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William Bounds 8-Inch HM pepper Mill
This beautiful brushed finish, Professional mill stands out on any table top or kitchen counter. It is 8-inch high and features a 3 step adjustment ring to easily adjust from Fine Medium Coarse grinds. The innovative mechanism grinds in both directions to provide more spice with less turns. The mill has a high output mechanism, which gives you even more with each turn! All of our mills feature a limited lifetime warranty on the mechanism to ensure that your mill provides years of enjoyment for you or as a gift.
Stylish metal peppermill for creating fresh pepper
Ceramic milling mechanism crushes rather than grinds pepper
No metal on metal contact, resulting in longer life
3-step adjustment ring lets user choose ideal grind
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20 of 20 found the following review helpful:
great pepper millJan 28, 2004
First I bought the Wm. Bounds tapered pepper mill with the crank on the top. That one was not very good. Kind of difficult to turn the crank, very course pepper, difficult to spin the courseness regulator and the little knob at the top kept getting loose. This one is great, easy to grind, good pepper texture, no top knob movement and comfortable to hold. Would definately recommend.
15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Flawless, as far as I can tellMar 09, 2006
If you are into stainless, you really can't go wrong with this one. The three settings work great, it cranks out a lot of pepper with each twist, it is attractive, sturdy, and easy to fill and operate. There really isn't anything else I could ask for.
Update 1/21/2009 - It broke after 2 years. If I could change my rating, I'd give it 2 stars instead of 5. I know I can't expect everything to last forever, but 2 years? I expected more from a $30 pepper mill. To its credit, it worked perfectly until it died.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Pretty good pepper millFeb 11, 2005
By G. Teamann
This mill offers an easy and consistant grind. It has three settings of courseness, and the fine setting actually "fine", unlike some other W&B pepper mills. It's a little hard to fill because a non-removable cross section in the body, but that really my only complaint. I've only had it for a few weeks, so hopefully it continues to give a consistant grind in the future.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Good Peppermill, Maybe Not The BestApr 22, 2008
I'm just retiring mine after about 8 years of service. It was a gift and is exactly like this model, except it has a wooden body (referred to as "Espresso & Stainless Steel" on the William Bounds site).
I really liked the grind select ring which allows you to adjust between the 3 grind sizes without having to fiddle with a screw on the bottom of the mill. (Caveat - see below)
Maintains consistent grind size.
It's a bit hard to fill due to two perpendicular crossbars across the top, through which you must pour the peppercorns.
Doesn't output very much pepper per turn. It is very tedious to grind out a couple of tablespoons worth of pepper for recipes or rubs.
Questionable longevity - I gave one to my mother-in-law as a gift. Less than two years later she's having trouble with the selection ring. Mine took longer to start giving me trouble, but after about 4-5 years I, too, started having some trouble with the ring. The output is almost completely unaffected by the selection on the ring. The upshot is that I have to fiddle with the screw on the bottom after all! The ceramic milling mechanism has a lifetime warranty, but I'm not sure about the ring. In any case, I don't have a receipt because this was a gift.
After about 8 years, I'm left with the impression that this is a good mill, but that the quality is over-hyped.
I've just replaced it with the Unicorn Magnum Plus Pepper Mill 9-in. It is the top-recommended mill by Cooks Illustrated and is Alton Brown's choice as well. I don't find it as aesthetically pleasing, and I'll have to wait and see how long it lasts, but I've been very impressed with it so far. I can tell you this: right out of the box the Unicorn is doing a much better job delivering very coarsely ground pepper (cracked pepper) than the William Bounds ever did.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
William Bounds Astounds!Feb 18, 2008
By Robin D. Nelson
As a chef, I count on my equipment to come through and I have used these peppermills for years and they never let me down. It doesn't matter if I am doing some in-home catering, serving hundreds at a party, or even covering an extra shift at the restaurant; the first things I pack are my knives and my peppermill. The grind adjustments for coarse, medium, and fine are quick and precise. They work every time and deliver consistent grind quality and quantity. It is refreshing to find such a quality piece of kitchen essentials that delivers on all promises. They don't put lifetime warranties on these lightly, and I have never had to take them up on that. Please do yourself a favor and get a functional, important piece of equipment and you will know why I give these out for Christmas to my friends.
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