I have a bright red pepper mill from Anthropologie that I love. However, after a few years of some serious cooking and a few chips in the lacquer it could use to be replaced. I really like the Henrik Salt and Pepper Mill from Crate and Barrel right now, so that’s the likely replacement: far from bright red, but interesting for the shape alone.
From L to R, the Henrik, Jesper and Lizbet Salt and Pepper Mills from Crate and Barrel, each $40. These acacia wood mills were all originally designed by Jens Quistgaard, and are brought back from the Dansk International archives for a limited time. (images via Crate and Barrel)
Even though I’m leaning towards the natural mills above, you know that I love color and I would be remiss not to show you a rainbow of pepper mills as I navigate the world of colorful (or not) kitchen accessories. Here are nine good ones, in all shades of deliciousness:
Red: Capstan Pepper Mill by T&G Woodware, about $50 (image via T&G Woodware), Pink: Pantone Crush Grind Mill, available at Amazon, about $25 (image via Amazon), Orange: Vic Firth Salt Mill in Electric Orange, about $35 (image via Food Network), Yellow: Vic Firth Yellow Pepper Mill, about $40 (image via Vic Firth), Light Green: Vic Firth Mario Batalli Pesto Pepper Mill, about $40 (image via Vic Firth), Dark Green: Chiasso Posh Grinders (set of 4 various colors), $38 (image via Chiasso), Sky Blue: Paderno Blue Pepper Mill, $25 (image via Paderno), Blue: Peugeot U-Select Lacquered Pepper Mill in Azure, $55 (image via Williams Sonoma Home), Purple: Galic Pumba Pepper Mill (image via Galic)
Pepper (or salt) mills are a great way to add some color to your kitchen on the cheap, and it’s fun and easy to start a collection of them. Displayed or not, you’ll have fun knowing your pepper is coming from a beautiful gadget as opposed to an institutional shaker. Enjoy the hunt, don’t be afraid to have more than one, and let me know if you find a great one!
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