and over-priced ‘design’. I just want a pepper grinder that works properly!
Ladyratterley · 26/01/2020 14:53
Le creuset. You won’t regret it. Best grinders ever.
FlamingoAndJohn · 26/01/2020 14:56
Mind are Cole and Mason (I think) and they are nearly 20 years old. Wooden tops and bottoms with clear middles.
Baaaahhhhh · 26/01/2020 15:01
Having got really fed up with salt and pepper grounds all over my cupboards, from my 30 year old wedding present, old fashioned glass and steel grinders, I bought these:
Menu bottle grinders - lovely feel, and they dispense out of the top, and have ceramic grinders, with adjustable grinds. I haven't had them long, got them in Jan sale for £36, but lurve them. Look good too. Oh, and they have a MASSIVE reservoir, so I bought a large bag of peppercorns from Ocado at a really good price, and chucked them all in.
Baaaahhhhh · 26/01/2020 15:03
Actually these.... slightly cheaper :-)
lamalama · 26/01/2020 15:12
I had an older version of this. Great quality and price
RandomlyChosenName · 26/01/2020 15:14
I did a lot of research a few years back and bought a Peugeot. Definitely the best grinders there are.
SheShriekedShrilly · 26/01/2020 15:17
For those of you recommending Peugeot, which one? There’s a whole page of them here.
RandomlyChosenName · 26/01/2020 15:17
JellyfishandShells · 26/01/2020 15:20
Another vote for the Oxo Good Grips one - recommended by my daughter when she had a holiday job with Lakeland and still going strong
RandomlyChosenName · 26/01/2020 15:22
We have the Paris in beechwood (https://uk.peugeot-saveurs.com/en/paris-manual-pepper-mill-natural-wood-18-cm.html). But I think the mechanism is the same in other shape grinders. I just wanted the classic colour and shape. We have a salt one too.
HaudMaDug · 26/01/2020 15:22
I think mine has Paris ...something printed on it (its very old/faded) Its about 6" tall in dark wood finish. I polish it regularly with Mr Sheen.
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