Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Question: Grain Mill

Do any of you Boogerbutts own a grain mill?  This past week my food processor stopped grinding flax seed and yesterday, it barked at me for wanting rice flour.  So today, I'm looking for a grain mill that will fit both our budget and our small kitchen.

So far, I've found The Country Living Grain Mill which is wonderful and has a lifetime warranty but priced at 400 bucks.  The Victorio Delux rings in at about $84, and makes a finer grain, but does a overall slower grind.  There's also the Wondermill, which I'm still learning about.

So today, I'm in the market for a grain mill that will fit both our budget and our small kitchen.  If you have one, I'd love to hear about what you like and/or dislike about your mill.

Thanks and boogie boogie.

26 comments:

  1. I got nothing... :( Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Mel. Loved the bake you did the other day. So fun. And yummy. I could easily eat that entire tray.

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    2. So easily! I wanted to give a couple to my massage therapist today and had to sneak them out of the house!

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    3. Hahahaha, that is fantastic. Had to sneak them out. Love that. What will you do when they come looking for dessert?

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  2. I use blender or food processor too, and I also have a small hand mill which is probably a hundred years old and is made of brass :) I sometimes also use coffee grinder for sesame, since I still have an old one - when I was younger we didn't have ground coffee in shops, so each house had to grind their own :) It's very very small, maybe two or three table spoons of amount.

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    1. That is very cool. I love old stuff like that, it's just so great. My Mamam had an old grinder she used for dio. I still remember that thing, great stuff.

      Coffee grinder for sesame is a good idea.

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    2. oh, I have a dio grinder too :) The one looking like the machine for mincing meat with the handle that you have to move by hand :) It's older than me. And your nagymama probably had the same brass grinder like me, since we all have the oriental Turkish ones.

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    3. I recently got a box of Mamam's stuff, but the grinder is missing. Though I am told it's headed my way soon, but I have my doubts.

      Love all that old stuff. So great.

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  3. I'm all for the $84 grinder thing....because it's $84 dollars.

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    1. That's where I was headed too, until I found out it's not built to grind oily seeds, like flax.

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  4. LOL. Tim is funny. But I guess I agree with him. Slower is $300 better.

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    1. Yes, my gamer husband is funny.

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    2. PS: Thanks for the shout out.

      Made my day.

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  5. We use a coffee grinder but it jams up and would not recommend it.

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  6. I've never heard of a grain mill before, so...

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today, William. Hope you have a groovy weekend.

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  7. I don't even know what one is

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    1. Just a kitchen toy to grind all kinds of fun flours to later bake with.

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  8. I've got one, and you can get it in the US as well for the measly sum of $12.50 here's a link
    http://www.architectsofwar.com/donkeymill.aspx
    or you can visit my blog for more info
    http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Architects%20of%20War

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    1. You are so funny. Right now, I'd take one of those and stick him in my yard. Makes all kinds of flours.

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    2. That made me laugh!

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  9. You know me, whisk; I am not much of a cook. But tell me, why do you grind your own? What's the benefit? Curious.

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    1. It's funny that you ask me that because I've been grinding nuts and seeds at home for so long now, I can't think of why I would buy it already processed.

      If I grind the almonds and flax into flour at home, both are fresher, cheaper and have more nutrients. And oh boy, homemade almond flour/meal in a bake is heaven.

      The machines I've been using are dying or dead and I've been through a few. It's time upgrade.

      Thanks for the question. Because I never thought and worked any other way, as in home ground flours have always been a part of my baking.

      Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  10. I never heard of one either, but I hope you get a good one and have lots of grinding fun! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jen. Hope you're feeling better. I'm pooped today.

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