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Open and recharge: “disposable” spice mills can be reused

Absolutely all spices are tastier if you grind them just before eating. This explains the desire of the housewives to use the mill for spices again. As practice shows, the first such tool in the house is a disposable one. But if desired, the empty jar can be filled again and again. You just need to know how to open it.

The way to open a disposable mill with boiling water

Open a disposable jar with a mill

Pepper with a mill is often sold at a stock. The jar is filled with large peas, but it is worth twisting the nozzle - and the pepper turns into ground. When the spices are over, many make an attempt to unscrew the grinding nozzle and refill the container. Just do it is not so easy - the lid scrolls and does not lend itself.

The thing is that the nozzle on a disposable mill has no thread. She sits tightly on the ledge of the neck. However, you can remove it:

  1. Boil the kettle and prepare a deep bowl.
  2. Fill it with boiling water and lower the mill there with the nozzle down.
  3. Wait 1–2 minutes and remove the heated, supple plastic with a simple movement of the hand.

You can open a disposable mill without warming up. But then it will take a lot of effort. It is better to entrust the business to a strong man. You need to pull the nozzle towards yourself, slowly scrolling.

Opening a disposable mill with a knife

Some try to pry plastic with a knife or screwdriver. So the container also opens, but there is a great risk of injury. Is it worth the risk when there is a simple and affordable way with heating the nozzle with boiling water?

How to reuse the mill?

After you managed to open the mill, do not rush to fill it. First you need to prepare her for a new "life cycle":

  1. Wash the jar and nozzle with dishwashing detergent.
  2. If you plan to use other spices, you should additionally wipe the entire mill with vinegar diluted with water 1: 1. Otherwise, the aromas will mix.
  3. Then you need to dry everything thoroughly. If the spices get wet, they will not be crushed, crumpled and may become moldy.
  4. Pour your favorite spices into the jar and put the nozzle back in place with a sharp, sweeping motion. Check if it is spinning well.
  5. You can use the “disposable” mill again!

Disposable Spice Mills

Most often, mills are filled with black pepper and peas and coarse salt. Try experimenting. The container can be filled with different types of peppers, sugar, cinnamon, dried garlic, spicy roots and herbs.

A real gourmet does not need to explain what the advantage of freshly ground spices over ground in packages is. Fragrant aroma, rich taste - this is something that can not be abandoned. You can use a disposable mill with spices several times, using the trick of heating plastic. But keep in mind that it is not eternal. The millstones grinding spices will become dull after the second or third filling of the jar. For the future it is worth taking a closer look at the reusable mill: it is easy to add spices to it, you can adjust the grinding fraction, and it looks in the kitchen much more stylish and presentable.

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  1. Elena
    10/08/2019 at 15:18 Reply

    Thanks for the tutorial, very useful

    • Alexander
      10/23/2019 at 20:20

      Heat and remove the hair dryer ... dry and comfortable ....

    • kimmo
      10.29.2019 at 14:01

      to learn how to wash nacelles in a typewriter? A mechanical mill for pepper salt on Ali costs a dollar, and pepper peas scum 900rub salt ...

  2. Irina
    10/08/2019 at 18:58 Reply

    Very interesting advice, I will certainly try

  3. Alexander
    10/08/2019 at 18:38 Reply

    thanks damn puzzled how to open a lot of throwing where you used to be

    • Sanya
      10/13/2019 at 09:57

      10 years ago I drilled a bottom on a tile with a drill, it still works

    • Yuri
      10/18/2019 at 11:39

      Not a good idea. Grinding knives are made of plastic. It inevitably crumbles and enters the body along with grinding. There it does not collapse. It’s good if it comes out naturally. And if not? He will score everything where he gets. For the same reason, I do not use ceramic knives. Inevitable chipped blades also enter the body and are not destroyed, unlike steel. Look at the edge of the ceramic knife at high magnification and you will see a “saw”. And where did these particles settle?

  4. Olga
    10/08/2019 at 18:56 Reply

    Yes, I do it very conveniently and quickly, and the mills are very good, and they grind well. Good luck.

  5. Dmitry
    10/08/2019 at 18:39 Reply

    Super, I'll try, but how much I threw

  6. Alexander
    10/08/2019 at 20:48 Reply

    Yeah ... And it’s not dangerous to mess with boiling water. If you really need to, it is better to pry the outer ring with a knife. But! Is it worth it? A disposable mill and a disposable one to grind one charge! Then the plastic millstones simply wear out and stop grinding. So there’s a recycling tip for goons. It is better to go to the store and buy a new mill, fortunately, they always have discounts somewhere and they cost a maximum of one hundred rubles.

