Olde Thompson peppermill has carbon steel grinding mechanism for giving out freshly ground pepper in no time. It offers 1-hand operation for ease of use. This battery-operated pepper mill has a grind that easily adjusts from coarse or fine grind. An air tight seal helps protect the pepper from air and moisture. Made of acrylic and metal, this pepper mill makes a stylish addition to your kitchen countertop. Needs 2 AA batteries (not included).