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Kuhn Rikon High-Output Ratchet Mills

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The high-performance Kuhn Rikon high-output ratchet mill features a ceramic stone grinder that won’t corrode and can be used with salt, pepper or other spices. Read More

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EXCLUSIVE The high-performance Kuhn Rikon high-output ratchet mill features a ceramic stone grinder that won’t corrode and can be used with salt, pepper or other spices.

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  • Reliable ratchet mechanism delivers consistent grind
  • Use with salt, pepper and other spices
  • Easy to refill
  • Door on front to add your spices
  • Adjusts from fine to coarse grinds
  • BPA-free

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  • Manufacturer: Kuhn Rikon
  • Care: Wipe clean. Clean occasionally by grinding coarse salt to remove residue and spice aftertaste
  • Dimensions: 2" x 8 ¾"
  • Material: Polypropylene and acrylic
  • Designed in Switzerland; made in China

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Customer Reviews

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Best Grinders
This is the best grinder I've owned. I bought one for pepper last year and used it lot. I was a little weary because it is in plastic but it is amazingly durable and works really easily. I now have several (salt, pepper, spices). I also bought a pair for a friend with a medical condition that weakens her hands so that she cannot grasp and turn the usual grinder. She has no problem with these
July 23, 2013
Kuhn Rikon Rachet Mill
Kuhn Rikon is a wonderful company. I have never bought anything made by them that was not of the highest quality.
This little rachet mill is amazing. I have purchased other mills, higher priced than this one, and this one is by far the best and most durable mill around.
I have used it for salt and pepper of course and have used one for cloves, pepperocini and other spices. You will not regret this purchase
July 15, 2013
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my ratchet!
This has got to be the finest mill made!! When I found this I was looking for a high output pepper mill because my hands got sore grinding a large amount of pepper when I make biscuits and gravy as the gravy requires a large amount of pepper and fresh ground is SOOOOOOO much better than pre-ground! I now have three! One for salt, one for rainbow pepper pods, and one for black pepper. I only wish Sur La Table carried all the colors it comes in so I could get the purple one for my Himalayan salt
September 5, 2013
Kitchen workhorse!
Needed a mill for white pepper, and didn't want to spend a lot. This mill works great. You can see long before you need to refill, and this is the easiest mill to refill, bar none, thanks to the tilting door. Works very quickly, and is a fun way to include kids (or novice friends) in the cooking process. Great value, too
December 9, 2013
Ratchet Mill is Great
We have had LOTS of pepper grinders over the years and this is by far the best (and especially for the price). As we are getting older, the way this works is much better than the twisting action needed to operate a normal pepper grinder
December 20, 2013
Wonderful Mill for cooking
I used this mill at the Sur La Table Cooking school and was impressed by the adjustablilty of the grind and the ease of use, particularly for cooking. Bought one for salt and one for pepper. Love Kuhn Rikon stuff, my kitchen is full of it. Love the way it is made and how it works
September 29, 2013
Best mills I've used
They are fantastic -- easy to load the spices in, the ratchet is fantastic and I've never had a problem with salt or pepper getting stuck in the grinder. Can put out a lot of salt, pepper or whatever spice you want very quickly and easily. I've had them 5 months and I still absolutely love them and would highly recommend to anyone. Just a great product, which is appreciated after breaking 3 salt/pepper grinders within the 5 months prior. Very well made.
August 13, 2014
Been Looking For These All My Life
I have spent big bucks on high end peppermills and have never been truly satisfied. They were either too difficult to load the pepper corns into or hard to use. The Kuhn Rikon solves both of my complaints. Easy to load and easy to use. What more can you ask for?
April 30, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Easy to use!!
These ratchet mills ROCK!
They are so easy to use!
I find myself trying to find things I can put fresh salt and pepper on!
Thank you for making such a QUALITY product!!
January 17, 2014
Pepper mill
I love it so much. I bought it for my daughter.easy to fill, grinds perfectly. Looks good
October 2, 2013
 

