Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Cynthia A. Rose
Is your kitchen equipped with a good pepper grinder? Usually, pepper grinders are very useful in creating freshly ground pepper, which you can use at home in seasoning and cooking food. Over some years, many people have been straining to know how to use a pepper grinder. Today, worry no more; here, you will get everything you need to know about it.
The pepper grinder works by moving the two wheels, which turns and, in the process, grinding the peppercorns which pass via the wheels. Generally, most of the chefs and cooks prefer using the pepper grinder purposely in the preparation of fresh pepper since it has a superior taste.
Therefore, in this article, we are going to discuss the reasons for using the pepper grinder and explain the steps that you should follow when using your pepper grinder. So let’s begin with these reasons why you should use your grinder daily.
Reasons for using your pepper grinder every day
Do you have a pepper grinder? If no, then it is high time to invest in quality mill due to the following reasons.
1. Antioxidant properties
Usually, pepper is one of the most potent antioxidants which is capable of fighting any free radical, which has a direct link to cancer, liver, and heart problems. Antioxidant plays a significant role in protecting the skin and body from various health issues and aging effects.
2. Potential cancer prevention properties
From studies, it clearly shows that peppercorns consist of a chemical compound called piperine, which is capable of preventing the formation of cancer tumors, especially breast cancer. However, the ability of this compound has real increased tremendously in the fight against this cancer.
3. Digestion aid properties
Pepper is beneficial since it boosts the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which is crucial in aiding digestion. In turn, it reduces constipation, colic as well as tummy bugs. Besides, pepper spice is capable of preventing intestinal gas and promoting urination and sweating hence clearing toxins.
Additionally, pepper also helps in expelling the gas out of the body quickly and naturally.
4. Cold fighting properties
Pepper consists of a chemical that usually causes runny noses, which appears when the chemical compound irritates the formation of the mucus membrane. Therefore, it is useful in the clearance of nasal passages and any blocked noses.
5. Antibacterial properties
Do you have any insect bite or infection that needs removal from your body? Usually, pepper enables the extraction of these infections easily. Besides, it plays a crucial role in cleaning arteries through the scraping of excess cholesterol from the walls of arteries, thus helping to improve the health of your heart.
Accordingly, you can apply it topically to your skin, which will help in the removal of impurities. However, when using this chemical, ensure to be careful, some surfaces may react with pepper. Therefore remember to supplement your diet with pepper and enjoy all these benefits at your pleasure.
Now that you have seen the benefits of using the pepper grinder let us now see clearly how this pepper grinder works.
How to use a pepper grinder properly
For effective and proper use of your electric pepper grinders, first, fill your pepper grinder with freshly prepared peppercorns. These pepper grinders are made with the best grinding mechanism on the upper top and with the container, which is useful in holding the peppercorns from the mill on the lower bottom.
Next, find the part which you can unscrew to enable you to open the peppercorn container so that you can put your fresh peppercorns into the grinder. Therefore, extract it and open this grinder as you fill the peppercorns to the container from the top. Immediately you can replace the lid more tightly.
Once you feel the peppercorns into the grinder, next, use your one hand and hold your pepper grinder some inches above the meal which you intend to season. Using the other hand, twist your pepper grinder to grind your peppercorns while holding it still.
While twisting your pepper grinder, you may notice that the ground pepper keeps on falling from the lower part of the grinder into the food below. Keep on rotating until you obtain enough. Now stop twisting once you get enough amount of the pepper that you have ground.
Lastly, remember to shake your pepper grinder many times for easy removal of excess ground pepper from the lower bottom of your blender. Once you complete shaking, you can put the mill in a safe place so that you can access it quickly for the next day.
Caring for your pepper grinder
Once you have finished grinding your peppercorns, it is good to know how to care and maintain your grinder, as shown below.
Use your only for pepper grinding
When buying your grinder, ensure that it features a specific design for pepper grinding. Besides, it would be best if you filled your pepper grinder with half salt, which is useful in allowing the circulation of air and for regular refilling of your mill. Likewise, the salt prevents any moisture which may build-up to the grinder.
Grind always in a clockwise direction
Usually, a high-quality grinder works well with the burr system. This means that the spices will always pass via the two burrs hence creating even grind as well as releasing fresh spice flavors. Therefore, for consistent grinding, ensure to grind in the same direction. It also helps in minimizing the potential of the dust from building up.
Clean your pepper grinder regularly
In case you realize that your grinder is not functioning well as it was, it calls for proper cleaning. So, empty your pepper grinder to remove any remained spices that may clog in the walls of your grinder. Wash it thoroughly using warm water with soapy and allow it to dry completely and store it properly.
You see now how to use a pepper grinder is easy? Of course, it is a simple task. However, pepper grinders may not function well as you may wish, when you realize this, ensure to clean your pepper grinder thoroughly and always follow the precautions on the manual guide for effective and efficient grinding of your peppercorns.
Hi, this is Cynthia A. Rose. Welcome to my Grinder related blog. Usually, I am a housewife. I am busy with my kitchen and cooking all day. My main desire is to create a new recipe every day. But I have to use new tools every day to create new recipes. In this blog, I will share you how to use kitchen tools properly. I will not just share cooking related equipment, I will try to review all kinds of grinders among you. I hope my 12 years of experience will come in handy. Thanks!