The Best Pepper Grinders for Fresh and Flavorful Ground Spices
Best Overall: Peugeot Paris u'Select 9-Inch Pepper Mill
By Amy Schulman and Laura Denby
April 14, 2022
Pros: This professional-quality pepper grinder lets you pick from six coarseness settings, which gives the user more control over the intensity of flavor and freshness.
Cons: This grinder is specifically designed for peppercorns, so it shouldn’t be used for other types of spices.
Thanks to its special design, this grinder from Peugeot cracks each peppercorn without crushing it, helping to maintain maximum flavor in every piece.
Made from beechwood sourced from French forests, this gadget has a sleek, iconic design. It utilizes a stainless steel inner body for its two-stage pepper grinding mechanism that cracks each peppercorn first before grinding. Users can choose from six grind sizes to reach their desired coarseness by turning the ring at the bottom of the mill. For best results, Peugeot recommends only filling the grinder with dry, hard, whole peppercorns that are 1/4-inch or less in diameter.
- Grind settings: 6
- Material: Wood body with stainless steel grind system