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Perfex Salt Mill

Bring classic diner style to your home countertop with these salt and pepper mills made in France. They’re made of heavy-duty aluminum with a carbon-steel grinding mechanisms for a lifetime of use. Salt mill boasts a corrosion-resistant grinding...Read More

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Bring classic diner style to your home countertop with these salt and pepper mills made in France. They’re made of heavy-duty aluminum with a carbon-steel grinding mechanisms for a lifetime of use. Salt mill boasts a corrosion-resistant grinding mechanism, while the pepper mill features a strong metal burr grinder and allows you to easily adjust your grind from fine to coarse with the simple twist of the nut underneath. Pull-out, front-loading chutes make for quick, easy refilling.

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Perfex
  • Material: Aluminum and carbon steel
  • Dimensions: 4.5" H
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Do not expose interior mechanism to moisture
  • Do not adjust the top nut too tightly, as this blocks the grinding mechanism
  • Wipe exterior with a damp cloth
  • Buff with a soft cloth to restore the sheen

What's In the box? Show

  • Salt or pepper mill
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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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A fantastic companion
We have had a Perfex pepper mill for over twenty years and often talked about buying a salt mill to match. We are thrilled with the quality and performance of the Perfex Salt Mill. It is so easy to adjust and the coarse salt we are grinding does not stick to the grinding element which was a problem with another salt mill we purchased.

