Oct 5, 2015
I have never ordered a grain mill in my fifty-four year life. I decided to give this a try. I am delighted that I did. I have tried just one item...dried blue corn. I set the grinder to the finest setting and it just hacked right through it. Some of what came through was fine powder but most was a little rougher. I then set it on a much, much looser setting just to see. Several whole grains made it through then. After that I played with it. On the finest setting it took about three pass throughs of product to get a fine corn meal texture which is what I wanted it for. I am please. I hope it last a little while. Looking for something with all metal parts rather than aluminum. Worth the price.
Mar 20, 2015
same Brian as 9/9/12: Still using grinder for chicken feed almost every day. Just took the plates off and resharpened the teeth, using a fine burr on a DREMEL. Actually worked pretty well. Other than that, no major mechanically issues 2.5 yrs later. Got my money's worth out of this one.
Sep 9, 2012
This is definitely not a high quality flour mill, but considering the price, it does good cracking corn for our chickens (which is the main reason I bought it). It saves wear and tear on my good mill, and coarse grinds about 4 of 5 times faster.
Jul 18, 2011
I just got my economical mill today and learned, you get what you pay for. The mill is made in China and comes with very brief instructions on how to put it together. That's it. The rubber pad does not stay on the foot of the mill. It just falls off. The clamp doesn't stay clamped. The mill grinds the grain very coarsely.
Jul 16, 2011
I bought this mill to crack corn, oats and barley for my chickens. The overall finish is pretty rough such as sharp metal edges on the hopper and the handle doesn't fit the auger very well. However, the body of the mill is made well. The burrs are removable but I have never seen replacement sets for sale. I think the worst part of the mill is the burr adjustment. It is very sloppy and inconsistent - It might grind very fine for half a turn and then course for the other half.It cracked whole corn very well. every so often a whole kernel would slip through though. I also cracked a 50/50 mix of oats and barley. I cracked the barley just fine but most of the oats came out whole. It could be because the two grains where mixed. If you are looking for your first grain mill this is a good place to start... just don't expect much. I would only recommend using this mill for livestock feed, NOT human consumption.
Jun 16, 2011
I love my new grinder. I had dried some Kudzu root for medicinal reasons and I had tried to cut it up in my food processor with no success. When I put the now dried pieces of the cut up root in the grinder, with a little arm action the process of shredding and powdering the Kudzu was fast. Make sure it is securely mounted to table or counter. I love the adjustability on the coarseness of the grinding. If I wanted it finer, I just added it back to the mill Funnel. Good solid product for the money. Thank you.