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KitchenAid Grain Mill for sale

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pmccool

KitchenAid Grain Mill for sale

I have a KitchenAid grain mill for sale.  It has been lightly used, looks brand new, and operates perfectly.  All parts included.  I even think I saw the owner's manual recently.  

Asking $75 + shipping to your location from Overland Park, KS.  (MSRP is $199.99!)

Why you should buy it: 

  • Low cost entry for milling grains at home
  • Produces a range of products from coarse flours to meals to cracked grains
  • Attaches to your existing KitchenAid mixer, so no additional appliance taking up space on your counter
  • Reasonably quiet, as mills go
  • Steel burrs

Why you should not buy it:

  • It's a gateway drug to more expensive mills
  • Cannot mill anything as finely as you are accustomed to buying (might make flour about as fine as, or just slightly finer than, Hodgson Mills rye flour, as a reference point)
  • Even with the steel burrs, oily seeds/grains cannot be milled

It's a sturdy piece of equipment that has served me well but my fickle attention is now focused on my KoMo Fidibus (that part about being a gateway drug...).

Paul

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jeffheffner

Y are you selling it

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pmccool

a KoMo Fidibus Classic, and I don't need two mills.  The KoMo produces finer flour than the KA Grain Mill is able to produce.  I was fortunate enough to see a used one offered for sale here on TFL at a considerable savings compared to a new mill.

Paul

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clazar123

Perfect for my needs. I grind my flour just before baking with it. Can't get any fresher than that. I understand how it is a "gateway". If I baked more, I'd be saving for a Komo.

There are some tricks to getting it finer. It just likes to "walk" to a coarser setting while it is milling. It takes just a little attention.

Good luck!