Pepper & Salt Balls, Photos ©Chef'n
I go through two or three salt and pepper grinders a year, a ridiculous number for one who cooks only three or four meals a week. Either the tops break off or the blades get dull, or the turning mechanism fails. Another kitchen tool goes to gadget hell, where nothing is recycled.
But along came Chef''n® salt and pepper grinders, and my life in the kitchen will never be the same. Chef'n, known for inventing some of the coolest, smartest, and most stylish creations for cooks, has developed a line of killer salt and pepper grinders!
Why are they so great?
1. They're One-Handed! (Finally!)
Chef'n understands that a cook must always be doing two things at once: tasting and stirring, pouring chicken stock and stirring, adding seasonings and stirring... So, Chef'n makes all the grinders one-handed.
2. They're Comfortable To Use
Chef'n makes grinders comfortable to use with one hand, by providing soft ergonomic Savvygrip® handles.
3. They Grind From Fine To Coarse
The third aspect of Chef'n's innovative grinders is the Grindtune®, with five levels of grinding ability from coarse to fine. Several squeezes of fine grind for the soup pot, a few squeezes of medium grind for the french fries, and just one or two light squeezes of coarse salt for the finishing touch on the entree.
4. The Grinders Are Designed For Each Spice
The grinding mechanisms for the salt and pepper complement each spice. Salt requires a relatively soft tool for grinding, so ceramic blades are used. Peppercorns are harder than salt and need sharp blades to grind them, so zinc rasps are used in the grinding of pepper.Bistro Grinders, Photos ©Chef'n
5. They're Stylish
The styling of Chef'n grinders is very unique. The Salt Ball and PepperBall®, look smashing on a chic dining table, resembling very modern little bunnies. Chef'n also makes Mini- Magnetic Salt and Pepper Balls, made with rare earth magnets, that will stick to any metal surface in your kitchen. (Perhaps Chef'n had mobile kitchens in mind!)
The same Chef'n grinders are used for the larger Bistro style, my choice of grinders for cooking. The Bistro Dual mills contain both the ceramic and steel blades so that each spice gets the right grind. All Chef'n grinders are available in stainless steel and polycarbonate versions, so you can again pick the look you like.Spaestro Salt & Pepper Refills, Photos ©Chef'n
6. They Have Innovative Spice Refills
Ever refill a pepper mill? Do the little peppercorns spill all over the floor? Mine too! But Chef'n has designed wonderful package for their yummy salt and peppers . Called the Spicestros™, these smart containers, shown above, are designed to pour straight into your salt or pepper grinders, not your floor.
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All of Chef'n's creations are reasonably priced and available from Amazon or Chef's Resource.