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Pepper vs Salt Mill – what’s the difference?

Our Peppermill Mechanism - click to enlarge

Our Peppermill Mechanism – click to enlarge

One question we hear often is “what’s the difference between a Fletchers’ Mill peppermill and salt mill?”

While the mill bodies look identical, there is a big difference inside. Simply turn the mill over and look at the grinding mechanism.

If the mechanism is stainless steel, then it is a pepper mill. The stainless steel mechanism is designed for grinding pepper and with our “Lock & Grind” system, it offers you a wide range of grinds. But, that same metal mechanism, if used for salt, will corrode over time and the salt will also stick to it and clump together if any moisture were to get into the mill, making it unusable.

Our Salt Mill Mechanism – click to enlarge

If the mechanism is nylon, then you have a salt mill. We feature nylon as it will not corrode when using salt. It too, features our “Lock & Grind” grinding system which offers you variable granularity when crushing your salt. Sea salt is the preferred type of salt to use. You can find a matching salt mill to almost all of our USA wood mills-and they look great in pairs. Since you grind pepper and crush salt, our salt mills cannot be used to grind pepper.

Be sure to only use our specially designed salt mill grinders for your sea salts! You can find matching salt mills to almost all of our USA Wood Mills – and, they look great in pairs!

Both Fletchers’ Mill Peppermills and Salt Mills carry our Lifetime Guarantee!