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Pampered Chef: Salt & Pepper Grinders 'Leaking'?

  1. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    I was just at a former customers house, & saw she had a set of our grinders. I asked her if she liked them & she said yes and no. When she sets her grinders down, they leave salt & pepper where they were sitting. She uses our salt & pepper in them, they just leave a pile behind. Anyone else have this problem, or is this a defect in her's?
     
    Apr 12, 2009
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  2. merego

    merego Senior Member

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    Yes that happens with mine, but I think and this is a BIG I THINK..... that is why they made the stand so it would have something to leak into?? I could be wrong. Mine does the same thing, but I like them so much better now that I have the stand:)
     
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  3. StacieB

    StacieB Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have the same issue but got the stand. I just love them.
     
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  4. byrd1956

    byrd1956 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I did hear from my director that it is why they came up with the stand! Mine leave little piles, too and I will be ordering a stand this month.
     
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  5. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I have several sets from Target to Williams Sonoma they all do that after use, tap them over the food you just seasoned
     
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  6. Chef Gilles

    Chef Gilles Member Gold Member

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    That's right Theresa...they all do that...give them a little tap over your food when you are done seasoning it. Mine leave a little bit of it behind but I would not say a "pile"...just a mess!
     
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  7. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    Thanks everyone!! I will recommend the stand! ;)
     
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  8. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    It's a natural part of the grinders. Unless you tap it all off after you use it, there is still some left in the grinders.
     
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  9. stacywhitlow

    stacywhitlow Veteran Member

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    Mine do it too so I also got the stand. I LOVE it & the grinders!!
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  10. chefshawna

    chefshawna Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I only have one that I use for salt and it does that too. I just put a paper towel under it on the counter. I will eventually get another one and the stand, but for now the paper towel works fine.
     
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  11. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I didn't know about the tapping after use. Thanks for the hint. Mine also leaks the excess.
     
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  12. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

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    The stand won't prevent it, only contain the mess :)
     
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  13. pckellyd

    pckellyd Member Gold Member

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    I agree, I don't have our grinders yet, but do have good grinders, and they just do that... it's not a defect w/ PC's. :)
     
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  14. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'm so glad they made the grinder stand, because it really does help to contain the "mess". I still wish they could make little caps for them, so we can transport them to shows with minimal mess. (I can't remember if I sent that idea in is a product suggestion or not, so I don't want to bug them again with it.) It's more of a suggestion for us consultants, than for the general public, because really the grinder stand is a great thing.
     
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  15. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Amanda, I put mine in a zippered bag for transport. That contains the escaping salt and pepper.
     
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  16. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yeah, that's what I've been doing as well. I just hate to waste all that good stuff as it tumbles around the bag! :rolleyes:
     
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  17. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I don't lose too much. I've been carrying it in the pocket of my tote, so it doesn't jostle around too much. Maybe you can find a place to carry it where it's as stable as possible.

    ETA: If there's something you regularly use salt & pepper in, the stuff in the zippered bag doesn't have to be wasted. I sprinkle it over steaks and/or burgers.
     
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  18. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yeah, and I think I'll try to make sure to shake it out as much as possible into a prep bowl or something before. I think I was just grabbing it quickly and not thinking about all the excess that was on it. The last time I took it, I actually just grabbed the holder and everything and set it down in my carry all bag in it's own little section and it was protected and worked well. But most times my bags are pretty stuffed and I'm not sure if I can always reserve a spot like that for it. :)
     
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  19. christinaspc

    christinaspc Veteran Member Silver Member

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    mine does that and I agree that is why they came out with the stand and I have sold some and people haven't complained at all about them leaking I think they know that is what is going to happen. I am still selling them and they mention anything about them leaking...
     
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  20. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I think the reason there haven't been any complaints is that all grinders do that. I've had several. Tapping them after grinding cuts down on the amount, but there's always some loss.
     
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  21. dancedivine

    dancedivine Member

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    I tighten mine up after each use... That helps, too.
     
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  22. dancedivine

    dancedivine Member

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    That is, I loosen the top to grind & then tighten it back up before I set it back down on the counter... Hope that makes sense.... lol
     
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  23. chef greta

    chef greta Member Gold Member

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    This isn't about the grinders leaking . . .but my stand doesn't match the grinder's tops. The stand is much lighter. Does anyone else's not match?
     
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  24. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I hadn't really noticed, but I just checked. My stand is lighter than the grinders, but the coordinate well.
     
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  25. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I put my grinders in the stand store/transport them all together in the original box the stand was in. Works for me!
     
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  26. Curlyone

    Curlyone Member Gold Member

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    Mine used to leak too, but since I tightened up the "nut" on the top, they don't leak. I also use the stand and just love the way everything looks.
     
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  27. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    My previous Wal-Mart grinder didn't SEEM to do that with peppercorns ... but it did when I started using it for salt! We use the PC grinder for pepper now b/c we like the pepper less fine. Perhaps salt gets through easier? I tap after use and still seem to have a puddle ... I use the bamboo tray for all my assorted spices and things.
     
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