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Peugeot 19488 Amboine 4.25 Inch Nutmeg Grinder, Natural Wood

by Peugeot

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Natural Wood
  • Made in France since 1842 Lifetime warranty on mechanism
  • Mechanism made of case hardened steel
  • Grating/Shaving blades are made of stainless steel
  • Shipped with 7 nutmegs
  • Wipe exteriot with damp cloth to clean
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Product Details

Color: Natural Wood
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 5 inches ; 11.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00061MZWE
  • Item model number: 19488
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,882 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Color: Natural Wood

Advantage of Freshly Ground Spices

There are many benefits to freshly grinding pepper, salt, herbs and spices for cooking and seasoning. A quality mill with a specifically designed grinding mechanism will release the aromas and essential oils of that spice. Freshly ground pepper and spices have more aroma and better flavor than pre- ground. Another advantage of using freshly ground spices or minerals (salts) is the control a mill provides for determining the coarseness (size) of a grind. A high quality pepper, salt or spice mill gives you the ability to choose and change the coarseness according to taste or necessity.

How to Choose a Good Mill

When looking for a pepper, salt or spice grinder, consider the following:

Grinding mechanism: Choose a grinding mechanism that can withstand daily use: one that is well made and produces a consistent grind. Ideally, the grinding mechanism should be designed to handle a specific spice, as each spice has different physical characteristics that will benefit from different design features.

Design and appearance: Whether it's traditional or modern, manual or electric, a mill can be an indispensable tool in your kitchen and a beautiful part of table decor.

Ease of Use: A quality mill should be easy to adjust, easy to fill, and feel comfortable in the hand.

History of Peugeot

Peugeot's story starts in the 19th century when the Peugeot brothers converted the family's gristmill into a steel foundry. They began producing award winning hand tools immediately after opening and went on to produce a diverse range of exceptional quality products including small appliances, bicycles and most notably, automobiles. (Although now operating as a separate company, the Peugeot car company continues the same commitment to quality and innovation that is a Peugeot hallmark). In 1840 Peugeot created their burr style coffee grinder and adopted that design to accommodate peppercorns in 1874. The resulting pepper mechanism design is still used today in every Peugeot pepper mill. Peugeot's iconic pepper grinding mechanism design is often copied, but never equaled. Today, Peugeot offers six unique spice-specific mechanisms plus the original burr-style coffee grinder. There are no shortcuts: each mechanism is designed to get the most out of the spices they are intended for. After more than 160 years, Peugeot mills and grinders remain the benchmark of the industry and have earned their position as the mill of choice in world class kitchens.

It's All About the Mechanism

The primary difference between Peugeot and all other brands are the spice-specific mechanisms. Peugeot has 7 unique spice specific mechanisms for pepper, salt, herbs and spices, coffee, wet salt, chili peppers and nutmeg. For each spice, there is one - and only one - Peugeot grinding mechanism, each made of the ideal design and constructed from the best material available for its intended use. All Peugeot mechanisms are made in France and carry a lifetime limited warranty.

Pepper Grinding Mechanism

Peugeot's Pepper Grinding Mechanism is a two stage burr-style system. During production, the helix-shaped grooves and grinding teeth of the pepper mechanism are individually cut before the steel is case hardened to make it virtually indestructible. The mechanism is then given a proprietary treatment to provide additional protection against corrosion. During use, the helix- shaped grooves guide whole peppercorns through the mechanism to crack, then grind to a consistent size by a double row of teeth. This process releases the pepper's essential oils, resulting in more flavor and aroma for your dish. This patented mechanism is found on every Peugeot Pepper mill and is widely considered the best pepper mechanism available


Peugeot's Salt Crushing Mechanism features two ribbed plates which work to fracture and crush coarse, dry sea salt to a consistent size. The salt grinding mechanism is made of corrosion resistant Stainless Steel, and is found on every Peugeot Salt Mill.


Peugeot's Spice Mechanism is made of ceramic, and is specially designed to grind dried spices and flat leafy herbs to release their essential oils. It is particularly effective with dried aromatic herbs such as thyme, parsley, basil, oregano, and herbs de Provence, as well as dried seeds such as cumin.


Peugeot's Chili Pepper Mechanism is made of case hardened steel for optimal hardness and resilience. This patented mechanism features a pre-cutting system and dual chamber reservoir. For use with dry, hot chilis such as birds tongue, African devils and Piri Piri.


The Nutmeg Shaving Mechanism is made of treated stainless steel which is corrosion resistant, and offers superior edge retention. The Peugeot nutmeg shaver is equipped with a double stainless steel grater blade and a strong claw which enables the whole nutmeg to be very finely shaved, while keeping fingers safe. Intended for use with whole nutmeg nuts.


Peugeot's Wet Salt mechanism has been specially designed for wet sea salt: a spiral guides the salt, ensuring that it does not stick together. The mechanism is made of ceramic because wet salt crystals are soft (wear is not an issue) but corrosive. Intended for use with damp sea salts such as Sel de Guerande.


The Coffee Grinding Mechanism found in all Peugeot coffee mills is the foundation of Peugeot's grinding legacy. The case-hardened steel mechanism efficiently cracks and grinds coffee beans to the desired consistency:from espresso fine to coffee- press coarse.

Peugeot Manual Mills

For best results, hold mill and turn mill top in a clockwise direction only

To adjust the Grind on manual mills not equipped with u'Select, turn the adjustment nut located on the top of the mill.

- clockwise to obtain a finer grind

- counter-clockwise to obtain a coarser grind

Peugeot Electric Mill

Electric mills permit single-handed use, leaving you free to cook at the same time. Just press the button to start grinding.

