Homemaker Review: Mockmill Grain Mill:
Recently, I was sent a new grain mill to try. Now, I love my KitchenAid mixer. It was a gift to me from my beloved over 20 years ago. It’s a workhorse and has whipped up many a dough, batter, and treat for us. I use the attachment pack frequently whether it’s grinding meat, straining fruits & veggies, or making pasta. This machine can handle the work load I give it.
So, I was excited to give this grain mill a try. My KitchenAid did not disappoint. Neither did this Mockmill.
It was an easy setup process. My favorite feature is being able to change the fineness of the grind without having to empty the container and starting over. This is a huge bonus over other grain mill varieties. I use one grind setting for pizza dough and another for the flour to use on my pizza peel. The Mockmill made this super simple!
Mockmill uses ceramic grinding stones. And, honestly, it’s fun to watch this machine work!
I was quite pleased with the performance of the Mockmill. I tested out both soft white and hard red wheat berries, and both ground up perfectly. You can also grind other non-oily, dry grains. It doesn’t grind to a super-fine stage, but that’s fine unless you are making delicate pastries and such.
Here are my pros and cons for the Mockmill:Pros:1. It has a low grinding temperature, so the heat does not damage the grains’ nutrients2. It attaches to your KitchenAid mixer very easily3. It works with all KitchenAid stand mixers4. It is convenient for a quick job5. You can mill grain fresh for each use since it is so simple to attach and use6. It is small and takes up little kitchen spaceCons:1. It takes a bit of getting used to in order to use., be sure to tighten the attachment screw well.2. It must be removed in order to use your KitchenAid for other uses (but this is true for all of the attachments)3. It does not mill to a super fine stage.
“Wolfgang is a pioneer in the field of whole grain nutrition. While working with autistic kids in the 1970s, he observed how a whole-grains based diet practically eliminated their frequently manifested eating disorders, and he also noticed how wonderful the bread served him by a friend tasted in comparison to anything else he could get. When he learned that the friend had made the bread from whole grain berries he had ground himself, Wolfgang took up the practice. Tired of cranking a hand mill, he bought an electric mill with which he was thoroughly dissatisfied. True to his nature, he undertook to construct his own mill. Several of his friends asked him to build them mills, and in the late ‘70s a hobby became a business. Here’s a link to the site of a stranger that attests to Wolfgang’s legacy in the world of home milling:
In June last year, we re-launched the Wolfgang Mock Company with our first new product, the Mockmill. In May of this year our mother company Wolfgang Mock GmbH in Otzberg-Lengfeld, Germany (near Frankfurt/Main) founded Wolfgang Mock, Inc., wholly-owned subsidiary in Wilmington, DE, to serve American consumers. These moves reflect our determination to bring to new segments of the population Wolfgang’s decades-long campaign for tastier, more healthful, and tradition-saving use of mankind’s original superfood, which is what whole grains are.
- We’ve designed the Mockmill, both from a performance and an aesthetical viewpoint, to appeal to a broad range of consumer groups, for a number of reasons:
- Unlike the metal burr or cement-bonded composite stone attachments, Mockmill has a true ceramic-bonded corundum stone, which produces very fine flour and will not wear down in time. Grain and baking experts at the very top of the influence pyramid, such as Dr. Stephen Jones of the WSU Bread Lab and star baker Craig Ponsford are happy users of Mockmill.
- The patented design of the Mockmill delights the eye of practically every beholder. Its beauty and compactness make it a permanent fixture on the mixer in many homes; people simply leave it docked on until they want to use another attachment, then they put it right back on. That’s great, because in that way preparing the flour one needs, in small or larger quantities, becomes a simple, quick action. Indeed, my six-year-old loves assisting with baking by taking over the role of miller! He can do so without supervision. It’s that easy.
- We’re passionate about what we do. Wolfgang has been promoting Just-in-Time milling for more than three decades; his conviction of and enthusiasm for the practice are unmatched anywhere. That conviction and that enthusiasm are contagious, and they are reflected in everything we do, and we’re determined to keep right on doing that for the next 20 years. “
I’m honored to have been chosen to share this Mockmill with you, dear Successful Homemakers’ family! If you’d like to grab one for your own kitchen, be sure to visit this link.
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