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I have a Perfex pepper mill which I love and it has a sentimental attachment so I don't want to just replace it. A friend of mine was visiting and was trying to be helpful...she didn't realize there was the side portal and she 'unscrewed' the bottom which appears to now have broken off--there is a 'half circle' on each side. Does anyone have any advice? Can it be glued? I don't see any mechanical fixes but I am not so mechanically inclined so it might be staring me in the face..
Help?
Holly




On Friday, November 18, 1994 4:49:24 PM UTC+1, Dan Masi wrote:
> In article , (Anne Bourget) writes:
> >Sorry, but I lost the thread on this one. [...] But these
> >are the kind of questions some of us like in rec.food.cooking. This is
> >certainly a Dan Masi question to be answered. (Dan...did you?)

>
> Hmmm.... I think so. But I'm no expert in the peppermill area!
> (Though I *do* love peppercorns, black tellicherry being my fave...)
>
> >Anyway my pepper grinder thoughts: get a couple of different ones so you
> >are able to grind different types of pepper. I have three favorites that
> >I use:

>
> Very nice idea, but I remember in my early years when I "splurged" and
> bought my first mill (got tired of slamming peppercorns with a cast iron
> skillet). I know at that time, I would've thought having more than
> one mill was ridiculously extravagant. I'd say if you're going to
> get a mill, get one that's high quality, not too large (in case you
> do decide to change peppercorns often; it's easier if the mill doesn't
> hold that much to begin with), and make your second mill a nutmeg
> grinder instead!
>
> > Peugeot - straight forward, classic,

>
> Also a bit hard to adjust, I'm just not crazy about them.
>
> > Perfex - all metal French.

>
> Yes! I've been drooling over one of these. For those who are seduced
> by things well-engineered, check these out. Not at all cheap, but I
> suspect these are about as good as it gets. It'll be my next one.
> Question: do they come in any other capacity other than the small
> (4.5"?) size?
>
> > PepperMate - plastic but otherwise well designed.

>
> Haven't seen it.
>
> In my post, I think I recommended going to W-S and looking for the
> American-made drive that they sell there. I now remember the name;
> it's Banton, made in Maine. My large grinder is a natural maple
> Banton, classic mill design. The Banton drive seems more solidly
> built and smoother than the Peugeot, though they are pretty
> similar.
>
> I have a small grinder that is used at the table. It's an Olde
> Thompson; I wouldn't buy another, they're pretty cheaply built, and
> this one doesn't adjust for grind size.
>
>
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On 4/13/2014 1:06 PM, jmcquown wrote:
> On 4/13/2014 12:48 PM, wrote:
>> I have a Perfex pepper mill which I love and it has a sentimental
>> attachment so I don't want to just replace it. A friend of mine was
>> visiting and was trying to be helpful...she didn't realize there was
>> the side portal and she 'unscrewed' the bottom which appears to now
>> have broken off--there is a 'half circle' on each side. Does anyone
>> have any advice? Can it be glued? I don't see any mechanical fixes
>> but I am not so mechanically inclined so it might be staring me in the
>> face..
>> Help?
>> Holly
>>

> A reply to a post from 1994! Wow.
>
> If our old pal Blake was still alive he'd be chiding me for not saying
> it sure looks like school is out for Easter break.
>
> I'm not sure how sentimental one can get about a peppermill, but okay.
> If the company is still in business, why don't you ask them if it can be
> repaired?
>
> Jill
>
>>
>> On Friday, November 18, 1994 4:49:24 PM UTC+1, Dan Masi wrote:
>>> In article
, (Anne Bourget) writes:
>>>> Sorry, but I lost the thread on this one. [...] But these
>>>> are the kind of questions some of us like in rec.food.cooking. This is
>>>> certainly a Dan Masi question to be answered. (Dan...did you?)
>>>

>

My highly regarded Danish combined pepper mill and salt shaker has worn
out. Quite probably the mill part, made by Peugeot, got wet once too
often. I wonder if replacement mill mechanisms can be bought but I
suspect I may have to cannibalize a new pepper mill.

