The pepper grinder was invented by Peugeot in France in 1842. Earlier versions of pepper mills were based on a mortar and pestle design. The pepper grinder allowed for a less labor intensive way to crack the peppercorns.
The Peugeot brand is synonymous with the French art of living and offers a harmonious collection of inspiring design and technology. Over the years, the brand has diversified into various product categories including their famous collection of spice-specific mills offering lifetime guarantees on their mechanisms. The pepper grinder invented by Peugeot was constructed of metal and the individual grooves inside the casing are considered to be virtually indestructible.