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Pesky pepper mill

julietg Jun 5, 2010 06:11 AM

Hi 'hounds

I use a mill for both pepper and salt. I can never get DH to fill them, though, because it's such a messy chore. I've tried a funnel, and index card, nothing seems to work.

How do you fill your pepper mill without spilling all over the counter?

  1. liu Jun 7, 2010 09:01 PM

    Hi, julietg.
    An easy funnel is made by cutting the corner off an envelope and using the resulting pocket.

    About 6 months ago we solved the problem permanently. I found the Oliver Hemming Spice Boy pepper mill at Dream Icons and never looked back. They are wonderful people to deal with and I really love this spice mill. It has a ceramic grinding mechanism and the design is a funnel at the top. Just pour in the peppercorn -- no funnel needed -- and it is ready for use! Also, it holds a large quantity and the grind is better than any other pepper mill I have tried.


    1. Paulustrious Jun 5, 2010 10:15 AM

      I just use a funnel, one with a spout wide enough not to bind. We must have different size 'entrances'.

      1. SanityRemoved Jun 5, 2010 09:38 AM

        This is what I have and is incredibly easy to fill.
        I just remove the salt part and wrap my fingers around the ring which gives me a slight funnel effect. There are multiple holes so the peppercorns distribute evenly.

        1. tim irvine Jun 5, 2010 08:54 AM

          I fold a small piece of paper (great use of junk mail), fold it once to make a V, and place the salt or corns on it. So far it works ok, but my mills are pretty easy to load, especially the Perfex (which is pretty but not a great grinder)

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