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ZBQ 01-12-2008 06:05 AM

Pepper Grinders
 
I have been in search of a good pepper grinder that you won't wear your wrist out if you want 2 tsp. of fresh pepper.

You guys have any favorites?

I was thinking of one like this but I thought that maybe you guys might know of some others that aren't quite as expensive.

Has anyone tried one of these?

If so, how did you like it?

It's what I am leaning towards.

Dr_KY 01-12-2008 06:19 AM

If you need 2 tsp. then get one of those magic bullets or a cheap coffee grinder.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Faberware-Chrome...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Grindmaster-Cafe...QQcmdZViewItem

Azinine 01-12-2008 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr_KY (Post 535385)
If you need 2 tsp. then get one of those magic bullets or a cheap coffee grinder.

What I was going to suggest.

That magnum looks pretty sweet, though. I wonder how fast it really is?

The Pickled Pig 01-12-2008 08:47 AM

Just like it does to coffee beans, an electric coffee grinder will heat the peppercorns up when grinding and they will lose some potency. If you do use an electric grinder, operate it in short bursts with a couple of seconds of cooling time between cycles.

Rick's Tropical Delight 01-12-2008 08:53 AM

the unicorn magnum plus is on my list... i just need to get it in gear and make a few clicks!

(and change that avatar, man! that's gotta hurt)

Jeremiah 01-12-2008 08:56 AM

Three cheers for the magnum plus!

2Fat 01-12-2008 09:00 AM

Zassenhaus---think thats the right name---think ours came from Penzeys

Mitch 01-12-2008 09:57 AM

Perfex. The whole thing is machiined metal, will lasta lifetime and grinds a lot real fast.

qman 01-12-2008 10:31 AM

I have a brass one like the one in the first link. Works great for me, have been using it for about 15 years.

If I want serious amounts of freshly ground pepper, I do resort to a electric coffee grinder. As mentioned, just go slow, in short bursts.

boatnut 01-12-2008 11:20 AM

this is what i use...but i bought mine direct from the guy that makes them..unfortunately, can't find the site. will post when i do though.
http://www.instawares.com/satin-supr...=08-43121331-2
puts out a lot of pepper..rechargable...adjustable from fine to coarse.

ZILLA 01-12-2008 12:16 PM

Look for a grinder that has ceramic grinding elements. They will out last steel and give a more consistant grind. The Trudeau brand is very nice and they have both steel and ceramic elements.

yelonutz 01-12-2008 12:38 PM

I own the Unicorn Magnum and love it. I also carry the small one in my pocket for restraunt use. If you need 1 or 2 tsp or tbs, I keep a small bottle of Penzeys pre-ground in the freezer. Scoop and use! NUTZ

bbqbull 01-12-2008 01:02 PM

I use a brass Turkish Coffee grinder. Same type as Jeff Smith an old chef who was on tv used. Bought it in 2003 for about $30 dollars at a store called World Market.

Thats after I went through several cheaper ones. This one has a crank like an old mechanical pencil sharpener. I can adjust the grind size by adjusting the screw on the bottom of the mill.

jtfisher63 01-12-2008 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yelonutz (Post 535558)
I also carry the small one in my pocket for restraunt use.

I knew I liked you! (NTTIAWWT) Sounds like something Alton Brown would do.

qman 01-12-2008 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbqbull (Post 535571)
I use a brass Turkish Coffee grinder. Same type as Jeff Smith an old chef who was on tv used. Bought it in 2003 for about $30 dollars at a store called World Market.

Thats after I went through several cheaper ones. This one has a crank like an old mechanical pencil sharpener. I can adjust the grind size by adjusting the screw on the bottom of the mill.

That''s what I've got. Jeff Smith turned me on [to the brass Turkish Grinder:eek:] too.

With that long crank handle, you can crank our some serious pepper.


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