Although Cook es Illustrated kept the Unicorn Magnum Plus from first place in his last review (at the time of this writing), we found out that it is still a great selection. And although pepper and salt mills can't promise to completely change your life, they will certainly add a new element of taste to your kitchen — impress your friends, family or customers all the way. It is also made by a small family business in France, which brings us to the only real problem with this model — if it needs to be repaired or maintained (which is rare), it must be sent to France, and may be somewhat difficult for North American English speakers to get i n contact with the company. Freshly grinding spices allow to release the aroma and aromas immediately before use, creating a fresher and fuller flavor that can elevate the average Hohum-cooking to the realm of spicy gourmet meals. Using a salt or pepper mill may seem somewhat inconvenient at first glance, especially if most households and restaurants tend to opt for the standard shaker set filled with pre-ground salt and pepper. BEST SEE-THROUGH - Cole and Mason Derwent Clear mills are a style that is preferred by many people as they can complement their kitchen decor, but the clear grinder is also convenient to know when it's time to refill your spices. We also love the fact that they are designed to sit on the table or counter with the dispenser up, easily avoiding the whole issue of constantly cleaning stray spice particles. Ease of Use cooks who spend a lot of time with a sticky grinder in their hands could easily find themselves with a nasty case of carpeline tunnel syndrome. Since salt or pepper mills often last a lifetime, it is best to choose a timeless classic model, which is unlikely to tire you quickly. Since the transparent design of this affordable model allows the peppercorns to be exposed to sunlight, you should store it in the closet to prevent the spices from losing their taste too quickly. Available in solid brass, copper or a chrome steel, adding one of these to your kitchen or dining table will bring in a touch of Mediterranean to your gourmet efforts. Both the salt and pepper mill are quite aggressive in their grinding and there is no really fine setting, although they offer five crements of rudeness. Best for Durability — The Atlas Available in copper, chrome or brass, the Atlas Pepper Mill by Pepper Mill Imports is built in Greece using classic methods and durable materials by hand. While many superior models are made with stainless steel mechanisms, ceramics also have a good story as a product, which is often very easy to clean, despite the fact that it is admittedly more sensitive. Salt es Mill is a former textile factory located in Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Its carbon steel burrs allow for precision grinding and we loved the fact that its adjustment mechanism actually has a scale for less trial and error while hunting for a particular rudeness setting. This tendency towards the coarse end of the spectrum is likely, as they were able to grind these mills quickly and easily rotate — by making the gears more aggressive. However, a ceramic mechanism is not nearly as durable as stainless steel grades, and therefore the grinder can not last so long due to possible breakage or breakage. BEST MILL FOR SALT - Sage The ceramic grinding mechanism on this sage kitchen utensils stainless steel salt mill makes this a trusted product that allows you to avoid potentially sticky situations with salt. Also, because the ceramic grinder mechanism is not absorbent, you can feel free to change its use to grind another spice or dried herb without affecting the taste, as long as you get it completely emptied and washed between spices. Sage kitchen utensils stainless steel salt mill or pepper mill strong ceramic mill Lightweight and slim in style, the transparent acrylic panel shows the user when the mill needs to be refilled without putting the entire stock of salt or pepper sunlight, so there is no risk of losing taste. Similar to a Greek or Turkish coffee grinder built and probably in the.