The Ten Best: Salt and pepper mills
Thursday 03 August 2006
1 Cole & Mason, £9.99 each
This Inverta Mill dispenses from the top rather than the base, so no spillages. This Flip design in tough acrylic comes in a variety of shades.
www.coleandmason.co.uk; 08701 601 319
2 Aga, £40 for salt and pepper set
Like the Aga cooker, the look here is fairly traditional. The logo on top doubles as a handy way to distinguish the pepper from the salt.
www.agacookshop.co.uk; 08457 125 207
3 Cream Tap, £7.45 each
Style-wise, this chrome and acrylic mill may look chunky, but the easy-to-grip tap handle is actually very user-friendly. It is easy to refill, too.
www.cookware.co.uk; 08700 707172
4 Marks & Spencer, £15 each
This steel and acrylic combo has two grind settings, the mill is easy to operate and comes ready-filled.
www.marksandspencer.com; 08453 021 234
5 T & G Beechwood, £12 each
This sturdy Capstan wooden mill comes in three sizes and uses wood from forests approved by the Forest Stewardship Council.
www.johnlewis.com; 08456 049 049
6 Orbit, £17 each
This brushed-aluminium number is a bestseller at saltpepper.co.uk. It is stylish and has a CrushGrind mechanism that works like a dream.
7 Peugeot, £39.95 each or £77.90 a set
Peugeot have updated their classic Chateauneuf model with a stainless-steel trim and this matte red finish.
www.salt-and-pepper-mills-plus.co.uk; 01363 881 174
8 Maldon Sea Salt, £15 each
This CrushGrind mill has been designed for Maldon salt's soft, flaky texture. It twists at the base and there's a matching mill for pepper.
www.tg-woodware.com; 01275 841 841
9 William Bounds, Five-Step £12.95 each
This works on a crush-style mechanism with five settings from coarse to fine. Guaranteed for 25 years.
www.lakelandlimited.co.uk; 01539 488 100
10 Salter, £17 each
This battery-powered mill grinds salt and pepper smoothly and effortlessly at the touch of a button.
www.salterhousewares.co.uk; 01732 354 828
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