While there is still power, motorize! The motorization kit includes 1" solid alder baseboard, motor with pulley, belt and belt guard, and miscellaneous hardware (washers, screws, Allen wrench). *Grain mill not included.
Posted by Chrissy on 31st Mar 2016
We've had our Country Living grain mill for three years and at first I loved the manual labor side of it -- felt like I was really getting my upper body workout whenever I wanted to grind grain. Which was fun for a while, but honestly having this time-saving (and labor-saving!) motor in place has actually helped us use our mill much more regularly so that homemade bread is much more of a mainstay in our household now. :) Sometimes it's great to embrace modern technology :D
Posted by Skip on 17th Dec 2015
I bought my Country Living grain mill over 15 years ago, but haven't used it much as it is so much work to turn by hand even with the extension handle. I was very pleased to find the motorization kit. Only took about 20 minutes to get it setup and running. Very clear instructions. Works great. Happy to support such a quality, American made product.
I was impressed with the packaging. No damage despite lightweight, fragile parts were in the same box with heavy parts.
Worth the money.
I have one suggestion: it would be nice to have a fitted hopper to receive the ground flour.
Posted by John on 15th Jan 2015
I enjoyed the assembly of the motorization kit. Everything fit well and was easy to do with the clear instructions. I look forward to grinding tons of grain with this addition.
Posted by Kevin Evans on 26th Sep 2014
Grinding wheat berries using the hand crank was fun - a novelty - but spending 20 minutes to grind a pound of flour was taking more time than I wanted, so I purchased the motorization kit.
Setup was relatively easy - a few bolts installed in high quality wood base, install and tension belt, then adjust tension.
Now I get to scale and measure other ingredients while the motor does its business. I am still milling about a pound every 20 minutes or so with the advantage of not having to spend the time milling.
I think moving forward I will have to try the nut butter attachment :)
Thanks for this add-on!
Posted by Richard on 25th Sep 2014
The motor drive unit arrived in fine condition. Installation is very straight forward. The most difficult parts are the screws to hold the belt and pulley shield in place. Awkward for large hands. I drilled pilot holes which helped a lot. I use the mill with the corn and bean auger at all times. Works great and is somewhat faster grinding wheat. The grind is very fine, if you wish, or course enough to just crack corn. It is much quieter than my K-TEC and produced a lot less dust. It is a keeper.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Oct 2013
This kit is everything advertised! Easy to assemble and set up . Highly recommended, but a little pricey.