Honestly, I never thought about using battery operated pepper grinders before living with my mother again. She is 70 and has arthritis in her hands. You start to look at things differently when you watch someone have difficulties with a task you find simple. She loves pepper too, and Himalayan Pink Salt. There is a big difference in flavor too, between freshly ground, and pre-ground. Freshly ground is sooooooo much better. This particular pepper grinder from Ozeri is pretty easy to operate. It does require 6 AAA batteries, and they are not included. No tool is necessary to access the battery compartment either. The top half of the bottle unscrews. You unscrew this area to both fill it with your spice of choice, as well as to access the battery compartment. Once you unscrew it, turn the handle upside down. You will see two white tabs. Press these towards each other, and this unlatches the battery compartment. Pull it out and you will see the area for the 6 batteries. Now that you’ve both filled it with your spice and batteries, close it up. Now, on the outside of the unit, you can choose your ground size: small, medium, and large. It’s so easy to adjust too. I like the small. It allows some fine and larger grounds thru. We chose to put some pink Himalayan salt in ours. Then, just press the large silver button on the top of it. So easy, and it works so well. The motor doesn’t sound like it’s even near to struggling to grind it. It uses a ceramic grinder. I love ceramic grinders. Our coffee grinders are ceramic. They stay sharper longer, and enable a consistent grind for a much longer period. This unit’s outer container is clear and rubber coated plastic materials. The food itself sits in the clear container, so you know how much you have. The handle has a rubbery coating, which gives it a soft feel, but affords an easy and comfortable grip. It also doesn’t gather finger prints as fast as others. This is such a great working unit. It’s a soft touch to operate, and it works so well. This pepper mill is a great addition to our home.
I was afforded the opportunity to review Ozeri’s Savore Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown.
If you would like to purchase this grinder, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007TB31QS?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage