Back in 1975, we invented the world’s first acrylic salt and pepper grinders. Completely transparent and based on the fashionable acrylic doorknobs of the time, they were an instant hit and by 1980, Cole & Mason was the number one brand for salt and pepper mills in the UK.
Now, almost half a century later, our acrylic mills are as popular and innovative as ever. They remain incredibly easy to clean and refill and their see-through exterior means you’ll never unwittingly run out of salt or pepper.
Our acrylic range has grown a lot since 1975 but the 505, our first ever acrylic set, is still available with its classic, timeless design. These days, like a lot of our mills, the 505 features carbon steel mechanisms that strip peppercorns instead of crushing them, and a diamond-sharp ceramic mechanism for salt, maintaining maximum flavour with each turn.
Or, if you want to keep it super classic but with the clear convenience of an acrylic grinder, we have a number of mills modelled on our original wooden Capstan range.