Comments: This is the pepper-lover's pepper mill – and there are about a zillion pepper mills on the market. What sets this apart? Raw power. You can gently turn the top, like it's some Clark-Kent, milquetoast pepper mill. But for real performance, flip out the handle on the top and crank that pepper out. The manufacturer says an ordinary pepper mill produces around 2 grams per minute, while this baby in hyperdrive can generate 10-times that.
If Olive Garden finds out about these, watch out! "WOULD YOU LIKE SOME PEPPER ON THAT, MISS?"
Everything about this mill is built for speed. A huge hatch on the top opens to accommodate a cup of peppercorns. The 30-milimeter-diameter ceramic grinding mechanism won't rust or corrode and is harder than carbon steel.
You can also use the mill to grind salt or other spices. Clean it by running an amount of salt through it before changing from pepper or one spice to another. The top has a slightly oval shape, which the manufacturer says is more comfortable to grip and easier to use with wet hands than a round mill.
Our one possibly negative comment is though the mill switches easily between fine, medium, and coarse settings, the mill really produces medium, coarse, and coarser pepper. If you need boatloads of fine pepper, you may have to turn elsewhere. (Get it? Turn elsewhere. Where do we come up with these???)
We fully expect the Food Network to feature the Pronto mill in a televised competition for the team that can generate the biggest pile of ground pepper between commercials – and get it to the presentation table without spilling it all over the floor. Seems like that would be worth an oversized $10,000 check, doesn't it….