The best purchase you will make this year
"Wood Pepper Mills
raises the bar again"
$195, $220, $245
Over the past year Best Pepper Mills has performed extensive research into all makes and models of pepper
mills (and salt mills). We broke down our research into two basic areas. The first being commercial
There are many companies both foreign and domestic that offer a variety of pepper and salt mills and they cover the
gambit from wood to stainless steel and vary in prices from $25 to several hundred depending on your
On the other side of the aisle is the handcrafted pepper and salt mills.
The most famous of these are the mills produce by an 84 year old gentlemen by the name of Pinky Martin. One day he
decided to enhance the cooking show of Sara Moulton that was on Food Network so he sent Ms. Moulton one of his
pepper mills. From the moment she set eyes on it she adored it and featured it on her tv show on every occasion and
subsequently Mr. Martin sent Ms. Moulton several more which were also featured on her show. In addition, Oprah
Winfrey saw one of Pinky's pepper mill and she had a show featuring his pepper
mills. Of course, the orders skyrocketed. A huge waiting list developed as the elderly gentleman simply could not
produce the orders quickly and after some 2000 pepper mills sold and built Mr. Martin ceased his production.
In an attempt to capitialize off of Mr. Martin's celebrity status
and the popularity of his pepper mills many
woodworkers jumped into the fray. The market for handcrafted
blossomed. On the downside many were fly by night and did not last very
One organization known as Exotic Wood Pepper Mills has stood
the test of time. Ron and Robyn McKinney have produced hundreds of pepper and salt mills of exquisite quality
and have been doing it since 2003. They like Pinky have never been able to produce mills for stock because a
continual back log has existed since they open their doors 8 years ago. And even today there is a 4 to 6 week wait
for your mill to be produced. On the upside the customer is given continual updates on the progress of their mill
so the anticipation becomes greater and greater as time passes. And rest assured when the mill arrives it will
literally blow your socks off. They are beautiful, elegant, exquisite and functional.
Exotic Wood Pepper Mills or Wood Pepper Mills (name changed due to a copycat exotic "woods" pepper mills"
offer many designs and wood colors and patterns that will complement your particular kitchen and dining areas. Ms.
McKinney has extensive kitchen and dining area experience and can design a mill for your particular decor. In
addition, all their mills possess the world renown mechanism produced by Chef Specialties.
Over the years one mill has stood head and shoulders above the others and that is the mill known as The Blackjack.
Named for the famous card game because it consists of 21 layers of wood it is indeed a work of art. From the
seamless construction, to the finest piano like gloss finish the Blackjack will easily become the focal point of
your dining area. If it is a gift I guarantee you will be remembered for it.
A book could be written about the positve features of this work of art. The construction is absolutely flawless.
The seams between the different woods are, for all intents and purposes, non-existent. It is as if the wood
naturally grew this way. As mentioned the mill utilizes the world famous Chef Specialities grinding mechanism that
has been used for decades. And finally the smooth lacquer finish is unmatched for any hand-crafted mill, (including
Pinky's). Utilizing 16 layers of sprayed lacquer with a hand-rubbing and polishing you have never seen such
quality and more particularly never felt such quality of workmanship in wood.
The only con is the wait time. In our fast pace world who wants to wait 4 to 6 weeks after they place an order to
receive it? Well, no one. And at Christmas time the wait is 10 to 14 weeks so if you don't place the order around
the first of November chances are it will be after Christmas before you will receive your order. In fact, every
year the last Christmas order are not shipped until February!
But as the old sayings goes, "Good things come to those who wait" and "patience is a virtue" and in the end you
will be rewarded with an exquisite piece of art that rivals a Pacasso or any of the other master
Hands down, without question and head and shoulders above the rest the clear winner for the Best Pepper Mill is
the Blackjack. For that special someone, for the close friend you treasure, for the new couple just getting
married, a house warming gift, the Blackjack is the perfect choice. If that special day is coming up get on the
production list now by placing your order. "Those who hesitate lose" so do not miss the chance to be the best
gift giver ever in the eyes of the recipient. It is a purchase you will never regret! Guaranteed!
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