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May 11, 2007 01:15 AM

Electric Pepper Mills

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


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  1. The Magnum has gotten a lot of positive feedback.

    1. 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

        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.

        1. re: scubadoo97

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

      2. 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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        1. re: Megiac

          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.

          1. re: sandrina

            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.

        2. 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

            For electric mills, I second the Trudeau Graviti 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

              Me too 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

                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.