The only thing better than freshly baked bread is freshly baked bread made from freshly milled flour!
Milling one’s own flour makes good sense. For over 30 years, Wolfgang Mock has been designing and building stone mills, and these have found their way into the homes and hearts of thousands all over the world, creating ongoing fans who have been milling their own flour for decades.
The advantages of the Mockmill attachment
The Mockmill, which fits AEG, Electrolux, KitchenAid, and Kenmore stand mixers, produces flour that is more gently milled than any of Wolfgang Mock’s earlier mills – important because it better conserves the nutritional value and great taste of the grains. It enables you to:
- Saves Flavor:
With commercial flours, flavor is lost both through the elimination of parts of the grain and weeks of storage before consumption. Not so when you mill your grains whole, and just before use, with Mockmill.
- Saves Waste:
Now you can mill the exact amount of flour you need right when you need it, from conventional and specialty grains, so you won’t be forced to buy the pre-packaged amounts and toss the leftover amount.
- Saves Space:
Since the Mockmill attaches to your stand mixer, it doesn’t require extra space on your kitchen counter. It also tucks away nicely in your cupboard.
- Saves Money:
The Mockmill is priced below stand-alone grain mills and it helps you extend the value of your stand mixer.
Mockmill can also be used to mill dried legumes and spices too. So you can meet your dietary need or preferences – whether it’s raw, vegan, low carb, gluten free or simply healthy foods. In fact, milling your own specialty flour is an easier and more affordable way to satisfy these needs.
Grains gently pass through the Mockmill. Turning at a maximum 220 RPM, the mill transforms grain kernels into fine flour without generating the level of heat that saps nutrients.
So Mockmill enables to flour to retain optimal taste and nutritional value.
Plus, you won’t waste flour and it’s delivered right into your mixer bowl for the next step in your recipe, so you save a step too. And compared to others mills, Mockmill is also quiet.
In fact, it is a jewel that will enthuse you every day.
Or check out our recipe pages to find great ideas for delicious foods that are also healthy in every way!
- Mill your own flour right when you need it
— Create tastier, fresher, healthier baked goods
- Keep it mounted to save space or quickly detach
— Flour chute eliminates need for a second bowl
- Amazingly easy to use and just as easy to clean
- Flour grade easily adjusts from very fine to coarse
— Features a genuine corundum stone mill
- Two-year warranty for greater peace-of-mind
Downloads & important Information
- The Mockmill Instruction Booklet is available for downloading online.
Be sure to read the following precautions before operating the Mockmill:
Mockmill is intended for household use, and thus for quantities generally required by households. It is not intended to mill large quantities often required in commercial settings.
Note! Never mill more than 5 pounds of grain at once; this could lead to overheating of the stand mixer. If more than 5 pounds of flour is required, give the stand mixer a 45 minute rest between batches of 5 pounds.
Warning: Keep hands and foreign objects away from the moving millstones at all times. Failure to do so could cause bodily injury or damage to the stones.
Mockmill FAQs (Frequently asked Questions)
What components make up the Mockmill?
- Adjustment Dial
- Flour Chute
- Extra-Long Knob Screw
- Mill body with milling settings
How do I attach the Mockmill to my stand mixer?
It’s easy, just follow these simple steps:
- Move the Mockmill Adjustment Dial towards fine so that the mill no longer turns by hand.
- Loosen the knob on the stand mixer and remove the attachment hub cover.
- Insert the Mockmill Grain Mill Attachment into the attachment hub, aligning the power shaft into the square hub socket.
- Rotate the attachment back and forth to find the fit if necessary.
- When the Mockmill is in its proper position, the pin on the attachment housing will fit into the notch on the hub rim.
- Using the extra-long knob screw delivered with the Mockmill, tighten it as firmly as you can. Make certain that the unit is completely secured to the stand mixer.
Once attached, how do I grind fresh flour with the Mockmill fresh flour?
- Push the flour chute down so that it is pointed into the mixer bowl
- Select your desired milling grade. (You can adjust the dial again once the milling begins if the initial grade is not what you desire)
- Load the amount of grain you wish to mill into the hopper
- 4. Turn on the stand mixern
Important! Upon first use of the Mockmill, mill a cup of grain or rice (we suggest rice because it is inexpensive and effective) at varying grades, then discard the resulting flour. This will remove any loose mineral material, inherent in the manufacturing process, from the stones.
How do I set the milling grade?
Simply turn the adjustment dial. The milling grade is determined by the proximity of the rotor (turning stone) to the stator (stationary stone.) The coarsest grade is a fixed point after which turning the dial further releases the dial for removal.
The point at which the mill is capable of delivering its finest flour differs from unit to unit, and is generally found beyond the smallest orientation dot on the Mockmill body.
It is important to remember that the finer the milling grade, the lower the throughput.
Also, the finer the milling grade, the more apt it is to create a film on the stones, which will result in a drop in flour production and can even stop it, the definitive sign that your setting that is “too fine.”
To recover, simply turn the dial back toward coarse, and then slowly return to a point that is less fine than was previously set. Flour production should have returned and the flour should still be quite fine.
What other points should be kept in mind when milling with the Mockmill?
Don’t forget to lower the grain chute so that it points into the bowl. Fill the hopper and turn your stand mixer on. Choose a mixer speed in the higher range.
You are free to add your other ingredients to the flour flowing into the mixer bowl during milling.
And you may interrupt and restart the milling process at any time by simply switching the mixer off and on again.
Careful: When using a stand mixer with a tilting head, be aware that grain left in the hopper will be spilled when the head is tilted! To empty the hopper of grain no longer intended for milling, simply remove the Mockmill from the stand mixer and empty the hopper contents into an appropriate receptacle.
How do I best clean the Mockmill?
