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Perfex Pepper & Salt Mills

Heavy aluminum, with a carbon-steel grinding mechanism and a classic, simple design. Adjustable grind mechanism. Pull-out chute for easy loading. 4" tall.Read More

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Heavy aluminum, with a carbon-steel grinding mechanism and a classic, simple design. Adjustable grind mechanism. Pull-out chute for easy loading. 4" tall.
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Glad I have this
Purchased this ""old fashioned"" pepper mill a few months ago. I liked the vintage appeal and mostly it was about the looks. Here's the wonderful news: It's easy load, easy to operate & I see this as lasting generations! Also, I like to SEE my pepper (not so finely ground) and this is wonderful for that. Honestly, it's the perfect way to dispense pepper. I was thinking about getting an electric one (for the table) but am still on the fence since I feel spoiled with this tried & true product. If you're picky about food (and pepper) and don't mind hand grinding (not difficult) then this is your ""go to"" grinder
October 29, 2011
Great Peppermill
My husband and I bought one of these wonderful peppermills in the early '60s. Still works beautifully. I bought another one in the late '80s, use it daily. It also still works beautifully with no problems with grind selection, loading is so easy and I love the way it looks which is why we bought it in the first place. The one I just purchased from SLT was for my daughter. She requested it as a birthday gift. Now she wants the salt mill as well. I highly recommend this charming and well designed peppermill - works forever
December 1, 2013
My go to wedding gift
My family has used Perfex pepper mills for at least the last 50-60 years. My mom's was handed down to my sister so I had to buy my own when I got married. I bought one for my daughter when she grew up and she still uses & loves it. Now I give them as wedding gifts to any serious cook or family member. I have never had a problem with my Perfex pepper mill. Love them!
April 21, 2015
Same Quality
I just received (Super Fast) my Salt mill. I have owned the pepper mill for over 30 years and this is the same weight/ size- except for the mechanism at the base (smooth for salt), it is identical...
Here is a tip- use a hairdryer to warm up sticker on back before trying to peel it off :)
May 22, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
Not Even Close
These mills are not even close to the performance and quality of the original ones. Not nearly as heavy and flimsy mechanism...I guess in modern times it is important to stop making things the way our parents did and now peddle junk.
March 15, 2016
Perfex Salt & Pepper Mills
I recently purchased the salt mill as I have had the pepper mill for many years. These mills are perfection. The grinding mechanisms are metal and will last a lifetime vs. others made of plastic. The grind size is easily adjusted to anyone's preference. You will not be disappointed with either of these grinders. I highly recommend them!
September 22, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
best grinders - great gifts
Hands down, best grinders. They also make great gifts for older people, who have just about anything.
June 25, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
Perfex Mills Are Perfect!
Well made, easy to fill, grind like a dream. Very satisfied with quality & worth every penny!
July 1, 2016
Purchased
5 months ago
Excellent salt and pepper mills
Adjustable and attractive salt and pepper mills. I recommend them without reservation
August 20, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
have had a set for 20 years, just sent a pair to my inlaws.
November 4, 2016
Purchased
1 month ago
 

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Millicent T on Dec 6, 2016
Had these for many many years and loved them! Needed some new ones and decided to buy the same ones over. Love the style and quality!
Jonathan B on Nov 28, 2016
gift
Millicent T on Dec 6, 2016
I have one of my own and its time to share the happiness!
C D H on Nov 29, 2016
Had these for many many years and loved them! Needed some new ones and decided to buy the same ones over. Love the style and quality!
Jonathan B on Nov 28, 2016
I own a pair of these and they have served me well since 2001. I am giving a set as a gift.
Gail N on Nov 23, 2016
sent as a gift to in-laws
Michelle B on Nov 1, 2016
We already have the pepper mill, and like it.
Susan J on Oct 23, 2016
I've been looking for a quality set of salt and pepper hand crank grinders and finally found something I liked.
Molly M on Sep 4, 2016
I HAVE HAD ONE OF THESE FOR 35 YEARS
William G on Aug 25, 2016
they are bullet proof and adjustable.
Christopher L on Aug 24, 2016
to match the one I already had to complete the pair
Stephen S on Aug 14, 2016
After 15 years, this same salt grinder finally turned its last sprinkle. Pepper seems to be going strong, so I'm buying the new salt grinder to replace the first one.
