The tapered base is a great improvement. And original item is great. We have two sets.
Loved our first electronic grinder from Cole &Mason. The switch broke on it and the warranty department sent a replacement. The new one is right on par with the original.
Exceptional customer service!!
Perhaps hopefully this newer design also has engineering improvements... because its predecessor had issues. i specifically purchased the one i own because of Cole & Masons reputation for making quality products... but to say my electric battery peppermill has been temperamental would be an understatement. i also purchased it because the triangular design is a thing of beauty.... and in my opinion, much more esthetically attractive than the newer round design.
its only my wife and i and i do 99% of the cooking so i am extremely familiar with its operation.. and quirks! you must be very careful that it never topples or is set down harshly so the 6 batteries arent disturbed in the slightest! yes, a quick disassembly will allow you to re-tighten the batteries and you will soon learn how to treat it gingerly! ...which i have done.
today however, the peppermills mechanism finally stopped working. New batteries didnt fix it and even though i am highly familiar with its operation, the mechanism has finally failed. i guess we will see if Cole & Mason honors their lifetime mechanism guarantee. If they do, I will gladly update this review.
This pepper mill is great at grinding pepper. Its easy to use with a large button and I really like the LED light that shows you the grind size and the amount of pepper on your food while you use the grinder. My only complaints are the price and the lack of inventory. $150 for a set of salt and pepper mills is a bit steep, but apparently irrelevant since they are constantly sold out of many of their products. I bought this mill because the one I really wanted was out of stock. I really do like this mill, so Im trying to buy a matching salt mill, but after several visits to this site I still havent found it in stock. My other concern is the products durability. I, like several other reviewers, acquired my pepper mill as a replacement for my prior Cole and Mason mill which broke during the 2 year warranty period. This is a different design and Im hoping it is a better design. Time will tell.
This pepper mill is great at grinding pepper. Its easy to use with a large button and I really like the light that shows you the grind size and the amount of pepper on your food while you use the grinder. My only complaint is the price. $150 for a set of salt and pepper mills is a bit steep.