Salt & pepper grinders
Salt and pepper mills are a practical and even integral part of the kitchen that can also serve as elegant accessories. Whether you want a set of grinders of contemporary Scandinavian design, or mills in classic French style, you will find what you need at Nordic Nest.
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Salt & pepper mills for every need
If you cook often, salt and pepper grinders are an integral part of the everyday life. And even more so if you love to cook. A nice set of quality salt and pepper mills can also be beautiful pieces to put on display in your kitchen or on your dinner table.
At Nordic Nest you will find a wide range of salt and pepper mills. Whether you want a minimalist set of salt and pepper mills, or grinder of classic and timeless design, you will find what you are looking for at Nordic Nest.
What type of Salt & Pepper Grinders should I choose?
If you are looking to buy a new set of quality salt mills and peppers mills, you might want to look into the particulars so that you are sure of what you are investing in. A good set of quality salt and pepper grinders can last you a long time when used and cared for properly.
Comparing ceramic mills and steel mills:
Whether to choose a ceramic salt and pepper grinder set or steel grinders depends on how you use them and what you want to get out of your mills.
Pros and cons of steel salt & pepper grinders:
- Ideal for pepper. A steel grinder cuts peppercorns instead of grinding them. This is beneficial for releasing the aroma of the pepper.
- Less suitable for salt. The crystal structure of salt causes more wear to steel grinders.
- Should not be used over boiling water as the water vapor can cause clumping, and worst case rusting.
- Salt can cause corrosion or oxidation of the steel.
Pros and cons of ceramic salt & pepper grinders:
- Ideal for grinding salt. Salt crystals causes no wear on ceramic grinders.
- Will not rust or deteriorate.
- Water vapor can still cause clumping.
- Hard spices can cause wear on ceramic mills.
Design and material of salt & pepper mills
The exterior of the salt and pepper mills you choose is not critical for their performance. This is rather a matter of taste and aesthetic value. Finding salt and pepper grinders that go well with the rest of your kitchen is great for creating a uniform and coherent look.
Stainless steel salt & pepper grinders
Salt grinders and pepper grinders with stainless steel exteriors are both stylish and durable. The salt and pepper grinders in Gerorg Jensen’s range of products are some great examples of steel exterior mills of great design.
Plastic salt & pepper grinders
A plastic exterior is easy to keep clean. The bottle grinders from Menu are a great example with their contemporary, yet timeless Scandinavian design.
Wooden salt & pepper grinders
An mills with a wooden exterior van have a more classy look that brings warmth to your kitchen. Great examples of salt and pepper grinder with beautiful wooden exteriors are the ones from Broste Copenhagen, and AYTM.
Classic salt & pepper grinders
The classic design of traditional salt and pepper grinders will never go out of fashion. A great example are the mills designed by the french brand Peugeot, with their classy and timeless design.
Salt and pepper grinders with adjustable level of coarseness
How finely your salt and peppers mills grind can be adjusted on most designs you will find here at Nordic Nest.
Why you would change salt & pepper grinders level of coarseness:
The coarseness of your ground salts and peppers has an effect on aroma, taste and structure, something that every gourmet should have in consideration when cooking their meals.
The general rule is that a coarse grind is used for food like meat and fish dishes. A finer grind should instead be used for soups and the like.
How to adjust your salt & pepper grinders for varying coarseness:
Since there are a lot of different designs of salt and pepper mills with varying ways of adjusting coarseness, we advise you to turn to the instruction manual that your salt and pepper grinders come with.
Which are the most popular salt & pepper grinders?
At Nordic Nest you will find a wide range of salt and pepper grinders from renowned design brands such as Kähler, Alessi and the Danish brand Menu. Some sets of grinders are part of collections which makes it easy to combine with other products from the same range in order to create a classy, coherent look.
Top 3 salt & pepper mills
- Menu - Bottle grinder Set
- Georg Jensen - Alfredo salt and pepper mill set
- Kähler - Hammershøi salt and pepper grinder