I’ve read several articles about hand grain mills & have found that most folks point to the Wondermill Junior as the top mill for the money. Are there any others you might recommend that are a little less expensive? Thanks & keep up the good work! The info you post on your site has been invaluable!
THE SURVIVAL MOM:
Your question about grain mills is a good one because all of us want something of quality, that will hold up over time, but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Here’s the problem with the cheaper models that I have used. Wheat is very, very hard and takes a great deal of effort to grind by hand. The cheaper models weren’t very sturdy and I could easily see them breaking down after a relatively short period of time. I had to put a good deal of elbow grease into the grinder just to produce a small amount of flour and the whole time the mill was shaking. Granted, it was in a store and wasn’t as securely fastened to the countertop as it would be a table or countertop at home.
Consider that by the time you spend close to $100 for a cheaper model, you’re almost halfway to the $210 price point for a Wondermill Junior.
Try checking out Craigslist, eBay, second hand stores and even asking on Freecycle. Making homemade flour from wheat is a fad for some people, and it gets old! The electric mill I have was found at a Goodwill store. Try to get both an electric and manual mill, if possible.