OXO Good Grips Accent Mess Free Salt Grinder

Last updated date: October 21, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7

OXO Good Grips Accent Mess Free Salt Grinder

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 82 expert reviews, the OXO OXO Good Grips Accent Mess Free Salt Grinder placed 7th 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.

Expert Summarized Score
8.6
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
1,524 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
These are great... just as advertised. You can select your grinned fine or rough... works like a charm
- Sur La Table
This grinder comes with 5 grind settings and holds just over 4 ounces of salt
- All Top Stuffs
February 26, 2019 | Full review
The salt grinder comes with a very soft non-slip grip to make it especially easy to handle.
- Chef's Resource
July 24, 2019 | Full review
Has different coarseness settings.
- Cooking Matt
May 7, 2019 | Full review
Coated plastic on the base really does offer a good grip (hence the name) and we love the modern look with a clear canister that lets you know at a glance when you’re approaching time for a refill (rather than running out mid-grind).
- Foodal
The Oxo Good Grips features stainless steel accents, a noncorrosive ceramic grinder, and a transparent acrylic body.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The construction of this grinder features a clear acrylic and stainless steel body. Operation of the grinder is pretty easy with a soft and non-slip grip
- Best 10 Choices
Ergonomic design with a non slip base provides superior grip to make grinding a breeze. Offers a generous 5 coarseness settings
- BestReviews
Flat Level Tops allows grinders to rest flat when turned upside down so it provides a stable base for easy refilling.
- Best Home Kitchen Stuff
The product is equipped with non-corrosive ceramic grinders that are going to last a long time.
- Home Blows
What experts didn't like
The output is rather inconsistent.
- Chef's Resource
July 24, 2019 | Full review
Has trouble grinding finer salt.
- Cooking Matt
May 7, 2019 | Full review
They aren’t without their flaws. Both the salt and pepper mill are fairly aggressive in their grinds and there is no real fine setting, though they do offer five increments of coarseness.
- Foodal
A little big
- Best 10 Choices
No lid to keep contents fresh. Grind selection could be easier to use.
- BestReviews
Like most of the best salt and pepper grinders, these ones don’t come cheap but when you feel the weight of these and how smoothly the mechanism grinds, you know it’s made to a high standard of quality.
- Best Home Kitchen Stuff

From The Manufacturer

OXO Good Grips Salt & Pepper Grinder Set: In the kitchen or at the dining table, the OXO Good Grips Salt & Pepper Grinder Set is always in season. The Grinders are easily adjustable from fine to coarse grind and rest flat when upside down for easy refilling. Non-corrosive ceramic grinders won’t absorb flavors or odors, and are positioned at the top of the Grinders so as not to leave a mess on the counter or table. The Grinders have a soft, non-slip grip for comfortable grinding. Stainless steel accents and clear bodies give the Grinders kitchen-to-table appeal – great for preparing and serving meals. Sold filled with sea salt and black peppercorns. Salt and Pepper Grinder SetPepper Shaker It’s the Little Things: At OXO, we consistently develop products that address even the tiniest of pet peeves, because we know it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. Our Salt & Pepper Grinder Set grinds from the top, so you can avoid leaving a trail of salt & pepper across your countertop. Features & Benefits: Ceramic Grinders will not absorb flavors or odors, providing the best performance for multi-use grinding Top Grinding mechanism helps ensure countertops are clean and free of salt and pepper Wide openings and level tops allow Grinders to rest flat while upside down for easy refilling Large, soft, non-slip base allows for comfortable, easy grinding, perfect for seasoning large batches of food Smoothly Rotating Tabs help make adjusting Grinder settings from fine to coarse a breeze Stainless Steel Accents provide kitchen-to-table appeal Good Tip: Our Grinders are also great for grinding whole spices like cumin, coriander and cloves. When you’re ready to switch ingredients, just grind some coarse salt through the Grinder to clean. OXO is dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier. How do we do it? We study people – lefties and righties, male and female, young and old – interacting with products and identify ways to make them better. Our “question everything” process and relentless attention to detail uncover the best solutions for slicing, peeling, whisking, baking, stirring, washing, scrubbing, dusting, storing and organizing. Brand Story

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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.

DWYM 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.