The high-quality beechwood used in Peugeot mills is grown, harvested, dried, shaped and finished in France. Mills have a red-lacquer piano finish, making them perfect for any dcor. The pepper mill is equipped with Peugeots legendary pepper-grinding mechanism. Its double-row of helix-shaped claws grabs and cracks each peppercorn before drawing it down to the teeth for the perfect grind. The salt mill is equipped with Peugeot's exceptional salt grinding mechanism. Its two ribbed plates are made from a stainless steel blend that offers resiliency, rigidity and resistance to corrosion from dry salts. When the mechanism is activated, the ribs work to twist and fracture each salt crystal to the desired size.