The Ten Best: Salt and pepper mills


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.

www.saltpepper.co.uk

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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