Leslie M on Aug 7, 2016
I have the pepper mill...it's heirloom quality. Wanted to complete the complete set!
Brian C on Jul 24, 2016
Had one for years. Bought 2 more for gifts.
NANCY R on Jun 20, 2016
I bought these strictly based on other people's reviews, but they're the best mills I've ever had. I use them every day I.
lc on Jun 14, 2016
I own one of these in the taller size. Have had it and used for over 20 years. This is a gift for someone who's peppermills just broke.
Wanda S on May 26, 2016
Well made device that does what it is intended to do.
Bruce J on May 20, 2016
Own pepper mill- very high quality
MARION G on May 18, 2016
I have one, and like it very much. I'm getting these for my daughters.
Kathleen R on Apr 24, 2016
Reviews and it's just adorable!
Jenny R on Apr 19, 2016
I did some pretty extensive online research and these sounded perfect. Simple design, easy to operate, should last a lifetime.
StaCruz on Apr 12, 2016
Great product at a good price.
Paul S on Mar 16, 2016
professional chef friend told me they're the best
David G on Mar 14, 2016
Strongly (10 stars!) recommend this set. I received a Perfex Pepper Mill as a gift 25 years ago. Itâ??s phenomenal. Liked it so much purchased the Salt Mill about 18 years ago. I recently moved and the movers somehow lost the box containing my spices and Perfex mills! Thought I could get by without them and bought an inexpensive set as a replacement â?? just not the same. A Google search led me to Sur La Table â?? and I am replacing my lost Perfex Salt and Pepper Mills - I have missed them very much!
david y on Mar 6, 2016
As a housewarming gift. I have one that is very old, perhaps from the 60s and it's still perfect. It's a beautiful object, besides.
Nancy T on Mar 6, 2016
We have had the pepper grinder for a couple decades and decided to get a salt grinder to match. Love the pepper grinder.
Jason R on Feb 15, 2016
We've had the perfex salt mill for 4 years and LOVE it. It was time to add the pepper mill. Husband is getting this as a "spicy" valentine's day gift. :)
STACIE B on Jan 29, 2016
It was on my friend's registry.
Laurie R on Jan 20, 2016
high ratings
SALLY D on Jan 8, 2016
I was looking for a high quality pepper mill similar to this style.
CAROLYN C on Dec 13, 2015
These salt and pepper shakers are awesome! They work extremely well and will last a lifetime and then some! Would highly recommend.
Thomas P on Dec 4, 2015
My family has used these pepper mills for many years, so I thought I'd give one to my husband for Christmas, adding to the one we already have.
Joy F on Dec 2, 2015
My Wife and I were on a mini honeymoon on Orcas Island (part of the San Juan Islands between Washington and Canada). We were eating at Rose's Cafe which is amazing and ech table had a set of these. She commented that she really liked them and would use salt and pepper much more if she had these. Lol so I am gifting her the set as a tribute to our wonderful time on the Island.
Nicholas B on Nov 30, 2015
old one stop working. reviews show this is the best so going to try it out
CHARLES A on Nov 22, 2015
great function and looks
Michael K on Oct 27, 2015
Reliability and quality of construction. Customer reviews. Tired of buying run-of-the-mill grinders that don't last more than a few months; by reputation, this is supposedly built to last and do what it's supposed to do, well!
Gautam W on Oct 26, 2015
I have had one for twenty years and now i am buying one foe me son.
Thomas M on Oct 6, 2015
Have the pepper grinder but never bought the salt grinder. Now's the time!
Pamela A on Aug 29, 2015
Have the pepper grinder & absolutely love it! Will now have a set.
Linda S on Aug 9, 2015
Pepper mill was a gift. Really, really like it. Assume salt mill will be as satisfactory. Easy to fill, nice compact size for counter and table.
DIANA K on Jun 17, 2015
Very reliable and durable mill. I have had two over the last 20 years and am ordering another for a friend.
Sylvie G on May 15, 2015
I bought it as a gift on the recipients recommendation
BETH H on Apr 29, 2015
They are unique gifts that hopefully last a long time and bring back memories of their wedding day.
Robert P on Apr 18, 2015
I look for reliability & this seems to fit the bill.
AIDA G on Apr 10, 2015
Classy looking and excellent pepper mill,
Colleen K M on Apr 2, 2015
this type of grinder works very well.
