The problem is that home grain mills are definitely an investment! One of the mills we came across most frequently in our searches was the Nutrimill Grain Mill, which will set you back around $270. Hand-cranked mills are significantly less, around $50, but we aren't sure how finely they will grind flour or if it would become cumbersome to grind larger batches of flour. KitchenAid used to have an attachment for about $150, but they seem to have discontinued the product.
Here are the main grain mills we found:
• Prago Cereal and Multi-Grain Mill from Walmart, $29.98 (Hand-cranked)
• Back to Basics Hand Mill from Internet-Grocer, $53.50 (Hand-cranked)
• Nutrimill Grain Mill from Pleasant Hill Grain, $270 (Electronic)
• Family Grain Mill from Internet-Grocer, $139 - $270 (Electronic, also has the possibility of alternate attachments for flaking grains, grinding meat, and pureeing fruits and vegetables)
We'll be keeping our eyes peeled at garage sales this summer. Maybe we'll get lucky and find a used one.
Do you grind flour at home? What do you use?