Powered Pepper Mill
Are you tired of slowly cranking your pepper mill and getting just a few flakes out? Adding a cordless drill to the process speeds things up! All you need is a drill and a socket.
First, unscrew the top of the grinding mechanism. Remove the top from the grinder, making sure to keep it upright to avoid spilling the peppercorns inside. Then, place a socket, sized roughly for the opening of the grinder, over the mechanism. The socket will help keep the mechanism centered in the grinder and allow you to add enough force to grind fine particles of pepper.
Chuck the top of the grinding mechanism into your drill. Because the top of the socket is open, you only need a ¼” or so of the mechanism sticking out of the top to grab with the drill chuck. Once it’s tight, start grinding away! You’ll be able to quickly add pepper to your mashed potatoes or anything else at the dinner table. If the ground pepper comes out too big, tighten your drill chuck farther down the mechanism. Most grinders change the size of the grind by how tight the top of the mechanism is screwed on.