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Would you like to buy the very best... for less... and enjoy personal service too? At Pleasant Hill Grain we offer the finest kitchen tools, at great prices, and provide personal service both before and after your purchase. We appreciate your visit today and hope you enjoy your time at our shop. Please call or e-mail if you have questions or if we can assist you in any way.  We like to help and we'd love to hear from you!


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Milling Fibrous Materials & Nuts


"Will it grind?" We're sometimes asked if our grain mills will grind things other than grains and beans. Among other things, we're asked about herbs, spices, oilseeds, nuts, and various parts of woody plants, including roots. Recently when we were asked for a mill to grind the toenails of snapping turtles (no kidding) we decided it was time to explain things...

We sell different types of home mills...

Steel Burr Mills: The Family Grain Mill is a "steel burr" type mill. It doesn't grind quite as finely as the "impact" type mills, but most of our Family Grain Mill customers find the fineness of its grind very satisfactory, and it also has the ability to grind many herbs, spices and seeds. Click here to read more about what the Family Grain Mill can grind.

Impact Mills: Another type of mill is the "impact mill." Impact mills (the Whisper Mill, Nutrimill and Ultramill) are made only to grind
grain and dry, non-oily beans. They grind very quickly and have the ability to grind very fine, but impact mills are completely unsuitable for
herbs, spices, oilseeds, flax or fibrous materials. In fact, grinding such materials will very quickly ruin an impact mill, and such damage is not covered by warranty. The warranties of all of the impact mills cover the use of dry grains and dry beans, with which it's nearly impossible to wear one out.


And for Nuts...

Grain mills won't make nut butters. But these machines work great:


Bosch Universal machine and accessory food processor

Click here for the Cuisinart food processor


Olde Tyme commercial nut butter grinders


And if you're really serious about grinding materials that grain mills cannot grind:

Hammer Mills
will pulverize a much wider range of materials than a burr mill can handle. For quality industrial/commercial hammer mills beginning under $3000, see www.hammer-mill-pulverizer.com.




Click here for our main grain mills page





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