About Cole & Mason
About Cole & Mason:
At Cole & Mason, we share a passion for cooking and great flavor. Whether it's a simple dinner or a celebratory feast, we provide the right seasoning equipment that can make all the difference to your cooking.
Innovation and style since 1919:
Since the launch of our first mill, we have continued our expansion into a full range of seasoning products that include: specialty mills, spice racks and oil and vinegar pourers. Our continued drive to deliver excellent design and performance has resulted in the award of CoolBrands status for 2015, an annual initiative to identify and pay tribute to the UK's coolest brands, voted for by the public.
Allow our passion for great seasoning and a range of products crafted with care and quality enhance your cooking experience, supporting you on a journey to release the flavor in your food.
100 years of seasoning excellence:
Cole & Mason is celebrating 100 years of great taste in 2019. Founded in London in 1919, the brand became synonymous with high quality, high performing salt and pepper mills soon after. Innovation and style have been at the heart of Cole & Mason since its beginnings; launching the 1st acrylic mill, the award winning Precision Grind mechanism and more recently launching a full range of seasoning products. Today, we are the experts in seasoning and it's our mission to help you release the flavor of every meal, every day. With a product for almost every need across herbs, spices, oils, vinegars, fresh ingredients and, of course, salt and pepper, Cole & Mason are excited about the next 100!
Food lovers everywhere relish and indulge in new ingredients from across the world. Everyday cooks have an appetite for new flavors that let them create dishes which look and taste amazing. At Cole & Mason, we share that passion for great flavors. Whether it's a simple supper or celebratory feast, we provide the right seasoning equipment that can make all the difference. Innovation and style have been at the heart of Cole & Mason since the beginning in 1919. To continue its legacy, Cole & Mason will introduce a brand new mechanism to our Gourmet Precision mills. Minimizing blockages and optimizing flavor, the new mechanism allows for superior performance and unparalleled taste. Together with our trade partners, Cole & Mason continues to firmly place seasoning at the heart of the kitchen.
Our range of Premium Gourmet Precision Mills provides the cook complete control over seasoning. Featuring our award-winning Precision System Technology, combining diamond-cut ceramic mechanisms (for salt) and machine-cut, hardened carbon steel mechanisms (for pepper), these mills offer excellent performance and are backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Professional grinding performance - Choose from 6 pre-set grind levels for pepper and 3 for salt to give precise adjustment of the grind from fine to coarse. Select a fine grind for sauces and delicate seasoning. Choose a coarser grind for an intense flavor on steaks and pizza.
DKB are proud to announce that Cole & Mason's Precision System has won the Innovation in Product Award at the prestigious Excellence in Houseware's Awards 2011. The annual awards were held on the 12th of October at the impressive Lancaster Hotel in London. The evening highlighted top achievement in a range of categories covering retailers, suppliers, people and products. In their 12th year, the Excellence in Houseware's Awards has been embraced by the industry. The event is widely considered to be the "Oscars" of the housewares market.
OUR STORY BEGINS
Established as a family business in the City of London by Julian Cowan, Cole & Mason was initially founded as a giftwarecompany and quickly and successfully expanded into general hardware and housewares.
THE CAPSTAN MILL
A wooden mill artfully turned by hand, the Capstan mill was an instant hit and is still in production today, having had only a few small modifications made to the original design.
OUR FIRST ACRYLIC MILL
We launched the worlds first acrylic mill, the "505" in 1975. Julian Cowan, son of founder David Cowan, was inspired by a friend's dining room's acrylic doornobs; and so an icon was born - and is still available to buy today.
THE DUO MILL
We patent the first mill mechanism to store both salt and pepper together, pairing classic inovation with timeless style.
THE QUEEN'S AWARD
We were awarded the Queens Award for Innovation and Engineering for 1986, cementing our place in British design history, with recognition of our exceptionally engineered mechanisms.
OUR FIRST ELECTRONIC MILL
The Manhattan Mill is introduced to make cooking a breeze. Using the automatic button at the top, it allows the chef to use one hand to grind and the other to stir or pour.
Our premium range of grind select mills give the cook complete control with 6 pre-set grind levels for pepper and 3 pre-set grind levels for salt, to provide precise adjustment of the grind from fine to coarse. Our Derwent Mill was introduced to much fanfare as it teams both internal innovation with contemporary styling, available in five metallic shades.
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS
We celebrated a century making award winning mills and kitchen accessories by creating a limited edition mill, named the Knightsbridge, after one of our original ‘Peter Piper’ mills, which was manufactured by Park Green & Co in Knightsbridge, London.