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May 11, 2008 08:20 PM

Everyday Italian peppermill....where to find it?

I know this question has been asked before but the buying information in the food network's web site is no longer valid....

"Dark Brown Peppermill with Chrome Ring, and Ridged Peppermill, product name: Alex natural bubinga wood, is sold at Le Sanctuaire, 2710 Main Street Santa Monica, CA.
For more information about this product call 310-581-8999 or visit the store at"

I did a lot of internet browsing without much success.
Does anyone have any idea where this peppermill may be available now?

PS: browsing around I did find a web site of peppermills that had me positively drooling--but the prices are way over my budget for a second peppermill...but I thought I would share nonetheless:

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  1. That $1200 peppermill indeed looks gorgeous, however for an everyday peppermill (or salt mill, or spice mill) you cannot possibly do better than with a Kuhn Rikon ceramic mechanism peppermill. Nowadays in Germany and Switzerland you almost cannot find a peppermill other than those with a ceramic mechanism. The ceramic grinder works better than any metal grinder you have ever owned. I used a Peugeut mill for many years, and am now totally hooked on the ceramic mills made by either Kuhn Rikon or WMF. See:

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    1. re: josephnl

      I've enjoyed using my Unicorn Magnum.. puts out a lot of pepper, nicely adjustable. Not the prettiest thing, if you want some burnished mahogany piece of art, but I tend to discount some cosmetic style argument on kitchenware for the most part.

      1. re: grant.cook

        Gotta agree with you on the Unicorn, it's a good one. I recently bought a Kuhn Rikon on a strong recommendation I read here on chowhound. It's cool looking and works fine. I'm glad I bought it. But I prefer the Unicorn because to me it grinds smoother and puts out a lot of pepper with minimal effort.

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      1. I think you will find something adequate at the next restaurant which overcharges you. Think of it as a permanent loan..........