Classic Electric Pepper Mills

To adjust the grind on an electric mill, turn the thumbwheel grind adjustment (found below the grinding mechanism on electric mills that are not equipped with the u'Select system). - Clockwise to obtain a finer grind, - Counter-clockwise to obtain a coarser grind.

Classic Electric Salt Mills

Classic Electric Salt Mills (not fitted with the u'Select grind adjustment system) are pre-set to medium and cannot be adjusted.

Customer Reviews

I really liked the grinder its is smooth and easy to handle.
I have to say that after loading the fresh nutmeg, putting the two pieces (top & bottom) back together can be a bit awkward.
D. Burdine
The Peugeot grinding mechanisms are still among the top five in the cooking world.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Aceto TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 9, 2011
Color Name: Polished Chrome
I picked up one of these, thinking that I already had a perfectly good one, and why would I ever buy that many nuts just to look cute under the dome and loose their freshness. Then I turned the crank. Like silk. Simile without hyperbole. I kept grinding. It was faster, too. when I looked in the palm of my hand I had enough fine shavings for a big apple pie. Sold!

The Peugeot grinding mechanisms are still among the top five in the cooking world. My first nutmeg grinder, (and, yes, you must use a specialty grinder unless you rig your Microplane) more than doubled my use of nutmeg. This grinder is also is more convenient and safer than my trusty Microplanes. But I have not tried their specialized model. It may be as good, maybe not. Suffice it to say that my usage of fresh nutmeg has more than doubled again.

Be sure and buy only as few nuts as you need. And buy them from a good source where you are sure of the turnover. They live less than a year on the shelf. Freezing extrudes the essential oils.

I picked this one because it was there. The name means nothing except as a location for growing nutmegs. It is used for this particular finish. If you care enough about the style to pay a premium, that is your choice. The grinders are all the same for nutmeg. Just please stop using pre-ground. This grinder will show you why fortunes were made from the spice islands.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By K. Andria on July 12, 2006
Color Name: Clear Acrylic Verified Purchase
This nutmeg shaver is fantastic. Turn it one direction for a course grind and the other for a finer grind. The thicker grind is perfect for recipes, while the thinner grind is just fine enough to put on top of your iced cap.

The design is simple and clean. You can always see how much nutmeg you have left and its really easy to drop a new seed into the grinder.

Knowing Peugeot, this thing will last a REALLY long time.

Check out the rest of their collection if you like freshly ground anything!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Drizzle on December 18, 2009
Color Name: Clear Acrylic
I just want to write a counter-review to the one star review posted here that has been voted as helpful. Though I agree this grater has some faults, it does not merit a one star review in any way.

In two years of using the walnut wood colored version of this grater (there are many color option for the bottom half of the grater), I have found 3 minor faults:

1) Incomplete shaving - After shaving halfway thru a nutmeg, you will need to open the shaver and flip the nut over (rounded side down) in order to shave the other half down. Even then, after you finish the second "half" you will be left with a wafer of nutmeg about 3/32" thick that it will no longer shave. On the other hand, if you were to grate by hand you will also end up with an unusable piece unless you're very fastidious and careful. (Also, if you do it by hand, you will likely be grating not shaving - maybe a small distinction, but important to some people) Either way, I don't really count this as a fault. I just toss the little wafer in the compost and move on without regret. It's still much easier to use than a hand grater.

2) The opening and closing of the shaver is actually simple and easy in itself. Unless, you want to keep nuts in the clear dome portion for visual impact. Then, it becomes a balancing act of keeping the bottom half level while you compress and twist the top half down. This is because there is only a very small lip on the bottom half keeping the nuts from rolling out before putting the two halves together. But seriously people, it's NOT that hard to do. Put the bottom half on the counter, load your nut in the middle, load the "ornamental" nuts around the perimeter, then, push the top half down and twist 1/10 of a turn. If that's too hard, just store the ornamental nuts somewhere else.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Michael D VINE VOICE on March 6, 2008
Color Name: Clear Acrylic Verified Purchase
This is an attractive grater, and it is relatively sturdy (though some of the chrome you see is actually plastic). But there are core problems, which I have experienced in the 8 months I have owned it. I frequently grind spices.

The first problem is that it is hard to load. The bizarre engineering requires that you open the grater in the middle, which causes all the whole nutmegs to fall out. It is awkward to keep the nutmegs inside while also loading the nutmeg which is currently being grated.

The more important problem is a fatal design flaw in how the nutmeg being grated is held. Generally, it grates a nutmeg part of the way, and then the "teeth" inside which grip the nutmeg strip the nutmeg (like stripping a screw), and you are unable to continue grating. The result is that I have a lot of half-grated nutmegs.

It might, nevertheless, be your best option.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sondra G. Oravetz on April 18, 2009
Color Name: Clear Acrylic
Positives - This is a nifty grater for the first half of the whole nutmeg but fails when you get beyond halfway to grasp onto the nut and grind the last half. I have lots of half shaved nuts in a jar waiting for another grater to come into my life! It is easy to use once you get the nut properly seated in the chamber. It grinds off nice small pieces or shavings from the nut, you keep your fingers away from any sharp areas and it is quick. I store one nut in the chamber for instant use.

Negatives - After only a few months of use I had a tooth break loose which has not so far reduced its ability to grind but if another one goes well it just might not work. The teeth are not hardened steel but some other metal composite which is not as strong. Loading and storage of extra nuts in the outside compartment is not practical because when opening the device all the stored nuts will fall out if you are not careful. My advice is buy any one of a number of other nutmeg graters for less money, just watch your fingers when grating if using one of the microplanes and store your nuts in a glass jar with a lid.
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