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- Beechwood construction
- Grinds from fine flour to coarse meal
- Long life corundum-ceramic burrs
- Cleanup is quick and easy
- Gluten-free grinding liner available
- Made in Austria
KoMo Fidibus 21
Handmade in Austria, KoMo's Fidibus 21 grain mill is compact but powerful. Its attractive beechwood veneer cabinet houses a set of advanced corundum-ceramic burrs and a strong, high efficiency motor with the torque and stamina needed for grinding grain. Its solid beechwood hopper holds nearly two pounds of grain, yet the mill's compact footprint requires little space in your kitchen.
The Fidibus 21 grinds 5 to 6 oz. of flour per minute for bread flour texture. It's the ideal grain mill for exploring the joys of cooking with healthful, natural foods.
The Fidibus 21 will grind soft or hard wheat, oat groats (dehulled oats), rice, triticale, kamut, spelt, buckwheat, barley, rye, millet, teff, quinoa, amaranth, and sorghum. It will also grind lentils, most dry beans (pinto, red, kidney & more), and dried, non-oily spices. It isn't suitable for garbanzo beans (chickpeas), herbs, oilseeds like flax or sesame, popcorn, or fibrous materials.
“This is an outstanding grain mill, it makes a very good and fine flour, even better than pastry flour. You can set it to a coarse setting too. The flour production rate is quite adequate for this size of mill. And the support at Pleasant Hill Grain is outstanding.”
– Serge G., IL
The KoMo Fidibus 21 grinds oats to a wonderfully soft, fine textured flour, but open the stones about five clicks wider than you would for a hard grain like wheat, otherwise the soft oat flour will fill the stones' furrows and infeed will stop. Opening the stones farther will give you a cereal grind for porridge, or coarser yet for cracked oats, similar to steel-cut.
Grind texture is continuously adjustable from super fine flour to coarse meal and cracked grain, simply by turning the hopper bowl to align its index mark with the graphic scale on the front of the mill. Cleanup is minimal and easy, and access to the milling chamber takes only a moment, requiring no tools.
Award winning performance: KoMo's Fidibus 21 mill received the highest rating from the German natural products magazine Oeko Test, and it's one of our most popular KoMo grinders.
Choose from 110V or 230V models: The KoMo Fidibus 21 electric grain mill is available in the standard 110V version for use on U.S. power, or a 230V version for use overseas. Mills with 230V power are equipped with a Euro plug. More details about the KoMo Fidibus 21 mill are available under the specs tab, above.
Optional interchangeable inserts: If you prepare food for someone with a food allergy, see KoMo's optional interchangeable insert system. This innovative solution lets you grind different types of grain in the same mill while keeping food types completely separate.
“First off, shipping was insanely fast. It's so wonderful, works perfectly, and gets used every day. Adjusting from coarse to fine is straightforward and simple… Holds a lot of grain and makes flour in a very reasonable amount of time. I recommend it to everyone I know!”
– Jennifer C., MO
At Pleasant Hill Grain, our experience spans the milling spectrum from home-use to commercial. As the exclusive U.S. importer of Austrian-made KoMo mills, Pleasant Hill Grain is proud to represent their fine European craftsmanship to our customers. We'd be delighted to visit with you about a KoMo mill or any aspect of your milling needs. We'd appreciate your business, and we look forward to serving you in any way we can!
KoMo Fidibus 21 Mill
|Milling rate for bread flour texture||5-6 oz/min|
|Hopper fill capacity (wheat)||1 lb 15 oz (level, lid on)|
|Dia. of corundum-ceramic mill stones||2.95"|
|Industrial motor electric rating, watts||250W (1/3 HP)|
|Weight||13 lb 11 oz|
|Max. height of bowl at spout||5"|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||7.25" x 8.5" x 12.62" (including spout)|
For more details see the specs tab, above.
Whole Grain Nutrition: Harvest the Benefits!
Imagine that for years, your children ate mainly candy. Imagine that you did, too. Imagine an entire nation on a candy diet. Imagine the health consequences.