Marilyn M on Mar 24, 2015
My similar one broke after many years. Wish I could fix it. Only the part that's turned at the top broke off.
Marcia R on Feb 16, 2015
Not available in stores
YASUE S on Feb 2, 2015
Bought as a weddng gift - I own these myself and love them. I use them daily and expect them to last lifetime. They are easy to fill, attractive and the perfect size.
Martha H on Jan 31, 2015
I bought these as a gift. I have had the pepper mill for about 30 years. Love it
Kathryn M on Jan 19, 2015
My parents have had one of these pepper mills for over 35 years and its still working like a champ. I've gone through several other pepper mills and decided it was time to purchase the best.
patricia s on Jan 2, 2015
I have one of my own and its time to share the happiness!
C D H on Nov 29, 2016
I own a pair of these and they have served me well since 2001. I am giving a set as a gift.
Gail N on Nov 23, 2016
Where were these salt and pepper shakers made?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Heavy aluminum, with a carbon-steel grinding mechanism and a classic, simple design. Adjustable grind mechanism. Pull-out chute for easy loading. 4" tall. Made in France
are these $90.00 each?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these are priced individually.
I have owned a set Perfex salt and pepper mills for about 16 years. Never any problem until recently. The rivet that attaches the small barrel-like handle to the handle arm on the pepper mill degraded over the years and broke, leaving just the handle arm.
Do you sell replacement handles?
Michael R on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, we don't sell replacement parts for these mills.
I just received this earlier this week. I'm using it for the first time tonight, and metal shavings are coming out with my pepper, is this normal? Does it eventually go away?
Lisa K on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I returned the pepper mill and exchanged it for another. Unfortunately, the same thing occurred. I advise all who use this mill (manufactured NOV 2014) to look closely. Just to be sure I took a magnet over top of what I thought to be metal shavings and sure enough they came right up with the magnet. Sadly, I will be returning this mill and trying another option.
I purchased this mill 15 years ago, and the small rotating knob on the handle just broke off. How best to contact the manufacturer for repair? Thanks!
Marta L on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a fine product with a long life. However, after 15 years I suggest you consider buying a new one.
Does the salt mill corrode?
c b on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: To be honest, I only have the pepper, my salty mill, which I seldom use (because I use kosher salt and sel Gris for seasoning, and MALDON and flour de sel for finishing) has a ceramic burr, rather than steel. I will volunteer that I've had my PERFEX since 1975: it was the first kitchen tool I ever bought. It was even more expensive THEN than it is now, and $90 was a big deal when I was earning $50 A week in Summer stock; but I've never regretted it. I've dropped it in soup and stock pots several times, and it still works like a dream.
I love my peppermill and salt grinder, but would love to know how to clean them? I have had them for approximately 5 years and need to keep their appearance as good as their terrific ability
A shopper on May 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine are aluminum so I just wipe them with a damp cloth. The ouside acquires a fine patina with age and I haven't needed to clean the inside.
My perplex grinder suddenly stopped grinding - I adjusted the nut on the bottom - both tighter and looser to no avail. Any suggestions?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Contact Sur la Table customer service and ask for contact info for the distributor. My Perfex has stood me in good stead for 40 years, yours should, too! Or if it's less than 30 days old, go in and get a new one from Sur la Table.
What is the best salt to use to grind in the Perfex S grinder? I have been using kosher or sea salt.
Helen M on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my experience so far, I'd have to say sea salt is best only because the salt pieces are larger so you can more easily define how course you want the salt to be. With Kosher salt, you can pretty much just sprinkle onto things by hand without making it finer. However, I'm not completely satisfied with the way mine is grinding the sea salt. I can't seem to adjust the nut to get the preferred result I want. Perhaps my grinder is defective. (?) Not sure, but I've loved my Perfex pepper grinder for years, and have referred it to several friends who have purchased it as well. Good luck!
I use kosher salt in my Perfex S mill. Is this ok? What would be the most recommended salt to grind in them? Also cleaning off with damp cloth the best way to clean. I notice mine has a little corrosion on the S one.
Helen M on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think you should get an imported sea salt. Kosher isn't best taste-wise according to experts. I use it for cooking only and ONLY if specified. For table salt I use French Sea Salt or Maldon Sea Salt, which you crumble with your fingers. As far as corrosion, I have a glass salt shaker with a pewter lid. The salt etches a bit, but it's not a problem.
 

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