Hand Grain Mill advice? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 10-21-2010, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
thedomesticdiva's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can you give me some feedback about hand mills?
I have been using my blender to grind my sprouted wheat, but it is too coarse.
I have about $200 to spend, but I need it to be finer that I can get with my blender, and I want a machine that is durable and well-made.
I have been comparing the Jupiter, GSD German mill and the Wonder Junior Deluxe, but I was hoping maybe someone has one and could tell me more...

Thanks Ladies!
thedomesticdiva is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 10-22-2010, 02:48 PM
Gale Force's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Nestled in the Sierras
Posts: 4,950
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are those models "hand-powered"? I don't think I'd be brave enough for that.

Do you happen to own a Kitchen Aide mixer? I have the "family grain mill" attachment for the mixer and am pleased with it. If memory serves, it was about $125

Amanda Rose, author, Rebuild From Depression: A Nutrient Guide. Don't miss this opportunity to build a business telling friends about probiotic foods and grass fed meats: Beyond Organic Review.

Gale Force is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 10-22-2010, 05:39 PM
Brown Lioness's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: dreaming of cocoa babies...
Posts: 1,540
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Ive been eyeing hand grain mills for a while now because of their price, but now im like "I may as well just save up for the electric ones".

I wanna mill a month's worth of flour at a time and i just dont see me wanting to do that on a hand grain mill.

Anywho the ones i was eyeing were the Country Grain Mill (before i saw the price lol), Family Grain Mill, and the WonderMill Jr. But like I said, its takes a lot of work and time to get just one cup that an electric mill can do in a fraction of the time.

NMY actively making my dreams happen :
Brown Lioness is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 10-24-2010, 06:00 PM
JMJ's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have the wondermill junior delux. 100 rotations is about 1/3 c of flour and takes me about 2 minutes (plus extra time for dealing wit my toddler... she hangs on my legs as soon as she sees me grinding). It's not terribly quick, but if you don't use that much flour, it's not too bad. DH likes using it for some upper body exercise, so he grinds me 5 or 6 cups a couple times a week for big baking days, and I grind smaller amounts between.

We also grind flax seed with the steel burrs, and it is delicious... so much better than when we used to do it in the blender. Don't tighten it too much for the flax seed, or it will be aganozingly slow. There's a sweet spot between grinding it finely and grinding it quickly.

I tried grinding almonds on it once, and it had a really hard time feeding the almonds, even when I chopped them up.
JMJ is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 12,024

30 members and 11,994 guests
Ana Anka , avocet , BirthFree , Boodah'smama , Chelsea59 , Childrenareawesome , Deborah , Dovenoir , girlspn , HeidiW1979 , jamesmorrow , katelove , knitknitknit , lisak1234 , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , Midwestmom2009 , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , nikkyj , Peter Gold , philipadzy , redsally , RollerCoasterMama , Sonja416 , Springshowers , transpecos , Winny , Xerxella
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.