When another chance arose to work with Ozeri
I was more than happy to take the opportunity; I really enjoyed reviewing their drinking glasses
a few months ago and I do want to include more home style pieces in my blog (This will be much easier when we move out!) – This time we’ve been testing out their Duo Ultra Salt & Pepper Grinder*
I thought I’d photograph this so that you can see their claims, rather than just typing it out myself:
I like the idea of something that saves space, when we move out we’re going to be limited with space in pretty much every room (We have So much stuff between us) so every little helps. As well as that, I’m quite drawn to the fact that it’s a bit different and a bit gadgety – I may be out of touch with a lot of tech stuff, these days, but anything gadgety just makes me interested!
I really liked how well made it feels; it really does feel like very good quality and like we’ll be able to use this for a really long time (at least I hope so as I really like it!)
Before it arrived I hadn’t looked in to it a whole lot, so I had expected there to be two, separate, parts that turn, one for salt, one for pepper but, as you can see from the picture above, it’s quite different to that. It’s really rather clever, turning one way gives you salt and the other pepper (though make sure you don’t get mixed up otherwise dinner might taste a bit different to expected!)
As well as that rather cool (well my idea of cool, I don’t know about you!) feature, it comes with a cap which fits on to the bottom which means that you won’t get salt and pepper falling out of the bottom and making a mess – It’s nice little details like this which I have found from Ozeri both times that I’ve used their products.
As well as the cap, the base also houses two adjustable knobs (as you’ll have seen from the description on the box at the top) – We didn’t feel that we needed to use these as we were happy with the way that it worked from the outset, but I really like the idea and it’s yet another nice little detail that adds to the value of this product.
There’s only one part of my review where I wasn’t totally happy – The cap on the base is also supposed to double up as a sort of ‘funnel’ to help you make sure you don’t get salt in the pepper or vice versa. This was something I struggled with, the hole in the base isn’t big enough to pour much through and, so, I ended up having to take it off. I did better doing it manually but did still end up putting pepper in the salt (good job we all like pepper!) All in all, though, I don’t think that’s too much of a problem as I’m quite sure there’s any number of ways to solve this issue, next time I think I will use an actual funnel, nice and cheap and if it makes using this grinder easier then it’s definitely worth the investment. On the upside the top comes off really nice and easily for when you’re re-filling it, so that part isn’t an issue at all.
All in all, as far as salt and pepper grinders go, I’m really impressed. Can’t say I ever expected to say that about a grinder, but then I’ve never owned one as good as this. It feels quality, it’s different and it’s space saving – Can’t say much better than that. For £9.95 on Amazon it’s a pretty good bargain, too.
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*This item was sent to me for the purpose of review