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Old 02-12-2004, 11:16 AM
Edwin Pawlowski
 
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"Cynthia Mason" wrote in message
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What is the best pepper grinder?


We've been using out Atlas for over 15 years now.



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Old 02-12-2004, 09:06 PM
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"Joe Duffy" wrote in message
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I've used a Peugeot wooden grinder for about 12 years,
but I must say that it's time to step up to
the Unicorn Magnum Plus.
Adjusting the fineness of grind on the Peugeot is
a huge hassle, and it is an adjustment I make repeatedly
while cooking.
Also, the Peugeot holds about enough pepper for a
week or so. The Magnum holds about a lifetime worth
of pepper.
These may seem like petty issues, but not when you
use as much pepper as I do!

Ah yes, I got the Magnum about 6 mths or so ago based on recommendations
from this group and I just love it. Best pepper mill I have ever had. There
are many reasons it is wonderful but one of the outstanding ones is the
ability to fill it thru the upper side without having to unscrew the top or
the bottom ...

Ellen


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Old 02-12-2004, 09:29 PM
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"Ellen" wrote:

"Joe Duffy" wrote in message
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I've used a Peugeot wooden grinder for about 12 years,
but I must say that it's time to step up to
the Unicorn Magnum Plus.
Adjusting the fineness of grind on the Peugeot is
a huge hassle, and it is an adjustment I make repeatedly
while cooking.
Also, the Peugeot holds about enough pepper for a
week or so. The Magnum holds about a lifetime worth
of pepper.
These may seem like petty issues, but not when you
use as much pepper as I do!

Ah yes, I got the Magnum about 6 mths or so ago based on recommendations
from this group and I just love it. Best pepper mill I have ever had. There
are many reasons it is wonderful but one of the outstanding ones is the
ability to fill it thru the upper side without having to unscrew the top or
the bottom ...


I've had a Magnum for about 4-5 years now, and like it a lot.
Since my regular 6" version gets a refill every 6 to 8 weeks,
I seriously doubt the Magnum Plus holds "a lifetime worth" :-).
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Old 03-12-2004, 03:21 PM
Joe Duffy
 
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Michael Siemon wrote:

I've had a Magnum for about 4-5 years now, and like it a lot.
Since my regular 6" version gets a refill every 6 to 8 weeks,
I seriously doubt the Magnum Plus holds "a lifetime worth" :-).



Hey, this is the 21st century.
Anything over 2 weeks is a lifetime!
Seriously though, do both you and Ellen have
the regular Magnum?
Any tips on whether to get the Magnum Plus or
the regular?



Joe



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Old 03-12-2004, 04:12 PM
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"Joe Duffy" wrote in message
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You should keep your peppercords sealed in a dry, cool place. Those in

the
grinder will loose flavor and I sure wouldn;t want them sitting there for
more than a few weeks.


Hmmm. Good point.
I do store them in a cool, dry place
and fill the grinder every week or two...
but, the convenience of changing the grind
reliably may still warrant a Magnum.


Joe



Yes, I have heard great things about the Magnum but I have 3 grinders now (1
for white, 2 for black) and cannot really justify a 4th!


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Old 03-12-2004, 06:22 PM
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"Joe Duffy" wrote in message
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Hey, this is the 21st century.
Anything over 2 weeks is a lifetime!
Seriously though, do both you and Ellen have
the regular Magnum?
Any tips on whether to get the Magnum Plus or
the regular?



Joe


I have the magnum plus -- I can't seem to find the online store I bought it
at unfortunately -- they were very pleasant to deal with.

Ellen


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Old 03-12-2004, 07:13 PM
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On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 13:22:17 -0500, "Ellen" wrote:



"Joe Duffy" wrote in message
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Hey, this is the 21st century.
Anything over 2 weeks is a lifetime!
Seriously though, do both you and Ellen have
the regular Magnum?
Any tips on whether to get the Magnum Plus or
the regular?



Joe


I have the magnum plus -- I can't seem to find the online store I bought it
at unfortunately -- they were very pleasant to deal with.

Ellen

www.peppergun.com

These are the best. Huge output & infinite grind.

I give them as gifts.
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Old 03-12-2004, 07:37 PM
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Ellen wrote:

I have the magnum plus -- I can't seem to find the online store I bought it
at unfortunately -- they were very pleasant to deal with.


I think that I will go with it as well.
Happy Holidays!



