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Peugeot 20613 Elis U'Select Electric 8 Inch Pepper Mill, Stainless Steel

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  • Made in France
  • Patented u'Select system allows 6 pre-set levels of grind
  • Lights up when activated
  • Includes mill tray, batteries, & supply of peppercorns; gift boxed
  • Wipe with damp cloth.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 8 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000H7O4TO
  • Item model number: 20613
  • Batteries 6 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,566 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Product Description

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 d�cor.

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

Salt-Mechanism

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.

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A Peugeot Innovation

u'Select is Peugeot's patented grind control system for electric and manual grinders. Beyond personal preferences, different stages of the preparation / cooking process and different dishes often call for seasonings of varying sizes. Peugeot now offers the ability to quickly, easily and accurately adjust the grind settings with its patented u'Select system.

From coarsely ground pepper or salt to very fine, u'Select offers:

-6 pre-defined levels of grind for pepper, or any point in between.

-6 pre-defined levels of grind for salt, or any point in between.

Simplicity: just turn the ring at the base of the mill and select your grind size. The further you turn the ring, the finer or coarser the grind, depending on the direction turned.

Precision: no risk that the grind will change during use.

The right grind: You are assured that with each setting, the grind will be consistent, time after time.

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Fine or coarse grind-is it just a question of taste?

Actually it depends on personal taste and the dish being prepared. While personal taste plays a role, some dishes call for coarse salt or pepper, whereas others require either or both to be finely ground. A finer grind will be used for a delicate sauce or mixed raw vegetables and a coarse grind for grilling a steak or when making heartier meats and dishes.

Anatomy of u'Select Mills

These mills feature the innovative u'Select system. u'Select mills have the same renowned grinding mechanisms, beauty and functionality as classic Peugeot mills with an additional feature of easy grind selection. When you want to adjust the grind of your salt/pepper to more coarse or fine, you simply turn the u'Select ring at the base of the mill. You can select one of six pre-marked positions, or any point in between, for infinite possibilities. Your selection will not move or change until you want it to.

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Manual Mills
For best grinding results:
hold the mill body steady
and turn mill top in a
clockwise direction only
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Electric Mills
Press the Power switch to grind pepper or salt. Light will illuminate underneath mill when power switch is pressed. u'Select Ring:The narrower the wedge, the finer the grind.
Which pepper and which salt can be used in Peugeot Mills?

Pepper:

To get the best results, we recommend you to use only dry, hard, whole peppercorns that are 5 mm (1/4") or less in diameter. Black, white and dry green peppercorns can be ground in Peugeot pepper mills. Pink peppercorns can be ground only if in a blend (max 15% pink) with one of these other peppercorns. Dried coriander seeds are also suitable for the pepper mechanism.

Salt:

To get the best out of your Peugeot salt grinding mechanism, you should use: dry salt, ideally with a diameter of 4 mm (0.16") such as coarse sea salt or rock salt (salt mined from an underground salt seam). Do not use your Peugeot salt mill for grinding pepper or any other spice, or damp sea salt (also known as grey salt, Guerande, Re, etc.) The moisture content is so high in damp salt that it will corrode the mill. Use a Peugeot Wet Salt mill with a mechanism specifically designed for damp salt. Its shape and materials have been designed to resist salt corrosion.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This grinder looks good, feels like a quality product and works wonderfully.
fish6735
I love the one handed use and the light that shines down on your food so that you can actually see how much pepper you are putting on it.
Suzy Mcdonald
The grind selection is a must for us, and you can really tell the difference between the different courseness options.
J. Haugen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

75 of 81 people found the following review helpful By K. G. Smith on June 20, 2008
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I had this product for less than four months and it broke. The glass part separated from the stainless steel. I called peugeot and they said "There life time warranty is only for the grinder part not the whole pepper mill. What a joke... Needless to say they would not replace it.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By S. Purpura on February 8, 2010
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I'm happy with the Peugeot Elis u-Select electric pepper mill, but it's a little slow to grind and it does burn through batteries. I own it because one handed grinding is preferred while I'm (quickly) working with meat or other cooking. Having complained a little, the rest of the device does appear to work as advertised. I haven't had any trouble with the sizing of peppercorns or other problems noted by other reviewers.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Hoobury on September 17, 2010
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The only thing keeping this from getting 5 stars is the price. I guess you get what you pay for.

I've been using an electric pepper mill for a year now that looked very similar to this one. I've had a number of issues with that one and it finally just broke down completely. I looked up a replacement here on Amazon and found this one. Then realized that the one I've been using is one of many cheap knockoffs. This Peugeot unit is the original. As I said above, you certainly pay for it. Is it worth it, I'm not sure. But it's an incredibly smooth, solid operation. I'm sure I'll be using this for many years to come.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Steve Mentas on November 20, 2008
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I have had many Pepper Mills and consider myself an accomplished cook. This is the best Pepper Mill I have ever owned. It looks great and is especially nice with a "Stainless Steel Kitchen". It is very convenient and can be used with just one hand. It is a must for every serious cook or Foodie!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By REM on November 21, 2007
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Hated the large grains from most mill's - this one's a +++. Varies from almost powder to large grains and does it easily
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By nancyfsu on December 29, 2010
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This product is fantastic!!! It is worth every penny. I've thrown out/given away all of my other pepper mills. I originally received the Peugeot pepper mill as a gift, and liked it so much that I have given it as a gift several times. This is without a doubt the best pepper mill that I have ever used. It has a light and the you are able to adjust the courseness of the pepper that is being ground. Everyone that uses it always has a positive comment.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Haugen on September 9, 2007
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We've had this pepper mill for 9 months. We love it. The grind selection is a must for us, and you can really tell the difference between the different courseness options. Worth the extra money if you use pepper everyday.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Flatiron.Views on November 23, 2012
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The first pepper mill delivered was defective and appeared to be a 'repackage'. Two small pieces of metal had broken off one of the clips inside the mill and were floating around in the pepper cavity. The extra bulb, which should have been included, was missing. This item was a gift and it was rather embarrassing since it may have appeared I purchased this from a merchant selling 2nds.

I returned the mill to Amazon and promptly received a replacement. Again, problems...clearly another 'repackage'. The replacement bulb was missing AGAIN. All contents (batteries, cap for the counter) were shifted around in the packaging and the item didn't look new. Fingerprints were visible on the stainless steel surface.

I purchased a replacement gift from a different source and will keep the 2nd mill for my own use to avoid the hassle of returning as well as the drive to UPS.

The mill works well and has a pleasant weight in the hand. I am hesitant to recommend ordering via Amazon, however, because of the uncertainty regarding the quality control of the items shipped.
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