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OXO Good Grips Pepper Grinder

Est. $22
Reviewed
November 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Oxo Good Grips Pepper Grinder

Cheap pepper mill

Pros
  • Easy to refill
  • Clear sides let you see how full the chamber is
  • Multiple grind settings
Cons
  • Some would prefer more variation among the grinds
  • A few owners say the bottom tends to loosen
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Bottom line

If price and quality are your top priorities, the Oxo Good Grips Pepper Grinder is a good choice. At less than half the price of our favorite model overall, it's widely considered to be a strong performer and its comfortable grip earns praise. On the downside, some say it's not much to look at and several call it downright unattractive. Still, many report using it constantly, adding that it's worth every penny.

Performance

Lives up to its name. Reviewers agree that the Good Grips Pepper Grinder turns smoothly, is easy to adjust and fill, and sports a comfortable grip. However, some say the mill has an insufficient variety of grinds, and The Wall Street Journal's Katherine Cancila complains that its "finest" setting results in medium-size particles. Nevertheless, most negative posts are directed toward the grinder's appearance, which several reviewers find unattractive. But when it comes to functionality, one owner sums it up nicely: "It's a good product at a good price."

Durability

Stands up to daily use. This Oxo grinder is widely praised for its ability to withstand constant use. "We use it twice daily!" says one user, adding, "it's a good, long-lasting buy." Another reports, "it lasts a long time." Yet a fair number of owners complain that the bottom tends to loosen over time, which can result in a mess of spilled peppercorns, and a handful report that the grinder simply stopped working. While Oxo doesn't provide a specific warranty for the Good Grips Pepper Grinder, its website notes that satisfaction is guaranteed.

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OXO Good Grips Pepper Grinder

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Our Sources

1. The Wall Street Journal

In a comparative test of pepper mills in The Wall Street Journal Test Kitchen, the Oxo Good Grips Pepper Grinder earns a Best Value designation. WSJ's Katherine Cancila says the handgrip is comfortable and the wide chamber makes for easy refilling, but the finest setting produces medium-size grinds instead of the desired fine ones.

Review: Pepper Grinders, Katherine Cancila, Jan. 28, 2012

2. Amazon.com

About 260 users post reviews for the Oxo Good Grips Pepper Grinder at Amazon.com, giving it an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. Many say it works well and handles easily, although a fair number report that the lid doesn't close securely and peppercorns tend to spill out.

Review: Oxo Good Grips Pepper Grinder, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013

3. TheKitchn.com

Dana Velden reports that her year-old Oxo Good Grips Pepper Grinder does a decent job of grinding pepper and is a practical choice, but there's not enough variation between grind sizes and the style is unattractive. She doesn't mention any other mills in her article.

Review: Dana's Pepper Mill: The Oxo Good Grips Pepper Grinder, Dana Velden, March 9, 2011

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