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Claire - Salt and Pepper Mills PLUS

Which Salt Mill should I use for Maldon Sea Salt?

27th October 2007 13:53

The CrushGrind wooden mills, such as the Capstan Good House Keeping Salt Mill or the Classic Clear Salt Mill are what we recommend for the very wettest sea salts like Maldon or Anglesey.

Although CrushGrind say any wet sea salt can be ground in any of their mills, we have had a few problems with the wet salt corroding the metal casing of the mills. The mills still grind no problem but the corrosion is unappealing!

For those who are also anxious about the wet salt corroding acrylic, which it may do in tiny traces, then it is best to go for the all wood mills, the CrushGrind Capstan mills.

Peugeot do a couple of wet sea salt grinders, the Guerande and the Vendome , specifically designed for Sel de Guerande. Occassionally we get problems with these not grinding a very wet salt like Maldon, but is is rare. Some say this about the CrushGrind, too, however, on balance I think that the ceramic CrushGrind mill probably works better. If you are still having trouble - and those who live in damp climates may - then you can add a few grains of dry rice to your salt which will help to absorb some of the extra moisture.

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