Cole & Mason Medium Forest Wood Salt Mill

Last updated date: November 23, 2019

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9.0


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Overall Take

A unique design is what you'll get with the Cole & Mason Medium Forest Wood Salt Mill. Of course, this model is also designed to keep your spices fresh. You'll get three different coarseness settings and a clear acrylic window for easy viewing. As an added bonus, the company provides a Lifetime Mechanism Guarantee with each purchase. In our analysis of 72 expert reviews, the Cole & Mason Cole & Mason Medium Forest Wood Salt Mill placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 25, 2019:
Checkout The Best Salt Grinder for a detailed review of all the top salt grinders.

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From The Manufacturer

The Cole & Mason Derwent Forest Wood Salt Mill is one of our most well known and best loved Gourmet Precision mills. The Derwent salt mill with its sleek profile in forest wood and acrylic brings professional seasoning and control to everyday kitchens. Simply twist the collar on the Derwent salt mill to 3 pre-selected settings to achieve fine to coarse grinds during and after cooking; use a coarse grind for salad tomatoes for extra texture or a fine grind for soups or sauces. Each salt and pepper mill features a push top cap for ease of refill.

Overall Product Rankings

2. Cole & Mason Medium Forest Wood Salt Mill
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
3. Latent Epicure Salt and Pepper Grinder Set
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 15
4. Home Ec Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinder
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Gold Armour Salt and Pepper Grinder Set
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Cole & Mason Derwent Salt Grinder
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
7. OXO Good Grips Accent Mess Free Salt Grinder
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 10
8. OXO Clear Salt Grinder
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 11
9. Eparé Salt or Pepper Grinder
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 11
10. JCP Kitchen Salt and Pepper Grinder Set
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Salt Grinders

No dining table is complete without a salt and pepper grinder. These two spices add a burst of flavor to a host of foods, and having a set readily available where you eat allows all guests seated at the table to season their meal to taste. There are a few things you’ll want to consider as you begin your hunt for the perfect grinder.

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Check the construction. Some models are made using acrylic bodies, while others are created from glass. You’ll also find models that are completely constructed from wood. While these are attractive, they don’t allow you to view the amount of spice left in the grinder.

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Examine the grinding mechanism and take note of the materials used to make it. The OXO Clear Salt Grinder uses a ceramic grinder that won’t absorb any of the spice’s flavors or odors, while the Willow & Everett Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinder Set is made of stainless steel that won’t rust or stain.

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Review how many coarseness settings the grinder has to see if it meets your needs. The Cole & Mason Medium Forest Wood Salt Mill features three coarse settings; however, other models offer as many as five. You’ll also want to make sure you can switch from fine to coarse with ease, especially if you’re working on multiple dishes at the same time.

Inspect the grinder to see how easy or tough it is to refill. Models with screw top lids are ideal, as are tops that release when you simply pull upward. Keep in mind that some models are refilled from the top, while others are refilled from the bottom. You may actually need to flip the grinder over to unscrew the cap.

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Look for any extras that may set one grinder apart from another. The Latent Epicure Salt and Pepper Grinder Set, for example, is battery operated and able to grind your spices with the touch of a button. It also comes with an LED light that lets you know when you’ve added just the right amount of spice and a plastic stand that collects any extra salt and pepper remnants.

DYWM Fun Fact

Did you know that the USDA daily recommended dose of salt is just one teaspoon? If you enjoy this flavorful spice, you may be interested in learning a few more fun facts about salt.

  • Salt was actually used as a form of currency in Ethiopia up until the 20th century.
  • Salt is needed for everything from balancing sugar levels within the body to clearing the lungs of mucus and phlegm.
  • If your pet has fleas, you can actually use salt to get rid of fleas naturally.
  • The world’s largest salt flat is located in Bolivia and spans 4,000 square miles.
  • Sea salt extracted from the ocean has 84 minerals that are good for the body.

The Salt Grinder Buying Guide

  • If the salt grinder you’re interested in comes with a warranty or guarantee, make sure you know what it covers. Some warranties and guarantees only cover the grinding mechanism. That won’t help if you have a problem with the lid or the actual container.
  • It’s good practice to clean out your salt and pepper grinders from time to time. To do this, you’ll need to unscrew the lids and shake out any old spices that still remain in the grinders. If you have any trouble getting them out, use a can of air to force it out. Now you can scrub the inside of the grinders with a bottle brush and a little dish soap. Feel free to use a regular washcloth or sponge to clean the outside. Allow the grinders to air dry. If the outside glass has any streaks, you can wipe them away with a little white distilled vinegar.
  • Your pepper grinder can be used to grind other foods as well. You can use them to grind mushrooms for a soup, coffee beans for a hot cup of java and coriander seeds for a homemade salad dressing.
  • Prices for salt grinders vary by the materials used to construct them, as well as any special features they may have. You’ll find the Willow & Everett Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinder Set and the OXO Clear Salt Grinder are more affordable options, as they are more standard. Shoppers will find the Latent Epicure Salt and Pepper Grinder Set commands a higher price thanks to its battery-powered and one-button operation. The Cole & Mason Medium Forest Wood Salt Mill is also more expensive because it’s made using a rich attractive wood that’s more upscale.