This is how we build mills
The granite millstone
The heart of the flour mill is the grinding stone.
From experience and full conviction, we decided in 2016 to manufacture exclusively mills with granite millstones quarried in natureunder the name Salzburger Getreidemühlen.
The decisive factor for this decision were the convincing ones characteristics
- Extreme durability
- Almost unbreakable
- The exclusively natural abrasion – without artificial additives
- The self-sharpening
- The delicacy and bakery quality of the flour
- no noticeable stone grain in the flour
The abrasion of the millstones only gets into the freshly ground flour in very small quantities.
The following applies to the grinding stones:
The size of the millstone is not decisive for the fineness of the flour.
The optimal coordination of the millstone diameter and engine speed is of great importance. This, combined with the heat and energy-optimized grinder geometry, ensures gentle grinding of the grain.
The special elastic mounting of the millstones has two advantages:
Quieter grinding noises and protection against grinder damage from foreign bodies in the grain.
GRANITE IS NOT GRANITE! There are hundreds of types of granite, but only a few have proven themselves as milling stones.
We started looking for “the stone” 35 years ago. For years we searched Austria, Germany and all of Europe and checked the advantages and disadvantages of the stones in order to find the most suitable granite for the Salzburg MT series.
Today we know what requirements the stone must have in terms of hardness, wear and tear, self-sharpening and, above all, its grinding behavior.
Today we Salzburg mill builders can proudly claim to be the only ones in Europe who have over 35 years of experience with granite milling stones for household mills.
The GRANITE, which is mined in nature and carefully selected by us, is completely natural – free of additives – pure nature!
- Granite is characterized by high wear resistance and is harder than some steel.
- Granite is perfectly bound by nature (without any binding agent), self-sharpening and proven to be durable.
- To date, we are not aware of any allergic reactions to the granite millstone.
- Breaking and breaking out of stone particles (due to the grinding of stones that may be in the grain) is not known to us – therefore we are happy to provide a 24-year guarantee on our natural stones.
- A granite millstone therefore protects your teeth, and you will not notice any stone grit in your flour.
- We also guarantee within 12 years to regrind the granite millstones free of charge if necessary. With this we prove the optimal self-sharpening.
Our granite stones are carefully and time-consuming coordinated and processed by hand, each pair individually.
Each pair of stones is unique!
The built-in granite millstones have an extremely long service life: after often decades of activity, granite millstones can be reworked by us and can then be regarded as completely new.
Granite millstones are naturally environmentally friendly!
Your mill should give you pleasure and always have a permanent place in your kitchen, like a piece of jewelery, ready for use.
We bring with our mill models colour and different shapes in the kitchen. Not everyone loves angular! When “round” is required, Carina and the MT series are available.
If you want to match your grinder exactly to the color of your kitchen (curtains, countertop, etc.), then talk to us about your color requirements.
… completely happy with a Salzburg grain mill that fits your kitchen.
Grinding chamber funnel
The wood of the grain mill is exposed to the greatest stress in the grinding chamber. The grinding stone grinds the grain with great force, which grinds the outside or the bottom of the grinding chamber through the rotation of the stone.
Abrasion from the grinding chamber can get into your flour – therefore, only solid, untreated and, above all, hard wood comes into question for us as a material for this (with the exception of the stone carrier and grinding stone).
According to the latest findings, natural beech wood has an antibacterial effect – it is also well known that wood too has an antistatic effect!
A The wood grinding chamber is hardly charged statically during grinding and therefore also gives hardly any static charges on the flour.
Many plastics, on the other hand, have a strong static charge . A well-known, visible and noticeable sign when discharging plastics, for example, is the so-called electric shock / spark.
With us, the Salzburg grain mills, you will still find all grain mills with a grinding chamber made from solid, hard, untreated beech wood – almost a rarity today!
Almost all other mill manufacturers have opted for food-safe plastic – but we remain true to our tradition and prefer wood
The cleaning of the grinding chamber is not time-consuming and is only necessary from time to time. Using the grinder all the time is the best you can do. Then there are no moths or other vermin to nestle in your grinder.
If you do not want to use the grinder for a long time, then open the grinder and suck out the remaining flour with the vacuum cleaner. The best thing to do is to leave the Salzburg grain mill open – at normal room temperature
The coarse-fine setting
Do you know that the coarse-fine adjustment of the mill is one of the most important components for a permanently fine grinding result?
Coarse or finest flour from organic grain with the grain mills from Agrisan Our easy, indestructible coarse-fine adjustment can be operated with one hand.
Proven for over 30 years!
Thanks to a perfect technical solution, the grinding stones are exactly parallel to each other for the life of the mill.
We do not use the plastic thread that is common today, but change the fineness of the grinding only by raising and lowering the lower grinding stone.
Our sophisticated, wear-independent, functioning adjustment system was adopted from vehicle clutch construction and is the logical guarantee for fine flour, even after decades! Each r fineness d with a is stepless from Can be adjusted by hand – even while grinding.
Why local wood instead of plastic?
Wood is part of human history and is a living, organic material.
Real wood is nature and fulfills the desire for authenticity in an artificial world.
Anyone who owns a natural wood kitchen knows how to appreciate the benefits of wood. In the solid wood body, food stays fresh longer, bread does not start to go moldy, etc.
The latest research has even shown that the natural substance has bactericidal properties.
Germs cannot grow on natural wood surfaces.
Due to its cellular nature, with an almost unimaginably large surface, wood has a strong hygroscopic effect. The associated dehydration creates a hostile atmosphere for bacteria and leads to their death.
For several years now, the subject of “Wood & Hygiene” has been a research focus at the Institute for Wood Research at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.
Further sources on the subject of WOOD AND HYGIENE:
Proven antibacterial effect of wood
Dr. Alexandra Makulla press office
Federal Biological Institute for Agriculture and Forestry