You can crush peppercorns with any number of implements (rolling pin, wine bottle, frying pan), but since pepper mills were created specifically for performing this task, it pays to have a good one. I tested seven pepper mills based on three criteria: ease of loading peppercorns, grinding range and ease of use.
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