MADE IN THE USA *LIFETIME WARRANTY
A rugged and durable mill, designed to last for generations.
*Lifetime Warranty includes all parts, except the grinding plates which are a wear item. Grinding plate longevity will vary depending on usage, but you can expect them to easily last for several years with daily home use.
Note: Before shipping, we test grind some wheat with each mill to ensure that it is functioning properly. If you are gluten intolerant please note that in the requests and concerns portion of the order form so that we can test your mill with an alternate grain such as rice.
From time to time models become available that have a ding or imperfection in the powder coating. While fully functional and fully guaranteed, these models cannot be sold through our dealers. Wait time for availability may be several weeks or more. If you are interested in obtaining a blemished Country Living Mill, call or email us for information on availability and pricing.
Posted by Juris on 25th Feb 2015
I've been trying to recreate a Latvian "saldskāb maize", a wonderful sourdough rye bread. This past summer I managed to get through customs a bag of flour from my favorite Latvian bakery and opening it at home realized it's nothing like anything I can buy here in the states.
My first trip from rye berries to flour was incredible. Kind of like eating truly free range eggs for the first time. It was fresh, it had flavor, why are they selling commercial flour? Why are we buying it?
So, keeping up with replenishing my starter the best I can do is two loaves a week. I've got the taste, got the crust, the texture is good, but I'd like it to rise more. Trying to find a balance in rye/wheat proportions and trying to find the right grind, sharpness of grains vs. gluten.
Fortunately over the years I've only baked one loaf that was inedible. I love the experiments. Any hints towards the "perfect loaf" would be appreciated.
The Country Living mill has rekindled an excitement in baking better bread.
Posted by Mimi on 31st Jan 2015
We have used all different models of grinders in our 50 years of marriage, but the Country Living Grain Mill is our favorite and we don't see us buying any other grinder. We are in our 70's and 80's now, so our children purchased the motor attachment for us . OMGOODNESS. What a blessing. I Ground 5 1/2 cups of hard red wheat this morning and it took about 20 minutes, which means yummy bread much quicker for all of the family. Thank you Country Living.
Posted by Richard on 27th Jun 2014
I am from the UK and will be taking mine back home with me in July.
I fitted a used $50 1/3 horse power motor on a 1 inch plank via a central pulley system and it works great. Probably needs a more powerful motor as I have to give the wheel a tug to get it going on the finest grind.
Made kibbled barley and ground other oily seeds such as flax, millet, sunflower and poppy. This did clog the mill after a while so need to mix these types of grain with the harder wheat.
The proof was great bread.
Posted by anonymous on 14th Mar 2014
Using the finest grind, my strong husband can grind one cup of flour in 12 minutes. My 20 year old grandson can do better, but only in short spurts. My husband is using a courser grind now and it takes him 9 minutes a cup. We have the extended handle and the clamp which securely anchors the mill to a breakfast counter. It is well built. This mill uses more energy than it provides. I hope that it is never necessary to use it for emergencies. We will be putting it away and returning to our electric mill. Without a bicycle system, this mill is just not practical in an off grid situation.
Posted by Todd on 23rd Nov 2013
I just ground my first batch of flour in my brand new Country Living Grain Mill. After assembling the mill it appears very well built. I mounted the mill in my basement to some exposed construction. Without changing the factory adjustment of the mill plates i was able to grind enough flour for a batch of bread in about 10 minutes. the flour was nice and fine and made great bread. I actualy thought cranking the mill was fun.
Posted by Netty G. on 9th Sep 2013
Ground 4 pounds of organic red wheat berries yesterday and ended up with 12 cups of the most awesome whole wheat flour ever. The grinder worked without any problems, though it is a bit of a workout (but it's so worth it). Made 3 of the best loaves of whole wheat bread I have ever made. The best things about this grinder is it is made in the U.S.A. (Yeah!), and it is very well built. I look forward to using it for many years to come.
Posted by Nick on 29th Jun 2013
This hand grind mill is very good. Grinds hard wheat with ease and aplomb! With some of the accessories to make it even better, it is a joy to use; fast and easy. I do notice that the grinding plate will wander (open up) a bit with use, so every few minutes, I double check the setting and snug it back down a bit, if needed.
It's a high quality, heavy duty tool, and looks like it will last me the rest of my life. I'll be able to hand it down to my niece some day. If you cook lots of grains, as I do, it is a good investment.
Posted by Christi Dea, Ohio on 23rd Jan 2013
The entire family LOVES this mill...best money I ever spent. It's so easy the baby can grind oats –and my 5 and 7 yr old love to grind the grain for pancakes, bread and pasta.