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02-03-2009, 04:33 PM
I see everyone recommends coffee grinders for grinding flax seed and flour etc. When looking for coffee grinders I see there are lots of different kinds. Does it matter? I would really rather get the least expensive and save my money for a Vitamix.
02-03-2009, 04:47 PM
i grind flax / sesame / almond / etc in my cheap blender just fine .
i just keep using short pulse after short pulse . i pulse it , then let it all settle to bottom and pulse again , over and over til done . trick is not to pulse it to long each burst because to me with nothing in the blender to offer blade resistance its hard on motor if ran too long . but thats just my guess .
anyway ive been doing this 3 years with my cheap blender and its still great .
and if a blender company knew what it was doing itd include a cap type thing to insert in blender in order to make the pitcher only about 4" high in order to make a small compartment where in seeds etc are kept right into the blades so they grind up in one short burst such as does the mini blender a coffee grinder is . at times ive made stoppers to fit down into blender to shrink the compartment for seed grinding . a plastic tall glass with a dish towel draped over its top then inserted towel first into blender , the towel stops seed dust from coming up and out around cup edges .
02-03-2009, 04:56 PM
hmm. I need to buy a new blender, but I will try it. I tried it in my food processor and no luck with the flax seeds. I think my almond flour came out okay, it is not as fine as regular flour but it is pretty fine..,.
02-03-2009, 05:18 PM
yes my almonds for almond milk dont grind that fine with the pulse method .
but when i use the glass and towel stopper method to shrink the blender pitcher to a smaller coffee grinder like size the grind up fine because the blender becomes just like a coffee grinder that way . but it canbe a pain sometimes when the powder flies out from the sides of the home made stopper .
ide also say use the search option for coffee grinder discusion .
02-03-2009, 06:56 PM
There have been Post of finding Coffee Grinders, Blenders etc. at Thrift Stores.
02-04-2009, 08:40 AM
I just use one of those small coffee grinders, usually cost about $10-$12. Does the trick.
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