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Old 08-12-2003, 06:44 PM
Dee Randall
 
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Is there a pepper grinder that grinds in various sizes: cracked to fine?
Mine seems to grind just too too fine.
Thanks,
Dee





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Old 08-12-2003, 08:54 PM
Rick Auricchio
 
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Dee Randall wrote:

Is there a pepper grinder that grinds in various sizes: cracked to fine?
Mine seems to grind just too too fine.


My Magnum is quite adjustable, and it spits out lots of pepper per turn.

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Old 08-12-2003, 09:18 PM
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On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 13:44:33 -0500, "Dee Randall"
wrote:

Is there a pepper grinder that grinds in various sizes: cracked to fine?
Mine seems to grind just too too fine.
Thanks,
Dee



Hi Dee,

You might want to check on Perfex:

http://www.jensco.com/perpepmil.html

It is the classic French item and I have used mine on a daily basis
for about 35 years. They are expensive for sure, and, IMO, worth it.

Just as an aside, I will mention an experience that I had with one
years ago...

I was visiting a banjo player friend of mine names Tommy Thompson
(sadly, since deceased) at his home in North Carolina. Tommy was a
serious cook and a wonderfully story teller.

As I watched him at the stove, he picked up his Perfex mill and gave
it a twist. An amazing shower of fine pepper cascaded from the device.

I commented on that display, and he simply drawled "I ran out of
peppercorns and filled the thing with ground pepper..."

That still brings a smile.

In any case, Perfex is the gold standard.

All the best,
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Old 08-12-2003, 10:02 PM
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On Mon, 08 Dec 2003 12:54:21 -0800, Rick Auricchio
wrote:

Dee Randall wrote:

Is there a pepper grinder that grinds in various sizes: cracked to fine?
Mine seems to grind just too too fine.


My Magnum is quite adjustable, and it spits out lots of pepper per turn.


Yup. the Magnum is the best I've ever seen.

-- Larry

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Old 08-12-2003, 10:49 PM
Dee Randall
 
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I also looked at the Perfex, made in France, which is interesting, but
really cold looking. Probably would be cold in my cold kitchen during this
time of year. Is it simple to change the grind on the Perfex?


The Marlux wooden mills I bought 30 years ago (more than most people's
'lifetime') "lifetime warranty" "made in France" salt & pepper grinders are
only grinding a fine grind. I just can't seem to recall it grinding soo
fine. I've looked and can't see an adjustment on them.
http://www.creativecookware.com/salt_&_pepper_mills.htm

On the Magnum page, it says that Magnum PLUS was rated as the best
RESTAURANT peppermill by Cook's Illustrated. You have the "Magnum," not the
"Magnum Plus," correct?

On the Magnum:
Is it a plastic housing? I can't tell.

Is it easy to change from one grind to another?

Thanks soo soo much.

Dee






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On Mon, 08 Dec 2003 12:54:21 -0800, Rick Auricchio
wrote:

Dee Randall wrote:

Is there a pepper grinder that grinds in various sizes: cracked to

fine?
Mine seems to grind just too too fine.


My Magnum is quite adjustable, and it spits out lots of pepper per turn.


Yup. the Magnum is the best I've ever seen.

-- Larry





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Old 08-12-2003, 10:57 PM
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On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 17:49:38 -0500, "Dee Randall"
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Is it simple to change the grind on the Perfex?


Yes. There is a small threaded wheel in the bottom...

