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July 14, 2011

Cast Iron Herb and Spice Grater


From the website:


The heavy cast-iron shape crushes pepper and other herbs and spices simply by rotating the top and bottom sections.

You yourself determine the degree of fineness, by exerting more or less pressure when turning.

The top section also offers space for storing herbs and spices: a cork lid seals the storage compartment.

Three parts.

From Skeppshult in Sweden.

8 cm Ø x 8 cm H (3.1" x 3.1").

Weight 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs.).


You can believe it or not but I'm telling you I didn't understand for several minutes how this device works.

Only after I walked away from the screen for a bit and then returned did the penny drop.


I still say I should be making a fortune as the final bastion of user testing before a product is cleared for marketing.

If it's possible not to understand something — no matter how simple and obvious — that possibility lives here.


July 14, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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I have a mortar and pestle and a coffee grinder reserved for spices. The coffee grinder (blade, not burr) can handle fresh Rosemary, Thyme and similar small herbaceous spices as well as the dozens and dozens of barks, seeds, pods, beans, fruits and flowers that make up much of the world of spice.

While this miniature grain mill will, no doubt, do a fine job for certain classes of the aforementioned world of spices, it is ill-equipped to deal with the grinding duties called for in the simple production of Kimchi. The coffee grinder has to work in batches, but it will get the job done in a few minutes.

Now, if this thing were 30cm across.....

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 14, 2011 4:37:03 PM

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