Y Knot Medium Black Walnut Pepper Mill
The Black Walnut tree is native to Southeastern Canada and the Eastern United States. It grows commonly in Riparian areas, the ecologically significant interface zone between rivers and land. Handcrafted dinnerware items are also an interface between casual and elegant dining. Hugh encourages you to use your Riparian Series items every day, but including them in a centerpiece will add a level of sophistication to any table. Hugh’s work is a fine example of the interface between function and art.The great majority of the wood is locally sourced, but sometimes Hugh uses exotics for accent pieces.
Using Your Salt or Pepper Mill
It is important to note that the silver knob on top of the salt or pepper mill should not be over-tightened. Over-tightening the knob will prevent the grinding mechanism from working. For pepper mills – the silver knob is used to adjust the grind from fine to coarse. Just turn the knob slightly one way or the other to adjust the coarseness of the grind. Salt mills can not have the grind adjusted, they only have a fine grind setting. Pepper mill mechanisms are stainless steel. Salt mill mechanisms are ceramic (to prevent corrosion). Both are made in the USA and are guaranteed for life.
To add peppercorns or coarse salt:
- Unscrew silver knob
- Remove top portion
- Fill (a funnel will help)
- Replace top portion
- Screw on silver knob – and don’t over-tighten
- To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth. A light coat of walnut oil can be applied if desired, but isn’t usually necessary.