Jens Quistgaard Re-Issues at Crate & Barrel

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I was pleasantly surprised when I heard that Crate & Barrel had begun carrying re-issued Dansk peppermills designed by Jens Quistgaard. The original mills from the middle of the last century are highly collectible and seem to be more and more expensive every time I see them at flea markets and vintage shops. The new ones are made from a more earth-friendly wood than the original teak, but they look just as handsome

My Peugeot peppermill is an absolute hunk of junk--really, it is the worst grinder ever--so I might be in the market for a new mill myself. Has anyone else had problems with Peugeot mills? I thought they were meant to be the creme de la creme of grinders, but mine is really useless. How about the Crate & Barrel Dansk mills, has anyone tried one out?

Above: Henrik Salt Pepper Mill, $40, Crate & Barrel

Jesper Salt-Pepper Mill, $40, Crate & Barrel

Lisbet Salt-Pepper Mill, $40, Crate & Barrel



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