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
I already have a set of these that work great and ordered these for a gift.
TAMARA H on Mar 26, 2017
great reviews
lynn r on Mar 23, 2017
I already have a set of these that work great and ordered these for a gift.
TAMARA H on Mar 26, 2017
I saw someone use this mill. I have a high-dollar battery operated one which is excruciatingly slow. This one works much faster.
Carolyn H on Mar 24, 2017
great reviews
lynn r on Mar 23, 2017
need them.
Edward U on Mar 17, 2017
Needed Salt and Pepper grinders. Have arthritis in hands.
NATALIE V on Mar 16, 2017
The reviews were good
Anthony B on Mar 15, 2017
Have one, and we love it.
george h on Mar 13, 2017
Love the variety of colors.
Joy B on Mar 12, 2017
attractive easy to operate and new
Tanya S on Mar 11, 2017
I took a cooking class yesterday and we used this. After getting home I realized I forgot to purchase one. With the promo I decided to purchase 3 and give one as a gift.
Charisse M on Mar 6, 2017
Owned a set before
Mark F on Mar 4, 2017
Good reviews
Helga L on Mar 4, 2017
These are absolutely the best mills ever. I have them in our home, gave them as stocking stuffers for Christmas and now will be putting them in our cottage.
B E on Mar 3, 2017
I have arthritis in my hands and can't twist other mills.
Sarah A on Feb 28, 2017
Had an older version and used it all the time when cooking. It unfortunately broke so I am replacing mine and buying more to give away. I love it when cooking - makes easy and short work of pepper grinding.
JOAN B on Feb 28, 2017
it works well and I like it.
SHARON T on Feb 24, 2017
Needed a pepper grinder and this on got great reviews.
Robert O on Feb 24, 2017
They look nice
Susie M on Feb 22, 2017
I love this pepper mill, its so easy to use and very soft to move the handle.
Maria G on Feb 22, 2017
these are very easy to use and are extremely easy to fill
Thomas H on Feb 16, 2017
My husband and I had a date night class which we really enjoyed, anyway we used this pepper mill in the class and loved the ease of use!
Karen M on Feb 10, 2017
Needed a pepper mill; wanted a unique one.
Enrique R on Feb 7, 2017
I needed a spice mill and this had high ratings
Maureen H on Feb 6, 2017
Friend of mine showed me hers and I used it . It was great.
elynn b on Feb 5, 2017
because my niece has them and they are freaking awesome!
Victoria N on Jan 29, 2017
I took a cooking class in KoP at Sur la Table and used these mills - they were great much better than other mills that are a bit rough on your wrist. Easy loading drawer for peppercorns, salts, etc. and a variety of fineness choices.
Donna D on Jan 29, 2017
I have one for salt and am getting this for pepper to make a set. It is easy and fun to use.
Leah Ann H on Jan 29, 2017
My sister and mother have the older style, and they work great. They are very easy to use, especially for someone with weak hands.
Erica W on Jan 28, 2017
I used this pepper mill in one of the cooking class offered by Sur la table and loved it. I have purchased several for gifts.
Donna M on Jan 26, 2017
They work great and are easy to fill, clean and handle
Annette S on Jan 23, 2017
they work really well!!
Dan J on Jan 21, 2017
I like being able to see the contents and easily chose the size of grind.
Martha L on Jan 20, 2017
I want to give it a try. I hope I won't be disappointed.
Maria S on Jan 19, 2017
read the reviews. nobody had a bad thing to say about the product. as far as mills go the price was very good
joleen r on Jan 18, 2017
I have given a set of these to everyone I know and now it is my son's turn to receive them. They are easy to use and refill. LOVE THEM!!!
Teri T on Jan 17, 2017
Love this Mill! I bought one for pepper and it is so easy to use - no twisting, just push the lever back and forth. I am buying one for salt now.
Carmen C on Jan 15, 2017
It matches my pepper grinder sort of
Colin H on Jan 10, 2017
Easy to use
Nina S on Jan 10, 2017
I have a set from a previous design and love them. Friends liked them so much , I ordered a set for them. Other family members of theirs liked them, so they will be getting them as part of a housewarming gift. Seems everyone that sees them, likes them!
Gayle G on Jan 9, 2017
I already own one and it is by far, the easiest and quickest pepper mill ever.
Cynthia G on Jan 8, 2017
good reviews
Erinn T on Jan 2, 2017
Used them in class.
Barbara D on Jan 1, 2017
this was the pepper grinder my sister asked for!
Bonita W on Dec 31, 2016
These are very handy. One of my mills broke. Had to have a new one.
Jane R on Dec 31, 2016
I have other Kuhn-Rikon products and have always them to be of good quality.
Susan B on Dec 30, 2016
saw them in the store and loved them. Want to be able to grind with "kitchen" and not "dining" set for cooking.
Nancy D on Dec 29, 2016
liked the idea of a high output mill, and the red was the right color for my kitchen
Karen K on Dec 28, 2016
We own two of these Kuhn Rikon ratchet mills, and they work very well...even after a year of use. Most other mills that we've owned begin to malfunction, but these do not. We are so impressed with them, that we are purchasing sets for both of our sons.
Lucinda D on Dec 28, 2016
Because they are fabulous!
Mary G on Dec 26, 2016
Easier than turning a twist type.
Linda B on Dec 26, 2016
I saw someone use this mill. I have a high-dollar battery operated one which is excruciatingly slow. This one works much faster.
Carolyn H on Mar 24, 2017
need them.
Edward U on Mar 17, 2017
my grinder fell apart can it be put back together?
Rayma S on Jul 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Don't believe this is a good answer! I love this mill, but having the bottom fall out and peppercorns go all over the kitchen isn't acceptable. Mine was the older model with a larger handle. Any evidence this newer version is a redesign of the mechanism that holds the grinder in?
Can it grind flax seeds?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I HAVEN'T TRIED FLAX, BUT I CAN AND LET YOU KNOW
Utility

