Pepper Mills: Ratings of Sources
Total of 7 Sources
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The Best Pepper Mill
by Ganda Suthivarakom and Jennifer Fields
Our AssessmentSuthivarakom and Fields spent 45 hours researching and testing 16 pepper mills. They name a top pick, runner-up, budget pick and best electric grinder. Testers evaluate each pepper mill for grinding time, output, and consistency; ease of use; and durability. The resulting reviews are detailed, even-handed and comparative.
by Editors of CooksIllustrated.com
Our AssessmentCook's Illustrated editors rate 10 popular pepper mills under $100 by evaluating how long it takes each model to produce 2 tablespoons of finely ground pepper. They give each pepper mill one, two, or three stars for ease of use, grind quality and fine-grind speed. One pepper mill is highly recommended, three are recommended, two are recommended with reservations, and four are not recommended.
The Best Salt and Pepper Mills: 7 Top Picks Reviewed
by Julie Workman
Our AssessmentFoodal.com's Julie Workman ranks and reviews seven of the most popular pepper mills. She also picks the best model for several lifestyle considerations, including durability, compact size, ease of use, speed and budget. Reviews indicate real-world testing, but they aren't comparative. A helpful buying guide is also included.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com is one of the best resources for real-world reviews of pepper mills. Reviews are often quite detailed and even-handed, and some note durability concerns that are often overlooked in other reviews. Prospective buyers should read carefully, since reviewers sometimes wrongly fault a product for bad experiences with the seller or shipping. Readers should also beware of older reviews, which might discuss an older version of a product with flaws that have been addressed.
The Kitchn Reviews: Our Favorite Pepper Mills
by Editors of TheKitchn.com
Our AssessmentNine editors of food blog TheKitchn.com weigh in on the pepper mills they use in their own kitchens, which include some of the most popular models on the market. The resulting reviews are honest and based on long periods of real-world use. However, they aren't comparative, and some are more thorough than others.
by Contributors to Williams-Sonoma.com
Our AssessmentCookware and kitchen retailer Williams-Sonoma offers a wide range of pepper mills. Though many are high-end, a few budget models including the OXO Good Grips are sold. Reviewers rate products on a five-star scale. They also indicate how long they've owned the product and how often they use it, which can be helpful.
by Contributors to BedBathAndBeyond.com
Our AssessmentBed Bath and Beyond sells a wide range of pepper mills, both higher-end and budget. Reviewers rate products on a five-star scale overall. They also give specific ratings for value and quality, and indicate whether they would recommend each product to a friend. Reviews aren't as comprehensive as those on Amazon, however.