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Does anyone have a Peugeot pepper grinder?

I'm eyeing up these bad boys as a potential xmas present (to me) http://www.cookwarebycsn.co.uk/asp/sh... It's a lot to pay for a pepper grinder, but I expect it will last forever (and thus pay for itself in the end). I've heard good things about Peugeot. What are they like?

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  1. There are a bunch of threads here that discuss this (both pro and con). I'll just say I LOVE MINE!. If even travel with it. I took it from NoCal to NYC and Cape Cod. I'm in Rio now and regret that I didn't bring it. It's that big a deal to me :) But I'm an old fart and small things get me excited these days!

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    1. re: c oliver

      Heh, me too I guess :)
      I read a few Amazon reviews of those kind, and one thing that worried me was the quality of the metal top. Apparantly it's quite thin.
      The other thing is the looseness of the adjuster. Is yours OK?

      1. re: Soop

        I have nothing to compare it to as this is my first "good" pepper mill but I don't find the top "thin" or in any way flimsy. And one of my favorite features is how wide the range is of the adjuster, from super coarse to thin as thin can be. I use it multiple times a day for probably five years so far and feel it's like new.

        1. re: c oliver

          Your endorsment is good enough for me ^__^
          I wonder if I can get away with it as a present for BOTH of us? (meaning I get more presents for me :D)

          1. re: Soop

            Helllllooooo. Haven't you ever heard the expression "what's yours is mine and what's mine is mine"?

    2. Awesome topic. I am also looking for a decent pepper grinder. My current one changes its grind size as I grind. When I start at coarse grind, it will move toward fine grind setting in a few twist, so I have to keep on loosing the top nob. A pain in the butt. I read Oxo has a good reliable one at an afforable price. The problem I am not getting it is that (1) its fine grind setting is not very fine (2) I don't like the plastic look. I heard the Vic Firth one is good too?

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      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        I've got a cheap one which is permanently set to fine grind. It's not very good, but I'd give it to you if I didn't need it in the meantime.

        1. re: Soop

          Soop,

          What brand is that? Well, I probably will want to get a grinder which I can set different grind size.

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            generic vinyl, got it from a supermarket for £4-5

      2. I have the Unicorn Magnum Plus, recommended by CI. I have put it thru' pepper hell for the last 4 years and it is unbeatable. Love it.

        http://www.amazon.com/Unicorn-Magnum-...

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        1. re: bayoucook

          I bought a Peugeot and it is a good grinder, but the adjustment knob does get loose allot. I then bought the Unicorn Magnum and even though it is black plastic as apposed to wood it is a darn good grinder if they both broke at once...I'd buy another Unicorn

          1. re: bayoucook

            I also own the Unicorn, and in my mine it's the very best pepper grinder that I have ever had! So easy to fill, and grinds like a dream! I also ordered it because of CI.

          2. I have three of them - they all work well. The mechanism on them looks to be the same, even though they cost different amounts.

            1. I have a 25+ year old Peugeot that works as well today as the day I bought it, but I have heard reports that the newer ones are not as well made as the older ones.

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              1. re: BobB

                Tends to be the way these days -___-

                1. re: Soop

                  Mine's only about five years old and I see no difference since I was given it.

                2. re: BobB

                  I bought one for my husband two years ago, and it's great: very fine grind, very tight mechanism, and it looks terrific (it's the one that looks like a miniature silver space tube with a rotating space wheel on top). I like coarse grind, so I never use it, but I love looking at it. For the price, you're darn right I'll be using it as art!