Video: Super-Charge Your Pepper Grinder

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Grinding a teaspoon or two of pepper is easy, but what if you need a large amount of freshly-ground pepper?

America’s Test Kitchen has an inventive solution, using a tool we don’t usually bring into the kitchen: a power drill!

Unscrewing the top of a pepper mill and attaching the metal rod that drives the grinding mechanism to the drill creates a super-charged pepper mill that grinds quickly at the push of the button. We are so intrigued by this idea! But if you are leery of attaching your favorite pepper mill to a power tool — and really, we can’t blame you — a coffee grinder also works well for grinding large amounts of pepper at once.

What do you do when you need a large amount of pepper for a recipe?