*KitchenAid Grain Mill Attachment*
This is a review of the Kitchen Aid Grinder attachment for the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. As shown in the pictures below.
Attaching the grinder to the mixer is straight forward, and is retained in the mixer with a thumb set screw.
The operation of grinding the wheat is pretty easy. But keep in mind that the paddle attachment nub will continue to rotate then grinding the wheat. I have never had a problem with it but it may be a safety issue for you. There are around 10 settings for the course/fine of the grind. I tested this grinder on the finest, medium, and coarsest settings. The speed setting was on 2 and I used a cup of hard red winter wheat for each test.
The results were great. The finest setting produced a grind much like that you get from the store, if not slightly finer.
It took 6m 45s for me to grind 1 cup of wheat on the finest setting, and drew 2.61amps. FYI The mixer draws around .76amps without a load attached.
A mix of fine and medium grind is what I like to bake bread with so this is what I primarily use. Medium was uniform in its consistency and right in the middle between fine and course.
It took 2m 55s to grind 1 cup of wheat on the medium setting drawing 2.34amps
The course was of uniform consistency.
It took 1m30s to complete 1 cup with a draw of 2.20amps.
Here are some more pictures of the grain mill.
Overall I am happy with the results. It was a good compromise between price, storage of unit and we already had a stand mixer. My ‘old reliable’ trusty red crank grain mill is taking a backup roll. The only thing that may be of a concern is the stand mixer became very hot to touch after grinding 6 cups of wheat, one after another on the fine/med settings. This is a small batch rig IMO which is fine for us. We can grind wheat 3 cups at a time when we’re doing other tasks and let it cool for the next run if needed. There wasn’t a lot of wheat dust when I did the grinds also, pretty clean grinding. This mill is advertised for use with non-oily grains so Wheat, Corn, Rye, Oats, Rice, Buckwheat, Barley, and Millet are all fare game though not tested by this author.
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