Joining the artisan food movement is a growing interest in at-home grain milling. Initially starting with chefs and bakers as part of the farm-to-table movement, the trend of home milling has bled over into the consumer market, especially among consumers who consider the nutritional values of non-industrial produced food items, or who are interested in different flour grinds or fuller flavor flours than what is found in the supermarket.
While there are several options in free-standing milling units, not all customers are interested in a machine that performs only one function, or may not have counter or storage space for a stand-alone product. Luckily, there are milling products that attach to other kitchen equipment, such as stand mixers. Most milling attachments can handle a variety of grains (corn, wheat, oats, etc.) and moisture contents, and can produce grinds from “coarse” to “extra-fine”. Some of these grinding and milling attachments include: