Monday, February 22, 2010

Nutrimill Review: How It Works


(Check out the Nutrimill Review Part One here.)

When shopping for a grain mill, I chose the Nutrimill for a few reasons. First of all, it has a lifetime warranty. It is supposed to be one of the quietest electric mills. It adjust to grind either coarse or fine flour, and seemed relatively easy to use. I considered other grain mills, but most have clear plastic parts that I suspect have BPA in them. The Nutrimill is made of ABS plastic, which would be safe. The lid is a flexible plastic to help with sound absorption.

I have to admit that I was rather intimidated by the Nutrimill. I'm not sure why because it really wasn't hard to use at all. It is pretty noisy, like a loud vacuum cleaner, so Ross had to take the baby into the other room. Lucy and Julia went running too. It didn't take long to grind the flour though. All you do is pour the wheat into the top and turn it on!

I had Ross try the flour and he agreed that it tasted fresh and less bitter than typical whole wheat. We made some fresh bread right away with my Bosch mixer to further test my theory (that fresh flour tastes better). It only takes a few ingredients to make bread and it was pretty easy to do in the mixer. It did end up taking me all evening to grind the flour, wash the mill, mix up the bread dough, wash the mixer, and bake it. All of this was in between nursing Esther, changing diapers, doing laundry and more. I found it a bit time consuming, but the fresh bread was wonderful. We decided it was the best bread I've ever made!


The Nutrimill is pretty big and finding space for it in my little kitchen was a challenge. It has a 20 cup bowl capacity though, which will be nice if I ever decide to make big batches of bread dough. Overall I'm happy with the Nutrimill and am glad to be able to feed my family fresh whole grains. I'm hoping over time to perfect some recipes for tortillas, bagels, pizza dough, etc. and regularly make these things at home.

Everything Kitchens was great to work with. They have fast shipping and friendly service. If you read my Bosch mixer review you already know that they donate 1% of all proceeds to World Vision. They offer free shipping on most things and a best price guarantee. If you give them a call and ask, the sales people can even give you a discount. I recommend shopping with them for all your kitchen needs. If you're interested in grinding fresh flour, I recommend the Nutrimill.

2 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to purchase a Nutrimill for a while and so I thought I'd give Everything Kitchens a call after reading your review. I asked for a discount but they said they weren't offering any. Oh well. I went with ordering from Pleasant Hill grain as that is where I ordered my Bosch from and had a good experience with them.

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  2. I have a great whole wheat bread recipe that is fast and easy to make.

    Preheat oven to 200
    mix 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    1/3 cup gluten flour
    1 1/4 T yeast
    2 1/2 cups hot water
    *after mixing put lid or plate over bowl and let sit for 10-12 minutes

    Then add 1T salt
    1/3 cup honey or sugar
    1/3 cup apple sauce or oil
    1 1/4 T lemon juice
    2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

    *Knead in mixer for 10 minutes
    *spray counter with pam
    *take dough out of bowl and roll around until it's the length of two loafs of bread
    *cut, not tear, dough in half
    *throw each piece on the counter to get air bubbles out and roll around until smooth
    *put in greased pan
    *turn oven off and put bread pans in over for 15 minutes
    *after 15 minutes leave the bread in the oven and turn the oven on to 350 and turn the time on 35 minutes.

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