Is this grinder suitable for flax seeds?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes. This mill is suitable for salt, pepper, spices and seeds
is this for 1 grinder or the set?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is one grinder. It worked great for about 4 months. It broke and I was a little bummed. I bought one that uses batteries and it works great and has a bigger reservoir to hold product as well!
Is this grinder suitable for grinding cinnamon sticks to fine powder?
A shopper on Jan 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't think this product would work for cinnamon sticks, unless you would break them in to very small pieces to begin with. We have only used the mill for peppercorns and it does not grind them in to a fine powder. BUT, maybe we haven't set it fine enough...
how do you clean them before their first use?
A shopper on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Wipe off the external surfaces. Fill with cheap pepper or salt. Grind salt and pepper into trashcan for 20 seconds, drain hopper. Refill with good quality ingredient. Enjoy!
When grinding different strong spices can item be washed and no odor transferred to next spice from previously ground spice?
A shopper on Nov 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Wouldn't recommend it. Maybe try a mortar & pestle? Or invest a little and get the spice and nut grinder that Sur la Table offers for $39.95 (SKU 614610).
How do I open the grinder to put in the peppercorns?
WILLIAM S on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Around the middle of the grinder where the brand stamp is... pull out on the ridge above the brand name. In the picture on the website, the red grinder is shown open. Pour in your fresh peppercorns!! We love this grinder...especially for people who can't grip tightly enough for using many traditional grinders.
How do you get water out of it when you try to wash it?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is not recommended to wash these grinders. If you must, there are a couple of options:

1. Air dry. This will take a while and requires the hopper to be open and the unit to be rotated several times to truly dry it out. placing a dry paper towel into the hopper will speed the process.

2. Place in your oven at 150 Degrees F. This dry heat will accelerate the drying process. Alternately, place on a shoe rack in your clothes dryer on Air dry setting if you have this feature.

3. Filling with salt, pepper and dry spices will also absorb water, but will likely clog the unit unless completely dry. As an alternate, white rice can be used. Fill with white rice, shake to bring rice into contact with remaining moisture and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Drain rice. Any remaining rice that cannot be easily removed will be ground up and eliminated by abrasive action of salt/pepper/spices.
How do you reassemble the inside of the grinder, with the stem and spring?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You do not need to disassemble or take the mill apart in order to fill it with salt or pepper. There is a small opening (like a drop down door) on the side that allows for filling/refilling. The ratchet on top moves back and forth easily, allowing the salt or pepper to come out the bottom. Turning a screw on the bottom regulates how coarse or fine you would like the grind to be. This ratchet grinder functions smoothly and easily...it is especially useful for persons with hand arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions that cause weak hands and wrists.
My pepper mill broke. Something on the inside broke, so now it will not grind black pepper. Will the manufacture company replace it? or do I just have to buy another one?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: for the price of 20.00 i would just replace it. You will spend more time going back and forth than I think time is worth.
I had to return my first grinder as it was not outputting any pepper. Company sent me a second one and now won't output any pepper. With all the great reviews,what can I be doing wrong? I've been using pepper grinders for years,why is this one giving me so much trouble?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Washing these grinders and filling with pepper or spice mixes is a great way to make a very sticky slurry of pepper which can only be removed with carefull dissassembly and throrough cleaning. Households with outside kitchens or humid settings can experience this humidity caking more prominently. Unfortunately, if this has happened, the grinder must be reset with a complete cleaning.

Common ways moisture gets into your mills: dispensing ingredient into boiling water, soup or sauce at the stove. The vapor coming of the meal is extensive and condenses readily on the cooler mill surfaces.

Setting these mills on a wet surface (water rings, messy meal preparation, cutting board runoff, etc. can also provide a significant source of water into your mill.

As mentioned before, outdoor use in wet or humid environments should also be avoided.
Nuts

Are these suitable for grinding nuts like almonds?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This grinder is for salt, pepper, seeds and spices. Nuts are not recommended
Will it work for coffee if one is not too fussy?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This grinder is for salt, pepper, seeds, and spices. Coffee beans are not recommended.
Dimensions: 2" d x 8 ¾" h , is the height with the handle extended? I have the older model that just fit my spice rack with the handle in the down position. Unfortunately I dropped it and it broke. I would like to replace it.
Tom on Oct 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 8 3/4" is when the handle is extended. When it's not extended, it's 5 1/2".
 

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