Hands down, this is worth the price for those who enjoy grinding their own salt. Cheers!
July 6, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Great smooth pepper mill
Very smooth and well constructed pepper mill. Expensive but I believe good price for the quality and the operation of it along with the different level of grinds.
March 16, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
meh
Small...only ok with coarse Himalayan salt. heir large pepper mill much better.
January 10, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
One of my best purchases!
October 25, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
All we have used for 45 years when we first introduced to them in France
All we have used for 45 years when we first introduced to them in Grance
September 13, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
NOt as good as the old ones
THe grinding adjustment on the bottom comes loose and needs to be reajusted on a regular basis. I will keep it as it is a good back up.
September 10, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
I would have preferred the body to be more elongated which would have made it less bulky and easier to handle,however the mechanism is superb.
August 30, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Not as good..
I have another one I purchased years ago and I thought this would be as good but it doesn't handle the pepper as well. Not so bad that I would return it but bad enough that I wouldn't buy another.
August 8, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Simple design and style
Well made and work as stated. Simple to use and to load.
July 17, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
The other reviews are right!!
Have been trying for some time to find a good pepper mill - one that does not stop working after a short time. Knowing Sur la Table's quality, came to this site & saw the reviews for this little gem; purchased it based on the strength of the reviews. Pepper mill was a birthday present for my husband. He is the main cook/foodie in the house. LOVES it - speed, different levels of grind, etc. Salt mill likely to be a Christmas gift. The price was big of a gulp BUT if we really have it for 50 years like one review said - bargain!
July 13, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Reviews, easy to refill
Susie N on Aug 1, 2019
brcause I need it
RODOLFO P on Jul 2, 2019
Reviews, easy to refill
Susie N on Aug 1, 2019
These are without question, the best salt and pepper mills on the market. The family owned business has guaranteed that the quality is superb and unwavering.
Jorge Luis V on Jul 16, 2019
brcause I need it
RODOLFO P on Jul 2, 2019
The one I have been using since the ‘70’s was lost in a move. Don’t know of a better one.
Kevin C on May 15, 2019
I had my previous one for a good twenty years. I hope the brand is still as good as it was when I bought it. It was excellent. The knob on the turning handle came loose, by that I mean that its connection to the handle just got stripped away after so much use. But I had this mill forever and I loved it so am buying it again.
Elizabeth S on May 11, 2019
I own- love it! So I am getting for my daughters shower.
Eileen L on May 11, 2019
After some research I chose this because it’s reported to be sturdy and reliable.
Joan C on May 5, 2019
I love the Prefex pepper grinder and they are hard to find.
Shepard S on Mar 17, 2019
I already have the Perfex pepper mill and love it. Wanted the salt mill too.
Megan P on Feb 18, 2019
Have the pepper mill
Donna C on Feb 12, 2019
My first Perfex Pepper MIll lasted over 20 years - with everyday use! This is the first replacement for my much loved pepper mill:)
Teresa M on Jan 17, 2019
My mother had this pepper mill and regrettably we donated it when we cleared out her home.
Connie A on Jan 2, 2019
Easy to fill, made of metal, preferred by professional chefs
Beth L. on Jan 1, 2019
I like the rustic look and this product got good reviews from multiple websites.
Michael T S on Dec 30, 2018
looks elegant
Dana H on Dec 20, 2018
Matches antique pepper mil we already have.
Albert B on Dec 17, 2018
I've had a Perfex pepper mill for 39 years and it still works perfectly. I've subsequently bought the salt mill. They are the best.
Thomas H on Dec 16, 2018
Charming look; easy on the arthritic hands
Julia D on Dec 11, 2018
High quality, small size, easy to fill, classic
Frances N on Dec 10, 2018
I have had a peppre grinder that looks like this for 40 yrs. Now my daughter wants one too.
BARBARA G O on Dec 7, 2018
Love the style. Seem to be very high quality based on the reviews. Not the same old boring and hard to fill mills.
Patience S on Dec 5, 2018
This is a gift.
I've had mine for years! Its great!
Alice C on Dec 3, 2018
We read that they are very good quality. We like buying good things one time... keep forever.
Gary R on Nov 30, 2018
extremely well made and easy to use—an heirloom product
Lorraine L on Nov 27, 2018
Great for cooking if you need coarsely grinded salt and pepper
Ramin S on Nov 26, 2018
Perfex pepper grinder is the best grinder because you can easily change the type of pepper you are grinding and the grind texture.
Carol L on Nov 23, 2018
We have a set of these we have had for 20 years and they work great, getting a second set for a friend. Love them!
Jennifer L on Nov 23, 2018
I own this salt and pepper mill set and have had them for about 15 years. I have purchased these for a wedding gift as the groom always comments on how much he likes them when they are over for dinner.
Gabrielle S on Nov 9, 2018
Recommended by a friend
NANCY B on Sep 16, 2018
I already have a set and love it. Wanted another set for my 2nd home.
PATTI R on Sep 13, 2018
This for my wife's birthday. She is an excellent cook and this is the best pepper mill on the market according to her.
James M on Aug 18, 2018
Quality
Rod R on Aug 10, 2018
I ordered them for a wedding gift because they are of the very best quality. I have had a set for over 40 years!
Maria B on Aug 5, 2018
I bought a few for wedding presents because mine is used several times a week and has lasted 35 years.
David M on Jul 10, 2018
Made in France, very high quality with a classic look
Suzanne G on Apr 27, 2018
They make a terrific present for my clients.
Dave D on Apr 16, 2018
I have had one set of these for years; this set is for a vacation home.
Ann H on Feb 23, 2018
top reviews
robert e on Feb 22, 2018
I already own the lager set and absolutely love them, the quality is exceptional. Well worth the price.
Shandra B on Feb 19, 2018
Had one for years, and loved it, but needed to replace it after my home burned.
Linda H on Feb 12, 2018
Used current set for 20 years. Bought as a gift
Carl L on Feb 4, 2018
I have owned a Perfex pepper grinder for over 40 years. I cannot recommend it enough.
NEWTON D on Jan 24, 2018
Classic design
Anne Marie S on Jan 21, 2018
My wife and I received the Perfex pepper mill as a wedding present and we absolutely love it! We use it everyday. It's so practical and functional and from everyone we've heard who owns it, these things really last a lifetime.
Sina A on Jan 17, 2018
Because I love the one that I have for over 30 years. Just hope the quality is as good as it was.
Mary M on Dec 20, 2017
Heard good things about the product, liked the way to load the salt and/or pepper and liked the look.
Diane B on Dec 19, 2017
They are the best. Had my pepper mill 40 years, the salt mill 30.
FRANCIS H on Dec 16, 2017
they are durable, high quality. Easy to adjust grind
james s on Dec 16, 2017
Best pepper mills around! Everyone in our family has them. Beautiful and functional. Love the 7” for cooking.
Sarah P on Dec 15, 2017
I've had mine for 30+ years, I wanted my sons to have theirs for just as long.
Phil C on Dec 15, 2017
These are without question, the best salt and pepper mills on the market. The family owned business has guaranteed that the quality is superb and unwavering.
Jorge Luis V on Jul 16, 2019
The one I have been using since the ‘70’s was lost in a move. Don’t know of a better one.
Kevin C on May 15, 2019
I have owned a set Perfex salt and pepper mills for about 16 years. Never any problem until recently. The rivet that attaches the small barrel-like handle to the handle arm on the pepper mill degraded over the years and broke, leaving just the handle arm.
Do you sell replacement handles?
Michael R on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, we don't sell replacement parts for these mills.
I purchased this mill 15 years ago, and the small rotating knob on the handle just broke off. How best to contact the manufacturer for repair? Thanks!
Marta L on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a fine product with a long life. However, after 15 years I suggest you consider buying a new one.
are these $90.00 each?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these are priced individually.
I just received this earlier this week. I'm using it for the first time tonight, and metal shavings are coming out with my pepper, is this normal? Does it eventually go away?
Lisa K on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I returned the pepper mill and exchanged it for another. Unfortunately, the same thing occurred. I advise all who use this mill (manufactured NOV 2014) to look closely. Just to be sure I took a magnet over top of what I thought to be metal shavings and sure enough they came right up with the magnet. Sadly, I will be returning this mill and trying another option.
Where were these salt and pepper shakers made?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Heavy aluminum, with a carbon-steel grinding mechanism and a classic, simple design. Adjustable grind mechanism. Pull-out chute for easy loading. 4" tall. Made in France
I love my peppermill and salt grinder, but would love to know how to clean them? I have had them for approximately 5 years and need to keep their appearance as good as their terrific ability
A shopper on May 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine are aluminum so I just wipe them with a damp cloth. The ouside acquires a fine patina with age and I haven't needed to clean the inside.
Does the salt mill corrode?
c b on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: To be honest, I only have the pepper, my salty mill, which I seldom use (because I use kosher salt and sel Gris for seasoning, and MALDON and flour de sel for finishing) has a ceramic burr, rather than steel. I will volunteer that I've had my PERFEX since 1975: it was the first kitchen tool I ever bought. It was even more expensive THEN than it is now, and $90 was a big deal when I was earning $50 A week in Summer stock; but I've never regretted it. I've dropped it in soup and stock pots several times, and it still works like a dream.
Does this salt grinder have any plastic parts?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, no plastic parts. It's a very good grinder, but I discovered it does not grind the big chunk salts, like Himilayan Pink. I was disappointed, but the smaller chunk salts are fine.
How do you clean this?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I simply wipe the exterior with a damp cloth or a little warm soapy water.

