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#1 of 4 Old 10-21-2010, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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...

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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

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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.

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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.
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