MarketBasket: Saltcellar is a kitchen must-have

Homestead saltcellar, $9.95, Crate and Barrel

While the pepper grinder is a must-have in the cook's kitchen, I find that salt mills don't seem to work as well. Also, it's hard to tell how much salt you've actually added. I much prefer to measure by the pinch. Thus the need for a saltcellar next to the stove, like this one made of glazed stoneware.

Homestead saltcellar, $9.95, Crate and Barrel.