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Pabloz
12-23-2011, 04:36 PM
Well it finally happened...our pepper mill finally broke and now I'm looking for suggestions 'cause this is one of my wife's favorite kitchen toys. She absolutely loves the smell and taste of fresh ground Tellicherry/Malabar black peppercorn. I would love to get her one of the best...OH and cool looking as well...not too much to ask is it? May have to get 2...one for the pink himalayan salt unless there is something better for grinding that stuff.

Thanks y'all.

99Limited
12-23-2011, 04:38 PM
The Unicorn Magnum gets my vote. It's also under my Christmas tree.

WildBoar
12-23-2011, 04:41 PM
x2 on Unicorn Magnum. More info in this thread, including link to very nice handcrafted mills:

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/248-Pepper?highlight=pepper+mill

Vils
12-23-2011, 05:14 PM
Zassenhaus is my modest recommendation. I have two and they are the best I've ever had.

mano
12-23-2011, 05:17 PM
Unicorn

Vertigo
12-23-2011, 05:48 PM
Lol. One more vote for the Unicorn Magnum. Got one and love it.

Rottman
12-23-2011, 05:51 PM
+3 on the Unicorn

marcr
12-23-2011, 06:02 PM
another for the Unicorn Magnum. Have it, the Peppergun and a minimill.
http://www.unicornmills.com

bieniek
12-23-2011, 06:34 PM
Cole and Mason.

A real tank. Went through tons of pepper in service [each piece of meat and fish fried and seasoned to order]. Fell millions of times, got boiled in stock, been repaired, lost some lacqueer but still is working like buldog.

Eamon Burke
12-23-2011, 06:38 PM
The day my pepper mill breaks is the day I buy a Unicorn Magnum.

kalaeb
12-23-2011, 06:40 PM
Apparently I have missed the boat on Unicorns. I had no idea they even existed. Looks like I will have to pick one up.

WildBoar
12-23-2011, 07:43 PM
The day my pepper mill breaks is the day I buy a Unicorn Magnum.I woulld not wait. Great last-minute x-mas gift for yourself!


Apparently I have missed the boat on Unicorns. I had no idea they even existed. Looks like I will have to pick one up.
Def worth it! Wide range of grinder settings, and it really spits out a ton of pepper -- at least 5xs a regular grinder. Great for in the kitchen; put a pretty mill on the table though, as these are kinda ugly :)

Pensacola Tiger
12-23-2011, 08:15 PM
My vote is for the Unicorn KeyTop Pepper Mill. Smaller than the Magnum, less expensive, and the key top makes it a lot easier to use with slippery fingers.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21pl%2BHPx%2BKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

AFKitchenknivesguy
12-23-2011, 11:40 PM
Unicorn Magnum. I've had them all, and this one is the best. Ugly, but the best.

Pabloz
12-24-2011, 12:11 AM
OK...Unicorn It is. It'll prolly be 2 'cause I just gotta try that ceramic salt mill.

THANK YOU one and all.

compaddict
12-24-2011, 12:20 AM
http://www.peppermills.com/

I have six of them.. They are built like tanks and when you grind a bunch of pepper, they are god.
Never going back to hand crank. Ever.

Chef Niloc
12-24-2011, 03:56 AM
I like/ use the Turkish Coffee grinder kind like the ones here
http://www.turkishgiftbazaar.com/grinders/coffe/coffeegrinderspage01.htm

You can set the grind size. They look cool, last forever. I got my 1st one when I was 9, had to have it because thats what Jeff Smith used. I use the krups if I'm going to grind a 1/4 cup or more at a time. This one:
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/krups-fast-touch-oval-grinder-black?ID=586411&cm_mmc=Froogle_pla_pe-_-adtype-pla-_-target-21882504424-_-kw-&gclid=CJ_j9vuqmq0CFYPc4AodSjynlg

Lucretia
12-25-2011, 06:55 PM
Zassenhaus. I like having a handle to really crank out the pepper, and the dial adjustment for size. Haven't tried a Unicorn, tho--they are tempting.



http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/krups-fast-touch-oval-grinder-black?ID=586411&cm_mmc=Froogle_pla_pe-_-adtype-pla-_-target-21882504424-_-kw-&gclid=CJ_j9vuqmq0CFYPc4AodSjynlg

That's a great grinder--I use it when I'm grinding a bunch of pepper, bay leaves, allspice, dried ginger, etc--it handles them all. Can make for interesting coffee if you don't get it good and clean afterwards, tho.

Chef Niloc
12-25-2011, 07:48 PM
Zassenhaus. I like having a handle to really crank out the pepper, and the dial adjustment for size. Haven't tried a Unicorn, tho--they are tempting.



That's a great grinder--I use it when I'm grinding a bunch of pepper, bay leaves, allspice, dried ginger, etc--it handles them all. Can make for interesting coffee if you don't get it good and clean afterwards, tho.

I've had ones that cost 10x more that don't work as well or last as long.

mr drinky
12-25-2011, 08:10 PM
I have the unicorn magnum but I always put in a plug for the Oliver Hemming Spice Mill. (http://www.dreamicons.com/spice-boy-by-oliver-hemming-salt-pepper-spice-mill-p-297.html)

I like them both, but I use the Oliver Hemming more. I like the looks and the feel of it better, it is cleaner (the unicorn leaks grinds like crazy on some settings), it holds the grind better than the Unicorn and is way easier to fill. Just my 2 cents. Both are great, and I will never be able to outvote the Unicorn.

k.

mc2442
12-25-2011, 08:14 PM
Yep, one more vote for the unicorn. Very glad I got one

454Casull
12-26-2011, 03:46 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Jamie-Oliver-pop-up-pepper-mill/dp/B001F50TBE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324889130&sr=8-2

Cheaper than the Unicorn Magnum. I have one and like it.

99Limited
12-29-2011, 12:17 PM
Cheaper than the Unicorn Magnum.

Yes it is.

AFKitchenknivesguy
12-29-2011, 08:22 PM
Ain't that the truth.