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Roll your own oats

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MNBäcker's picture
MNBäcker

Roll your own oats

Hi, gang.

So, I am thinking about getting something that would allow me to roll oats here at home. I've poked around a little bit, but am not sure what "toy" to get. I probably wouldn't roll a whole lot at once, and wouldn't be opposed to crank 'em out by hand.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Stephan

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Rocketcaver

I have an attachment for my KitchenAid mixer that rolls oats.  It's not made by KA, I'll look it up when I get home.

I use it all the time, works great. 

 Later...

Here is the one I have:  http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/grain_flaker.aspx

Actually it's an oat "flaker". 

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MNBäcker

So, I looked at your link for the attachment - interesting. I actually had not seen this particular line...

You're saying that the flaker attachment fits onto the front of your Kitchenaid?

Nevermind, I just saw that you need a special flaker attachment to fit the Kitchenaid directly. I guess for that price, I might be better off with a KoMo Flocino or FlicFloc, if I don't mind the manual action?

Stephan

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Rocketcaver

When I bought mine they were around $99, I see the prices have gone up a bit since then.  The one I have fits directly on my KA, yes.

You can get a nice hand operated roller for about the same money, I didn't want to deal with "armstrong" power and had a brand new KA, so it was an easy decision for me. 

Let us know what you end up with and how you like it.  You will love the fresh oatmeal!

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charbono

I use a Schnitzer to flake oats every day.  It's easy to turn, but not very fast.  One might be able to squeeze a cup of grain into the hopper.  It's simple to brush off the rollers after use.  However, it takes quite a few tools to disassemble for a thorough cleaning and lubrication.  One also has to force the gears back together.  The gears are very thin and may not last a long time.  It looks good, but I'm glad I didn't pay full price.

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flourgirl51

I have the KoMo grain flaker and would be happy to send you some info on these. There are a few different models and they are made in Germany.  www.organicwheatproducts.com