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Designer salt and pepper mills - how to find the right model for your home

  1. The grinder of salt and pepper mills
  2. Salt and pepper mills: design and material
  3. Conclusion

1. The grinder of salt and pepper mills

Salt and pepper mills: the grinder

For a particularly intense taste, the following rule applies: the fresher the spices and the grind, the richer and more differentiated the aroma. It is therefore advisable to always grind salt and pepper fresh as possible.

The most important thing about a salt and pepper mill is the grinder. Disposable mills that are sold with spices in the supermarket usually have a plastic grinder. However, this is not an alternative to durable, high-quality grinders made of ceramic or steel.

Ceramic grinders have the great advantage that they almost wear-free and therefore extremely durable. Make sure, however, not to use this with steam, as the grinder can stick and an unsightly salt rim forms. Use without grist should also be avoided, since the teeth of the grinder are more fragile than those of a steel grinder. However, same ceramic grinder can be used for both salt and pepper.

Grinders made of steel are usually also durable and robust and at the same time somewhat cheaper, whereas the price depends mainly on the alloy. They too should not be used with steam, as the grinder can stick and in the worst case rust. Unless it is a special salt mill, a steel grinder is not suitable for grinding salt. Because salt is much harder than pepper, which is why an additionally increased here risk of corrosion exists. So when buying a set, keep in mind that there are different grinders for salt and pepper.

Viktoria interior design expert tips for advisors “The degree of grinding can be set on most spice mills. Finely ground spices are preferred for a homogeneous mixture, such as soups and sauces. Coarsely ground spices, on the other hand, give meat dishes and salads more texture.” - Viktoria, furnishing expert

Expert tip The finer a spice is ground, the larger its surface and thus its intensity. Accordingly, make sure to season the dishes more often to avoid over-seasoning!

The alternative to spice mills are salt & pepper shakers, into which you can pour spices that have already been ground. Those who not only prefer fresh pepper and freshly ground salt, but also generally like to make their own spice and herb mixes, should use mortars and herb.

2. Salt and pepper mills: design and material

Salt and pepper mills: design and material

The materials used for the housing of a salt and pepper mill are usually a mix. The focus is on the preferred feel and color choice of the surface, with spice mills made of these materials or combinations:

  • stone materials such as marble in combination with wood (1)
  • Metal with wooden elements (2)
  • mainly glass (3)
  • mainly rubber (4)
  • only wood (5)
  • plastic in connection with metal (6)

Compared to the other models, spice mills made of glass have the advantage that you can see the amount available and there is no idle use, which is very damaging to a ceramic grinder. With the diverse design selection from Connox, there is the right model for every furnishing style.

Drupe spice mill from ferm Living

3. Conclusion - you should consider this when buying designer salt and pepper mills

  • In contrast to salt and pepper shakers, you can freshly grind salt and pepper with a spice grinder. Another way to do this is with mortars and herb cutters.
  • The freshly ground salt and pepper, the richer and more differentiated their taste.
  • The most important part of a salt and pepper mill is the grinder. This should be made of ceramic or steel, as they are particularly robust and durable.
  • Most spice mills can be used to adjust the grinding degree. While fine grinds are particularly suitable for soups or sauces, coarser grinds go perfectly with salads or meat.
  • Spice mills are available in a wide variety of material designs: From stone, ceramic and metal to wood and glass to rubber and plastic, everything is included - and is often combined with one another.

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