A reliable pepper mill is an essential part of my kitchen, but reliable doesn't have to be boring thanks to Vic Firth Gourmet. Yeah, the drumstick guy. And, in addition to a whole line of pepper and salt mills, Vic Firth Gourmet offers some nifty rolling pins and a muddler.
My mill has been through a lot, including some abuse by a certain toddler, but it still gets the job done and looks good. I liked the design so much that I bought a back up a while ago but I may never need it. This thing is solid.
A variety of kitchen products including pepper mills are available at Vic Firth Gourmet. Prices range from $30 to $40+. Vic Firth products are also available through Amazon.