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Despite higher order volume, our amazing shipping team continues to ship orders out quickly. Today we're shipping orders for in-stock items placed July 29. Recently we opened an additional shipping line that’s reducing processing time. Customer service is available by email and phone. If we can’t take your call immediately, we’ll get back to you as fast as possible. The Hampton showroom is temporarily closed. We greatly appreciate your business as we do our very best to serve you!

Milling Fibrous Materials & Nuts

"Will it grind?" We're sometimes asked if our grain mills will grind things other than grains and beans. Among other things, we're asked about herbs, spices, oilseeds, nuts, and various parts of woody plants, including roots. Recently when we were asked for a mill to grind the toenails of snapping turtles (no kidding) we decided it was time for some explanation. 

We sell different types of home mills...

Steel Burr Mills: The Wonder Junior mill is a rugged and popular steel burr mill that also comes with stone burrs for exceptional versatility. The Family Grain Mill is also known for its versatility, being able to grind small quantities of herbs and spices in addition to its primary role as a grain flour grinder. It doesn't grind quite as finely as quality stone burr mills or "impact" type mills, but most of our Family Grain Mill customers find the fineness of its grind entirely satisfactory, and it also has the ability to grind many herbs, spices and seeds. Click here to read more about what the Family Grain Mill can grind. All of our steel burr mills disassemble in just seconds, so if grinding an oilseed like flax or sesame does gum up the works a bit, cleanout is quick and easy.

Impact Mills: Impact mills (the NutriMill Classic, NutriMill Plus and WonderMill) are made to grind only dry grain and dry, non-oily beans. They grind very quickly and have the ability to grind very fine, but impact mills are completely unsuitable for herbs, spices, oilseeds, flax or fibrous materials. In fact, grinding such materials will very quickly ruin an impact mill, and such damage is not covered by warranty. The warranties of all of the impact mills cover the use of dry grains and dry beans, with which it's nearly impossible to wear one out.

Stone Burr Mills: Stone burr mills are made to grind only dry grain and dry, non-oily beans. They grind very quickly and have the ability to grind very fine, but stone burr mills are unsuitable for herbs, spices, oilseeds, flax or fibrous materials.

 

And for Nuts...

Most grain mills can’t make nut butters, but these two will... 

Nut Butter Machine Links

Bosch Universal machine and accessory food processor
Food Processors
Olde Tyme commercial nut butter grinders

 

And if you're really serious about grinding materials that grain mills cannot grind:

Hammer Mills will pulverize a much wider range of materials than a burr mill can handle. For quality industrial/commercial hammer mills, click here.

Click here for the main grain mills page at Pleasant Hill Grain.

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