Oh, you guys… YOU GUYS!! I’m in wheat grinding HEAVEN!!!
I know I talk a big game when it comes to going off-grid. I know I seem all hard core sometimes fantasizing about doing things the old-fashioned way without the ease of modern conveniences.
But to be completely honest… there are a few appliances I just don’t wanna have to go without: a dishwasher, a washing machine… and now, my NutriMill Electric Grain Mill.
Could I survive without them? Sure. Do I have a backup plan just in case I can’t plug in my best homemaking friends? Of course.
But seriously, hand grinding 4-5 cups of flour every single day just to make a loaf of bread, plus more if I wanted to make anything else to eat… well, it just got to be too much. I love my Wonder Junior Deluxe Hand Mill, it works extremely well. It’s just that it takes forever to stand and grind so much wheat on an almost daily basis.
Call me a sissy, but I just couldn’t keep it up. We were seriously lacking in the baked goods department.
But then Lehman’s answered my prayers and so incredibly generously agreed to send me a NutriMill to review (isn’t she beautiful?!), and I’ve been grinding in bliss ever since!
I can totally understand what the housewife of way-back-when must have felt like the first time she plugged in an electric washing machine, “Look! Just press the button and it does all of the work for you!!” *Giddy laughter*.
The kids all crowded around in awe as I took her for a test run. I poured the grains into the hopper, closed the lid, checked the manual one more time, and turned her on.
It sounds a bit like a vacuum cleaner, just not quite as loud. To me, the humming was beautiful. It was the sound of my wheat being ground… effortlessly!! I could hardly contain myself.
In just a tad bit over a minute (1 min. 8 sec. to be exact), 2 cups of wheat berries were finely ground into 3 cups of gorgeous flour. Amazing!!
I’d read reviews of some electric grinders being messy, and resulting in a cloud of flour all over the place. People complained that they had to do their grinding outdoors or in the garage. I was very pleased to find that with the NutriMill I had no dust whatsoever on my countertop after grinding my wheat.
I cannot even begin to tell you how pleased I am with my new electric wheat mill. Yes, I would still highly recommend a hand mill for emergency situations. But if you plan on grinding wheat daily, and I’d highly recommend feeding your family fresh baked whole wheat breads, you do not wanna be without a NutriMill.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to all week… grinding and baking… and baking some more!! What about you? Do anything interesting lately?
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.