Little Cranky Stainless Steel Mill, 3.5"h

Stainless Steel, 3.5"h

Proud to be named in Bon Appétit as a "Top 10 Great Specialty Food Store"

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.


Regular Non-Rush Delivery starts at just $3.95. It's very reasonable.

It's darn fast too. Almost all orders arrive in just a few days.

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

Shipping chart

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Little Cranky

It’s smaller than I expected, but you did publish the dimensions...the Cranky part works very well, and the mill holds a good amount of peppercorns. I like the two-way grinding feature. A bit expensive, but once in a while you need to treat yourself! Get your dancing shoes on!

Little Cranky

Scott, Sorry to keep you on pins and needles. I am overall very happy with the Little Cranky. I must point out, however, that it is only about 30% efficient in grinding cumin. Much more seed than grind passes through. This is with the adjustment at the finest (tightest) setting. Works fine for pepper, coriander, nutmeg, etc.

Great grinder

Seems solid and well built. Nice mechanism, good adjustability, comfortable to grind. I got this to replace a Perfex with a broken handle, and I like this mill better.

Little Cranky Stainless Steel Mill

The Reluctant Trading Experiment delivered this handsome little grinder quickly and in perfect condition. I purchased this mill in my search for a machine that would grind whole Balinese long peppers. Apparently, they are a little too long for the mill as they won’t grind however if I smash the pepper into smaller pieces it grinds well. I haven’t tried it for other spices so cannot address those questions. It’s very user friendly and nice looking.

Quality product

Perfect size. Easy to use. Easy to refill. Built to last a lifetime.

Scroll to top