Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Fed Up

This might be our fifth salt and pepper grinder set that has failed since about 2002, including one set that took six AAA batteries, and it chewed through them fast enough. R wants to use those supermarket grinders that come filled with salt and pepper, but I simply won't have them sitting on my dining table, thank you very much. Admittedly, they do work very well.

So, another set was found, that happened to be on special. It appears to be better made, but time will tell.


In case you are wondering, neither of us consider pink Himalayan salt any different to normal salt, and I don't add salt anyway, but it does look pretty in the grinder.

24 comments:

  1. Get the supermarket ones that work so well and stick some sparkly contact paper over the offending label. At least you'll save money when/if the cheaper ones break down. The Himalayan salt is a pretty colour.

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    1. River, you have given me an idea. Glue and glitter.

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  2. I've had my pepper grinder for years. I couldn't even take a guess at how old it is, but it's never let down...so far!

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    1. Lee, is it one of those big timber grinders that you probably knocked off from somewhere where you worked?

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    2. ANDREW!!!!!!!!! Lee wouldn't do that ..... would she???

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    3. Charlie, no she wouldn't, I am sure.

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    4. No, Andrew...it's a clear plastic/perspex one. And no, again, I didn't nick it or a wooden one from various restaurants in which I worked over the years...I bought it!!! :)

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    5. Lee, we never really doubted you.

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  3. We have had similar trouble with peppper grinders over the years. You are right about the Himalayan salt, but like you we don't use it.

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    1. EC, R is English. His food needs salt.

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  4. Aldi make a good black pepper which is sold in a grinder and the grinders have always been reliable. I'm with River, if you can't find the right contact paper you could wrap some gorgeous washi tape around it. :)

    I will keep a good thought for your new grinders and hope they work out. :)

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    1. Snoskred, I learn something every day, and one thing I learnt today is what washi tape is. I hope your good thoughts work.

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    2. Same here Andrew. Mum had no idea what washi tape was either. She learns so much from your blogs. Who'd have thought????

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    3. Charlie, I was thinking of wasabi when I saw washi. I don't like it and I bet you don't either.

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  5. It does indeed look pretty Andrew but I'm with R on this one, the pre-filled supermarket ones are efficient and I don't​ think they look too bad. Don't forget to show us yours when they are all glittered up ☺

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    1. Grace, I am not sure that the glittering will go ahead. We probably would have made do with the supermarket ones, but it was a few days just before our houseguest arrived.

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  6. My Nan (she's no longer with us) LOVED salt. She would only buy Saxa iodised salt in those big plastic containers and it was just plonked on the table at every meal time at her house. She would smother her food in it. So much for salt being bad for you. She died last year at 97 years of age. Never did her any harm, aye?? Mum's with you, however. She's bought heaps of salt and pepper grinders. They ALWAYS break. She now uses cute little bowls. It means peeps have to use their fingers but what the heck. You can buy teeny weeny little spoons if that turns you off.
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    1. Charlie, yes people did once use a lot of salt but I still believe it is bad for blood pressure. We still have a white container of iodised salt in the spice cupboard, used for cooking. I like the sound of the bowls.

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  7. Charliedownunder's comment reminded me that I still have a tiny silver salt spoon somewhere. I must have a good look for it next time I'm clearing out drawers.

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    1. Oh yeah River, I remember them.

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  8. Grinders whether for salt or pepper can be a pain.
    I so often find buying a cheaper one works well ... most of the time!

    All the best Jan

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    1. LCTM, greeting and thanks for the comment. I think you may be correct about the cheaper ones. The ones we bought are relatively cheap and I really can't see where they will fail.

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  9. My pepper grinder always breaks, doesn't matter if it is cheap or expensive or whether it is manual or electric. I now stick mostly to (gasp) ready ground pepper.

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    1. Cracked pepper, I believe it is called Ad Rad. I have a jar at work, and is still peppery even though I took it to work in 1988.

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