Now, as Michael Caine says ‘Not a lot of people know that’. Apparently Peugeot of France created the pepper grinder way back when in 1842.
They patented the design of the grinding mechanism created by a company engineer for the first Peugeot pepper mills and it is still in use today, virtually unchanged.
Often copied, but never equalled, the mechanism is made of case hardened steel which is designed to crack the peppercorns before the actual fine grinding process.
The same unyielding commitment that goes into every Peugeot pepper mill mechanism is also evident in the stainless mechanism that has been specifically designed with a patented pre-chopped system to grind dried chilies so that they are anything from fine to coarse, and it also carries a lifetime warranty!
It comes partially filled with chillies.