If, at first glance, the TWIST salt and pepper mills look familiar, it may be that you are thinking of the object that inspired their form: maracas, the musical instrument. Taken in hand, the long handle and round base provide the perfect arrangement for a salt or pepper mill. It is comfortable to hold and easy to work, turning salt crystals and peppercorns into fine, even grains. The silk matte stainless steel is cool and soft to the touch. The designer was inspired by the shape of maracas–he says the idea appealed to his Scandinavian sense of humour. The grinder holds a generous amount and the grinder itself is made of ceramic. Each includes a plastic funnel for easy refilling and there is a function for adjusting the size of the grain. The set is a great gift for your favourite chef–or anyone who appreciates a table setting with personality.