Should a pepper-topped salad be in your sights, the downtown-Seattle-based kitchen gadget creator Chef’n (chefn.com) has tweaked and transformed its iconic PepperBall—the original grinder debuted in 1995—to make it even easier to single-handedly crush yourself some peppercorns. Expect a clearer acrylic, an easier-to-use grind adjuster on the bottom and a refill window that’s been relocated to underneath the bunny-ear-like handles. $17.99, available at multiple retail locations across town, including Bed Bath & Beyond (bedbathandbeyond.com), Sur La Table (206.682.7175; surlatable.com) and Williams-Sonoma (williams-sonoma.com).
Industrial Design in Seattle
Additional reporting by Caitlin King and Marianne Hale
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