BlendTec Wheat Grinder

English: Wheat

English: Wheat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For almost 35 years Blendtec has delivered the best quality, US-made products available. Blendtec has recently re-branded the K-Tec Kitchen Mill as the Blendtec Kitchen Mill. Same great quality product, from a company with one of the best reputation’s for quality and service available! You can also find them on Amazon. Blendtec 52-601-BHM Kitchen Mill 60-Ounce Electric Grain Mill

I have owned my K-Tec for so long it doesn’t have the Blendtec name on it. I use my wheat grinder a minimum of once a month. When I grind wheat, I typically grind 50 pounds of wheat at one time. It takes me about 45 minutes to an hour to grind that much. There are settings for different coarseness of flour. I prefer the finest flour I can get. I believe that along with having some white wheat ground in with my red wheat I get a nice blend of flour.

This machine is supposed to be able to grind all grains. I have ground pinto beans, oat groats, triticale, and rye with no problems at all. When I tried to grind dried corn, it wouldn’t go through the K-Tec at all. It just sat there spinning the grinder and doing nothing. When I tried to grind just a few of the kernels of corn, it basically spit them back out. I was rather disappointed in that, as I was looking forward to freshly ground corn meal. The other item I tried to grind that didn’t turn out was rice. Even on the smallest/finest flour setting, the rice just fell right through and didn’t grind up. I understand this feature has been corrected with the newer models.

Blendtec Wheat Grinder

Blendtec Wheat Grinder

Despite the corn and rice issue, I absolutely love my K-Tec wheat grinder. I make my own whole wheat bread. I also make rye bread, and a blend with other ground grains. I use wheat and rye flour in a variety of foods. My whole wheat chocolate chip cookies are excellent.

This machine is self-cleaning. When you are through grinding, just turn the coarse setting button back and forth a few times while the machine is running. I find it useful to use a one inch paint brush to brush the flour off the bottom of the grinder. You’ll want to be sure to empty the cup inside that catches the extra fine flour each time you empty the pan that holds the ground flour.

The New Blendtec 52-601-BHM Kitchen Mill 60-Ounce Electric Grain MillBlendTec Kitchen Mill grinder will handle wheat, oats, rice, triticale, dried pinto beans, dried green beans, popcorn, split peas, buckwheat, rye, millet, dried mung beans, soybeans, dried field corn, and chick peas. What it won’t grind due to the high moisture content is spices, sorgum (milo), sugar, sunflower seeds, nuts (all types) dried fruits, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, flax seeds and coffee beans.

I really enjoy having freshly ground flour for our family. To keep flour at its peak freshness, it is suggested to keep it in the freezer after you grind it.

Be sure to read the full review at Mom’s Thumb Reviews

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