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Brass Pepper Mill 104

Brass Pepper Mill 104

Alexander Mills

Regular price $139.00
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Please Note: more stock arriving end of July. Please be in contact if you would like to secure either a Salt or Pepper Mill. 

Brass pepper mill 104 230mm high 40mm dia 540 grams.

The design of the mills is based on a coffee mill created in the early 1900’s for Greek soldiers to use in the field. All mills are part hand-made and part manufactured in a small, familyrun factory in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. Current owner, Polivios Ioannou, is the son of the company founder. Qualities of Brass and Copper: Brass and copper are naturally resistant to corrosion, but like all metals, they do slowly oxidise and change in appearance with touch and with use and through exposure to moisture and oxygen in the air.
This process is part of the nature of the metal and brings with it a beautiful patina of use. Over time, the metal will darken and dull off in appearance. Copper can eventually develop areas of warm brown and red and brass will also darken to a reddish tone. However, if users wish to retain a bright polished look, ordinary metal cleaners can be used with a soft cloth to polish the outside of the mill.
Excessive exposure to moisture may lead to more extreme corrosion such as bright green-blue to grey colourations, which should be removed and avoided by following the care instructions overleaf.

Prior to first use, it is recommended to clean the mechanism by grinding a few peppercorns through the mill and discarding.

You can determine the coarseness you wish to produce by adjusting the screw at the bottom of the mill. For a finer grind tighten the screw clockwise. Salt mills have a plastic grinding mechanism and are suitable for grinding dry sea salt or rock salt. Avoid “wet” or “grey” sea salt, or salt flakes as these will clog the mechanism.
Care & maintenance: Care should be taken to avoid excessive exposure to moisture. Never wash or submerge the mill in water and do not put in the dishwasher. Store the mill in a cool dry place.

However, if you wish to keep the mill polished you can use metal cleaners suitable for brass or copper available at most supermarkets. Excessive exposure to moisture may lead to more extreme corrosion such as bright greenblue to grey colourations or ‘verdigris’, which should be cleaned off using a scouring pad, or scrubbed with a half lemon pressed into salt, then wiped clean and dry with a soft cloth.

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