    • Olga
      10/13/2019 at 09:36

      Well, not all are as rich as you, and for example, a mill mixture of four peppers costs about 300 rubles now, I’d better buy a couple of chocolates for the money.

    • Alexander
      10.20.2019 at 20:15

      Olga, you probably wash, dry and use the gaskets several times ?! )))

    • Farts
      10/22/2019 at 18:57

      boiling water. verified. It is also verified that the refueling of this Herobora is enough for 5 times, not more. and so, yes you’re right, it’s better not to go hungry like this Olga, that erases the gaskets.)

    • Ratman
      11/04/2019 at 23:15

      Alexander, or whatever you really are ... Well, you are a freak! Have you ever thought that you should apologize for the gaskets? Although it is unlikely! Indeed, such room writers as you are used to be rude, using their impunity. And count if someone wrote such a shnyag to your wife or mother! At that moment I would like to see your chmoshny scoreboard.
      Anyway - did you forget the hell on this blog if you buy a new mill every time ?!
      I give you free advice - treat your head if it’s not too late.

  7. Alex
    10/08/2019 at 22:51 Reply

    I pry it off with a screwdriver on top and take out the central part, then fall asleep back, no problem for 2-3 minutes and no boiling water, there is a video on YouTube (not mine)

  8. Hope
    10/09/2019 at 11:25 Reply

    It was removed easily, but then, when it was filled with pepper and closed, the mill spins, but does not grind !!! ☹️

  9. Irina
    10/09/2019 at 14:49 Reply

    I heat it with a hairdryer. The same result).

    • Alexander
      11/03/2019 at 21:20

      What hair dryer? I've been using construction, a fire thing! Literally

  10. Boris
    10/09/2019 at 15:22 Reply

    Something is wise. Disposable mills. Disassembled easily by unscrewing the cover. The mill itself is plastic. More often it stops grinding. And it’s hard to find quality pepper. It's easier to buy a new one with a few peppers.

    • ALEXEY
      10.26.2019 at 13:12

      Boris, they tell you about the complete detachment of plastic from glass

  11. Lyudmila
    10/09/2019 at 18:39 Reply

    Thanks a lot. I tried and it worked out. Wow.

  12. Vasiliy
    10/10/2019 at 00:19 Reply

    Pointless manipulations. The millstones of the mill are designed for single use, some even hardly reach the end of the initial portion.
    The only thing that can come in handy is the jar itself without a lid.For example: under an economic loose small thing, or a mini vase for a mini bouquet, it turns out nicely ...)

    • Edward
      10/15/2019 at 10:37

      Not true. They work fine when there is a lot of pepper. As soon as it becomes little feeling that they are worn out. But as soon as you pour a new portion of pepper, they pray like crazy ... I have been filling my jars for a year, I fill them every month. Flying is normal.

    • Farts
      10/22/2019 at 18:43

      enough time for 5. edic- * unit what millstones do? praying whom and what?

    • ALEXEY
      10/26/2019 at 13:39

      FALSE of pure water, I use repeatedly

  13. galina
    10/10/2019 at 11:54 Reply

    you can still wash plastic bags ...

    • Acrylic is not the same
      10/15/2019 at 07:39

      The best comment.

    • Valera
      10.16.2019 at 10:59

      still doing so ...

    • Sergey
      10/19/2019 at 10:42


    • Your father
      10/19/2019 at 19:44

      Why not . The world is already littered with plastic. Here it is not a matter of saving, but of making a small contribution to reduce the use of plastic. Trash starts at the store.

    • Tatyana
      10/22/2019 at 04:05

      No, it’s better to buy hundreds, and then sigh about the environment ....

    • ZZZZZZ
      10/23/2019 at 16:50

      If everyone did this, it would be cleaner around.

  14. Svetlana
    10/10/2019 at 13:07 Reply

    I always buy a mixture of peppers with peas and grind it in a coffee grinder, put it in a small pepper shaker and use it. Due to the fact that everyone in our family loves pepper, he does not have time to lose his taste and aromatic qualities. And without any troubles!

    • Farts
      10/22/2019 at 18:41

      and then coffee smells like pepper, huh?

  15. Olga
    10/10/2019 at 16:45 Reply

    I’ve learned how to pour normal soap from Aykherba into the dispenser. Dettol. The main soap should not be thick.
    Alaffia does not fit

  16. Cook
    10/11/2019 at 16:12 Reply

    People, did you try to buy reusable mills?

    • Valera
      10/12/2019 at 10:39

      Well, how smart and rich you are.

