Coarse Settings: When specifically examining coarse settings, it’s important to note that Peugeot’s mills are manufactured in steel, wear-resistant, and guaranteed for life. This is key, as the Peugeot pepper mill benefits from a specific treatment that protects it from corrosion and preserves its cutting edge which chops the peppercorns rather than crushing them – this patented technology is what sets Peugeot’s mills apart from others. As a result, Peugeot mills offer a grind that can be adjusted, from coarse to the finest, to bring out all the intensity and character of the aromas of each spice and reveal their subtlety of flavors. Peugeot mills come equipped either with the u’Select patented adjustable grinding system or a classic grind dial, depending on the design. Additionally, each manual mill is made of wood, stainless steel, copper, acrylic or cast iron, they are equipped with unique mechanisms, manual or electric, and easy to clean and maintain.
Surprising Benefits: As you gently twist and crack your spices in a manual grinder, you’re engaging all of your senses as you season – touching the spices and mill; hearing the spices be cracked; smelling the spices fragrant aromas; seeing the spices fall from the mill to your plate, and tasting the freshness of the spice in each bite of food. There’s nothing quite like a manual mill to engage all of your senses while preparing your favorite meal.
Freshness: As we noted in a previous post about whole vs. pre-ground spices, using a pepper grinder with whole spices helps keep the spices fresh longer, is more eco-friendly and you can explore new flavors. However, like anything you take out of original or air-tight packaging, spices can experience some slight deterioration in flavor if left in a mill’s chamber without being used for an extended period of time. So, if you don’t use fresh spices very often, we suggest investing in a small mill, like the Bistrorama or Bistro mills, to keep your spices as fresh as possible in between.
Price: Peugeot’s Manual Mills range from $35 to $308, pending on the mill design, size, and finish – making them the perfect kitchen tool for every budget and design preference.