An overview and assistance to make a choice. After all, the mill should suit the ambience as everyone of us has his / her preferences. The following list isn’t complete and it can’t ever be because I keep trying new things.
Maple – Light wood with even grain. Fits perfectly with walnut if contrast is wanted or needed.
Cherry – Light brown to reddish wood, even grain. Has a tendency to darken.
Apple – We all know that there are many different kinds of apples. So different is the wood of these kinds, everyone with its own character. This makes it a precious material for turning.
Plum – Reddish wood with violet notes and beautiful grain resulting in its individual character. When I mentioned that there are no two identical pieces then this wood is the utlimate proof. Fissures are normal and their professional closing adds aditional work.
Walnut – Dark brown wood, rivals apple in the number of varieties. Its grain ranges from even to lively, its brown hue can go from grey to violet. Rather hard wood, well polishable.
Rowan – A local relative of olive hence colour and grain are similar. The character of the wood makes it an eyecatcher.
Olive – Classical european wood, although not central european. Also true: There are as many different grains as there are kinds of olives.
Mutenye – The wild relative of the olive with a specially beautiful grain. Wood with heavy weight.
Mopane – Precious wood originating in South Africa, used to make musical instruments. Very heavy.
Macassar – Non-european hardwood. Variety of ebony with characteristic yellow-brown stripes in its grain, making it more fascinating than ebony from Cameroon which is just black.
As the kitchen domain demands food safe surface treatments we work exclusively with shellac, oil, wax or a combination of these. Those treatments also allow for a much more enjoyable haptic experience in comparison to conventional varnishes.
In principle every system can be built in. The essential difference is the length. The most common are:
Peugeot: Vittel (16 and 23 cm), Nancy (12, 18 and 22 cm), Metz (10 cm), Versailles (14 cm)
Sonderegger: System ( 9, 15 and 20 cm)
Please note, that the mentioned length measures are part of the type designation and are not identical with the exact length of the mill. System length for pepper, salt and chili is the same. For now the grinding system for chili is Peugeot Versailles only.