    • a guest
      10/12/2019 at 20:42

      And religion does not allow them.

    • Sveta
      10/25/2019 at 12:43

      Disposable instantly break, but these, however, are strong. Not once calculated.

  17. Valera
    10/12/2019 at 10:49 Reply

    Do not scald anything, just hold the gas stove a little above the burner.

  18. Fleura
    10/12/2019 at 19:12 Reply

    The game is not worth the candle

  19. a guest
    10/12/2019 at 20:11 Reply

    And you can refill disposable lighters

    • Valera
      10/16/2019 at 10:23

      have experience. teach ...

  20. Edward
    10/15/2019 at 10:39 Reply

    What's wrong? Half of the country does this ... I’ve been doing it myself for about 3 years now and all my friends ... this is not news.

  21. Anna
    10/15/2019 at 21:50 Reply

    Thanks for the info!!! I really wanted to re-fill the mill with spices at my discretion and did not know how!))).

  22. Elena
    10/16/2019 at 09:43 Reply

    The experience is interesting. I always wanted to buy, but the price was stopped by a one-time phone. Now I will definitely buy it. Regarding reusable, everyone chooses his own wallet.

  23. Elina
    10/17/2019 at 15:15 Reply

    Kamis and Katani for 100 rubles .... I haven’t met anywhere. From 250r all. 5 years my husband reveals to me the same way. Everything is fine

  24. Hope
    10/18/2019 at 13:41 Reply

    Heat the mill with a hairdryer and calmly remove, add pepper and put on the lid

    • Alexey
      10/23/2019 at 02:29

      Heating with a hairdryer is much better than boiling water ... and then you do not need to dry the mill from the water ... But in general, everyone decides for himself whether he needs it or not ... But the method is very good.

  25. Sergey
    10/19/2019 at 10:51 Reply

    And is it worth messing around for a couple of hundred rubles?
    Time is more precious to me.

    • Andrey
      10/25/2019 at 08:21

      Refuel no longer than 5 minutes. Enough for almost a month. The ability to fill in the spices exactly those that I wanted. Mills last for a year or more. Several reusable wallow in a landfill, served much less. I don’t know what you are doing so if 5 min. You can’t allocate per month.

    • Andrey
      10/25/2019 at 08:31

      Although, I’ve found time, you read unnecessary articles, write comments

  26. Dima Dima
    10.20.2019 at 02:43 Reply

    I came across a post on Zen. Why boil something? Carefully remove the top plastic cover with a thin slotted screwdriver - it is soft. By definition - reusable! No peppercorns in stores or very expensive? The pepper is clear, it is not profitable for them to sell it. The mixture can be bought on the market - for a penny!

  27. ZZZZZZ
    10/23/2019 at 16:48 Reply

    I open the upper transparent insert with a table knife for butter in 5 seconds. Packaging a mixture of peppers costs 50-70 p., Enough for 3 full refueling mill.A new pepper mill costs 200-280 p. One mill is enough for 6-7 refueling. And another aspect that is personally important to me - such a piece of plastic as a mill will decompose for 500 years, glass for 1000 years! If everyone uses the mill several times, the full PPC will come centuries later.

  28. Victoria
    10.29.2019 at 14:14 Reply

    I thank you, a useful video. You can try, I hope it turns out just as easily.

  29. Aleks
    10/30/2019 at 14:02 Reply

    Alexander goes on a mum’s pension? And girls are ashamed to write like that.

  30. Nikolay
    10/31/2019 at 14:47 Reply

    I do not see the point.
    After using the first content, it doesn’t grind very well. There, the knives are non-self-sharpening and already at the end of the first content it does not grind very well.
    If you already have the goal of saving. It’s better to buy a good mill once, and spices separately (in sachets they are 4 times cheaper than in jars)

  31. Alexander
    11/01/2019 at 14:02 Reply

    Good day! great tips)
    And you can buy a Santa Maria mill - they are already reusable. 3-4 times just enough, because the mill itself is a ceramic type, powerful enough ...

  32. Valentine
    11/03/2019 at 18:18 Reply

    I have one question - WHY ????

  33. Nikolay
    11/04/2019 at 18:12 Reply

    Thinking and doing is not harmful. Well, if you have a void in your head, you even have nowhere to put gaskets m ... ... .k.

  34. Victor
    11/04/2019 at 20:01 Reply

    By the way, is this a question for someone or doesn’t need to rest on another question: a person for food, or food for a person? Some people buy a full cart every day. What is it? Blockade Syndrome? Show off? Gastrointestinal? And thanks about the mill - a revelation.