Question Answers Recipes Reviews Supplies Register
Cooking Baking Ingredients Equipment Techniques Entertaining Holidays Ethnic Nutrition Safety Desserts Drinks History Science Kids

Professional Nutmeg Mill
Manufacturer: Cole & Mason
List price: $19.95
Warranty: Lifetime on the grinding mechanism
Dimensions: 5-3/4" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/2"
Weight: 8-1/2 oz
Composition: Acrylic and stainless steel
Type:Gadgets: Nutmeg Mill
Color:Clear, silver
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments:We have ground enough fingertips with our nutmeg in years gone by that we are a little skittish of using nutmeg. Of course, there are nutmeg mills on the market, and we have finally stumbled on this one, which has two attributes that we love.

First, it is gorgeous! Acrylic and stainless steel, it stores nutmegs on one side and grinds them on the other. Second, it grinds them to powder, generating a superfine dust so much finer than any rasp or finger-endangering grater we have used.

Our one issue with the grater is that it is not quick. In producing such fine nutmeg powder, it takes quite a few turns of the crank. It would take a minute or more to generate a half-teaspoon of ground nutmeg. But nutmeg is seldom used in high volume, so it probably won't be a problem for most people. We are not entirely sure what a professional nutmeg mill is, but we think many professional kitchens would be a little put off by the pace of the mill.

The biggest challenge right now may be tracking it down. It is not available at It is not even available on the manufacturer's British website. It is narrowly available online, and is certain to be found here and there in kitchen stores. Keep looking, you may find it. Freshly ground nutmeg is so much better than preground (old) nutmeg. You absolutely will notice a difference.


Submit your question
to Ochef


Register 2001-2009 OCHEF LLCSearchAdvertiseContact UsPrivacySite MapLinks