If you are like me and you’ve bought a few of those McCormick peppercorn grinders the kind you throw away. You might be thinking as I did it’s about time to upgrade and buy a pepper grinder. Seriously, after four or five you could pay for a real grinder so I bought one. Then the next day I was asked to review the Kitchen Go Brand Salt and Pepper Grinder set. Curiosity got the best of me and since they were fancier looking than the one I bought I went for it.
The first thing you notice about the grinders from Kitchen Go is the brushed stainless steel. It makes them stand out. The glass bottle is sturdy not thin and cheap feeling. They come in a nice package with round holders on the bottom so they don’t rattle around in the box. If one were to give them as a gift, I would feel confident they would arrive in great condition.
I’m only going to use one grinder for now, (I’m not big on salt) I’m going to save the grinder for another purpose I might try flax seeds.
The grinders come apart easily I know this because I took it apart to wash before using. Here’s a tip: unscrew the grinder over a bowl there is a tension spring inside. That is how you get the different size grinds. You can’t lose that or it won’t work.
Since I purchased another the other grinder I know all about the spring. I unscrewed the grinder took out the screw and the spring flew out into the silverware drawer. Had I not been watching I would have never known and the grinder would not have worked.
There are 6 pieces in total. The cap, the top grinder piece, the 3 pieces that work the grinding mechanism and the glass bottle. It also has a set of instructions, which explains how to use the grinder.
After you wash it wiggle the top a few times to get all the water out, you can hear it in there. Dry then wiggle, repeat the process 3 or 4 times and you should be good to go. Or, if you aren’t impatient you could let it dry overnight but I wanted to use it right away. I was out of pepper!
It goes together just as easy only in reverse. When you tighten the nut/screw remember righty tighty, left loosey. If you turn the screw so far to the right you will get nothing out the further you go to the left the coarser the grind.
This pepper grinder holds quite a bit I bought a 1.75-ounce container of whole peppercorns and it filled it up half way. That’s the standard size you usually get at the the grocery store. The shakers are a good size not too big or too small, they are heavyweight, but not heavy. It fits well in your hand, even the cap is sturdy. Nothing about the product is flimsy.
I really like the Kitchen Go salt and pepper grinder set. They would make a beautiful and functional addition to anyone’s kitchen.