View Full Version : Bobs Red Mill (I know--again!)
03-26-2006, 08:26 AM
Sorry guys, but I have heard so much conflicting stuff and it seems like we have all gotten different awnsers from the company. Is the almond flour raw or not? Also, I'm guessing maybe it does not matter because I should really soak almonds first, then grind. But will this kill my blender?- I do not own a food processor yet.
Wow- that a cool step in my raw journey- I knew you would all say to soak and started answering my own question! BTW, how long do you soak for?
03-26-2006, 08:36 AM
Will what kill your blender?
It will depend on the recipe whether to soak the almonds before grinding or not and if you do, they must dry thoroughly first. I would soak 8-12 hours, then rinse throughly before drying. Overnight is usually sufficient or, start them in the a.m., then they'll be ready by late p.m.
03-26-2006, 11:49 AM
First, a blender is not a grinder, no matter what the ads might say. A blender is designed to mix liquids, and to chop solids suspended in a liquid, while a grinder is designed to grind up solids without liquid. See my Cheeeeeep Appliance threads and others here for more info on that. Most (not all, but most) blender companies expressly void their warranty if you use them as dry food grinders.
03-29-2006, 03:25 PM
The Vitamix has a dry blade attachment just for grinding nuts and flours.
03-29-2006, 03:33 PM
My Vitamix has this feature and I love it!
03-29-2006, 05:21 PM
No worries if you already have a Vitamix and like it. Seriously. I use them several times a week and they get the job done. I just wouldn't buy one myself. I find them overrated and grossly overpriced. All the speed controls on these 5 I have access to right now have died, etc.
BUT, for the proice of a Vitamix you can buy a LeEquip high power blender AND a food processor AND a nut grinder, and still have $100 left over for food PLUS be able to do all the dry stuff better than you can with the Vitamix.
Or get a good blender PLUS a good single auger juicer for the same price and be able to grind nut butter and tahini as a bonus.
It's not that the Vitamix is bad. It's not. I'ts a great $200 blender. Unfortunately they charge a whole lot more than $200 for it. And THAT is really my beef with it.
03-30-2006, 01:09 PM
I use a cheapo $15 coffee grinder to grind down all my nuts. Seems to work fine for me.
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