About

Brushed stainless steel body can stand with grinder up or down to avoid spillage

Corrosion resistant ceramic grinding mechanism adjusts for any level of fine to coarse grounds

Large exterior grind adjustment is accessible and easy to use

Built in funnel for quick and easy filling

Lifetime warranty

  • Type: Salt Mill
  • Color: Metallic
  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Made In: China
  • Warranty: Lifetime
  • Dimensions: 7" x 1-3/4"
  • Composition: Brushed stainless steel cover, plastic interior; ceramic grinding mechanism
  • Manufacturer: Robinson Home Products

Ambitions

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 especially 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

Utility/Quality

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

Packaging

Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive

Economy

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 definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere

Summary

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: Grinding pepper has a very clear purpose – you get the most flavor from freshly ground peppercorns. The longer ground pepper sits, the less it tastes like pepper.

Is the same true of salt? No. Freshly ground salt and salt that was pulverized months ago taste the same.

Why then, are we in love with this salt mill from the CIA Masters Collection? We really don’t have a good answer, beyond the powdery grains of salt that it snows down on our dishes, and how good it feels when we are grinding our salt, and how attractive it is.

This salt mill features a ceramic grinding mechanism that has been engineered to produce an excellent grind quality, and adjusts from fine to coarse with an easy-to-use exterior grind adjustment knob that holds the setting until you change it. The built-in funnel at the top accommodates all sizes of salt. It features a brushed stainless steel body that is gently shaped for a comfortable grip for grinding and is certainly attractive enough for most table settings.

Some timid people may be concerned that grains of salt will fall out on their lovely tablecloths when they set the salt mill back down, but those people have the option of putting the mill down with the grinding mechanism pointing up to avoid even the hint of spilling.

We know we don’t have to grind our salt. But with this salt mill, we just like doing it.