Help deciding on grainmill
I am interested in purchasing my first grain mill. I've done some research and really need some help from you who have actually experienced using these various mills. I have a lot of reasons for wanting one and not sure one will check all of the boxes. I may need 2! LOL
I want a handmill for power outages (we have a lot) and in case that gets worse. I also would enjoy (I think) using one for smaller amounts of grain. I already know that it will take too long and be too much work for larger amounts of grain so I know I would want to have an electric option.
I of course want to be able to do soft and hard wheat and dry grains. I want to be able to get close to pastry flour fine (as you can with whole wheat) It would be nice be able to do dry herbs/roots occasionally. I don't need these to be powder necessarily, just roughly chopped if I can turn into powder that would be a bonus. I have dried astragulus root that I have trouble even chopping in my Cuisnart food processor. I don't know if any grainmill could coursely chop it or not. Other herbs I need to do are not as hard and could be done in my food processor if a grainmill can't do them.
I'm not really looking to do peanut butter but I might like doing flaxseed. This would be an added bonus but isn't necessary.
I've considered Grainmaker with motor (just too much money), Wonder Deluxe Jr. with motorizing kit (like this for it's compact fit on the counter). But after thinking about it if I motorize it it makes it would have to be disassembled to use the hand crank.
I've started looking at Komo. How is there handcrank model? I see it has a motor available. Although I'm not sure I would prefer getting a handcrank (Komo or Wonder Deluxe Jr) and also one of the Komo electric models instead of trying to make a handcrank one electric.
I've determined the difference in Komo Fidibus line (classic maybe?) and the Mio?
I can't find much about Komo handcrank (reviews or videos)