speed and flour dustiness of impact vs stone mills (ie nutrimill vs fidibus)
currently, i have an absolutely beautiful grain mill. its a vintage model called an all-grain mill 33x, all stainless steel.
gorgeous but also heavy, kinda slow and dusts flour (b/c of my diy setup). i have to drag it outside to mill and take it apart to brush out all the nooks and crannies. takes about 40-50 minutes to mill about 3-4 pounds. i mill once every 2 weeks to make 4 loaves of bread and to have extra flour between milling.
i love my first mill, but i'm looking for another mill that is easier, cleaner, easier to clean/minimal cleaning, and faster but smaller in size. max price $400.
i keep going around and around between the nutrimill-impact and the german-stone kind.
1. ability to mill 3-4 or more pounds at one time to make 4-6 8x4 loaves of bread.
2. grind faster and cleaner. want to be able to mill inside my kitchen.
3. minimal cleaning/dust during and after milling.
4. compact or light enough to store elsewhere.
5. loud i can deal with.
nutrimill- big, lightweight, plastic, loud, fast and dustless. some reviews complained the nutrimill isn't as fast as advertised (advertised-20 cups in 5 minutes) and gets dusty(gasket not sealing/sitting well) and hot.
fidibus 21 and medium- these are the only ones in my price range- love their looks, not dusty, minimal clean, compact. my biggest concern is if they can handle milling 3-4 pounds or more at a time faster than my currrent mill. the 21 is rated for 1-2 persons and the medium is only slightly larger, both mill 3.5 oz per minute roughly equals about 20 minutes for 7 cups. worried about it getting too hot and taking too long to mill at one time.
want to avoid a slow dusty mill.