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Dec 2, 2011 10:31 AM

So my pepper mill broke...and I need a new one (Unicorn Magnum Plus Pepper Mill vs. Peugeot Olivier Roellinger Pepper Mill)

It seems that the Unicorn Magnum Plus pepper mill has LOTS of positive feedback but I have one problem. Its butt ugly. :(

Im sorry...the instant I saw it, I was like "Kill it with fire". I was willing to sacrifice looks since the reviews were so positive that I almost bought it. But then I saw the Peugeot Olivier Roellinger Pepper Mill. It looks effin amazing. It has this old world charm that I love. Im sure it grinds well but im sure most of you would have a problem with its ergonomics as its a cube. Then I remembered that a crank isn't that hard to use.

Unicorn Magnum Plus:

Peugeot Olivier Roellinger:

Help me decide. ugh...i might just get both and use one as a white pepper mill and the other as a black pepper mill.

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  1. That Peugeot looks too much like a coffee grinder for me. I have a 12" Paris u'select and I love it. I plan to get a shorter one in natural for white pepper. I contemplated getting a Unicorn because of the reviews, but I also thought it was ugly so I opted for the Peugeot.

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    1. re: Jeebs

      yeah...Peugeot has a heritage of coffee mills so im thinking this a is a special anniversary edition paying tribute to it. I was also looking at their Ch√Ętauneuf pepper mill but it seems the grinding mechanism breaks after a year. Had I not read the reviews about this I would have been all over it.

    2. I'm a firm believer in the need for one's visual senses to be satisfied, as well as the need for good function. Go for the Peugot--it'll give you pleasure every time you look at it! I have the small Magnum (and I actually LIKE the looks of it) and find it works beautifully and fast BUT if you think it's ugly you'll never derive the pleasure you would from the other mill.

      1. I just got the Unicorn Magnum and it's the best I've ever had in 45 years of marriage and cooking!!

        1. Can't go wrong with a Peugeot mill... Lifetime warranty on mechanism.

          1. I'l be the fly in the ointment. In many years of marriage and child raising, I think we must have gone through 5 or 6 pepper grinders. Wood, lucite, salt grinders, etc. They all failed. I have much better luck with Trader Joe's pepper in a grinder (disposable, yeah, I know we recycle.) You can get black pepper or rainbow pepper, same grinder for salt. No fail, they last a pretty decent amount of time and they're $1.99, which is much less than you'd pay for the full peppercorns. (BTW they're whole in the grinder.) I think you have to pay WAY more than I would for a really dependable, sturdy grinder.