Grain Mills

Since we were the first to bring grain mills to the UK, we had our choice of any grain mill we wanted to import. We discovered that the best quality grain mills in the world are also a great value for the money. Although there are many grain mills on the market on the continent and in North America, and several of them asked us to import their mills, we chose Schnitzer grain mills and are the exclusive importers of Schnitzer in the UK. If anyone not connected with us claims they can sell you a Schnitzer mill, it is a bait and switch scam to try and sell you something else (more details at the bottom of the page). Schnitzer is the original home grain mill and still the best. We originally imported a very good quality plastic and metal burr mill from the USA, but for reasons that will be explained below, we decided to stop importing these mills.

Schnitzer grain mills represent the finest German craftsmanship and engineering that combine quality and affordability. You can spend more and get a lot less. We will review several aspects of why we recommend and sell only Schnitzer grain mills.

Schnitzer quality. This can first be seen in the fine craftsmanship of the cabinet. Schnitzer grain mills have beautiful natural beech or lime wood cabinets that are solid wood. There are more expensive units from the continent that use veneer rather than solid wood. Solid wood means that the unit will last longer. You can also see the quality in the choice of the milling mechanism. The mill is composed of real basalt stone in a composite that provides a self sharpening, self cleaning stone mill that will last for decades. Other stones may need replacing, but not Schnitzer. We have personally used USA plastic and metal mills for years and were delighted to have them. Their flour is far superior to anything you can purchase in a store. But plastic wears out, parts break, and we believe the flour is inferior to stone grain milling.

Schnitzer Value. The first aspect of value is that the Schnitzer grain mills are built to last. They are well constructed, have a 5 year guarantee, and are basically problem free. The combination of quality and affordability make Schnitzer an excellent choice. Each machine is hand crafted and built to last.

Ease of Use. The Schnitzer grain mills are self cleaning and require little maintenance. The USA mills (we have used them and imported them in the past) usually mill the flour into a plastic storage container that is a part of the mill. These storage containers require constant maintenance and cleaning. The metal burr mills are often extremely loud to operate and require plastic sponge filters to keep the flour from spreading all over your kitchen. These filters require constant maintenance. The Schnitzer grain mill grinds the flour gently into whatever container you use for your cooking.

Low Heat and Noise. The slower the rotation of the milling stones, the less heat generated. The more heat, the more nutritional loss through the milling process. All home mills are loud, but some metal burr mills are so loud that you need ear plugs to prevent damage to your hearing.

Stone Milling. Only stone grain milling allows you to adjust the coarseness of the grain from fine to very coarse. Stone grain mills also shred the grain rather than milling it into fine microparticles. This increases the time it takes your body to digest the grain (this is refered to as the glycemic index) which allows your body to digest more of the precious nutrients in the grain. Our family's first home mill was not a stone mill. When we first started importing both metal burr and stone mills, we gave demonstrations at major UK fairs since people in the UK were not aware of home flour milling. When people had the opportunity of seeing for themselves the difference between stone mills and metal burr mills, people always chose the stone mills. Several years ago, we decided to stop importing the USA plastic and metal burr mills.

We have done the research for you and have discovered the best mills on the market for differing needs of different consumers. We have chosen to stock 6 different mills. We have exclusive rights to sell Schnitzer Mills in the UK.

 

Pico 

The Pico Grain Mill is a wonderful stone mill with a solid wood cabinet. A beauty on your counter top, this easy to use and maintain mill will bring the nutrition and taste of fresh ground flours to your home. Very quiet and produces anything from a fine flour to just barely cracking the whole grain. Available in lime wood (looks like pine) or beech wood.

  • Grinding performance: 100 grams per minute fine, 250 gpm coarse
  • Funnel capacity: 600g Grinding stone in ceramic-bound corundum
  • w 160 mm, d 240 mm, h 320 mm
  • Weight 7.5 kg
  • 1.5a 240v UK plug
  • Suitable for dry grains
  • Retail £299 Our Price £239.99 (add £10 for Beech)

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Pico - 110v 

This Pico Grain Mill is designed for the USA market with a 110v motor. A beauty on your cabinet, this easy to use and maintain mill will bring the nutrition and taste of fresh stone milled flours to your home. Very quiet compared with most USA plastic mills. Easier to maintain and no cleaning of the flour container and foam filter. The flour falls gently into your mixing bowl. You can mill fine fluffy flour (not powdery), medium coarseness or just barely crack the grain. Just move the mill stone up and down to vary the coarseness. If fresh milled flour is important to you, this machine is worth the investment.

  • Grinding performance: 100 grams per minute fine, 250 gpm coarse
  • Funnel capacity: 600g
  • Grinding stone in ceramic-bound corundum
  • w 160 mm, d 240 mm, h 320 mm
  • Weight 7.5 kg 1.5a 110v USA plug Suitable for dry grains
  • Only available in the USA. 

