Q – Hello, I have a small salt and pepper mill set in silver. The mechanism in the salt mill is broken. Can I purchase a replacement? On the bottom of the mills it reads “Peter Piper” and Park Green Made in England 1982. Thank you for your help.
A – Thanks for your email. However, I don’t believe that Peter Piper mills are being made any more. I believe that they used Peugeot mechanisms but I am not sure. In any event, Peugeot do not sell parts for their mills. I don’t know what your Peter Piper mills look like but the Peugeot silver plated mills are called Mignonettes. We don’t sell just the salt mill, I’m afraid, but you can buy a set. Here is the link:
Q – Hope all well and sorry to bother you but do you know if it’s ok to use Maldon salt in a mill? My usual salt is no longer available, Lisa
A – Hi Lisa, it depends on the mill. For most mills the Maldon is too wet and will clog the mill up. The ceramic grinders, ideally with a wooden body, are the best for a wet sea salt but you will need to make sure that the mill doesn’t get too damp or is not left too long with wet salt in without being used as the salt can harden quickly. It can also be quite corrosive on a metal mill body. Best wishes – Claire
Q – Thanks v much for your reply. I might skip the Maldon, but is all sea salt too wet? My mill is ceramic and I think it’s wood as it’s painted green, it’s a Zassenhaus
A – The test is that you can’t break a salt crystal easily between thumb and forefinger. If it doesn’t break then it should go through most grinders, whether it is sea salt or anything else. Such salt should be available in most large supermarkets. NB Don’t use flakes!
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