The stone burrs clean themselves if you grind on a coarse setting from time to time. In case the Mockmill is not to be used for some time, or if you are packing it to take with you on a trip, it is recommended that you clean the inside of the Mockmill. That is very easy to do. Take the Mockmill apart as shown in the pictures below. Use a small brush to remove any residual flour. Then simply reassemble the Mockmill.
How do I disassemble the Mockmill for cleaning?
With the Mockmill free of the bowl mixer, remove its hopper and flour chute.
Picture A: Turn the adjustment dial past the coarsest setting until you feel resistance, then turn it some more. Now the dial is removable.
Picture B: Lift the dial away from the Mockmill.
Pictures C & D: Lay the Mockmill on a flat surface with its drive flange facing away from you. Holding the sides of the unit with your eight fingers, use your thumbs to push the inner body out of the casing sleeve. (Alternatively, you can stand the Mockmill on the three springs and pull the outer casing down around it.) Remove the casing sleeve completely.
Pictures E & F: Holding the flange as shown in your right hand, turn the inner body towards you with your left hand until it stops.
Picture G: Take the flange away from the inner body. In your right hand you are holding the rotor (rotating stone), in your left the stator.
To reassemble the Mockmill, simply reverse the process. The Mockmill is designed such that it cannot be assembled incorrectly.
What guarantee does Wolfgang Mock offer for the Mockmill?
Should you experience a problem with the Mockmill or should you have questions about its functioning, please call us, send us an e-mail, or message us through our Mockmill Facebook page. Most problems can be readily handled and solved over the phone by our technical personnel.
We also offer the following:
- Mockmill is warranted by the manufacturer Wolfgang Mock GmbH against material and manufacturing defects for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase, for non-commercial use. The warranty does not cover damage to fragile parts, such as the hopper or the flour chute, that were caused by negligence or improper use.
- Proof of purchase is required in order for us to honor the Mockmill’s guarantee.
- The warranty will be rendered null and void if you: misuse of the Mockmill, treat it improperly or abuse it in any way, or attempt to repair it or have attempts at repair made by someone other then our authorized service center.
The two year warranty is neither extended nor renewed when repairs covered by it are performed.
When making a warranty claim, please send a copy your receipt/invoice, the Mockmill unit, and a detailed description of the problem. If the problem has occurred within the period of warranty we will repair or replace it. Please call or message us ahead of sending in your unit.
After the warranty period has expired, repair service is available from the authorized service center for a fee.
Why can’t I just use my blender to mill flour?
In a blender, grains are not ground as in a mill, but literally chopped, battered by blades spinning at a rate of 12,000 to 30,000 revolutions per minute. As a result, the final product does not have many of the desirable qualities that grinding imparts.
In addition, the shattered grain quickly become very hot – often over 140°F and these higher temperatures have a negative effect on the flour, limiting its nutritional value and it suitability for baking. Among serious millers, a temperature of 104°F during milling is generally the limit. Meanwhile, The Mockmill works at a grinding speed that keeps the flour cool, so you can achieve the best results.
Why should I grind my own flour?
The taste. It’s the same as why you might ardently choose fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and fresh greens. Or prefer using freshly ground coffee. Or think of it another way: You’d never pour a beer and then wait six weeks to drink it.
But freshly ground flour also offers something more: Enhanced health benefits.
How else can I use the Mockmill?
The Mockmill is and remains a flour milling attachment that allows you to grind all types of cereal grains. You also have the option of using it to grind legumes and spices. But a flour mill in the kitchen is like vise in a workshop. After purchasing one, it spurs creativity, making many fun projects possible. So let your imagination go wild when it comes to ideas for capturing the superior flavor of freshly milled food!
Why should I care about fresh milled whole grains?
Did you know that “whole grain” does not mean the same as “whole grains?” Even if you watch your diet and buy what is called whole grain products, you’ll probably not be consuming 100% while grain foods! That’s because in today’s large flour mills, whole meal flour is produced industrially, with the vitamin-rich wheat germ being removed in the first step.
Then the bran layers, which contain tens of thousands of beneficial phytochemicals, are sifted out.
The germ, which contain valuable oils, essential vitamins, unsaturated fatty acids, and phosphatides (lecithin), can’t be added back without strict limits being placed on the flour’s shelf life, so it is sold away to the animal feed industry.
Back when this process was introduced in the late 1800s, that was a great advantage of roller milling. Flour could finally be store on ships and covered wagons for long period with little risk of it going bad.
Large-scale industrially produced flour has been the rule now for a half-dozen generations.
As a result, it has become our habit to grab a package of cheap white flour from the grocery shelf. So few people today can identify rye and barely – visually or by taste. Ancient grains like einkorn and emmer are completely unknown to most. Sadly, many of us have forgotten, or have never known the healthy ingredients contained in true whole grain and this shows in the high rates of degenerative diseases that face our society.
Now as “whole grains” have become a trend, the flour industry has responded. So, at the end of the long and complex milling process, various isolated components of the original grain are mixed into the product and labeled “whole wheat flour.”
The valuable germ, however, in almost all cases is left out.
Accordingly, consumers are sold “whole grain” products made with flour that did not include the germ and, thus, strictly speaking, is not whole grain. In fact, the FDA considers food to be “whole grain” if it contains 8 grams or more of “whole grain content” per 30 grams of product (26.6%), which means that true whole grain food is hard to find and best made oneself!
Milling directly from the grain itself will give you true whole grain flour, 100% extraction, fresh and full-powered with ease can convenience.
I want one!
You can order Mockmill from our sales partners:
- BIG Kitchen
- L’Chef LLC
- Pete Organics
- Pleasant Hill Grain
- T&T Enterprises
- Unbeatable Sale
- Everything Kitchens
- Whisk Brooklyn
New sales partners are welcome!
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