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


Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ


Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket


Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive


Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitey entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere


Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

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….