Y Knot Mushroom Series Salt and Pepper Mills
Hugh’s mushroom salt and pepper mills have become a signature item! The base of each mill is typically made of Pure Maple, Spalted Maple, Spalted Elm or Honey Locust. Hugh has hand-turned peppercorns into some of the bases of the pepper mills for a particularly unique effect. The mushroom caps are typically made of Walnut, Padauk, Mahogany or Osage Orange. Two of the most popular combinations are the Maple-Walnut and Maple-Padauk sets. Maple and Black Walnut trees are both native to Canada and the Eastern United States so these form a classic and earthy combination. Hugh has then paired the quintessential Canadian Maple with exotic African Padauk for an eye-catching combination. The brilliant red of Padauk is all natural – there is no dye in this wood. And, as for all of Hugh’s salt and pepper mills, the grinding mechanisms are made in North America (ceramic for salt and stainless steel for pepper) and guaranteed for life. You will enjoy these functional conversation pieces for years to come! Single and double coasters (as shown in the picture to the left) are available for all of Hugh’s salt and pepper mills.
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 overtightened. Overtightening 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 overtighten
- To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth. A light coat of walnut oil can be applied if desired, but isn’t usually necessary.