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On 4/13/2014 12:48 PM, wrote:
> I have a Perfex pepper mill which I love and it has a sentimental
> attachment so I don't want to just replace it.
> A friend of mine was visiting and was trying to be helpful...she didn't
> realize there was the side portal and she 'unscrewed' the bottom which
> appears to now have broken off--there is a 'half circle' on each side.
> Does anyone have any advice? Can it be glued? I don't see any mechanical
> fixes but I am not so mechanically inclined so it might be staring me in
> the face..
> Help? Holly
>
> <snip...>
>


I have one of these; I got it as a gift probably 25 years ago. I love
it. It's not the easiest to adjust, and it doesn't hold a huge amount of
pepper, but otherwise it has worked great all these years.

I am looking at it right now, and I am having trouble envisioning the
problem you are experiencing. Mine has no "bottom" to unscrew; there is
just the bottom of the grinding mechanism which is recessed quite a bit
into the aluminum housing, which is all one piece of machined aluminum,
and appears to be held in place by the knurled nut on the top on the
handle and the grind adjustment nut on the grinding mechanism in the bottom.

Perhaps yours is a different design than mine, which is so old. This is
what mine looks like:

http://www.amazon.com/Perfex-4-1-2-I...ds=perfex+mill

I don't blame you for not wanting to have to buy a replacement. I also
got mine as a gift, so I don't know what was paid for it, but they
certainly aren't cheap nowadays.

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On Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:06:19 -0400, jmcquown >
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> A reply to a post from 1994! Wow.


Makes you wonder why they go back so far.


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>>

> My highly regarded Danish combined pepper mill and salt shaker has worn
> out. Quite probably the mill part, made by Peugeot, got wet once too
> often. I wonder if replacement mill mechanisms can be bought but I
> suspect I may have to cannibalize a new pepper mill.
>

You used to be able to get Peugeot mechanisms from Lee Valley but when I
bought one to turn a mill on my lathe, the quality led me to believe it
was a factory second. AFAIK, the mechanisms are not available
separately. Watch out for pepper mills in garage sales and cannibalize.
Graham

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On Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:06:19 PM UTC-4, jmcquown wrote:
> On 4/13/2014 12:48 PM, wrote:
>
> > I have a Perfex pepper mill which I love and it has a sentimental attachment so I don't want to just replace it. A friend of mine was visiting and was trying to be helpful...she didn't realize there was the side portal and she 'unscrewed' the bottom which appears to now have broken off--there is a 'half circle' on each side. Does anyone have any advice? Can it be glued? I don't see any mechanical fixes but I am not so mechanically inclined so it might be staring me in the face..

>
> > Help?

>
> > Holly

>
> >

>
> A reply to a post from 1994! Wow.
>
>
>
> If our old pal Blake was still alive he'd be chiding me for not saying
>
> it sure looks like school is out for Easter break.
>
>
>
> I'm not sure how sentimental one can get about a peppermill, but okay.
>
> If the company is still in business, why don't you ask them if it can be
>
> repaired?
>
>
>
> Jill
>
>
>
> >

>
> > On Friday, November 18, 1994 4:49:24 PM UTC+1, Dan Masi wrote:

>
> >> In article
, (Anne Bourget) writes:
>
> >>> Sorry, but I lost the thread on this one. [...] But these

>
> >>> are the kind of questions some of us like in rec.food.cooking. This is

>
> >>> certainly a Dan Masi question to be answered. (Dan...did you?)

>
> >>


Well, I wondered about all the unfamiliar names. I am surprised one can even reply to anything that ancient. Glad you pointed out the 94 date.



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On 4/14/2014 3:11 PM, wrote:
> On Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:05:15 PM UTC-7, Kalmia wrote:
>
>>
>>>> On Friday, November 18, 1994 4:49:24 PM UTC+1, Dan Masi wrote:

>>
>>>>> In article
, (Anne Bourget) writes:
>>
>>>>>> Sorry, but I lost the thread on this one. [...] But these
>>>>>> are the kind of questions some of us like in rec.food.cooking. This is
>>>>>> certainly a Dan Masi question to be answered. (Dan...did you?)

