Back in 1842 was when Peugeot Swissmar invented the first peppermill, and they've been kitchenware innovators ever since. With more than 160 years of experience making peppermills made of case hardened steel, Peugeot Swissmar mills are specially designed to crack the peppercorns before they grind the pepper, creating unparalleled flavor. In addition to their peppermill collection, Peugeot has embraces another element of French gastronomy with the its line of nutcrackers, decanters, tasting glasses and wine accessories.
Peugeot invented the first pepper mill in 1842, and that machine’s oft-copied grinding mechanisms—which create seasonings with unparalleled flavor—have been the envy of the industry ever since. Find multiple styles here, including the transparent Malaga and wood-and-copper Chateauneuf shakers. Also check out Swissmark’s chic cast-iron fondue set and the Wenger knives, which are made in Switzerland from corrosion-, stain-, and acid-resistant steel.
Salt and pepper are the most basic of seasonings, but mess them up and your nana’s pasta sauce will taste more like Chef Boyardee’s. Prevent the unthinkable with these professional mills from Peugeot. Their patented, hardened-steel gears crush the peppercorns or salt rocks before grinding them, which releases their optimum flavor and gives you the perfect consistency and texture every time.
If you love to cook, you owe it to yourself to get the best basics you can. Start with great cookware (like Fissler’s, made of surgical-grade stainless steel) and knives (Zwilling J.A. Henckels’s block sets are professional quality). Then stock up on accessories: Choose materials that last—from hornbeam-wood carving boards to a marble mortar and pestle—and you’ll be set for years to come.
Whether you’re sitting down to a pan-seared red snapper or a grilled cheese sandwich, you deserve to deck out your table with high-quality wares. To that end, these elevated basics — canisters, platters, mugs, plates, and more — will make everyday dining an elegant event.