Chess Pepper Mills

November 10, 2008 By: erik Category: Food, Geeky, Weird 1,235 views

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On Saturday, we braved the mall scene again and went to investigate strollers, cribs, and car seats. We knew nothing going in, and we learned a lot. Many manufacturers sell a bundle of the necessary items, a car seat and a stroller that can either have a little bed for the first 6 months or a seat for the 18-20 months after that. And the car seat can be unhooked and carried around as well. Some models are futuristic and trendy, and some are the old faithful common models that never go out of style. Some fold up better and easier than others. For some of the models, apparently, because the models change so often (to tempt trendy parents into buying more than once?), you actually have to order your stroller directly with the manufacturer and wait three months for it to be produced and shipped to you. Crazy! And we thought we had plenty of time on this!

In the bargain basement of one store, we browsed some of the stuff that hasn’t been selling well upstairs. In the kitchenware section, I saw the coolest pepper mills I’ve ever seen.Chess Pepper Mills

Pretty cool, huh? Not quite Staunton, but close. The problem is that you don’t need 32 pepper mills, so you’d have to choose your favorite chess piece and buy that one. It would be cool if the white ones were salt shakers, but they all seemed to be for grinding pepper. At 25€ each, I can see why they weren’t selling.

  • So let me get this straight — you went shopping for essential baby hardware and got sidetracked by taking iPhone pictures of rook-shaped pepper mills? You’re going to make a great dad.

  • Nice try. As I was writing the first paragraph, I was lamenting the fact that I had been so concentrated on making the right fatherly decision that, while examining strollers, I momentarily forgot about my iPhone. This is a big deal for someone who took an iPhone photo of the parked car to remember what zone and spot we parked in, a move that triggered one of those spousal eye rolls you and I know so well.

    The pepper mills were during initial “surely there’s a map of this place to show us where the baby stuff is!” wanderings.

  • I love these!

    To me 25 doesn’t seem to unreasonable.

  • I would happily buy two for 8.50€ each, but 25€ seems steep.

    Which would you buy? I’m partial to the black knight…and not for Monty Python reasons.

    Plus, the knights can jump over the napkin holder to get to your plate if they need to.

  • Taking a photo to remember where you parked is genius. I say this even though I am one of those people who can always find the car.

    Also, most of those pepper mills are completely impractical for actual use.