The Microplane Spice Mill grinds hard spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to optimize the flavor of your cooking and baking. The Spice Mill also features storage on the top where you can keep your whole spices. The Spice Mill should be hand washed, and disassembles for easy cleaning. The manual-style Spice Mill produces personalized grind texture based on the amount of pressure used when twisting the top. To use, simply remove the plunger, place hard spices in the base, replace the plunger, push down on the top, and twist clockwise with one hand while holding the base with the other hand.