Part handmade and part machine fabricated, the Alexander Mills Pepper Mill is both beautiful and functional. The grinding mechanism is designed to grind the pepper, maximising the flavour and aroma. Metal grinding mechanism adjusts from fine to coarse. Durable all-metal body with a flanged base for stability.
Made in a thorough quality-controlled, small scale family business production environment, each Alexander Mill is produced from high quality materials with a fine detailed finish while being robust and practical for day-to-day use. Pair with the Modern Salt Mill for a matching set for your table.
Manually-operated pepper mill, with a grinding mechanism designed to grind the pepper
Durable all-metal body
Flanged base for stability
Hand crafted to exacting standards in Thessaloniki, Greece.
D4cm x H20.5cm
Care should be taken to avoid excessive exposure to moisture. Never wash or submerge the mill in water and do not put in the dishwasher. Store the mill in a cool dry place.
Try to avoid grinding directly over cooking pots, as steam will dampen the salt or pepper in the mill, which may in turn clog the mechanism. If the mill becomes clogged it can be cleaned by removing the top, loosening the mechanism and cleaning it out with a small brush.
Only use the mill for grinding ingredients it was intended for. Pepper mills are designed for grinding standard peppercorns, but may also be used to grind dry spices. Generally it is not recommended to grind larger peppercorns or spices with a soft core in these mills.
Never grind salt in a mill intended for pepper, as this will corrode the metal mechanism. Salt mills have a plastic grinding mechanism and are suitable for grinding dry sea salt or rock salt.
Avoid “wet” or “grey” sea salt, or salt flakes as these will clog the mechanism.
The outer metal casing will naturally oxidise and change in appearance with touch and with use and through exposure to moisture and oxygen in the air. However, if you wish to keep the mill polished, you can use metal cleaners suitable for brass or copper available at most supermarkets.
Excessive exposure to moisture may lead to more extreme corrosion such as bright greenblue to grey colourations or ‘verdigris’, which should be cleaned off using a scouring pad, or scrubbed with a half lemon pressed into salt, then wiped clean and dry with a soft cloth.
Alexander Mills have been producing handmade grinding mills since 1977. The design of the mills is based on a coffee mill created in the early 1900's for Greek soldiers to use in the field.