Do you love baking bread or making good homemade pasta? Struggling to find the perfect flour for your dietry needs? You should consider the KitchenAid Grain Mill.
KitchenAid Grain Mill
- Easy to set up
- Multiple settings
- Decent capacity
- A little messy
- Can take a while
The KitchenAid Grain Mill is an attachment for the KitchenAid Stand Mixer, which you’ll need first. You can use the device to grind grains into flour, and you don’t need extra space on your counter.
The mixer provides the power, so you’ll also need to use it near an outlet, even when using the grain mill. That way, you can automate the milling process, so you can focus on other prep work while the mill makes the flour.
You can also select from different consistencies, such as fine or coarse. The mill can make up to 10 cups of flour at a time.
What It’s For
You can use the KitchenAid Grain Mill attachment with a variety of grains to make flour of your choice. It works particularly well with oats, wheat, corn, and other grains.
Whether you want to make bread, pasta, or another baked good, you can make the right flour for it. It doesn’t matter if you want finer or coarser grain flour. However, you shouldn’t use the grain mill as a replacement for other appliances.
Don’t use it to grind coffee beans, and don’t put peanuts through it to make peanut butter. You can use another appliance for those, and you won’t have to worry about damaging the grain mill.
Who It’s For
Kitchenaid has a great range of attachments, but personally, I think this is for the more experienced baker looking to mill their own grains to experiment with different recipes. The Kitchenaid Grain Mill isn’t the cheapest attachment but you could save money on store-bought ingredients. You can also be sure of the ingredients so it’s great if you have specific dietary requirements.
You’ll also need to make sure you have a Kitchenaid Classic or Artisan stand mixer.
How It Works
Once you set up the KitchenAid Stand Mixer, you can add the Grain Mill attachment on the top part of the mixer. Then, you can plug the mixer in, load your grains in the top of the grain mill, and turn on the mixer. You will also need to select the consistency using a knob on the mill.
The mixer will spin, which can be alarming at first, but ‘the spinning’ is a fantastic way to see that it’s working. You should start to see flour start to pour out of the grain mill. Then, you can collect the flour in a bowl.
After you finish collecting flour, you can take the attachment off. Then, you can use a brush that comes with the mill to clean the different parts. You can also use a toothpick to clean the smaller grooves of the burr if the brush isn’t effective enough. If it’s still not clean, you can use water and soap, but don’t put it in your dishwasher.
Is the KitchenAid Grain Mill for You?
You can use it when making pasta, bread, or sweets, and you can control the flour consistency. Then, you don’t have to worry about finding or paying for the perfect flour at the grocery store.