I don’t eat a lot of seasoning on my food, but on certain things I love my salt and pepper. I always add them to baked potatoes, hash browns, omelets, over easy eggs, and chowder. And when I do use salt and pepper, I love to have them freshly ground. That’s why I love the Elacra Salt and Pepper Grinder.
First of all, the Elacra Salt and Pepper Grinder is just beautiful. It is well-made and the sleek modern design matches my kitchen perfectly. It is so great to have both the salt and pepper in one place – they don’t get separated, and it is much easier to pass them at the dinner table! The salt and pepper are very easy to fill; simply unscrew the cap at either end and fill the grinder. There is no need to fit the peppercorns or the salt in through a tiny hole like some salt and pepper shakers have. Instead you pour the salt and pepper easily into the appropriate end, screw the end back on, and you are done.
There has been more of a trend of grinding salt and pepper lately. Why is that? Pepper has been ground up for thousands of years, but over the last few decades it was much easier to purchase ground pepper and put it in the shaker on the table. The trouble with ground pepper, though, is that the strongest and riches flavors of the pepper are released by grinding. The longer the ground pepper sits, the less flavor it still has. There is nothing quite like the flavor of freshly ground pepper, and by purchasing pre-ground pepper, we didn’t know what we were missing out on. I notice a huge difference since I have started using the Elacra Salt and Pepper grinder – the fresh ground pepper has a wonderful bite and an aromatic spice. As far as flavor is concerned there is no need to grind up salt, as the flavor remains the same whether it is freshly ground or not, but I love sea salt and I find that often the crystals are too large for my taste. I like to grind it up to make smaller and more evenly distributed. The Elacra Salt and Pepper Grinder is perfect for this – you can easily adjust the coarseness of the salt and pepper.
If you are looking for an attractive, functional and well-designed salt and pepper grinder, look no further. The Elacra Salt and Pepper Grinder is perfect for everyday meals, and makes a beautiful addition to a formal table setting as well.