Are you thinking of getting a grain mill?
Maybe you just recently purchased one or received one as a gift.
Today I’m unboxing three Grain Mills from three great companies: MockMill, NutriMill and WonderMill.
Upfront I want to say that these are all great companies, so I know they will all be great mills. My intent with this series to feature each mill and have it stand on its own merits so that you can choose the one that is the best fit for you and your family.
In today’s show I’m only unboxing and briefly describing each mill. We’ll go into great depth as we feature each mill. I will also add the WonderMill Junior and the NutriMill Classic to the line-up as those are two that are very popular as well.
Today I’ll show you what’s in the box, so if you decide to purchase any of the three mills unboxed, you’ll know what to expect.
Then we’ll talk over the next several weeks we’ll talk about:
- Grinding Basics–why should you even grind your own wheat.
- Performance–how fast it mills, workflow, attachments, etc.
- What’s Inside–what actually grinds the flour stone or metal.
- Options, Controls, and Features– we’ll talk about additional models from the same company and control of grinding with each model.
- Noise–grinders are loud, so we’ll do a comparison of the noise level.
- Storage–what kind of storage space will you need for each.
- Clean-up–how easy is it to clean each mill?
- Price Range–what is the price range of each mill?
- Longevity & Warranty–what’s the word on the street (or internet) as to how long these mills last and what kind of warranty do they have?
- Other things it can do–most mills can do more than just grind flour, so we’ll look at other food you can grind to make wonderful baked goods.
Mockmill 100 Stone Grain Mill
The Mockmill 100 is the smaller of the two mills from MockMill. I really like the idea of grinding wheat as needed. I usually grind a lot and freeze it, so I’m looking forward to a new routine to test out this mill.
- Mills 100g of flour per minute
- Easy adjustments for coarseness
- No mess
- Self cleaning
- Tool-free disassembly
- 6 year warranty provided by Wolfgang Mock
- Harder-than-granite, near-diamond, corundum-ceramic mill stones
The WonderMill has been around for a long time. I own a WonderMill Junior (check out my review of it here) and like that quite a bit. So I’m looking forward to testing out this classic grain mill.
- Easy to use and clean
- Use a plastic bag in the canister and grind to collect the flour
- Product design helps prevent gumming and jamming
- There are no small parts or gaskets to misplace
- BPA Free
- Can grind over 100 pounds of flour in an hour
- Fins made from stainless steel which eliminates overheating the flour
- Limited lifetime warranty
- 1 3/4 horsepower motor
I own the NutriMill Classic and have used it as my primary grain mill for over 5 years (check out my post on the basics of grinding wheat with it). It’s in great working order and we’ll be adding to the mix for comparison.
The new NutriMill Plus is more compact and comes with a freezer bag accessory. I’m looking forward to getting it in kitchen and using it.
NutriMill Plus Features:
- 24 Cup flour bowl capacity
- Collapsable milling hopper and nesting design for easy storage
- 4 stage filtration system for clean milling
- 1200 watt motor
- Uses stainless steel microburst milling heads
- Includes flour bagger accessory, freezer safe bags
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- 1500 watt motor
- Feed design allows you to turn the unit off anytime during the milling
- Limited lifetime warranty.