Ideal for grinding nutmeg, ginger, peppercorns, salt, and other spices. Place whole spices in the center of the base and affix the cover on top. The hand crank mechanism rotates with ease and gently grinds the spice to a fine powder releasing it from the bottom. The remaining whole or ground spices can be stored in the base of the grinder. A favorite among the employees here for grinding nutmeg.