Since the beginning of recorded time, people have always needed to crush and grind
grains and parts of dried plants, and they have used stones and mortars for this
work, which was often laborious.
Then Peugeot, a name most people associate with cars, but in fact the Peugeot family
who in 1842, fifty years before their first automobile appeared, turned kitchen culture
upside down with their invention of the pepper mill. This was an ingenious innovation
that has retained the same appearance and construction until today.
Later a similar salt mill was produced, but the steel grinder had to be replaced
by a nylon or plastic one because salt oxidises steel, causing the steel to decompose
and give off a disagreeable taste. Peugeot’s brilliant invention has since been
copied and imitated throughout the world in countless variations.
Almost every house in the civilised world has a mill that doesn’t work properly.
This lead to the development of the small, insignificant disposable grinder which
we, here at eish! have used to deliver our superb selection of herbs, spices and
A similar process - only the result requires much less effort!