Traditional Salt & Pepper Mills

The earliest salt and pepper mills were developed in wood and used traditional metal grinders. Today the mill market is quite diverse with mills made from steel, acrylic, porcelain, marble and of course wood. Traditional grinders made from a variety of metals can still be found in many mills, but salt mills will usually have plastic mechanisms to avoid corrosion. However the use of ceramic is rapidly expanding.

As mentioned above the use of high tech ceramic mechanisms is becoming increasingly popular. T&G now lead the way with all of our peppermills incorporating ceramic grinding mechanisms. Ceramic mechanisms are ideally suited to grinding peppercorns as they are harder than metal and also will not corrode or oxidise food. Our salt mills contain a mixture of ceramic and hard plastic, again to avoid corrosion. While peppermills with a metal mechanism can only be used for grinding peppercorns, T&G's peppermills can also grind salt, pepper and whole dried herbs and spices.

When new, add a spot of cooking oil to the top of the metal spindle where it meets the adjusting screw, this will prevent oxidisation and keep the thread in good working order. It is advisable to repeat this occasionally throughout the working life of the mill.

Never mill directly over open saucepans, casseroles or frying pans during the cooking process. The steam will dampen the salt and pepper grounds which can clog up the mechanism. Steam can also have a detrimental effect on the mill body and grinder. If the mechanism does get clogged empty the mill and clean the mechanism with a small brush.

Mill bodies can be kept clean by wiping them over with a damp cloth. Wooden models will benefit from an occasional application of mineral or T&G wood oil, to enhance the appearance and prevent the wood from drying out.

The mechanisms on T&G mills both CrushGrind® and Traditional carry a lifetime guarantee.

Please ensure your customers mill returns are checked to ensure the problem is with the mechanism and then send the mill back to T&G for either repair or replacement. If the mill is a discontinued model then the closest equivalent model will be sent if a replacement is required.

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