Cole and Mason, the leading Brand of salt and pepper mills worldwide, is synonymous with innovative design, product performance, and quality. Our extensive range of mills, from traditional to contemporary, has something to suit every table setting. Cole and Mason's standard mills are fitted with patented mechanisms, stainless steel for pepper and nylon for salt. Our Gourmet mills feature machine cut hardened carbon steel for pepper and ceramic for salt, while the Electronic and Inverta style mills all feature ceramic mechanisms for salt and pepper. The mechanisms are fully adjustable so they deliver freshly ground pepper or sea salt in fine to coarse grinds. All mechanisms have a lifetime guarantee. Our pepper mechanisms strip the peppercorns to break them into smaller pieces so that flavor is slowly released onto food, rather than crushing the corns and squeezing out the pepperin oils, whereby releasing the flavor very quickly into the atmoshpere. Stainless steel is an ideal material for the pepper mill as it will not corrode and can be made very sharp, giving improved variability of grind. Our standard salt mechanism has a unique anti-static, clog-free design and is molded for high precision with sharp grinding teeth. Nylon is used due to its hard wearing characteristics. Being non-porous, it does not absorb odors and is therefore suitable for salt.