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Best Pepper Mill

Who can deny the superb flavor of fresh pepper? Growing up, I don't know many people who actually used a pepper mill. I knew dozens of people who had them and simply left them on the table as decoration. Well, these days with the burst of the foodie culture, fresh reigns supreme.

There is definitely a better appreciation for fresh pepper, hence the heightened interest in fresh pepper. There a various pepper mills out there. They all do the same thing, crush fresh pepper, but they can differ. The two main types are manual twist and the electric mills. The manual twist comes in a variety of sleek designs as well as those that visually lean more toward the old school pepper mill (the ones that I call the chess piece design). Electric pepper mills are becoming more common and they are simple to use. Some have regular batteries, others are rechargeable. Both types allow you to adjust the coarseness according to your personal taste.

It really doesn't matter which you choose. What's important is getting that freshness. Boxes of store-bought ground pepper might be OK in a pinch, but for optimal flavor and freshness, nothing compares to grinding your own. These lists will help you decipher which are best for you.

iTouchless EZHold Electric Stainless Steel Salt/Pepper Mill

With the iTouchless Automatic Stainless Steel Pepper Mill, you will certainly be grinding pepper with style. This beautifully crafted grinder mill is battery operated, easy to use and my favorite. It has a ceramic grinding mechanism that is fully adjustable from a coarse to a fine grind. To operate, simply press the top button and and a green light will comes on during the process. This pepper grinder is the perfect way to enjoy the freshness of ground pepper. It uses six AAA batteries.

Peugeot Zest Electric Pepper Mill

The Peugeot brand is well known for creating superior and lasting quality products. The Peugeot Zest Electric Pepper Mill is guaranteed to provide you with a fresh dusting of pepper. The view through the clear acrylic windows allows you to see when it's time to refill. The unique feature is the loop at the top. This allows you to hang the mill from a utensil bar or any place that is convenient. The silver button on the top activates the grinding process. The thumb wheel underneath the mechanism allows you to adjust the grind. The beautiful soft touch coating comes in variety of colors to match your persona style. The grinding mechanism also has comes with a lifetime warranty. Requires four AAA batteries.

Cole & Mason Wimbledon Pepper Mill

Here is another phenomenal electric pepper mill, made by Cole and Mason. As far as being easy to use, this one is the a breeze. The 9-inch tall, brushed chrome pepper mill is sturdy, will give you great performance along with a sleek, stylish look. No buttons to push with this one. After filling with peppercorns, simply turn it upside down, an indicator light turns on and it starts grinding. That's all it takes. This one truly has it all.

Prodyne Pepperpro Smart Grind Stainless Steel Automatic Pepper or Salt Mill

The Pepperpro Smart Grind is another good choice. It gives you seven different grind options to ensure you have the perfect coarseness for your pepper. It is constructed with thick walls of stainless steel with a smooth contoured shape for a comfortable grip. There's a large black silicone button at the top that when pushed, activated the grind action. The whisper quiet motor has a sturdy ceramic grinder that works great not only for pepper but also for spices and coarse salt. The LED light activates when in use and requires four AA batteries.

Kalorik Contempo Stainless Steel Black Pepper Grinder

Kalorik Contempo Stainless Steel Black Pepper Grinder

The Contempo Stainless Steel Black Pepper Grinder adds style to your table and freshness to your food. There are three LED lights that help guide you during the grinding process and the grind coarseness is adjustable. It has a stainless steel bottom and a smooth, rubber top that's comfortable to handle, even with wet hands. The push top button allows you to grind to perfection. The transparent bottom makes knowing when to refill easy. This is a sturdy pepper mill that has ceramic plates strong enough to blend salt, pepper and other spices. It is powerful for it's size and requires six AAA batteries.

Peugeot PM25601 Olivier Roelling Pepper Mill

Now, this pepper mill got included not only for its superior function but also for its timeless and elegant design. The Peugeot? Olivier Roellinger Pepper Mill perfectly grinds whole peppercorns with a double row of adjustable, steel grinding teeth. The hand crank at the top of the box can grind fresh pepper directly over your food or into the drawer. This is by far the most unique pepper mill you can own. Looks great anywhere on an shelf or table.

Nambe Malabar Pepper Mill

It is well known that Nambe does everything with perfect style and great functionality. The Malabar Pepper Mill is well-constructed and sturdy. The slim, hour glass like shape and smooth finish make it comfortable to hold and use. The exterior is crafted with a mixture of acacia wood and allow, making for a beautiful presentation. You can easily adjust the grind and it is more generously sized for cooking enthusiasts or those who entertain frequently.

Le Creuset Pepper Mill

Le Creuset Pepper Mill

Le Creuset finds a way to mix classic design with excellent function with this pepper mill. This beautiful ceramic pepper grinder perfectly grind whole peppercorns. The corrosive-resistant grinder can also grind salt. The smooth body is sturdy and pleasant to hold. Use the top nob to choose the correct coarseness for your taste. The pepper mill can be hand washed with soap and water and must dry completely before adding the peppercorns. Be careful not to over tighten the knob as this can cause damage to the grinding mechanism and shaft. Choose from a variety of colors to match your kitchen and or dining decor.

Ozeri Savore Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill

Of course no list is complete without the addition of at least one electric pepper mill. I chose the Ozeri Savore Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill has a sturdy ceramic motor that easily grinds peppercorns and spices. The stylish design will work with any decor. It has a comfortable non slip grip and a coating that resists finger prints. To grind, there is a large button at the top that you push down and activate the process. Adjust the grind with the front ceramic grinding mechanism by sliding it over. You will enjoy the ease of pepper grinding with this amazing mill. It requires no assembly and runs on six AAA batteries.

Biscayne Pepper Mill

Biscayne Pepper Mill

This petite pepper mill is a great buy. It is one the most budget friendly of the bunch, yet it doesn't skimp on performance. The Biscayne Pepper Mill has an attractive brushed stainless steel top and knob. This is the perfect size for individuals who may not cook or entertain often. It is adjustable and perfectly grinds pepper with a few twists. The sleek design gives great counter appeal and is a nice yet functional accessory to your kitchen or dining table.

Chef CJ
I am a chef and lifelong foodie committed to finding the best ways to enjoy cooking at home! I have been a professional chef for 17 years, I am a big tech nerd when it comes to kitchen appliances. I am always looking for a gadget that has purpose and can save time in the kitchen. I am currently a private chef with a diverse set of clients. My clients expect high end quality even though I am often cooking from their homes. This is why I love my kitchen tools of the trade.

I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in many areas of the culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in the broad culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!
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