Info: Electric Grain Mill in a Combination of Beech Wood & Stainless Steel Housing
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The KoMo Magic is the most recent addition to its fairly extensive line of Austrian-made grain mills and flakers. It shares the same interior workings as the Fidibus 21, but has a much different look with its cylindrical satin-finished stainless steel core accented with beechwood, which some may find more aesthetically pleasing than their usual boxy, all-wood designs. Being somewhat smaller in size and capacity than most KoMo models, it is more suitable for households of just one or two people. S&H included to most locations in Canada.
You won't find a lot of fancy features on a KoMo grain mill, because they subscribe to a 'less is more' philosophy that places the emphasis on excellent engineering, materials, and construction to ensure durability, reliability, and ease of operation, rather than on bells and whistles.
KoMo's Magic Electric Grain Mill is dead simple to operate: it has only two controls - the on button at the bottom right, and the coarse-to-fine grind scale setting below the hopper bowl up top, which you adjust just by rotating that bowl - and all you have to do to clean the grinding stones between uses is to let them 'chew on' some dried rice grains. It also has a 12 year warranty, which is truly exceptional, and it can even be expected to last a lifetime with normal household use.
Of course, the Magic has a smaller motor (250 watts) than their larger models (which tend to be either 360 watts for home users with larger households or who want it to be able to grind virtually anything you throw at it, or 600 watts for commercial users like delis or bakeries), and is smaller in size (something which those with more limited cabinet and counter space may appreciate: its footprint is about the size of a dinner plate).
Nevertheless, it IS big enough to hold enough grain to make flour for two big loaves of bread, which only takes it about 5 or 6 minutes to do. And although it is designed more for soft grains than extremely hard ones like popcorn or chickpeas, it's quite capable of grinding both soft and hard wheat, as well as many other grains like amaranth, barley, buckwheat, kamut, millet, oat groats, quinoa, rice, rye, sorghum, spelt, teff, and triticale, as well as lentils, several of the most common dry beans (pinto, red, kidney), and certain dried spices (as long as they're not too oily).
Milling rate for bread flour textured wheat: 5 to 6 oz./min
Noise level at "fine" grind: approx. 70 dB
Capacity of hopper with wheat: 850 g (29.98 oz/1.87 lb)
Weight: 6.6 kg (14.36 lb)
Millstone (corundum/ceramic) diameter: 75 mm (2.95")
Max. height of bowl at spout: 13.8 cm (5")
Electric motor: 250 watts, operates at 110/120 V
Dimensions (H x W x D): 25 × 16.3 × 20.3 cm (13.87 x 7.7 x 8.5 inches)
Warranty: Limited, 12 year.
The KoMo Magic is made of combination of solid beech for the outer housing and the lid to the funnel or hopper. These wood surfaces are treated with natural vegetable oils to protect them from dehydration. The hopper or funnel itself and its flour spout are made of stainless steel, with a satin finish.