Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Peugeot Salt and Pepper Grinders

I had a LOT of fun with this salt grinder and this pepper grinder when they first arrived, particularly when I was joking around on Facebook about how I got a new Peugeot.

Because, of course, my non-foodie friends started getting excited about a car. My foodie friends all knew better, and many of them started talking about how much they loved their Peugeot pepper grinders.

And, before you ask, yes, I do own other grinders. I've got grinders filled with black pepper, white pepper, green peppercorns, and even pink peppercorns (which aren't actually the same thing). And I've got some grinders filled with mixed peppercorns. And some spice grinders, too.

Out of all of those grinders, one is a Peugeot, and what I love best about it - besides the fact that I've had it for quite some time and it performs flawlessly - is that I have it set to a fine grind, and it stays there.

Other grinders I have tend to drift a bit. So they start off with a fine grind and pretty soon I've got a coarser grind.

So I figured that these new grinders would have the same quality grinding mechanisms. So far, so good.

What's different about these - beside the look, the loop, and the happy colors, is that these are battery operated. Just push the button on top to grind.

I know, I know, You're saying that grinding pepper isn't all that hard. And it isn't. BUT! There are plenty of times when I'm cooking or prepping or mixing or cutting and one hand is goopy. It's nice to be able to grab a grinder with a clean hand to add the pepper, rather than stopping to wash my hands.

These are also bright and colorful and fun at the table. And they'd be perfect for people who have weakness in their hands and who need a little help in the kitchen.

The loop on top is there so you can hang these on a hook, and possibly to make them easier to carry, since you can hold plates and have the grinder hanging on a finger or thumb, if that's a consideration.

Overall, I really like these, and I expect that they'll last just as long as my non-electric Peugeot grinder. Sure, you need to change batteries, but it's not like you're going to run down the batteries grinding salt and pepper for hours on end.

Who's it for: People who want quality grinders.

Pros: Made by Peugeot, so these should be reliable, long-term.

Cons: Some folks might no like the bright colors...

Wishes: It would be nice if there was also a manual grind option.

Source: I received these from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.

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