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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

Acrylic and pantone pics are ok. I'll try the elegance pictures again. I looked at google images and remembered that the wooden ones would sometimes stick as the humidity changed . But the others are wonderful.

Jan 26, 2010
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

I swear by my 35 year-old William Bounds, but the new ones I have tried lately were disappointing. The real surprise was the Typhoon mills that have been in TJ
Maxx, Homegoods, and Marshalls for the past 6 months. The typhoon Acrylic is a good small size, the Pantone is all plastic and has a problem with the lid which are often broken by customers in the store, and the big one - called the Elegance mill -- is my new kitchen favorite. It has a depression in the top with a stopper that makes filling a breeze. Amazingly, they all cost $10.00 if you can still find them at the stores mentioned. . They have an adjustable ceramic mechanism that clics into place and delivers a huge amount of uniform particles. I hope the pictures load.

Jan 26, 2010
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Dark pits in expensive copper beater bowl

I acquired an expensive copper beater bowl second hand about ten years ago. I cleaned it with commercial copper cleaner and oiled it with vegetable oil, packed it in paper and forgot about it. Well, now it seems to have some dark pits that require scraping to remove the dark tarnish within. I do not think the pits will affect the egg whites, but the pits are unsightly. Is there some way to get these spots out without damaging the copper? And what is the best way to store this bowl to avoid the pitting in the future? Thanks

Jan 26, 2010
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Demeyere Atlantis stuff looks great

I wonder if you can tell me about the differences between the silvinox finish on the Apollo and the Brinox finish on the Sirocco. In a fit of madness, I bought some Sirocco on EBay, and now regret that I did not get Atlantis (with the same finish as the Apollo.) I want to start using the pans but have hesitated. Is there really a lot of difference in the cleanup? Can you say anything to make me feel less bad about this purchase? I know the heat distribution is the same. Thanks

Jan 26, 2010
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