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Grinding flour at home

cmathew@iadfw.net (Joan Mathew)
Sun, 21 Jul 96 07:37:48 -0500 (CDT)
>Hi everyone - Michael asked about grinding rice in his meat grinder for rice 
>flour - I don't know if I'm thinking of the same machine but my manual meat 
>grinder wouldn't grind very fine - I've just started experimenting with 
>grinding for myself - I didn't want to invest in a meat grinder but a
remark on 
>this list and my mother's luck at a clearance sale brought me a large coffee 
>bean grinder [not the little 1/2 cup size I got seven of at our wedding] it 
>takes about a pint of beans - or wheat et al - I haven't tried rice yet -
but I 
>think that might be a better bet for you [the small one will work - just takes 
>a long time to get four cups for a recipe]  If the meat grinder works let us 
>know!!  Anyone else have any experiences to share on grinding?

I don't know a lot about the KitchenAid grinder attachment, but that might
be an ideal appliance to use if you get the mixer.  Another option for
grinding (and many other things) would be to obtain a Vita-Mix.  You can
contact the company for more information about this machine by calling
800/VITA-MIX.  I've had one for about 6 years and I love it!  It grinds my
grain; makes ice cream; soups; batters for cakes, muffins, etc.; kneads
bread (though I don't care for how it does this); crushes ice; hashes up
potatoes for hash browns; grinds meat; slices up cabbage for cole slaw;
makes juice from whole fruits which contain more of the healthy pulp; and so
on.  It does lots of things, and I've always been very happy with its power.
The only drawback is that it is very LOUD when it's running, but I can live
with that.

Hope this helps,
USDA gardening zone 7b, just north of Dallas, TX