Having posted a request for advice on peppermills that allow you to adjust the grind, i bought a peugeot peppermill (the kind that you can adjust the thickness of the grind) and it's very good.
However i got another to use while cooking where i prefer to use a mixture of black pepper, pink pepper and coriander on many dishes, so i just got a plain one (where theoretically you can adjust the grind by turning the knob on top but it doesn't really work.
The only reason i needed one is because they don't sell ducros pepper mills (disposable, filled with pepper or the other pepper mixture) here any more (I believe they;re like mccormack).
Well, first of all, i have to say that the disposable ducros is far superior. None of the other disposable ones are nearly even acceptable, but the ducros was amazing, it ground a nice thick grind very efficiently, right down to the end.
The adjustable peugeot grinds ok, but it takes more turns to get the same amount of pepper ground.
But the one that's not adjustable is terrible. It barely grinds anything. I turn and turn and very little very fine powder comes out. Now true, the pepper in that is mixed with pink pepper that is probably softer and so may not work as well, BUT THE DUCROS mixed pepper one WORKED PERFECTLY even on that.
How is it possible that a cheapo plastic disposable pepper mill can be so much better than the TOP peppermill, I don;t know. I sometimes don;t believe my eyes, but had bought a ton of the ducros before they stopped selling here, and they still are the best of all.
I';d rate them
Peugeot adjustable 7
peugeot non-adjustable 3