Little Cranky Stainless Steel Mill, 3.5”h

Little Cranky Stainless Steel Mill, 3.5”h

Most salt, pepper and spice mills just make us cranky. Very few look good. And even fewer operate smoothly. Fortunately, our "Little Cranky" name only refers to this mill's size and style. We have nothing but big kudos for Little Cranky.  (But please know that this is our smallest mill at 3.5"h. See the photo of me holding the mill for scale. Yes, my hand is famous!)

First of all, Little Cranky can handle pretty much anything you throw at it (or into it.) This mill grinds peppercorns, salt, herbs or spices. 

The mill is only 3.5"h (actually 5"h to the top of the crank), which makes it an ideal companion next to the stove while cooking or on the kitchen table.

Made of precision stainless steel, Little Cranky still weighs in at 10oz. Can't describe how solid and well-built this mill feels in your hand. 

Little Cranky also has an easy to use, front-loading door. And there's an adjustable grind setting on the bottom so you can dial in your grind to your heart's content.

And like all of our mills, it's outfitted with a top-of-the-line ceramic CrushGrind mechanism.

Makes an excellent gift too. 

Little Cranky really cranks.

  • Stainless Steel, 3.5"h
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Grinds whole peppercorns, salt, spices or dried herbs
  • Door slides open for spices
  • Adjustable coarseness setting using dial on bottom
  • Danish designed ceramic CrushGrind grinding mechanism
  • 3.5"h x 2"dia. at base
  • 5"h to top of the crank
  • Crank is 2.5" in length

To clean, use a damp cloth for stainless steel

Grind coarse salt to help clean out oils from spices. For a more thorough cleaning, unscrew gray dial on bottom, remove the ceramic cone and soak in hot water. Make sure the cone is completely dry (24 hours) prior to reattaching to mill.

Do not substitute other peppercorn or salt brands in place of Reluctant because you know I’ll find out. Do not pass go.


We normally ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D

We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.

Due to the pandemic, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing Overnight and 2 Day services, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, these items too require processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Would hate for you to be unhappy. The world has enough unhappiness. We're here to make you happy. Okedoke?

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Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Kare Reiche
THE best little pepper grinder

This is hands down THE best pepper grinder I have found. I liked the first one so much that I ordered another--one for the table and one for cooking at the range.
Delightful company to deal with and superb service!

Big thumbs up

Really like this grinder. Feels solid and sturdy, grind size easy to adjust, grinds smoothly and consistently. Ignore the complaints about the door being difficult to keep closed, just use common sense and hold it on that side.

My new favorite kitchen tool!

Works amazing and so easy to use. I love everything about it. So glad I found out about your company,
I’m 100 percent satisfied!! Thank you reluctant trading.

Cranky Stainless Steel Mill, 3.5”h from Reluctant Trading

I'm very happy with the design and quality of the Cranky Stainless Steel Mill, 3.5”h from Reluctant Trading as well as they were sent very quickly.

Joseph Palermo
Liked it

It grind a lot of pepper quick, and consistent. looks to be well built, could have been a little larger.