Natural whole grains contain a myriad of health-essential nutrients, from proteins to vitamins and amino acids. But "white flour" consists only of the starchy endosperm of the wheat kernel. In its natural form the endosperm provides wholesome energy, but it's the least nutrient-rich part of the grain. Removed are the nutrient-packed bran, wheat germ, and wheat germ oil. Then to make it extra white, industrial processors go further, chemically bleaching it, and returning just enough of a few vitamins to stave off beriberi and rickets. They're allowed to call the end product "Enriched Flour" but a truthful label would read "Impoverished Flour." This snow white, denutritionalized substance is a commodity worth billions of dollars annually to its merchandisers because of a commercially useful characteristic: Unlimited shelf life. No matter how long it sits in the mass distribution channel, it can't go bad precisely because there's actually nothing left in it that can go bad. Nutritionally, it's bad when bagged. A few companies have grown enormously rich marketing this pseudo-food on the basis of convenience, ease, and its dazzling white appearance. But a blind eye was turned to the consequences of replacing real whole grain flour with something that looks special, yet is virtually devoid of nutrition. In essence, candy. So widely has this nutritional travesty become accepted that we call it—and think of it as—wheat flour. But to depart further from natural grain flour would scarcely be possible. Then to make matters worse, artificial sweeteners, flavors and colors, appetite stimulants and preservatives are added to many of our foods. "Artificial" tells you those things aren't naturally food. But have you ever wondered what they actually are, then? Did you know some of them are actually petroleum derivatives? What unintended side effects might those complex counterfeit compounds have on us?
The human body is an absolute marvel; scientists have a long way to go to understand a tenth of how we work. But as capable and as resilient as our bodies are, common sense and history teach that we need wholesome, nutritious food to remain healthy and strong. The denatured byproducts being mass marketed today don't provide what we need, because they've been profoundly altered by processes in which real nutrition is considered last, or not at all.
There's a great solution to this problem. By grinding grains in your kitchen and using the whole grain flour while it's fresh, you get the nutrition needed for strength and health. You also get far tastier food, with genuine character—incomparably more satisfying than today's mass marketed pretenders. After transitioning to whole grains, putting out a plate of white styro-bread will elicit comments like "Why are you giving us this... and where's the good stuff?". Even flour labeled as "whole grain" in stores falls far short of what you can easily grind yourself, because unless it's ground while you wait, the essential Vitamin E in true whole grain flour would go rancid in days (meaning that it's probably been removed), and all nutrients begin steadily oxidizing-away from exposure to oxygen as soon as grain is millled. What's in those bags is not whole grain flour if it's been sitting on a shelf for even a few days; that's literally impossible.
Making real food is more than doable, it's downright fun with help from Pleasant Hill Grain! A high speed self cleaning grain mill like the Nutrimill is the place to start. And to make whole grain bread quickly, easily and with consistently wonderful results, nothing beats the Bosch Universal Kitchen Center... a full-function mixer capable of both mixing and kneading bread that's ready to pop in the oven — quickly and without hand kneading. These machines make it easy to turn the corner to a far better and more enjoyable way of eating!
KoMo Protects and Restores Forests
Beautiful and strong, wood is one of the most renewable raw materials on our planet, and is far longer-lasting than any kind of plastic. Did you know that choosing a KoMo mill helps preserve not only beech forests, but also the habitat for woodland creatures like this wild hare?
PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organization, protecting more than 750 million acres of forest lands. The global work of PEFC helps ensure that our forests are managed sustainably, and KoMo mills are the only grain mills in the world that meet the sustainability standards of this important certification.
more information on KoMo and wildlife-protecting PEFC certification.
Highly Recommended Whole Grain Cookbooks & Videos!
Don't miss our treasury of cookbooks for whole grain cooking & baking! We have old favorites and exciting new titles, full of tasty and nutritious recipes. These resources will open up new worlds of whole grain adventure for you, whether you're an old hand or just beginning the journey. Whole grain wheat, beans & alternative grains are all covered, and shipping is free on any cookbook when ordered with your mixer or grain mill from Pleasant Hill Grain! Of special interest to Bosch mixer users will be Phyllis Stanley's cookbook "Healthy Recipes from the Heart of our Homes". You'll find no better books on whole grain baking... they're winners!
