High output mill; 30-mm diameter ceramic gear
Ergonomic designed body; crank or folded style handle
Turn knob for fine, medium or coarse grind; refill using sliding door
Gray top, clear acrylic body, stainless steel handle and door; 1-cup capacity
Does not include salt and pepper
Prepsolutions by Progressive International is a unique product line of kitchen food-prep focused products, for use with salt, pepper, herbs and spices. Prepsolutions is different from traditional tabletop mills in that the focus is food preparation. Each mill and grinder is unfilled offering both versatility and customization. The ceramic grinding mechanism won't rust or corrode and is harder than carbon steel. Prepsolutions features include large capacity, high output, easy filling, easy adjustment of grind mechanism, less mess, ergonomic design and a modern and clean aesthetic. The Prepsolutions Pronto mill is our largest capacity mill giving faster results with its bigger ceramic gear (30-mm diameter) and crank style handle. The Pronto averages 20-Gram or pepper per minute while most mills produce about 2-Gram per minute. Its oval shape is comfortable to grip and easier to grip than round mills and easier to use with wet hands. The dual mode handle allows use in the collapsed position or easily converts to a crank handle for increased speed and less strain. A simple and intuitive knob at the top of the Pronto mill has three quick-click adjustable settings for fine, medium and coarse grind. An integrated refill funnel style top with sliding door makes filling easy; large 1 cup capacity. Gray top with clear acrylic base and stainless steel handle and sliding refill door. Does not include salt or pepper.
- Type: Pepper Mill
- Color: Clear, gray
- Weight: 15 oz
- Made In: China
- Warranty: Satisfaction guarantee
- Dimensions: 9-1/4" x 3-1/2" x 2-1/4"
- Composition: Polycarbonate, ceramic grinder, stainless steel handle and lid
- Manufacturer: Progressive International
- Other versions: White; Green; Red
|good home cook
|does not apply
|in the pack
|Ease of use:
|years of service
|Parts to lose:
|not a problem
|soap & water
|Does it work?:
|not at all
|Easy to open?:
|fills a landfill
|Beats the old way:
|Where will it live?:
|How often used:
|Worth the space?:
|does not apply
|for serious cooks
|a little pricey
|on the money
Comments: This is the pepper-lover's pepper mill – and there are about a zillion pepper mills on the market. What sets this apart? Raw power. You can gently turn the top, like it's some Clark-Kent, milquetoast pepper mill. But for real performance, flip out the handle on the top and crank that pepper out. The manufacturer says an ordinary pepper mill produces around 2 grams per minute, while this baby in hyperdrive can generate 10-times that.
If Olive Garden finds out about these, watch out! "WOULD YOU LIKE SOME PEPPER ON THAT, MISS?"
Everything about this mill is built for speed. A huge hatch on the top opens to accommodate a cup of peppercorns. The 30-milimeter-diameter ceramic grinding mechanism won't rust or corrode and is harder than carbon steel.
You can also use the mill to grind salt or other spices. Clean it by running an amount of salt through it before changing from pepper or one spice to another. The top has a slightly oval shape, which the manufacturer says is more comfortable to grip and easier to use with wet hands than a round mill.
Our one possibly negative comment is though the mill switches easily between fine, medium, and coarse settings, the mill really produces medium, coarse, and coarser pepper. If you need boatloads of fine pepper, you may have to turn elsewhere. (Get it? Turn elsewhere. Where do we come up with these???)
We fully expect the Food Network to feature the Pronto mill in a televised competition for the team that can generate the biggest pile of ground pepper between commercials – and get it to the presentation table without spilling it all over the floor. Seems like that would be worth an oversized $10,000 check, doesn't it….