Mar 1, 2013
We've had our grain mill for over a month now, and use it to grind wheat for all of our family's bread, pancakes, etc. It does take some time to grind by hand, but it is easy enough that even our kids can help out. I do not have the power bar, and probably won't get one since it is really not difficult to turn as it is. The fineness of the flour this mill puts out is very consistent, and I can get great bread flour on the first grind. Bread from fresh flour really tastes like a whole different food from even the best store bought bread or flour, and we can even tell that we feel better eating real food.
Dec 31, 2011
I have been wanting a grain mill for years. I have researched and read many reviews with the Country Living Mill always coming up positive. I am thrilled to have mine. I have only had it about 10 days, but so far, it is everything it was advertised to be. I DID buy the power bar and very glad I did. Didn't buy the Country Living flour container. I bought an ice holder and it fits perfect to catch the flour. Consistency of the flour is perfect and my old favorite recipes are baking up good with an additional fresher flavor from the wheat. Very pleased.
Nov 25, 2011
I researched grain mills for several years before I finally bought a Country Living Grain mill. We use it very often and are happy with it. Our youngest child can easily turn it with the power bar extension. I converted an exercise bike to power the mill, then motorized it. I have the bike and handle for use during a power outage. It takes about 5-7 minutes to grind a cup of flour, but the flour is very good. I don't like having to switch over augers for corn, but the corn auger does work well, and store-bought cornmeal smells very old and stale in comparison to freshly ground. We think it's well worth the money
Nov 7, 2011
I have used an electric grain mill for 25 years, but felt the need to have a non electric mill for emergency preparedness. After extensive shopping around (money is tight!) I chose the CLG Mill and am incredibly happy with it! All non electric mills take effort to use, but this one is do-able and produces consistant, fine flour in only one pass. It is easy to change the settings for cracked cereals etc. I have just ordered the optional corn and bean auger and look forward to using that as well. And yes, I have retired my electric model for the time being!