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Electric Pepper Mills

sharont May 11, 2007 01:15 AM

Hello, I feel like getting a PEUGEOT Altea Electric Pepper Mill. do you guys like electric pepper mills?


  1. Candy May 11, 2007 02:39 PM

    I've got 2 manual Peugeots, one for balbk pepper and one for white. This past Christmas my M-I-L gave me a Trudeau made in Quebec, BB&B carries them. It is battery operated (takes 6 batteries) I scoffed a bit at first, it is one you just invert and it starts to grind away. Now I like it quite a bit.

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    1. re: Candy
      Louisa Chu May 14, 2007 08:12 PM

      For electric mills, I second the Trudeau Graviti http://www.chow.com/stories/10482 for the reasons already mentioned. I gave one to my parents who love it because it's easy on their hands - I love it at home because I can grind with just one hand - and it's just fun.

      1. re: Louisa Chu
        ChowFun_derek May 16, 2007 07:53 AM

        Me too ...me too....yes I have 2 of them (from Crate and Barrel) one for pepper and one for salt...I can use just one of my greasy hands to turn them upside down to operate them!

        1. re: ChowFun_derek
          Candy May 16, 2007 02:56 PM

          my only real complaint besides needing 6 batteries is that the chamber which holds the pepper is not big enough. Seems like I am always refilling it. But it is a great mill.

    2. Megiac May 11, 2007 08:57 AM

      My parents gave me one for Christmas a few years ago. They have a ton of uselss gadgets, so I kind of scoffed at it and didn't take it out of the box for a few months. Now, I love it because it is so easy. If I'm putting something together quickly, I can get more pepper out of it quickly than I can if I'm hand grinding. I also like that it only requires one hand, so if I'm salting meat or fish, I can flip that over with one hand and use the other hand on the pepper mill with no risk of cross contamination.

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        sandrina May 11, 2007 12:04 PM

        It's also great for people with arthritis or carpal tunnel who find it hard to use a crank or twist the cap method for grinding. It's more hygienic as well.

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          Oh Robin May 27, 2007 12:37 AM

          I got one for my dad from Target after he had a hand injury. It's so cool. Not only is it one touch, one hand, but it shines a SPOTLIGHT on your food while in use.

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        Buckethead May 11, 2007 07:18 AM

        I've never seen the point in them. It's not like it's hard to grind pepper onto a salad. If I need mass quantities of fresh ground pepper, I remove the mill's hand crank and attach my cordless drill to the shaft.

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        1. re: Buckethead
          scubadoo97 May 11, 2007 12:00 PM

          The real benefit is when you are putting pepper on chicken or other protein. You can grind while flipping the meat without contaminating your grinder.

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            Buckethead May 11, 2007 12:35 PM

            Ah, that does make sense. Usually my wife does the pepper grinding while I am handling the raw meat.

        2. scubadoo97 May 11, 2007 06:39 AM

          The Magnum has gotten a lot of positive feedback.

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