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Manual for magicmill II

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tsquared

Manual for magicmill II

i have just been given a Magicmill II by an elderly friend who used it for years. I am very excited to use freshly ground flour for my bread baking but it would be nice to have a manual. I have looked hard on the net but can’t seem to find a copy. Does anyone here have a digital copy?

Thank you!

T2

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barryvabeach

I have never seen or used that mill, but there are a few youtube videos on it, and some on another mill which looks identical  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0QByDH6bh8  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls2heKw786Q

 

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AndyPanda

I have used the version III for ages and have the manual around here somewhere ... but I found these pictures of the manual for model II in an eBay sale of the grinder:

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AndyPanda

Another photo

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tsquared

Thankyou Andy Panda, that is very helpful.

T2

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AndyPanda

These grinders are quite old - they are supposed to have an airtight seal where the top fits into the pan, but that gasket gets old and doesn't seal well.  It still grinds OK - but the tighter the seal, the finer you can grind (the grind fineness is controlled by airflow)  but the biggest problem of a poor seal is that you get flour dust all over.  I used to go outside to grind because I got tired of flour dust coating the house.

Recently I tried an experiment and custom cut some weatherstrip material and it's a really tight fit (takes some muscle to put the top on the base and get it back off after grinding) but now I don't get so much dust in the house.

The black gasket is the original (mine is a model III) and the white gasket is what I recently added.  Wish I'd done this gasket years ago - it really works so much better!