I absolutely love to cook. And I don't mean pop open a box and add in a couple of easy ingredients, either...Unless we're talking mashed potatoes. I actually prefer instant, as does the rest of my family! But unless I am making mashed potatoes, I like cooking from scratch. I have 2 large cabinets full of different spices, and I love experimenting with different flavor profiles while cooking. Just last night I made some fabulous Jamaican Beef Patties and Curried Couscous that was to die for!
While I love exotic flavors and seasonings, I also know the value of simpler seasonings like salt and pepper. I don't just grab the salt and pepper shaker when I cook. As a matter of fact, I don't even keep shakers in my home. I much prefer coarse sea salt and whole peppercorns when I cook. They taste so much better than anything that comes out of a sad little shaker, and I have found you actually use less when you grind them yourself. The flavor is fresher and more intense, which really helps to bring out the natural flavors in food. There is nothing better than a nice, thick Ribeye steak with some freshly ground pepper and a nice sprinkle of sea salt. Yum! When using high-quality salt and pepper, you really don't need anything else, more often than not.
If you choose to use coarse sea salt and whole peppercorns, which I highly recommend, one essential piece of equipment is a good salt and pepper grinder. Gone are the days of using a mortar and pestle, thank goodness! There are many grinders on the market, ranging in price and quality. This is definitely one case where cheaper does not mean better. For a long time, I used separate salt and pepper grinders, and I found that they could be a pain to fill and quite messy. They were also difficult to assemble at times. This led to spillage and waste of good salt and pepper.
That's why I was so impressed by the Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Grinder. This handy kitchen gadget is not your ordinary salt and pepper grinder! This is an all-in-one grinder that houses both your salt and pepper in one unit. The design is sleek, attractive, and very easy to use. The salt and pepper compartments feature transparent windows so you'll always be able to see how full they are, and the body of this grinder is a durable and attractive stainless steel. It's also ergonomically designed to be comfortable to operate and has a non-slip grip. Another thing that puts this grinder a step ahead of the rest is that it seasons accurately with dual adjustable, eco-friendly ceramic grinding mechanisms for salt and pepper that adjusts easily from fine to coarse. Want a finer grind for soups or stews? Done! Maybe you'd like a larger, coarser grind for a spice rub for a pepper-crusted roast? This grinder has you covered there, too. But in my opinion, the BEST part about this little gem is how easy it is to fill. While most grinders can be very messy, the Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Grinder is virtually mess-free. As a matter of fact, there are convenient, built-in funnels that can be used while adding salt, pepper, or other spices to the grinder. This keeps your countertops clean and minimizes waste. This grinder is so simple to fill, even my preteen can handle it with no issues. Take a look!
Overall, I am absolutely loving my Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Grinder. This grinder is hands down the best, most convenient grinder I have ever used. The folks at Ozeri are committed to producing high-quality, innovative, and user-friendly products for the home, and they hit the nail on the head with this grinder. I would definitely call it a kitchen essential. It's also very attractive and fits into the decor of my kitchen seamlessly. I would definitely recommend this grinder to anyone who wants to spice things up a bit by taking a new approach to the way they look at seasoning. Try it! I guarantee those salt and pepper shakers will be a thing of the past once you taste the difference when using freshly ground salt and pepper. It's like night and day! With the Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Grinder, grinding your own spices has never been easier or more convenient. This product definitely gets an enthusiastic two thumbs up from me!
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The awesome folks at Ozeri are so sure you'll love this product that not one, not two, but THREE of my lucky readers will be receiving a Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Grinder of their own! How cool is that?! Stay tuned for even more Ozeri reviews and giveaways coming VERY soon, too!
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