The Ultimate Mockmill Grain Mill Review & Comparison
Not sure which Mockmill grain mill is right for you? This guide explains the differences and similarities between the various models.
Have you been looking into buying a grain mill and possibly a Mockmill?
Then this guide is for you! I will explain how the Mockmill attachment, the Mockmill 100, and the Mockmill 200 are similar and how they’re different.
That way you can make an educated decision which grain mill to buy!
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Mockmill Grainmills – Overview
Mockmill is a company that was founded by Wolfgang Mock in Germany in the 1970s. As a passionate bread baker, he was frustrated with the grain mill choices that were available at that time. Therefore, he set out to design his own grain mills both for home bakers as well as professional bakers.
You can read more about the Mockmill company here and Wolfgang Mock’s story here.
Being German, I am certainly partial about anything that is designed and manufactured in Germany. Partiality aside, German products have the rightful reputation of having a great design, engineering, and longevity.
In the following, I will go into greater detail about why I believe that Mockmill grain mills are one of the best grain mills on the market today.
One of the features that are identical in all Mockmill grain mill models is the grindstones.
Other grain mills often are impact grain mills or steel burr grain mills. Unfortunately, they tend to heat up the grains during the milling process. That can negatively impact the vital nutrients in the grains.
As has been the case for hundreds if not thousands of years, using grindstones is a better way to mill grains.
All Mockmill grain mill models have the same ceramic grindstones. Not only do they not heat up the grains during the milling process, but they are also very durable and self-sharpening.
The design of the Mockmill grain mill also allows for ease of care and cleaning. I had no problem, taking them apart AND putting them back together.
Lastly, let’s look at the fineness of the flour. Most grain mills do a decent job milling coarser flour. However, all three Mockmill models mill a very fine flour on the finest setting – without the flour getting hot!
This nifty attachment fits right onto your Kitchenaid, Kenmore, Electrolux, or AEG stand mixer. Therefore you are buying the grinding mechanism but are using the motor of your stand mixer.
This attachment consists of the actual milling attachment, hopper, a steel flour chute, extra-long knob screw.
I love that with the flour chute you can use the bowl of your stand mixer, rather than having to use a separate bowl underneath it. The hopper is large enough for about 4 cups of grains.
And the extra-long screw ensures that the attachment is securely fastened to your stand mixer.
You can either keep it permanently attached to your stand mixer or neatly tuck it away when you are not using it.
The milling speed is about 70g/2.5 oz of grains per minute. And it comes with a 2-year warranty.
The Mockmill 100 is a stand-alone grain mill. With its 15″ height, it can sit on the kitchen counter under the upper cabinets.
The big hopper fits about 1,100 g | 2 lbs 7 oz of grain (wheat). The chute is fairly low to deliver the flour directly into a bowl.
With its Arboblend® housing, this grain mill is a very eco-conscious choice as 98% is plant-derived material. However, it has a very nice, sturdy feel to it.
On the side of the grain mill, there is a lever with which you can set the fineness or coarseness of your flour.
The 100 designation is logical: the Mockmill 100 mills about 100g/3.5 oz of flour per minute.
When milling flours, you will notice that these grain mills are not very loud. That is another reason to choose a model with ceramic grindstones.
And with a 6-year warranty, you get a lot of peace of mind!
The exterior of the Mockmill 200 is identical to the Mockmill 100.
However, with 200g/7oz per minute milling speed, it is twice as fast.
What is the Mockmill Lino?
Now, the Mockmill Lino comes in both the 100 and the 200 but with a beautiful wooden housing. The feel of the birchwood is just so luxurious to the touch.
You will also use the hopper to adjust the fineness of the flour rather than having a lever on the side.
Which is the best Mockmill grain mill to buy?
I think that the most deciding factors are your budget, how much flour you want to mill, and your space.
- If you’re on a tighter budget, don’t have a lot of space, AND have a stand mixer already, the Mockmill attachment might the be way to go. I have been using a grain mill attachment for my Kitchenaid for almost 20 years and have never had any problem whatsoever. Some people fear to blow out the motor of the stand mixer. I can only speak about the Kitchenaid: that has never happened to me. But I also mill flour maybe 1x or 2x per week, 4 cups of grains each.
- Should you have a bit of a bigger budget, more space, AND want to mill flour more often, the Mockmill 100 is your most economical stand-alone grain mill.
- And if you want to regularly mill a lot of flour, you might want to get a Mockmill 200. The first time I used it, I was blown away by the speed with which it milled my grains.
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I have also read in several places that it is a difficult “transition” from using fresh milled flour vs. store bought flour in the recipes. Have you found that to be true? Is there a “conversion” chart or guidance to know how to adjust recipes to using fresh milled flour? Thank you.
I don’t find that to be true but freshly milled flour will absorb water differently than store-bought one. So it’s best to look at your dough and adjust the ingredients accordingly. Hope this helps ~ Anja
I am getting ready to purchase a grain mill for my sourdough baking/cooking, etc. Trying to decide between the Mockmill 200 and the KoMo Mio, do you have any insight on the main differences between them other than price?
My main concern, though, is a good, reasonably priced source of organic whole grains that are good quality, clean and priced appropriately. I am not looking for cheap, but do not want to overpay at this time. Can you recommend sources to research? I live in Maine.
One more – do you use teff grains? My husband is interested in them.
P.S. We love the Life-Changing Sourdough Seed Bread.
You can’t go wrong with either one, as they were both designed by Wolfgang Mock. The Mockmill is less expensive and holds a larger amount of grains in the hopper. The KoMO has a longer warranty and will mill a bit faster. As for grains, I would do an online search. I get most of my grains from Central Milling (you can look them up, they ship but might have a location near you). While not currently, I have successfully used Teff grains in the past but I would say best to mix them with something that has more gluten. Hope this helps ~ Anja
I have been considering such an item, but first must locate a supplier of the (organic) raw berries.
Thanks for this info Anya!
Great! Let me know if you need some sources for organic wheat berries ~ Anja
I didn’t know mockmill made a KitchenAid attachment either! Thanks.
Yes, and it works really well!
Thank you for sharing. I have been searching for a good grain mill and it’s so great to see several all in one place.
Ive been wanting to get into milling for so long! Thankyou for this resource!
Awesome! Nothing better than flour milled at home 🙂
I recently purchased a hand crank grain mill…mainly because I wanted the option to mill grain while my children nap. However, once noise isn’t a concern, I will definitely be considering a Mockmi. I have heard so many great things about them. Thank you for doing and sharing this comparison!
Nice! Of course, all Mockmills make some noise but they’re not as loud as many others ~ Anja
Gasp! I had no idea there was a mock mill attachment for the kitchen aid! I’ve haven’t made my mockmill purchase because I can’t get over the fact that they look like Squidward and I don’t want him sitting on my counter lol.
Thank for letting this! I can’t wait to get mine now ❤❤❤
Yes, I have absolutely been loving my Kitchenaid attachment ~ Anja
I have been searching for a good grain mill and have it on my list for kitchen items I’m in need of. Especially like the wood style ones to go along with my kitchen decor. This was very informative on the differences and whether I should continue to pursue the wood one. Thank you!
Hi Lindsey, I am so glad you found this helpful ~ Anja
Curious if this mill grinds corn ?
Yes, it does but make sure it’s corn for eating not for popping ~ Anja