What every best Pepper Mills has:
- The ability to swiftly crank out enough fresh pepper.
- A sturdy, easy-to-grip body.
- A grinder that's simple to operate.
With a generous 1.25-cup capacity and a trendy, shiny black finish, the Unicorn Magnum Plus blends aesthetics with ease of use and efficiency. A convenient side-loading mechanism makes refilling a breeze. The coarseness is adjusted easily by turning a knob at the bottom of the unit. With no pre-set grind settings, it may require a bit of trial-and-error to get the coarseness just right for your taste. Reviewers say the Unicorn Magnum Plus, which is backed by a one-year warranty, is best for medium-to-coarse grinds.Buy for $45.00
The OXO Good Grips Pepper Grinder is a worthy occupant of the middle ground between pricier pepper mills and store-bought tins, reviewers say. It's easy to use and fill, and since the grinder is at the top of the unit, it won't leave traces of pepper all over your table or counter. There are five coarseness settings, and an easy-to-grip exterior lessens the chances of damaging drops. Reviewers rave about the service they've received from OXO, which offers a lifetime satisfaction guarantee.Buy for $24.95
If it's hard to grip and twist a manual pepper mill -- or you're too busy in the kitchen to fuss with one -- the Trudeau Graviti Plus is an ideal choice. Simply tip the unit like a pitcher and out comes your fresh pepper, ground to consistent sizes from fine to coarse. A mix of see-through plastic and chrome, the sleek Graviti Plus is a strikingly modern addition to any table. It's also not as awkward and top-heavy as some other electric pepper mills.Buy for $29.80
The 9-inch Epare Battery Operated Salt or Pepper Mill and Grinder is an attractive choice for any kitchen, reviewers say, and they love the clear window that lets them see how much pepper is left in the grinder. This Epare mill has a variety of grind settings and its use is not limited to pepper -- it also will grind salt and other spices. Epare backs this unit with a limited lifetime warranty and users give Epare's customer service rave reviews.Buy for $17.95