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.


During the holiday season, we ship within 2-4 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 37 reviews
Tamara Runa
Little Cranky...she’s a Gem!

Thank You for the wonderful size, ease and quality of this little stainless steel grinder! I was looking for a pepper mill and The Cranky, she fit the bill ... perfectly! A gem indeed! So happy with my purchase!

Fred Fisher
Beat Pepper Grinder Ever

We Iove the engineering, the style, the size and the quality of this grinder. We think everything about it is perfect. We bought one for ourselves initially, raved about to everybody, and then bought three more as gifts for friends and relatives. The bonus is that the name “Lil Cranky” makes everyone smile.

Bradford Fults
Super solid little grinders

I love the feel of grinding these while cooking. They’re exactly what I was looking for to get a good salt and pepper grind during food prep and cooking. Definitely recommend.

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.