I'm resuscitating this thread because I want to ask for a pepper grinder for xmas but I want one that is going to be affordable (Atlas were about 50 euros), preferably european (no import tax) and that can grind coarsely. If it;s adjustable all the better.
I'm not really attracted to the one with the little handle thingy on top (the atlas seems to all be like that) because it's tiny and seems harder to use.
I currently use what i still have left of the disposable ones, the only brand worth buying being Durcos, which is McCormack in italy, but durcos seems to have gone out of business. I can't find them even on line. They cracked the pepper very coarsely, and worked really easily. They also had a mixed pepper one with pink, white, black and green peppercorns and coriander seeds, a combination that is particularly appetising to me. I don't care for the white pepper or the green, but the pink, the black and the coriander are special - on meat i don't need anything else.
So can anyone recommend me a cheaper, preferably european pepper grinder that will easily and effectively grind pepper coarsely. I can't ask for a 50 euro pepper grinder, but maybe a 20- maybe 25 euro one.