HTH,

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Old 09-12-2003, 03:50 AM
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Almost any grinder worth its salt (sorry, no pun intended) will have
some means of adjusting the grind. The ones offered by Firth, Bounds,
and Perfex are all excellent. My favorite is an old coffee grinder from
Turkey, though there are many from other Mediterranean countries. Mine
is in copper, but some are in brass. I find them to be superior to most
others, though not always beautiful to behold. If you like to use
ground fresh pepper, be willing to invest in a fine tool, which your
grandchildren will be able to use. If possible, go to a cutlery shop,
and see what they, or a gourmet shop have to offer. Bed, Bath, and
Beyond has a nice selection, depending on where you live. Another good
alternative is to do a web search for pepper grinders. You will be
amazed at the variety you encounter. I would avoid the Zassenhaus
grinders offered by Penzey, as they are insubstantial, and more
decorative than useful. Good luck.
Mike Acord

Dee Randall wrote:
Is there a pepper grinder that grinds in various sizes: cracked to fine?
Mine seems to grind just too too fine.
Thanks,
Dee





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Old 09-12-2003, 04:51 AM
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Is there a pepper grinder that grinds in various sizes: cracked to fine?
Mine seems to grind just too too fine.
Thanks,
Dee





Unicorn Magnum and Magnum Plus. The Magnum Plus was rated the best
peppermill by Cooks Illustrated.

Fred
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Old 10-12-2003, 08:13 PM
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In article , Dee Randall says...

Is there a pepper grinder that grinds in various sizes: cracked to fine?
Mine seems to grind just too too fine.
Thanks,
Dee



I agree the Magnum is a great pepper grinder. It is easy to change grinds and
you can go from very coarse to very fine by holding it upside down and adjusting
the screw. It is easy to refill by just a twist of the housing. I have the
Unicorn model.

April





"Wild salmon don't do drugs"
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Old 11-12-2003, 03:21 AM
Rick Auricchio
 
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Mine is the standard Magnum, about 6 inches tall. The housing is heavy
plastic; I expect it to last quite a long time.

As someone else said, a twist of the knurled nut on the bottom changes
the grind.

The only drawback is that you can't see the peppercorns. My previous
grinder was clear acrylic; it was nice to see multicolored pepper. Now
I just use black corns.

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Old 11-12-2003, 06:19 PM
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Has anyone used an Atlas peppermill? Would you recommend them (if you
have used it)?

http://www.peppermillimports.com/pepmills.htm

cheers,
jr.

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Old 11-12-2003, 06:45 PM
Frank Lynch
 
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On Mon, 08 Dec 2003 16:18:39 -0500, in a clarity of expression
resembling Cicero, Kenneth wrote:

You might want to check on Perfex:

http://www.jensco.com/perpepmil.html

It is the classic French item and I have used mine on a daily basis
for about 35 years. They are expensive for sure, and, IMO, worth it.


I had one of those, and I dedicated it to garam masala. The chute load
is a great advantage over other designs because of the way the spindle
can get offline when filling a standard mill, making it more difficult
to put the top back on.

Frank Lynch
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http://www.samueljohnson.com/
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Old 11-12-2003, 06:47 PM
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On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 13:19:38 -0500, in a clarity of expression
resembling Cicero, Some Random Luser wrote:

Has anyone used an Atlas peppermill? Would you recommend them (if you
have used it)?

http://www.peppermillimports.com/pepmills.htm


See Mike Acord's post, where he references Turkish coffee mills

Frank Lynch
The Samuel Johnson Sound Bite Page is at:
http://www.samueljohnson.com/
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Old 12-12-2003, 04:51 PM
Steve Calvin
 
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Default Need Pepper grinder recommendation

Frank Lynch wrote:

On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 13:19:38 -0500, in a clarity of expression
resembling Cicero, Some Random Luser wrote:


Has anyone used an Atlas peppermill? Would you recommend them (if you
have used it)?

http://www.peppermillimports.com/pepmills.htm



See Mike Acord's post, where he references Turkish coffee mills

Frank Lynch
The Samuel Johnson Sound Bite Page is at:
http://www.samueljohnson.com/


Yup. I switched to one of those (a brass one) years ago and it works great.

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Old 13-12-2003, 01:15 PM
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I liked my Magnum very much: good output, very adjustable. Knocked it off the
counter once and the grinding mechanism came loose from the plastic housing.
The Unicorn peopl were unresponsive when I inquired about repair or
replacement. I switched to the Atlas, which has excellent capacity and
output, but isn't so adjustable as to grind fineness.




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