The ALEXANDER pepper mill has a strong metal grinding mechanism and can be used to grind pepper corns or dry spices (not salt or soft seeds eg grain). To insert pepper corns, unscrew the bolt at the top of the mill and remove the top. Put the corns into the cavity and replace the top and the bolt. To open the mill, pull the bottom half away from the top half. You can then grind pepper corns directly onto your dishes or collect the ground product into the bottom part. You can determine the coarseness you wish to produce by adjusting the screw at the bottom accordingly. Fir finer grind turn the screw clockwise. Prior to using your mill for the first time please pass a few pepper corns through then discard in order to clean the inner mechanism.
On no condition should you wash the mill.