How to Find the Best Grain Mill

January 20, 2021


find the best grain mill

How to Find the Best Grain Mill? Your Best Options!

Are you ready to take charge of your health? If you’ve found my website and blog, I know where your heart is. One of the most important ways to be in charge of health is to mill your own grain. But how do you find the best grain mill? I’m here to help!

The Benefits of Milling Grains

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First, let me share why everyone should mill their own grain. The benefits of milling grain start with you:

- Saving money on the food budget

- Having confidence in giving the family the healthiest food possible

- Win by being in control of your health.

When my family was sick and tired and our health was escalating out of control in our early 40’s, my friend Kim advised us to start milling our own grain. I had this crazy vision of a horse and millstone in the backyard.

That was so far from reality!

Kim took me into her kitchen and taught me to mill wheat. And to bake with it. We made the most delicious whole wheat bread, cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, and so much more.

Milling whole grains is simple and she wanted to make sure I felt confident to do at home.

When she showed me the chart on how much money I could save, I was all in.

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Yet, I had to get my family on board. After all, who chooses to produce flour at home?

However, I was sold and knew I could make flour at home and my family would be blessed.

I brought home some of Kim’s fresh milled bread and my family loved it. They raved over all the baked goods produced from the flour ground at home.

Getting Started Milling Grain at Home

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We were all in on whole grain milling. Next I had to figure out how. 

What should I use? The right resources make jobs easier. When jobs are easier, we’re more likely to do them consistently, especially when forming new habits.

Mills were becoming the new trend so there were a couple options. When I first began, I used a dry blade on my Vitamix. This can be done, even though it’s not technically a flour mill, and is often a seamless first step. 

However, it’s a little complicated and hard to ensure you’re getting the finest grain of wheat into a flour.

That worked in the beginning. Then I went on the hunt to find a mill.

I’ve used several over the years and recommend many of them, yet these are my top picks. They’re the best of the best of electric grain mills.

Best Grain Mill for Home Choice #1 - Nutrimill Classic Grain Mill

I started with the Nutrimill Classic. It’s an excellent machine and I  used it from the beginning for over 10 years. However, like with everything, there are pros and cons.

First, it has a large capacity. For those not familiar with milling their own wheat, the benefit of this may not be obvious at first. 

But think this way - the larger the capacity, the more you’re able to get done at once.

I’m the type of person who likes to get something started and then be able to move on to the next thing. The large capacity allows me to throw the wheat in and let it do its job while I start my next task.

Nutrimill Grain Mill - How It Works

The Nutrimill is a complete system. The ground flour gathers in the bowl at the bottom and the flour it produces can be changed from coarse to fine flour.

It works with an impact element. The stainless steel fins hit the wheat and cause them to burst into a wonderful, fine flour. 

However, the power and high speed of the mill create heat.

As long as your flour isn’t above 120º, the majority of the flour’s nutrients are maintained. According to some sources, the Nutrimill can raise the temperature of the wheat to 118º. So, it’s getting a little warm, but still produces high quality milled flour.

You can also mill dried beans in the Nutrimill.

It’s a good system that works well.

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This classic sells for about $250, so it’s a good price point. You’re going to have this mill for years, so the cost of savings at the grocery store combined with the health savings more than make up for the initial cost.

We have a link here to get this mill. Use the discount code: BAKEFORHEALTH for an even better deal. You’ll be happy with a new mill and even more pleased with a discount!

The main cons of this mill are the warmth created in the process and a few limitations we’ll discuss as we move to the other mills on my top 3 list of grain mills.

Best Grain Mill for Home Use Option 2 - Nutrimill Plus

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This machine is the newer model in the Nutrimill family - about five years old. The Nutrimill Plus is also an electric impact mill with stainless steel fins, but is more compact. Because it stacks within itself, it requires less space for storage than the Nutrimill Classic.

The Nutrimill Plus also produces a wonderful, fine flour and works for milling dried beans (perfect for making Ezekiel bread).

Another benefit is the ability to mill straight into a bag. It has an attachment to put on the bowl, which a bag can be placed in. Then the flour is milled directly into the bag for easy storage.

This machine is smaller, but still has a good-sized hopper. It’s a great deal at $299.

