Kinds of Wheat Grinders
Wheat grinders are handy kitchen tools you can use to process and store your grains. Whether for emergency purposes, or maybe to make your own flour for baking, a good grinder will give you control over your wheat processing.
There are several kinds of grinders out there. This article will give you a rundown of the common types of grinders, and hopefully, by the end of the article, you will be able to decide which one is best for your home and your grinding needs.
One of the most common types of wheat grinders is the stone grinder. This is also perhaps the oldest kind out there. Ancient cultures across the globe who store grain as part of their survival are known to have used various kinds of stone grinders or similar contraptions that weighed hundreds of pounds. In western cultures, these kinds of grinders were turned using windmills, but they can grind a great amount of wheat into flour.
Stone grinders work on a simple mechanism: there are two circular grinding stones. One turns on top of a stationary one. Grooves are etched in the stones that radiate outward. As the grinding stones turn in the wheat grinders, the wheat or other grains pass through the grooves and out into the edges of the stones. Modern grinders work the same way, but are however, remarkably lighter and smaller. And instead of real heavy grinding stones, modern stone grinders are usually made with super hard materials.
Burr grinders are almost identical to stone grinders. However, instead of using stones for grinding, the grinding wheels are made of steel with tiny burrs that protrude out to the sides. These burrs are sometimes referred to as ‘teeth’.
Another type of grinder is the impact grinder. How this kind of wheat grinder works is different from that of the first two types of grinders. Impact grinders use blades that are arranged in rows along a circular wheel. One wheel turns the blades, while one remains stationary. As grain mixer grinder is fed into an impact grinder, the blades that turn at a few thousand revolutions per minute, the blades ‘impact’ the grain and ultimately turns it into fine flour that is ready for baking.
Now that you know the common types of wheat grinders, maybe you can choose which one is best for you to buy. However, there is one final point to consider when choosing your grinder. All these grinders can also come in electrically-driven or hand-driven grinders. You can opt to buy one which you can just plug to an outlet, or the hand-powered ones.