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WonderMill grinds 1000 lbs wheat - took 9.5 hours

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subfuscpersona

WonderMill grinds 1000 lbs wheat - took 9.5 hours

I don't own a WonderMill, but, after watching this youtube  video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmE0Bmid9o4 - where, as an experiment, the mill was used to grind 1000 lbs of wheat without stopping (that's 20 50-lb bags of wheat!) I am left with *NO* qualms about the durability of this mill.

Do take a look at the video - the background music is great.

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This was a durability test that we ran on the WonderMill Electric Grain mill. In this test we milled 1,000 pounds of whole wheat continuously for 9.5 hours with out burning up the WonderMill. In fact it was still ready to do more when we ended the test.

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I have no connection with the youtube posters or the company. Just thought it might interest you home millers out there. Have fun!

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barryvabeach

Yes,  I saw that video.  The motor is a small universal motor that turns at a very high rpm, and it certainly has enough power to turn the impact wheels to grind wheat berries, but I doubt it would do that for very long without breaking down.  I eventually gave away the wondermill and bought an old electric mill with an induction motor -  they are much bigger and heavier, but can run virtually forever.