The Paris Pepper Mill stands out from the crowd as the flagship model of the Peugeot collection, and the 40cm (16 inch) mill impresses with its size. Peugeot pepper mills are found in the kitchens of the world's greatest chefs because they are simply great at what they do – grind pepper to your desired consistency. They are the finest made in the industry. The grinding mechanisms in all Peugeot spice mills are guaranteed for life. Peugeot of France created the pepper grinder in 1842. Often copied, but never equaled, the mechanism made of case-hardened steel is designed to crack the peppercorns before the actual grinding process. The grooves on the mechanism are individually cut into the metal and then case hardened, making them virtually indestructible. Peugeot’s u’Select feature lets you choose your preferred grind, with six settings from ultra-fine to coarse. The gleaming lacquer finish, in either black or white, gives the classic shape a modern feel.