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25 year old Kitchenaid mixer--grain mill attachment

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fmlyhntr

25 year old Kitchenaid mixer--grain mill attachment

My Kitchenaid mixer is so old I can only find the manual for it at kitchenaid, not any parts. But I am debating getting the grain mill, but I don't know if it will work on my mixer. Does anyone here know? (Model KSM 5BBU, it's about 25 or so years old).

Thank you,

Christina

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BBQinMaineiac

If it has a universal motor I wouldn't put a grain mill on it. Universal motors can be identified by screw heads extending outside the motor housing toward the rear half of the motor/gear housing. Universal motors can't take heavy loads. Research the KA grain mill (google) and specifically look for owner comments.

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fmlyhntr

I had gone back to the reviews--because they were either very positive or very negative. What I found was (if a machine type was mentioned), the smaller ones didn't handle the mill well--the bigger (newer ones) did. With your response, I am now definitely not getting it. Mine does have a universal motor. I am looking at a nutrimill. I just have to decide if I will use it enough to justify it.