Last year, I shared a post here titled “Why Grind Your Own Grain?” and briefly discussed the grain mill we were using at the time, as well as the one we were hoping to purchase. Shortly after, we met our savings goal and made the (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime purchase of the Komo Fidibus Classic Grain Mill.
We spent quite a bit of time researching grain mills, and especially gleaned from the brief user reviews and ratings available on Amazon.com. The mill sold by Amazon is called the Wolfgang Tribest Mill; it is the same mill as the Komo Fidibus Classic, but marketed to the United States.
Now that we’ve used the Komo mill for several months, I wanted to share a brief review and update you regarding our purchase.
What I like most about this Komo mill:
- beautiful in appearance
- made from durable beech wood
- fits on my counter well
- ultra hard, long-lasting millstone
- industrial strength motor
- German-made and top quality craftsmanship
- easy to turn the hopper and change the fineness of the grind
- self-cleaning (this was very important to me in a mill; my last one was fairly difficult to clean)
- ground flour comes out fairly cool, retaining nutrients
- convenient and easy to use — just flip the switch
What I don’t really care for:
- I thought it would be quieter than it is, although it is still quieter than my previous mill
- the mill must be switched on before you add the grain to the hopper, or it will jam
Here’s a 30-second video clip of my own mill, if you’d like to see it in action:
For more information on the Komo Mill Manufacturers, they recently released this informative video you might find interesting:
Would I buy this Komo mill again? Absolutely.
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