Joe


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Old 03-12-2004, 08:00 PM
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In article ,
"Ellen" wrote:

"Joe Duffy" wrote in message
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Hey, this is the 21st century.
Anything over 2 weeks is a lifetime!
Seriously though, do both you and Ellen have
the regular Magnum?
Any tips on whether to get the Magnum Plus or
the regular?



Joe


I have the magnum plus -- I can't seem to find the online store I bought it
at unfortunately -- they were very pleasant to deal with.

Ellen


Google on Unicorn Magnum pepper grinder; they sell direct.
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Old 04-12-2004, 02:09 AM
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"Michael Siemon" wrote in message
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I have the magnum plus -- I can't seem to find the online store I bought

it
at unfortunately -- they were very pleasant to deal with.

Ellen


Google on Unicorn Magnum pepper grinder; they sell direct.


Well I did that and I don't find the direct source -- I find a lot of other
places selling the grinders ... I would like to remember where I bought it.

In any case I really do like this grinder and have consigned the numerous
other ones that I hate to dark corners of the cabinets. I think the thing
that I like the best is being able to fill it without having to remove the
screw on the bottom and then having to reset the grind or worse chase the
wingnut thingy under the stove when I drop it and of course the fact that it
actually grinds the pepper instead of throwing out huge chunks or clogging
up or not reassembling right or doing some other idiotic thing. Let's see I
have a couple or three wooden ones that look beautiful and are useless and a
couple of acrylic ones that are even worse. The nice thing about it being
plastic is that I don't worry about what bits of food stuff I have on my
hand when I grab it to add pepper while cooking -- yeah yeah I know it says
not to put it next to heat but it does sit next to the stove anyway.

My husband just rolled his eyes when I said I was buying another grinder but
he is convenced now that it was all his idea and a wonderful idea at that
:-) Now if I could just convince him to get rid of those horrible circulon
pans he bought ....

Ellen


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Old 04-12-2004, 02:55 AM
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"Ellen" wrote:

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"Michael Siemon" wrote in message
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I have the magnum plus -- I can't seem to find the online store I bought

it
at unfortunately -- they were very pleasant to deal with.

Ellen


Google on Unicorn Magnum pepper grinder; they sell direct.


Well I did that and I don't find the direct source -- I find a lot of other
places selling the grinders ... I would like to remember where I bought it.


Try:
http://www.peppergun.com/products/magnum_plus.html
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Old 04-12-2004, 04:36 AM
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On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 02:55:23 GMT, Michael Siemon
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In article ,
"Ellen" wrote:


Well I did that and I don't find the direct source -- I find a lot of other
places selling the grinders ... I would like to remember where I bought it.


Try:
http://www.peppergun.com/products/magnum_plus.html


Based on everyone's recommendations I ordered one tonight. Very
interesting experience. I did a search and got lots of hits. There
were several vendors with attractive prices ($41.95 seemed the lowest
and was quite a common price) but they were nearly all out of stock.
The Amazon price (actually cooking.com partnered with Amazon) was
$41.95 but with $8.95 for shipping brought the total to what should
have been $50.90 but showed at checkout as $52.90. Hmmm. I skipped
that order and went back to the search.

Pricegrabber showed only cooking.com but using their calculator came
up with the correct $50.90. By that time I was plenty irritated. $8.95
to ship something that weighs less than 2 lbs?

Then I tried another Amazon partner (cheftools) and they wanted $10.95
to ship!!!

Back to the search. I found one for $45 plus $4 for shipping to
peppergun. At this point, no matter how stupid it may sound, I was
much more interested in paying a reasonable shipping rate than save a
couple of bucks on the product price.

Yeah, yeah, I know. It's just like trading in a car on a new one.
They'll give you a great trade-in allowance but the price of the new
car won't be as low as the price your buddy got without the trade.
They're going to get you somewhere.

$11 for shipping, however is no better than those TV merchants that
charge 30-40% of the stated product price for "shipping and handling."
Handling? Isn't that a rent that should be built in to the price? This
is one of my huge pet peeves on TV marketing and the main reason (junk
being another) that I will not buy the products.


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LRod

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Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999

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Old 04-12-2004, 12:25 PM
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"Michael Siemon" wrote in message
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"Ellen" wrote:

Try:
http://www.peppergun.com/products/magnum_plus.html


Oh blush -- it really does help to spell things right when googling :-) and
yes that is where I bought it. Would you like to come over and organize the
rest of my life? :-) Thanks

Ellen




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