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Salt for grinder

rsanders99 Jan 12, 2014 06:29 AM

Got a new salt grinder and will soon need to refill it. Any suggestions as to what type of salt to use? There are so many salts available that it has become very confusing.

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    Londonlinda RE: rsanders99 Jan 12, 2014 06:31 AM

    The voice of bitter experience here - you need rock salt, not salt flakes, which just gum up the grinder. I use Tidman's Rock Salt.

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      small h RE: rsanders99 Jan 12, 2014 06:48 AM

      This is my favorite:


      1. grampart RE: rsanders99 Jan 12, 2014 07:59 AM

        Wouldn't coarse kosher salt work?

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          Ttrockwood RE: grampart Jan 12, 2014 03:06 PM

          I don't think so- all the kosher salt i've bought is flakes

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            LotusRapper RE: Ttrockwood Jan 14, 2014 05:47 PM


            Big flakes at that, good for cooking but careful for table use as they're big and well, salty. But definitely not for grinder.

        2. Ttrockwood RE: rsanders99 Jan 12, 2014 05:32 PM

          For everyday use i would buy a coarse sea salt-there are a ton of varieties on the market, I like a french grey sea salt.

          1. Bob Brooks RE: rsanders99 Jan 14, 2014 05:44 PM

            If you happen to have a 99 Cent store near you, they have Italian Course Sea Salt that is perfect.

            1. LotusRapper RE: rsanders99 Jan 14, 2014 05:49 PM


              1. eclecticsynergy RE: rsanders99 Jan 19, 2014 06:15 PM

                The pink Himalayan salt is very, very good. Huge crystals.

                1. C. Hamster RE: rsanders99 Jan 19, 2014 08:54 PM

                  Salt grinder. Why?

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