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    • kittie
    • By kittie 18th Jan 07, 2:28 PM
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    kenwood grain mill. Any use?
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    • 18th Jan 07, 2:28 PM
    kenwood grain mill. Any use? 18th Jan 07 at 2:28 PM
    I am so tempted to get a grain mill attachment for my KM001. Can anyone talk me out of it
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    • Angelina-M
    • By Angelina-M 18th Jan 07, 3:51 PM
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    • 18th Jan 07, 3:51 PM
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    • 18th Jan 07, 3:51 PM
    When I was looking at mills, I set out with the intention of buying the mill that fits my kenwood. However when I looked at the quality of the grain (fine-ness) I was a bit worried as the pieces of bran were quite visible.

    I went for a granite stone grain mill. Its absolutely brilliant and mills the grain very fine. However it was approx £345 so its a huge difference in price.

    I use it for bread etc and find it makes wonderful earthy sauces, such as cheese. Maybe wouldnt be as good if you needed a pure white sauce but find that having a 'speckly' sauce add charm.

    I'm sure the kenwood one would do the job, however dont expect to make 100% wholegrain loaves that rise as high as white bread.
  • npsmama
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    • 18th Jan 07, 5:41 PM
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    • 18th Jan 07, 5:41 PM
    i went thru the same agonising decision but opted for a dedicated machine with stone grinding. It was £188. I got it from ukjuicers.com. it's the waldner single biotech mill.

    I LOVE it!!! I use almost everyday.

    From what i gathered the KC attachment doesn't mill as finely, the way it grinds destroys more nutrients and it's only intended for 'recreational' use once every couple of weeks.

    And i'm a die-hard Kenwood fan but on this occasion i realised it would do what i wanted.

    I was so impressed by the mill that I went back the next day and bought a flaker to make my own porridge oats.
    Last edited by npsmama; 18-01-2007 at 5:48 PM.
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    • Thistle-down
    • By Thistle-down 18th Jan 07, 6:28 PM
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    • 18th Jan 07, 6:28 PM
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    • 18th Jan 07, 6:28 PM
    Hmmmm well I love mine!!! Sometimes I mill the flour twice if I want really fine, but there is a fine / coarse adjustment that works well and usually I shake it through a sieve to get rid of the extra bits of bran anyway. It's very solid, I use it quite a bit and don't think it has any signs of wear.

    I've never used a dedicated mill though, so can't compare the results. I think for the price you would be quite happy with it. I have an older model, it is all metal.
    • kittie
    • By kittie 25th Jan 07, 8:27 AM
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    • 25th Jan 07, 8:27 AM
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    • 25th Jan 07, 8:27 AM
    I don`t think I`ll be buying it now. I have limited storage here and I was hoping that the overall concensus would be `fantastic`. It sounds as though I will be better staying with the ready milled flour I buy and it is top class from bacheldre mill. I admit defeat and a silly brainstorm moment

    http://www.bacheldremill.co.uk/

    I wouldn`t hesitate re the purpose built stone mill if I still had the space I had in my old house. Oh well!!
  • doddsy
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    • 27th Sep 07, 3:12 PM
    Does anyone have a grain mill?
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    • 27th Sep 07, 3:12 PM
    I have been making my own bread for ages and now want to go one step further - milling my own grains. I really like the look of this one

    http://www.ukjuicers.com/grainmills/WaldnerBiotechFarina.htm

    Does anyone have a grain mill, do you think they are worth the money - and the kitchen space!

    doddsy
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  • shepherdgirl
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    • 29th Nov 10, 2:21 PM
    uses for a grain mill ?
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    • 29th Nov 10, 2:21 PM
    Hi folks


    I have acquired a grain mill attachment for my Kenwood chef and would love some mse ideas for using it.

    Must be something that I can have fun trying

    You are all so inspirational and think outside of the box that I look forward to some great replies,

    thanks
  • valk_scot
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    • 29th Nov 10, 2:23 PM
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    • 29th Nov 10, 2:23 PM
    I got one for my Chef. Four years later I'd still not used it, even once, so I sold it on Ebay. Sorry! But I do remember there were several suggestions in the various Kenwood recipe books. Got one of these?
    Val.
    • ifonlyitwaseasier
    • By ifonlyitwaseasier 29th Nov 10, 5:02 PM
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    • 29th Nov 10, 5:02 PM
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    • 29th Nov 10, 5:02 PM
    hmmmm how about making your own chickpea flour?

    or grinding whole spices ( if the holes aren't too huge)
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  • shepherdgirl
    Hi

    Thanks for the suggestions -

    The kenwood book I have mentions rice - not sure what to do with it when its milled tho - LOL

    Also what could/would you use the chickpeas for ?

    Sorry to be so daft - I'm on a learning curve

    I can just about follow most recipes, but not good at improvising.

    thanks as always
    • ifonlyitwaseasier
    • By ifonlyitwaseasier 30th Nov 10, 3:21 PM
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    well rice flour gets used instead of normal flour, handy for the gluten intolerant

    and heres a linkie for chickpea ideas chickpea flour is also known as gram flour btw

    and not daft at all, this place is like an aladdins cave of ideas, once you get on here you never leave
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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 30th Nov 10, 7:33 PM
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    As this has fallen from the front page of OS, I'll add it to the existing thread to give you more inspiration
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    • Addiscomber
    • By Addiscomber 16th Apr 15, 2:16 PM
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    I have acquired one of these for my A901 Chef. I want to grind flax seeds not grains but it has a lot of flour coating the rollers. Does anyone have any tips for cleaning, or will I just have to run some flax through it and throw it away?
    • DereC
    • By DereC 16th Sep 17, 7:34 PM
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    im looking for kenwood sm900, with description "grinding plant made of volcanic stone with infinitely fine adjustment for all cereals and legumes, but not for oilseeds" so it suppose to be stone milled, and also infinitely fine makes my choice. anyone own this one? And important question where to buy quality and not expensive wheat grain?
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