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Cerealo 100

The Cerealo 100 Mill is a wonderful stone mill with a beech multiplex cabinet for improved durability and strength. A beauty on your counter top, this easy to use and maintain mill will bring the nutrition and taste of fresh ground flours to your home. Very quiet and produces anything from a fine flour to just barely cracking the whole grain. Just turn the funnel to adjust the fineness or coarseness of the flour. The smallest footprint of all of our mills. It just takes 15 by 15cm on your counter top. Although it has a smaller base than the Pico, the funnel will hold 1000g of grain for milling versus 600g for the Pico. You can also buy a separate set of stones and use one set for milling fresh coffee beans or spices and the other for grain.

  • Grinding performance: 100 grams per minute fine, 250 gpm coarse
  • Funnel capacity: 1000g Grinding stone in ceramic-bound corundum
  • w 150 mm, d 150 mm, h 315 mm
  • Weight 6.3 kg
  • 1.5a 240v UK plug
  • Suitable for dry grains
  • Our Price £249.99
  • Separate set of stones $49.95

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Cerealo 200

The Cerealo 200 Mill is a wonderful stone mill with a beech multiplex cabinet for improved durability and strength. A beauty on your counter top, this easy to use and maintain mill will bring the nutrition and taste of fresh ground flours to your home. This mill combines the tradition of Schnitzer stone milling with the most advanced technology inside the cabinet. With a very powerful 600w industrial motor the Cerealo 200 produces anything from a fine flour to just barely cracking the whole grain. Just turn the funnel to adjust the fineness or coarseness of the flour. The funnel will hold 1400g of grain for milling. This is the mill we recommend for milling yellow maize. You can also buy a separate set of stones and use one set for milling fresh coffee beans or spices and the other for grain.

  • Grinding performance: 200 grams per minute fine, 600 gpm coarse
  • Funnel capacity: 1400g Grinding stone in ceramic-bound corundum
  • w 165 mm, d 165 mm, h 365 mm
  • Weight 9 kg
  • 2.6a 240v 600w with UK plug
  • Suitable for dry grains including yellow maize.
  • Our Price £399.95
  • Separate set of stones £59.95

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Campo

The Campo Flaker will provide you with the best tasting and most nutritious porridge, muesli or for baking. Easy to use and affordable. Children love to turn the handle to make oat flakes. The simplest way to entr the world of fresh grain! A great and natural way to reduce your cholesterol. Also useful for making oat baths or facial masks. Fresh milled oats have all the natural oils still intact.

  • Flake output: 110 grams per minute
  • Manual crank Stainless steel rollers
  • w 120 mm, d 185 mm, h 250 mm
  • Adjustable rollers
  • Retail £159 Our Price £139.95
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The Campo Flaker is now available for the USA market. A great item for disaster preparation since you need no electric power and no cooking is required. Just flake your oats (and spelt) and soak them in water for an extremely delicious muesli. Just order the Campo (USA) online. Click here to go to our USA site.

 

For those who want the very best in milling and flaking!

The Vario

The Vario by Schnitzer is the ultimate in fresh grains for the gourmet cook in your home. It is now our best selling mill. Both a flaker and a stone mill, this beautiful machine will enhance your kitchen as well as your health. For those who want the very best. This mill has a stone 3 times as big as the Pico, but is only slightly faster in milling. The difference is that the stone turns slower, producing less heat and destroying less nutrients. It also produces a fluffier flour. Powerful enough to handle even yellow maize. The solid beech cabinet will be the centerpiece of your kitchen.

  • Grinding performance: 110 grams per minute fine, 300 gpm coarse
  • Grinding funnel capacity: 1.2 kg
  • Flake funnel capacity: 120 g
  • Grinding stone in ceramic-bound corundum
  • Weight 13 kg
  • w 195 mm, d 260 mm, h 420 mm
  • 1.7a 240v UK plug
  • Suitable for all dry grains including corn Retail £699 Our Price £599.95 
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Country Hand Mill

This is Schnitzer’s best and largest manual flour mill. No electricity required. The handle has a large enough radius to make milling manageable, but any hand mill does require effort. The handle is connected to a shaft that does provide the option for the do-it-yourselfer to connect to peddle power. Our foot pedal attachment should be available by the first of 2010. This will be the ultimate Green Machine!

  • Grinding performance: at 80 rpm, 65 grams per minute fine, 130 gpm coarse
  • Grinding funnel capacity: 1 kg
  • Grinding stone in solid natural basalt
  • Weight 8 kg
  • w 170 mm, d 360 mm, h 520 mm
  • Suitable for all dry grains including corn Retail £279 Our Price £229.95
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The Country Mill is now available for the USA market. A great item for disaster preparation since you need no electric power and no cooking is required. Click here to go to our USA site.

 

 

CH Hand Mill 

  • A small less expensive alternative hand mill that mills grains and dried spices. Includes table top attachment or just hold it in your hand.
  • Mills  up to 30g per minute fine, 60g coarse
  • Grinding stone in ceramic-bound corundum
  • Height 350mm
  • Funnel capacity 150g
  • £99.95

 

Bait and Switch Scam: There is a website in the UK that will tell you they can sell you a Schnitzer at a low price, but they can't. They will tell you Schnitzer is lower quality and thus a cheaper price, but try to get you to buy another brand that they claim to be superior. Don't be fooled. They do this with Schnitzer because where ever Schnitzer is known, it has a reputation as the finest home mill.