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WhatsCooking

Schwartz Salt and Pepper REFILLABLE! Grinders

Hi James

I have just taken your advice re "the Schwartz ceramic grinders that are refillable from the dried herbs and spices section. About £4.50 each." as they seemed to be the mill to get – we want something that fits in our spice rack!

I got them – after making enquiries re stockists (Schwartz have a great customer services team!) - at Sainsbury's; apparently Morrison's also sell them.

BTW, Schwartz make these refillable mills for both peppercorns & salt; pre-filled too, so they are true VFM! Info is at: http://www.schwartz.co.uk/productdetail.cfm?ID=5216 & http://www.schwartz.co.uk/productdetail.cfm?ID=5215. They are £4.89 each at Sainsbury's (@Dec2010). I bought 2 as they fit perfectly into our spice rack, & it seemed wise to get a spare in case they become unavailable some time . . . !

BTW, I had to get a new refillable mill as I bought a cheap mill containing a small amount of some great mixed seasoning - for pizzas. That mill broke within about 2 uses!! – cheap is cheap I suppose!! :-( But it was worthwhile moving the flavoursome seasoning from the broken mill into a better mill. Hence the search at DeliaOnline for advice!

I now wait to see how the Schwartz mills fare in comparison! Will try to keep forum posted! ,-)

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WhatsCooking

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GagaBeth

GagaBeth

I have Cuisinart electric grinders which seem quite good but I have only had them for a few months so it is impossible to say if they will last. Kenwood make them too and I had a set of those that lasted for several years but they finally gave up. The salt went first, of course. I actually liked the Kenwood set better but shape of the Cuisinart is better.

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caravanny

Grunwerg salt & pepper grinder

I had the bunny type and mine came apart. I spooted a Grunwerg make which is filled from the top easily. The base closes automatically so no mess left and has an easily seen, changed grind selector. I have cafetieres, teapots, sauce boat ect made by this company and they are different from the norm and supperb.

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WhatsCooking

OXO Good Grips mill grinder

Just to say: by pure good fortune/karma!, I managed to pick one of these up at a greatly reduced price (discontinued item!) last week; perfect timing for my needs!

I filled the OXO mill with the pizza&pasta seasoning I have, & it's doing a treat! Very pleased as I was worried re the less crystalline parts of the mixed-seasoning jamming the grinder, but it's perfect.

IMHO I reckon that it was just those parts of the seasoning - tarragon, oregano, et al - that 'busted' the cheap plastic mill in which the seasoning was originally provided. The original mill had no ceramic/metal parts. Interesting that salt mills well, probably as it is so crystalline, & pepper tends to be quite brittle too.

Plus the mill's variegated grinder makes it easy to set size of mill to whatever is required.

Very chuffed, as this ssng tastes so nice on pasta. We don't tend to season pizzas, though, as that would be overdoing the salt! Otherwise horrified thoughts from dieticians all over the world, methinks! ,-)

Shall keep the 2 Schwartz mills as spares, for the future!, for a set of table mills. Or in case a similar bust-grinder reoccurs!

:-)

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WhatsCooking

Fits on spice rack OK!: OXO Good Grips mill grinder

Meant to say: this OXO Good Grips mill grinder is a great size of mill too, as it fits perfectly into our spice rack, which is of standard(ish!) depth for a flat-against-wall rack. Lots of mills are way to broad e.g. ASDA do a great looking & cheap (only £3.00!) ceramic mill, but it is very broad at the base & so in our case would only be usable if stored on the work surface/table top.

HTH someone at the forum! Merry Chrismas all!

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Clarebear76

Cole and Mason.

I have a Cole and Mason set of grinders. The salt has plastic grinder bits so won't corrode and is perfectly fine. However... The pepper mill has metal grinders and makes THE WORST screeching noise when you grind it! Sets my teeth on edge and makes me shiver!!

May investigate the Peugeot ones....

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Clarebear76

Cheap Grinders.

By the way... I also had a supermarket bought pre-filled pepper mill that I got for about a pound when I left home a few years ago now. I replaced it with posh Cole and Mason ones and I have to say, I preferred the cheap one which I still have!

 
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