Thursday, July 08, 2010

Pepper Mills

This is my old pepper mill. You can't tell very well in this photo but it is missing the screw on the top. My daughter lost it.

So I bought a new pepper mill at the thrift store. It is almost 18" tall and gorgeous. It doesn't work (but to be honest I half expected it wouldn't and intended to use it for something else).

So when CSN Stores contacted me and told me I could be a Preferred Blogger and asked me to do a product review I agreed. I thought a new pepper mill would be a great choice for me. So I ordered the William Bounds "HM" Twist Chrome Pepper Mill. They had a huge variety of pepper mills to choose from I chose the William Bounds for its compact size and price. I going to do two reviews for CSN.

First, I must say I was impressed with the speed of CSN's order fulfillment. I got a notice the very next day that my order had shipped.

I got my package a week later (via regular shipping over a holiday weekend). In it was my new pepper mill with pepper in it already!!.

I put it through its various processes. It comes with three grind qualities. Coarse, Medium, and Fine.

I did find it a little difficult to switch between grinds but was pleased to find that the coarse is good and coarse just like I like it.

It is hard to tell from the photo but the medium grind is not as coarse.

The fine grind is nice - fine without being sneeze powder.

When I opened it I found that I needed a pliers to loosen the knob on the top. I am assuming that it is a function of the mill being new and that it will loosen up.

I am thrilled to have the new pepper mill and glad that CSN Stores gave me the opportunity to review this product for you!!


  1. It's a shame about your old/original pepper mill - it looks like a really lovely one!

    At least you have a shiny new one now ;)

    So what are you going to do with the unworking thrift-store one then?! and the old/original.. any plans for that one?

  2. How cool is that! I can't keep up with all your posting lately, you've got a lot going on! I'm so bummed that you had stopped by my shop when you were in town. I should have warned you to call first (but I didn't want you to feel obligated to come by). Darn!! Well, I hope you were able to take in some local places. West MI is awesome. Enjoy your coarse pepper!

  3. That's a nice pepper mill. I had no idea they even made them with different grind choices! Do you notice a different flavor of mixed colored peppercorns?

  4. How neat! My old one broke, too, but I've been using a disposable one. I'd like to be able to adjust the grind!