Same thing happened to two in a row for me...now....I used the coffee grinder, do up a batch and pour it into a shaker. Works like a charm. I wasn't using it for coffee anyway.
They only have a limited life and alway die with a complete shutdown usually all over your dinner worse if it salt.Merle.....
Just don't make 'em like they used to.
I once had one of those, but I never knew what it was for, least of all picking up pickles.
I've never owned a pepper grinder (am just not a gadget type of person) and I don't think I'll bother now from what I read here. Your meal sounds super delicious though and at least there wasn't too much mess to clean up.
I love hot food and especially pepper so I'd have cooked it just like it was..Yumm
The skinny one really loves pepper so we always have quite a selection - and yes, the grinders have a very finite life. Sigh.I think he would have really liked your dinner though.How is your back?
Delores; I have a coffee/spice grinder so now I think I will use that. Thank you.Merlesworld; I've never had one break before, probably because I so rarely use them. I don't eat steak all that often. Joanne; this was a plastic one, cheap at the supermarket, so no big loss and I still have the peppercorns, which I will now grind in my coffee grinder, thanks to Delores' suggestion.Andrew; they're for getting pickled onions and gherkins out of jars, I use mine for olives too. Mimsie; I don't have a lot of gadgets, the salt and pepper grinders were bought years ago when they were on special for half price. Tempo; it was too much whole pepper, those corns get stuck in the gaps in my teeth.Elephant's Child; There's a selection of peppers? I only see the black peppercorns when shopping. My back is fine today, thank you for asking. I was able to get out and about.