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Wonder Mill Junior hand crank mill research

 
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We're looking at hand-mills and are sort of homing in on the Wonder Mill Wonder Junior Deluxe PLUS. We currently grind masa (by far our greatest grinding need) by running nixtamalized corn through a meat grinder attached to the stand mixer and then through a Victoria mill. We currently grind dry grain (wheat, rye, corn) in the dry-bladed VitaMix blender. We're looking to improve our kit with something that does both of these well. (It would have to be at least as good as what we have in every particular and better in some ways.)

Since we're mostly at the stage of evaluating the Wonder Junior, I came to Permies and searched for discussion of it and now I'm organizing the hits:

Directly relevant threads:
Do you grind grains? - mention
Wondermill Jr - augers
Anyone own or recommend a grain mill? - mention 1, mention 2, mention 3, mention 4
Grain Mills - mention 1, mention 2
Home Flour Milling and Meat Grinding - mention 1, mention 2, mention 3

Tangentially relevant mentions:
Best homestead conveniences - mention
pedal powered Wondermill Jr

Cool barely-related threads:
Socca- and what is considered bread anyway? - mention
Hulling Buckwheat or Confectionery Sunflower Seeds At Home?
Piteba oil press

If anyone has any experience with the Wonder Junior beyond what's been discussed in these threads, I'd love to read what you have to say.

 
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I'd been hoping for some new feedback, but we've pulled the trigger and ordered one. I'll be back over the next few weeks to report on our milling adventures. :)
 
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Hey Christopher, any luck yet? I have found some mentions of using a Country Living for masa, but I have not tried it yet. I am curious to know of your results. Are you growing your own flour corns, or purchasing from masienda? Edit: I looked at the date more closely, and you only recently ordered it. Looking forward to hearing your results!
 
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We have now used this mill a handful of times. It is wonderful for grinding wheat and rye -- the product is essentially perfect and way better than what we got out of the Vitamix. And it's terrible for masa. My wife is still working on figuring out how to make it work, but I think I've decided it's not going to and the Victoria mill is just better in every regard.
 
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