WMF Deluxe Empty Ceramill
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- Recipient of the Design Centre Rhine-Westphalia award and the Reddot award
- Designed by Metz and Kindler
- Attractive European Design
- Cromargan 18/10-stainless steel and glass
- Spices not included
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Best of all, your table stays clean, because the top is a small metal lid that lifts off, and to grind, you turn the entire mill upside down. (You can't tell from the picture, but this is a manual mill, not battery-powered.) That means that unlike most mills, the grinding mechanism with the leftover pepper or salt dust seeping out never touches the tabletop. It's very hard to find a peppermill with this intelligent design feature.
The product looks amazing. The build quality is top notch with heavy duty glass and metal construction. It does not feel cheap at all and contributes to the value greatly.
The mill sits grinder up meaning that the as you can see in the picture the glass portion rests on the counter. A simple unscrew operation lets you add more content into the storage container which is very easy. Te top has a cap that needs to be removed which has a rubber seal again very easy to operate. I have used these mills with rock salts and various peppers (black, and blends). I have noticed that the control mechanism for the grinder setting (determining how fine the grind coming out is) is a bit tricky to use mid grind. Meaning I grind some of the salt/pepper and then change the coarseness of the grind, it can be tricky especially if there are particles still in the grind mechanism. I would be watchful. As a note this only was a problem with some of the harder salts that I have.
I wish I could give the product 4.5 stars as that is the true score but I cant give it 5 knowing that the issue with the grinding control exists with the harder salts and the usage pattern of changing the coarseness of the grind mid grind is a common one.Read more ›
An added bonus is the grinding mechanism on the top instead of the bottom so it doesn't leave salt/pepper dust on the counter where it sits. The price for that is that there is a top that has to be removed and replaced when grinding so there are added steps, but to me that is worth it to keep the counters cleaner.
The fact that it's made in Germany is a huge plus for me. The country of origin is reflected in the price, of course.
The container is clear, so I can see how much is left. And it's glass, not acrylic; I almost always choose glass over plastic.
Refilling the mill is as easy as filling a jar. You just unscrew the glass container from the stainless unit. There are no parts that get in the way or have to held just-so.
A ceramic grinder is the best choice for salt, and I have a Ceramill with salt in it. I also have 4 of them with peppercorns (different types), and they work great w/ the peppercorns too. And, I have one with Herbs de Provence in it because I prefer my HdP to have a finer texture. Yes, I have 6 of them. I love them that much.
Having the grinder on top means no salt or pepper dust on table or counter. The lid keeps it clean & dry. It's easy to access for adjusting to a finer or coarser grind. I don't anticipate having to replace the ceramic grinder, but it can be replaced; I like the idea of being able to replace a part rather then throw away the whole thing.
Two of these mills --salt & Tellicherry-- have been used daily for over 3 years. The others are used a few times a week. We've had no issues with them at all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the best place for me and a very high quality product.Published 18 months ago by Batir Kamalitdinov
Can easily adjust the size of the grind from large flakes of pepper to fine sea salt. Would buy more for spices. Highly recommendPublished 20 months ago by Kardor
Looks great on the table and the ceramic grinders last forever. I bought these to replace one my daughter broke and it is worth every cent.Published 21 months ago by cyber.snow
Quality item. This is the second one I've purchased. One for salt and one for pepper:-) The only spice mills worth buying.Published on November 19, 2013 by Painterly
I purchased this to use with coarse sea salt. It looks nice and works great. I do lots of grilling and cooking and this salt mill gets used for everything, indoors or out. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by zippy
I had my old WMF Ceramill grinders for years and years, they finally started to give up so purchased these new ones. I'm thrilled with them so far. Read morePublished on May 13, 2012 by Heather Smyth
This is the best pepper/salt grinder I have ever had. Settings from very fine to coarse, and it works flawlessly. Highly recommend eventhough it is pricey.Published on February 18, 2012 by Nelson
I had the white and now bought with metal lid. WMF products are very good and I approve this. Indian it is worth it and has excellent durability.Published on November 19, 2011 by Douglas M. Agra