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Jan 11, 2009 08:39 AM

Best reasonably priced Pepper Grinder

Bought a Trudeau set of salt and Pepper but after 2 years the pepper grinder seems to be leaving pepper droppings on kitchen table....

Cannot wait to toss it and get new one .. any ideas

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  1. Not specifically a pepper grinder, but I get a jar of whole peppercorns, then use a coffee grinder to grind a handful or so at a time.

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    1. re: lschow

      Ditto this.

      Economical and a great way to multi-task kitchen gadgets.

    2. I don't know how you define "reasonable" but I love the Peugeot and this is a good price plus free shipping and no sales tax.

      We have a vacation home and I carry it with me back and forth :)

      1. I've never actually seen a pepper grinder which didn't always leave a few grinds behind, even after a good shake and tap...

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        1. re: Caralien

          Good point. My pepper grinder, kosher salt container, olive oil, etc. sit on a little tray by the range. There's always small amounts of pepper there.

          1. re: c oliver

            I too love my Peugeot. (It was purchased "on sale" at a kitchen outlet, at about 1/2 off the retail price.) I agree that it leaves bits of pepper on surfaces where it rests.

        2. Been using a perfex for many years, love it, end of story.

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            1. re: Matash


              I have a perfex and a peugeot. I prefer the peugeot, end of story.

              1. re: Marge

                Wow, just looked at those. They're quite expensive. And I know I'd like my Peugeot top for grinding rather than that little handle. Different strokes.

          1. I just replaced my Puegeot with a Unicorn Magnum. It is the best: easy to adjust the grind, easy to fill, reasonable price:

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            1. re: Emma47

              I second this! I hated my Peugeot; whimpy often came to mind when using this. Ever try to season 8 quarts of soup with a peppermill that puts out 1/16 tsp per turn? It's not what I'd like to be doing -- I picked up a Magnum Unicorn and love it (although I do wish I had gotten the larger size)!

              1. re: Emma47

                Another vote for the Magnum. Holds a lot of pepper, easy to fill, great output, easily adjusted. Not that it usually influences me, but CI gave it it's top rating. I have two Perfex mills. One contains white pepper. Don't know why in the world I'm holding on to the second one. It's just taking up space. Yes, the Magnum will leave a bit of pepper crumbs on the counter. But it comes with it's own little dish on which to set it down, so at least the crumbs are contained and easy to clean up.

                1. re: JoanN

                  Me too! Love the Magnum. And it has a little matching tray to catch those "droppings". I like that it holds a lot. I also got the matching salt grinder (for looks mainly)-- I put kosher salt in it and it grinds it very fine.

                  1. re: DGresh

                    Me three! Love my Magnum, would never have anything other then that brand.

                    1. re: Mother of four

                      I'm a HUGE Magnum fan...have one large peppermill for cooking and the smaller one and matching salt mill for the table...LOVE them...

                      1. re: tochowchick

                        Yet another HUGE vote for the Magnum - I love the course grind and the large amount of pepper than comes out per twist; it's also very easy to fill comparatively. I had Zassenhaus and Perfex before the Magnum - the Perfex is still in the drawer in case the Magnum breaks, but unless it does I'm never using it again. I gave the Zassenhaus to a friend who loves its fine grind just as much as I hated it.

                2. re: Emma47

                  I much prefer my Unicorn to either my Peugeot or Kuhn Rikon. The Peugeot is more beautiful and the Kuhn Rikon looks cooler but the Unicorn simply works better for me.

                  1. re: Emma47

                    Add me to the list of Peugeot owners that have turned to the dark side: the black Unicorn Magnum rains forth pepper like nobody's business!