Sprinkling that final touch of black pepper onto your tasty creation can make all the difference, so it's worth investing in an effective pepper mill. While it's easy and fairly tempting to continuously buy pre-filled pepper mills from the supermarket, it's more environmentally-friendly and economical to invest in your own you can refill.


Pepper mills can also make for a stylish table accessory, so you can have fun choosing an interesting design.

In our roundup of the best pepper mills, you'll find a mix of traditional wooden options, ultra-modern, light up, whizzing gadgets and beautifully decorated salt and pepper shakers, so there's something for every cook and kitchen.

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Best pepper mills for 2023

Latent Epicure Salt and Pepper Set

Latent Epicure Battery Operated Salt and Pepper Grinder Set

Ideal for a busy cook with lots on the go, this contemporary salt and pepper grinder set comes with snazzy features. The nifty button on top lets you season your food with just one hand, and you can shine a light onto your plate to prevent any over-seasoning disasters.

The battery operated set can be used for other herbs and spices including chilli flakes and rosemary leaves, so you can go wild in the kitchen with your favourite flavours. The set comes with a handy tray too to keep your table free of unwanted mess.

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Le Creuset Pepper Mill

A pepper mill for Le Creuset enthusiasts! Add a splash of colour to your dinner table with this fun yet traditional pepper mill. Made with chip-resistant plastic, this pepper grinder from the popular cookware brand is durable and easy to clean and should last for years to come.

The ceramic grinder is corrosive-resistant so it's a top choice for grinding hard peppercorns. If you're not a red fan, there are loads of colours to choose from including blue, black, cream and orange, so you can find a pepper mill to match your Le Creuset casserole dishes and pans.

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Grey Salt and Pepper Mill Set

Dunelm Grey Salt and Pepper Mill Set

For a soft and homey style, these grey salt and pepper mills from Dunelm are a lovely option. If you're fed up of mistaking your salt for your pepper, you'll appreciate the very clear S and P labelling!

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Black and White Salt and Pepper Mills

Black and White Salt and Pepper Mills

Ideal for a monochrome kitchen, we love this stylish set from John Lewis. The simple twist mechanism makes these salt and pepper mills easy to use, and they make for an interesting table accessory thanks to their unique design.

Cuisinart Rechargeable Salt and Pepper Grinder

Rechargeable pepper mill

For a swanky kitchen gadget that's likely to receive some attention from your dinner guests, this rechargeable pepper mill is one to consider.

The charging dock not only ensures your pepper grinder is always ready to go, but also keeps your countertop clean by catching any leftover seasonings. This design conveniently stores both salt and pepper at the same time, so it's a space-saving choice if you prefer to have a clutter-free dining table.

An especially nice touch is the built-in measuring cap, so you can follow your recipe with precision and leave out the guess work.

Wooden Pepper Mill

Tall wooden pepper mill

Add a touch of restaurant culture to a mundane midweek meal with this tall, rather grand, 30cm pepper mill. We love the natural look of the acacia wood, and it would work well in a cosy, farmhouse kitchen.

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Cole and Mason Stainless Steel Pepper Grinder

Cole and Mason Pepper Mill

With six pre-selected grind settings to choose from, this pepper mill allows everyone at the table to enjoy their preferred choice. Offering a straightforward design that'll slot into any kitchen with ease, and a lifetime guarantee, it's a reliable choice from a popular brand. This one is particularly easy to refill due to the lack of screws. You just need to lift the lid, making it far less fiddly than the more traditional designs.

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Garden Tile Salt and Pepper Shakers

Anthropologie Salt and Pepper Shakers

While salt and pepper grinders are often an overlooked kitchen table essential, there's no reason you can't go for a striking, standout design. Boasting a beautiful tile exterior, and with a nod to Art Deco design, these salt and pepper shakers are certainly eye-catching. In true Anthropologie style, you can expect bold and funky colours. You even get a matching tray for a clean tablecloth.

Floral Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers

Floral Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers

Another cute salt and pepper shaker set we couldn't resist! Pop this sweet set from Oliver Bonas on your kitchen shelf or counter and add to your kitchen's welcoming vibe. Whether you're in need of a thoughtful housewarming gift, or you're bored of your ordinary-looking pepper mill, this ceramic set is a cheery choice.


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