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How do you refill a Pampered Chef salt grinder?

Having a high quality salt grinder like the ones from Pampered Chef is a great way to add flavor to your meals. But eventually you’ll need to refill it. Refilling a Pampered Chef salt grinder is easy to do yourself at home with just a few simple steps.

What you’ll need

Before you start, you’ll need to gather a few items:

  • Pampered Chef salt grinder that needs refilling
  • Sea salt, kosher salt, or other coarse salt
  • Small funnel (optional)

You’ll want to use a nice coarse grain salt when refilling your grinder. Fine table salt may clog up the grinder. Sea salt or kosher salt work well.

Twist off the top

Start by twisting off the top portion of the grinder. This is the part that you hold when grinding that contains the grinder mechanism. If it’s on too tight, you may need to carefully use a cloth to grip and twist it off.

Set the top grinder portion aside while you refill the base.

Remove the residue

Look inside the bottom portion of the grinder that you just removed the top from. There will likely be some residual salt leftover inside. Over time, this can cause clogging or make it harder to twist the grinder.

Use a small spoon to carefully scoop out the leftover salt. You can discard any salt crumbs that come out.

Add your new salt

Now you’re ready to add your fresh coarse salt. Pour it directly into the grinder base. If you have a small funnel, you can use that to help guide the salt in.

Don’t overfill the grinder. Usually about 1/2 to 3/4 full is a good amount.

Replace the top

Once your grinder base is refilled with salt, simply twist the top portion back on. Make sure it’s fully secured.

And that’s it! Your Pampered Chef salt grinder should now be ready to use again.

Tips for keeping your grinder working well

Here are some useful tips to keep your salt grinder in optimal shape after refilling it:

  • Clean it regularly – Use a damp cloth to wipe down the outside of the grinder every couple weeks to keep salt from building up.
  • Watch for clogs – If the grinder starts getting harder to twist, inspect it for clogs.
  • Store properly – Keep it in a dry spot, as moisture can cause caking.
  • Refill when low – Don’t let it completely empty, which can allow salt dust to clog up the grinder.

Troubleshooting common salt grinder problems

If you’re having issues with your Pampered Chef salt grinder, here are some quick troubleshooting tips:

Problem Potential Cause Solution
Grinder jammed or hard to twist Salt clog or residue buildup Clean inside and inspect for clogs
Salt flow seems slow Fine table salt used Use coarse grain salt only
No salt coming out Completely empty Refill grinder with salt
Salt leaking from bottom O-ring worn out Contact Pampered Chef for replacement

In most cases, issues can be fixed by cleaning and refilling with coarse salt. But if problems persist, contact Pampered Chef customer service for additional help.

Frequently asked questions

What type of salt should I use to refill my grinder?

Use a nice coarse grain salt when refilling your Pampered Chef grinder. Sea salt or kosher salt work best. Avoid fine table salt as this can clog the grinder.

How often do I need to clean my salt grinder?

It’s a good idea to wipe down the outside of your grinder every couple weeks with a damp cloth to prevent salt buildup. Check inside for clogs every few months or if you notice grinding becoming difficult.

Why does my salt grinder get clogged?

The most common reasons for clogging are failing to clean salt residue out regularly, using fine salt, or allowing your grinder to completely empty. Make sure to use coarse grain salt only and refill before completely empty.

How can I get a replacement part for my Pampered Chef grinder?

If you need a new part like the o-ring or top grinder mechanism, you’ll need to contact Pampered Chef customer service directly. They can send replacement parts available for various grinder models.

Where can I buy refill salt for my grinder?

Any coarse sea salt or kosher salt that you can find at the grocery store will work perfectly to refill your Pampered Chef grinder. Some popular options are Himalayan pink salt and varieties of sea salt.


Refilling a Pampered Chef salt grinder is an easy process that you can do in your own kitchen. Simply remove the top, clean out any residual salt, add new coarse salt, and twist the top back on. Use quality sea salt or kosher salt and refill it regularly to prevent clogging issues. Keeping your salt grinder properly maintained allows you to enjoy the flavor and convenience for many years to come.