Cole & Mason Derwent Salt and Pepper Mill Gift Set
Perfect for any table setting, these handsome mills feature sleek, modern materials and design. Precision grinding mechanisms deliver a consistent, uniform grind in textures from fine to coarse. Established in England in 1919, Cole & Mason is passionate...Read More
Perfect for any table setting, these handsome mills feature sleek, modern materials and design. Precision grinding mechanisms deliver a consistent, uniform grind in textures from fine to coarse. Established in England in 1919, Cole & Mason is passionate about the art of perfect seasoning, pairing classic styles with modern innovation to help home cooks get the most out of their spices.
I have had a lot of mills over the years and my two complaints with many of them had to do with output and grind consistency. This mill wins, hands down. The output is really good, so when I am seasoning an entire pot of something I can get a good amount of ground pepper out quickly. Grind consistency is also very good. With other mills I have found that they lose their consistency over time; it starts out grinding fine but then after a few years even the fine setting seems to grind coarsely. Not the case with this mill, had it since last summer and it is still grinding perfectly with a lot of daily use. Great product!
I've read a number of reviews and looked at the salt and pepper mills in the store. I ordered online, because you can't get the gift set in the store. There's a sale today, but it only applies to one item, so buying them in the store would have cost more.
How do you open the grinder to add salt or pepper?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2015
Best Answer:A wonderful question. Mine were still half-full, so I had to go down to the kitchen to experiment. You pull straight up on the metal top, and the top comes off. I don't recommend doing it unless the grinder is fairly empty, as when I did it it came off suddenly and I had some salt to clean up. I'd been wondering how to turn the base to adjust the grind. I was happy with the coarseness, but curious. There are little dents in the base, and you put your fingers in the dents to turn the base so the arrow lines up with the size of grind you wish to have. I like mine very much!