My experiences purchasing from RTE continue to be stellar. I’ve been pleased with the hardware they sell and the quality of the spices is wonderful - head and shoulders above any other purveyors I’ve found.
I bought this for the Red Peppers -- they are big and need this. Grinder works great, blade is very sharp so don't need much pressure. Looks good anywhere.
Tried this little guy out on some annatto seeds, which are very hard. I had previously tried to grind some in my cast iron spice grinder without luck. The microplane spice mill did the job. It's still a lot of work and it does come out very fine, but better than the cast iron spice grinder. Looking forward to using it on nutmeg and some of my other hard spices.
I had a supply of Balinese long peppers that
I could not grind properly. They had to be chopped up and no grinder would do the job. This was a Microplane! So, I got it. It grinds them all right without chopping but the grind is quite fine and there is no way to adjust it. I like a coarser texture. So, it does the job but with limitations. It is a good looking grinder with a matte black rubber like finish. When you put the long peppers on the two parts separate quite a bit. Push harder and the grind becomes a little bit coarser.