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|Product Weight (lbs.)||14-1/2 lb.|
|Milling rate for bread flour texture||5-6 oz/min|
|Grinding burr diameter||2.95 in|
|Max. height of bowl at spout||5 in|
|Housing Material||Beech wood|
|Capacity (weight)||1 lb. 15 oz.|
|Warranty Length||12 years|
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By LeAnn W. in UT on 11/7/2016 - Verified BuyerI've been using this grain grinder for over 10 years--and this is after years of using other grain grinders. I love that it can just sit on my counter top and when I need flour, I shove a bowl under the spout and within minutes have the flour I need without having to put together and take apart what sounds like a jet engine spewing flour in my kitchen. It couldn't be easier than this. I have bought one for each of my daughters and recommend it to anyone that wants to have their own whole grain freshly ground flour.14 out of 14 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Ronald H. in CO on 11/9/2016 - Verified BuyerSimplicity is the overall feature. A simple design with an attractive wood case. User friendly due to the simple adjustments for grind size. Noise level was just a low hum before grain was added, then when grinding it was like a vacuum cleaner running. Cleanup was just pulling out some flour remaining in the spout. Access to the mill stones for cleaning was also simple. It required the grain feed bowl be turned counterclockwise so it could be lifted off exposing the mill stones. A vacuum cleaner would lift out any residual flour, but a brush would also work. So far I've ground some wheat to clean the new stones and two lbs of rye for bread. It took about five minutes to grind the rye on a fine setting. I'm used to using a manual mill for 35 years, so the downside is I will lose my upper body muscle tone. This machine does the job, no problem. Now where is the nearest gym?
I was surprised by how fast it grinds even at the finest setting.11 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Serge G. in IL on 11/5/2016 - Verified BuyerThis is an outstanding grain mill, it makes a very good and fine flour, even better than pastry flour. You can set it to a coarse setting too. The flour production rate is quite adequate for this size of mill.
And the support at Pleasant Hill Grain is outstanding. You can buy from them with confidence. We got the top stone detached from the plastic part that holds it and they sent us the replacement assembly free of charge and they included additional bottom grinding stone too! They stand behind their products!8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Mary Lou B. in NY on 7/3/2016 - Verified BuyerWe grow our own wheat and our wheat berries have been waiting for the KoMo Fidibus 21 grain mill as it suits our needs perfectly. It gives a perfect grind with no mess, no cleaning. It's always ready to be used again.7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Merritt S. in OK on 4/18/2016 - Verified BuyerI have celiac disease so wanted to buy a mill to grind grains with. Almost as a spur of the moment thing I researched the best mills, saw this one, and bought it. I've never regretted it. It's beautiful, simple, and very effective. It isn't even super noisy, though of course there is some noise. I love it.6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Kathleen S. in MN on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerTurning the hopper while in operation allows the easiest way to achieve the correct grind of flour. I can grind very fine for a whole wheat pastry flour, all the way to a cracked wheat. I have found that by grinding a small amount of white rice and discarding it before each actual use maintains clean grinding stones. By using the coarse setting first crack garbanzo beans or small white beans then grind them for flour. This I can use for instant hummus or to thicken soups and stews. If you've never experienced truly fresh bread you're really in for a treat! From the time you start grinding to the finished baked product the aroma in your home is truly appetizing. The Fidibus 21 is easy to use and clean, and looks beautiful too—we leave it out on the counter. I recommend it highly.6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jennifer C. in MO on 5/17/2016 - Verified BuyerFirst off, shipping was insanely fast. I ordered on Thursday and it arrived on Friday! I immediately placed the grinder on my counter and love how beautiful it is and such a nice addition to the kitchen. It's so wonderful, works perfectly, and gets used every day. Adjusting from coarse to fine is straightforward and simple--no guessing games. Holds a lot of grain at a time for grinding and makes flour in a very reasonable amount of time. I recommend it to everyone I know!5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Kathy B. in PA on 4/19/2016 - Verified BuyerI really like this grain mill. I love making my own flour, and this does such a nice job. I've done wheat berries, einkorn berries all kinds of gluten free flours, and this machine handles them all with ease. Very, very happy with my purchase and would recommend highly.5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Roger B. in CA on 1/1/2017 - Verified BuyerLove, Love, Love the KoMo Fidibus 21. It's nice looking on the counter, it performs great, makes minimal noise. The best part is that not only does it do a fantastic job, there's no cleanup required. Pleasant Hill Grain did a great job and exceeded my expectations by shipping quickly getting it to me on Christmas eve, a nice surprise.4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Elijah K. in PA on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerI've been so happy with the mill. My bread is beyond belief now. One thing to watch for if you're being careful with dough temperatures and such is the flour comes out of the mill pretty warm, so you may want to let it sit a few minutes or adjust your water temperature downwards.4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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