>>

>
>> Well, I wondered about all the unfamiliar names. I am surprised one can even reply to anything that ancient. Glad you pointed out the 94 date.

>
> Anne Bourget was a very familiar name. some 15 years ago. And I do
> recall posts from Dan Masi. But whatever happened to the Women of
> Usenet? Ron Sullivan, Anne P. Mitchell, Esq., et al.?
> They were indefatigable posters until they suddenly quit, more than a
> decade ago.
>


I first got on USENET back in the early 90s via a free service, and
later Supernews, but dropped it when Supernews hiked the price, and I
found that I wasn't seeing a lot of legitimate traffic, not enough to
justify the price. This was a few years back, maybe four.

I recently found that my new ISP allowed free access, so I got back on a
few months ago. I knew USENET was dying, but I was shocked nonetheless;
some of the previously most active groups that I had monitored, for
instance alt.true-crime, were almost completely dead, outside of the
spam and trolls.

I asked a few still-active posters about this, and one of the
interesting answers was that a lot of services had dropped USENET access
due to fear of lawsuits, particularly concerning some of the stuff being
posted to the binary groups. Their opinion was that, in addition to the
spam, this is what eliminated so many users.

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Travis McGee wrote in rec.food.cooking:

> On 4/14/2014 3:11 PM, wrote:
> > On Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:05:15 PM UTC-7, Kalmia wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > > > On Friday, November 18, 1994 4:49:24 PM UTC+1, Dan Masi wrote:
> > >
> > > > > > In article
, (Anne
> > > > > > Bourget) writes:
> > >
> > > > > > > Sorry, but I lost the thread on this one. [...] But these
> > > > > > > are the kind of questions some of us like in
> > > > > > > rec.food.cooking. This is certainly a Dan Masi question
> > > > > > > to be answered. (Dan...did you?)
> > >

> >
> > > Well, I wondered about all the unfamiliar names. I am surprised
> > > one can even reply to anything that ancient. Glad you pointed
> > > out the 94 date.

> >
> > Anne Bourget was a very familiar name. some 15 years ago. And I do
> > recall posts from Dan Masi. But whatever happened to the Women of
> > Usenet? Ron Sullivan, Anne P. Mitchell, Esq., et al.?
> > They were indefatigable posters until they suddenly quit, more than
> > a decade ago.
> >

>
> I first got on USENET back in the early 90s via a free service, and
> later Supernews, but dropped it when Supernews hiked the price, and I
> found that I wasn't seeing a lot of legitimate traffic, not enough to
> justify the price. This was a few years back, maybe four.
>
> I recently found that my new ISP allowed free access, so I got back
> on a few months ago. I knew USENET was dying, but I was shocked
> nonetheless; some of the previously most active groups that I had
> monitored, for instance alt.true-crime, were almost completely dead,
> outside of the spam and trolls.
>
> I asked a few still-active posters about this, and one of the
> interesting answers was that a lot of services had dropped USENET
> access due to fear of lawsuits, particularly concerning some of the
> stuff being posted to the binary groups. Their opinion was that, in
> addition to the spam, this is what eliminated so many users.


Hi Travis,

As the providers dropped it, many left. I'm here still but a bit
sporadic.

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On 4/14/2014 7:33 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

> The best pepper mills on the planet are Atlas:
> http://www.amazon.com/Pepper-Mill-Im...AZVZ2SXN J1TY



Expensive but I like the looks of that one. Looks like a bullet.

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On Friday, April 18, 2014 9:44:55 PM UTC-6, Cheryl wrote:
> On 4/14/2014 7:33 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
>
>
>
> > The best pepper mills on the planet are Atlas:

>
> > http://www.amazon.com/Pepper-Mill-Im...AZVZ2SXN J1TY

>
>
> Expensive but I like the looks of that one. Looks like a bullet.
>
> ღ.¸¸.*¨`*
>
> Cheryl

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