Grain mill testers should
not compare apples with oranges!
When you are looking for the best grain mill for you, you may want to check out the reviews that are evident on the internet. You will find that you will hardly find our grain mills among the comparison reports and usually no other information useful to you. We wonder:
- What value do you give to grain mill tests, mill comparisons, reviews, and other paid or unpaid information?
- According to which criteria are grain mills tested?
- Who pays for the research and publications?
Serious testers compare apples to apples – but this is about comparison:
- Mill with natural stone granite and wooden grinding chamber and
- Mill with artificial stone (corundum ceramic) and grinding chamber made of plastic.
- What does a serious comparison look like?
You can compare prices – but prices should be compared in relation to quality and value.
- What tester compares the flour of a natural stone mill to the flour of an artificial stone?
- Has anyone ever tried a difficult cake recipe with the two, different flours?
- Which tester measured the same amount of flour (each from an artificial and a natural stone mill), sifted it, and placed it in a glass container? And seen which flour (sifted through the same sieve) has more volume?
- What test compared the life span of the stones?
- How does an artificial stone and how does a natural stone react to hard foreign bodies (small stones) in the flour?
- Who has studied the electrostatic charge of flour?
- How do you rate a wooden grinding chamber and how do you rate a plastic one?
- How does electrostatic charging of the flour affect dust formation and baking behaviour?
- Is the origin and quality of an engine assessed?
- What value is given to a coarse-fine adjustment made of stainless steel as opposed to an adjustment made of plastic?
These are many questions for which we hardly get answers in test reports.
The comparison between natural materials and plastics is sparse. It may be that it is not a lack of interest but the lack of naturally built mills that is the reason?
We read tests about grain mills and often could only shake our heads at the information we got.
For example, we could read in one tester that you should wash grain carefully before grinding. Damp grain is almost the worst thing for a grain mill, every housewife knows that today and a tester should know that too.
Today, we defend ourselves against false reports by statements that refute the nonsense of some reports by themselves. How could we regrind millstones for free under the 12-year warranty if they are smooth as river pebbles within a few years?
No competitor offers free regrinding within this time as a free service.
Do you really think we would offer this service if we had to expect every mill to come back to our factory within a few years? We can be so generous because we know that most mills come to us for stone grinding after about 25-30 years.
A grain mill of Salzburg as a test winner? We don’t have to be test winners to know that our mills are simply put GOOD.
If you have bothered to read this article, then you are a buyer who does not go by trite advertising claims, but by his wits.