Our original pepper mill is now 30 years old - and it still works great. This set from Sur la Table was a gift for my son. We bought our salt mill about 15 years ago.

This may sound odd but we don't clean the inside of the pepper mill. It sits on our table and gets used multiple times a day.
We have cleaned the inside of the salt mill, not because it was dirty but because the mechanism had become stiff due to the corrosive nature of salt. I emptied the mill and used a small, thin bristle brush to clean the screw. I dumped out the the debris that was left behind and the salt mill was good to go.
I need a new handle, crank, for my perfect pepper mill. Can you help me ? Mark Blackwell
A shopper on Jan 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Because they’re imported from France, I don’t believe parts for the Perfex pepper mill are available. And in order for you to take advantage of the lifetime warranty you would need to ship it to the small company that manufactures it in Etienne, France. Unfortunately, your only option is to purchase a new grinder.
Do I clean the inside before I use it for the first time? If so, how do I clean it?
A shopper on Jan 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I see no reason to clean the inside of these two grinders. If you feel it is necessary. Perhaps take a dampened clean paper towel or cotton cloth and wipe it out. I would not submerge these in water or use any chemicals or soap on them. Just plain water for a surface wipe.
What is the best salt to use to grind in the Perfex S grinder? I have been using kosher or sea salt.
Helen M on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Preferably sea salt, which gives you a little coarser result. Kosher will work, but why grind kosher? Try a Hymalian pink salt for table use, really good. Kosher good for cooking.
My perplex grinder suddenly stopped grinding - I adjusted the nut on the bottom - both tighter and looser to no avail. Any suggestions?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Contact Sur la Table customer service and ask for contact info for the distributor. My Perfex has stood me in good stead for 40 years, yours should, too! Or if it's less than 30 days old, go in and get a new one from Sur la Table.
What size salt do I use ?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've been using coarse sea salt from the brand Baleine (in the red container). It is available at Whole Foods and even many commercial supermarket-type grocery stores.
What’s the diameter?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The diameter of the salt and pepper grinders are 2.25 inches at the base.
Is there any health reasons to be concerned about this mill being made of aluminum? I thought we were supposed to get rid of our kitchen ware made of aluminum?
Nancy S on Jan 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not to my knowledge, but if you have concerns, just don't buy. I have no issues with mine.
I use kosher salt in my Perfex S mill. Is this ok? What would be the most recommended salt to grind in them? Also cleaning off with damp cloth the best way to clean. I notice mine has a little corrosion on the S one.
Helen M on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think you should get an imported sea salt. Kosher isn't best taste-wise according to experts. I use it for cooking only and ONLY if specified. For table salt I use French Sea Salt or Maldon Sea Salt, which you crumble with your fingers. As far as corrosion, I have a glass salt shaker with a pewter lid. The salt etches a bit, but it's not a problem.
 

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