Best Grain Mill 2021 Option 3 - Mockmill 100 Grain Mill

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Both of the above grain mills are amazing, but my ultimate new favorite top pick is the Mockmill 100.

7 Reasons Why I Love the Mockmill 100 Grain Mill

1. There are adjustable settings, allowing you to make cereal and cracked grain, in addition to ground flour. The other mills are great for flour, but can’t mill cereal or cracked grain.

2. You can re-adjust the settings (1-10), giving you more expandability. This allows you to decide how fine or course you want your grain to be ground to.

3. You can also mill dried spices in the Mockmill 100. As a test, we took some cinnamon sticks and tested it out. Our room smelled amazing!

When we compared the freshly ground cinnamon versus what was in the pantry, we found it to have a richer color and more fragrant aroma.

4. Re-milling is possible - up to 3 times. Your flour and spices turn out finer! You might even say it produces a super fine flour.

5. There is zero flour dust, which means there's no mess! If you are not familiar with mills, myself and several friends all laugh when the bowl of the Nutrimill Classic is not fully in position and our room and our clothes are dusted completely with flour.  Even the Nutrimill Plus puts out a little flour dust as well.


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6. No hot temperature. The Mockmill uses a cool grinding process, which saves the nutritional value. No heating up helps make sure all the nutritional value of the grain used is retained.

7. This machine is super-portable and compact because of it’s slim design. Thus, it’s perfect for traveling and RV lifestyle folks! So whether you’re into country living, getting back to the roots of good food, or traveling and seeing God’s creation, this electric mill will fit the bill.

Why Mockmill is a Great Deal

Even though it’s my top pick, the Mockmill is reasonably-priced and somewhere in the middle of Nutrimill Classic and Nutrimill Plus at $279.

There’s also a Mockmill 200, which has a bit more high-powered motor. So, if you’re going to do an expansive amount of milling, that might be a good upgrade. However, the 100 is just the right electric grain mill for most families to make flour at home.

Get Started Milling Your Own Wheat Today

If you haven’t milled grain before, I hope today’s the day. All three of these grain mills are wonderful to start with and easy to use.

And for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, these grain mills are on sale!!! Just go to https://designedhealthyliving.com/mills and put in the code BAKEFORHEALTH upon checkout to enjoy a discount on your purchase! 

Each one of them is a great value for a great grain mill to enjoy using for YEARS!

Additional Resources for Milling Wheat

I teach milling one’s own wheat for many reasons. First is the nutritional benefits, which are highlighted in the Treasures of Healthy LIving Bible Study and the Healthy Treasures Cookbook

There’s a long list of benefits to milling your own wheat! (I use wheat as a generic term. Most millers use a variety of types of grain: spelt, kamut, durum, emmer, amaranth, etc.)

SATISFIED-Baking-with-Whole-Grains-book

For a complete story of milling wheat, the background, types of grains and delicious recipes check out my Satisfied Baking With Whole Grain Goodness book.

I took all the notes I taught from in my baking classes to create the manuscript for this book. It will answer all your questions.

These nutrients, naturally found in whole grain wheat, are stripped away to leave us with a chemicalized, bleached white flour. This altered flour is then in the bread on grocery store shelves today. The refining process allows bread to be soft, squeezable and maintain a long shelf life.

I’d love to share more with you about the amazing benefits of milling your own wheat and baking homemade bread. Check out all the resources on my website to fill your pantry for health success.

There are also many videosvideos on milling your own flour and making your own bread like this one.

Last, but not least, here are my recommendations for where to purchase quality wheat to mill at home. Because, after all, to get home-milled grains, you need grains to mill!

Two places I highly recommend are:

Both of these companies provide quality products and ship their products.

I’m so glad to be on this health journey with you. Please leave a comment sharing what you love best about the mill chosen for your family.

annette


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I am Annette Reeder. A Christian nutritionist, international speaker, and biblical health coach for over 18 years.


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  • I love the taste, nutrition and variety of grinding my own grains. And I hear about all this “money savings” from doing so. But in my experience, buying any sort of “fancy whole grain” is more expensive than most pre-milled flours. Where are people finding whole grains at good prices? I’d love to use more Einkorn for example. But the whole grain it is FAR more expensive than any traditional pre-ground flour.

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