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T&G Capstan Pepper Mill 25yr Guarantee 6" Gloss Vintage Green FREE DELIVERY 12137

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  • Capstan Pepper Mill
  • Superior Steel & Adjustable Mechanism
  • High Gloss Vintage Green Painted Hevea
  • 25 Year Guarantee
  • (H150mm 6")

The earliest salt and pepper mills were developed in wood and used traditional meat grinders. Today the mill market is quite diverse with mills made from steel, acrylic, porcelain, marble and of course wood. Traditional grinders made from a variety of metals can still be found in many mills, but salt mills will usually have plastic mechanisms to avoid corrosion. However the use of ceramic is rapidly expanding.

Freshly milled Pepper is clearly superior if you compare it to the ready ground varieties available from supermarkets. Whole peppercorns contain a natural oil which gives pepper its distinctive flavour and quickly oxidises and looses its pungency once the peppercorns are ground. For maximum eating pleasure the pepper is best ground coarsely so that the final grind is done with the teeth, releasing the pungent flavour direct into the mouth.

When new, add a spot of cooking oil to the top of the metal spindle where it meets the adjusting screw, this will prevent rusting and keep the thread in good working order. It is advisable to repeat this occasionally throughout the working life of the mill.

Never mill directly over open saucepans, casseroles or frying pans during the cooking process. The steam will dampen the salt and pepper grounds which can clog up the mechanism. Steam can also have a detrimental effect on the mill body and grinder. If the mechanism does get clogged empty the mill and clean the mechanism with a small brush.

Mill bodies can be kept clean by wiping them over with a damp cloth. Wooden models will benefit from an occasional application of mineral or vegetable oil, to enhance the appearance and prevent the wood from drying out.
The mechanisms on T&G mills both CrushGrind® and Traditional carry a lifetime guarantee.

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T&G Capstan Pepper Mill 25yr Guarantee 6" Gloss Vintage Green FREE DELIVERY 12137