The mill works well, and is quite attractive. It's the best thing for grating long pepper. Does one need a grinder for just three spices (nutmeg, long pepper, and star anise-- more like 2+ spices, since star anise is mostly used whole aside from a few masala mixes? But sometimes "want" supersedes "need", especially during pandemic times. It's a relatively inexpensive indulgence.
This little grinder is a very good grinder.....however....I bought it for the white pepper corns and they constantly spill out. It grinds them well, but you cannot leave them in the grinding section because if it tips over your corns are going everywhere. I imagine it is meant for bigger herbs like cinnamon sticks, star anise, etc. Or maybe I am just too clumsy. It isn't the fault of the grinder so I gave it 5 starts because it is solid and grinds well. Just not so sure about the design where the grinding section has to be emptied every time or spills are likely.
Such an improvement over my grater. Enjoy the whole process of prepping nutmeg now!
I love my Microplane Spice Mill for grinding my nutmeg. It does a fantastic job and I no longer cringe as I did before when using my micro plane grater! A few quick twists and on with the recipe. And I can store my spices in the twist off top. No more hunting them down in the spice drawer.
My old Zyliss nutmeg grater came apart after years of service and I have searched without success for a replacement. This is it/-only much better. Gorgeous, fragrant sprinkle right away. Worth every penny.