The high quality grinding mechanism used in the Peugeot Paris Red u'Select Pepper Mill allows personal selections ranging from coarse to fine. It will remain at that level until changed to add a zesty flavor to salads, or an indiscernible touch for blending. Case hardened steel is used to create a patented cracking mechanism to prepares the pepper for grinding. Each Peugeot Paris Red u'Select Pepper Mill is created in France from the country's finest beech wood, which is then dried, turned, and finished with varnish or high-gloss (piano style) lacquer finish. Paris mills are well known for their quality and designed for use by professional cooks as well as home enthusiasts.