"Taking salt or herbs between your fingers and adding them to your food has become common practice," said Arquer. "The silicone lids of the mill and jars allow users to open them easily, and pinch directly from them. Also, by turning the lid upside down it can be used as a pinch dish."
The transparent mixing jars are available with a range of red, white, green and yellow coloured lids. The taller mills are available with black lids and have a transparent section to reveal the seasoning inside.
Arquer has also designed a triangular-shaped jug with a different sized pouring spout at each point. A large spout is designed for pouring thick batter, a medium one for vinaigrette, and a thin one for filtering fruits and ice or to drizzle salad dressing. "It is perfectly capable for pouring anything you mix, in any consistency," said Arquer.
Photographs are courtesy of Roger Arquer.
Here are two project descriptions from the designer:
Pinch&Grind takes a new inside into spices. There is the traditional salt and pepper mill, with the addition of mixing jars for preparing your own blends.
Taking salt or herbs between your fingers and adding them to your food is nowadays a common practice known as "pinching". We are often extracting some salt or peppercorns from the mill itself to add to a spice mix.
The silicon lid of the mill or jars, allows to open them easily, and pinch directly from them. Also by turning the lid upside down it can be used as a pinch dish.
The transparent jars with coloured lids (red-chilly based, white-salt based, green-herb based and yellow-curry based) so that you can easily identify a particular spice mix you have created. The contents of the jars can then be simply transferred into the mill followed by switching the coloured lid to the mill so then you know which spice mix is in the mill.
The main body and the top have a square profile for a better handling. The top lid is made of silicon, which gives an excellent grip, even if the hands are oily (when cooking).
Spouts is a multifunctional jug with three different pouring ends. Its soft triangular shape holds a different spout on each corner. A wide and raised spout for pouring thick batter, a medium one for vinaigrette, and a thin one for filtering (fruit, mint, ice...) or drizzle salad dressing. It is perfectly capable for pouring anything you mix, in any consistency.
Spouts have a big enough base so it is ideal to use with a hand blender to prepare your favourite smoothies or shakes. Spouts have the international measuring indicator (cups, ml and fl.oz) discreetly engraved one each of the three different sides walls. So it is possible to accurately measure the ingredients desired to create your mixes. As the indicators are so discrete, they can be used for preparing and serving directly onto the table.
Incase of any leftovers, then simply close the Jug with our airtight silicon lid to keep the ingredients fresh for longer, in or out of the fridge.