If money is no object, then the ‘Cadillac’ of electric grain mills is easily the Wolfgang. Engineered and manufactured in Germany, this grain mill will not disgrace any kitchen in the land. As you can see from the photo, this is a finely crafted and almost artistic appliance, made out of Beechwood. It’s not mass produced, with the solid craftsmanship and technical precision needed, it wouldn’t be possible to mass produce this grain mill.
It’s also known by a number of names, in Europe, it’s commonly referred to as the ‘KoMo Fidibus Classic’, and as Tribest imports the Wolfgang Mill from Germany, it’s also known as the ‘Tribest Mill’. I’ll refer to it by its maker’s name…
As always, you get what you pay for, and there’s no doubt that this is in the top bracket of cost when it comes to grain mills. It grinds a shade slower than other grain mills I’ve reviewed, but not enough to notice… and is more than offset by the ability to produce a very fine grain flour. The decibel volume is actually higher at around 90 decibels (compared to other grain mills; for comparison, the Nutrimill weighs in about 88 db, and the Wonder Mill Whisper Mill at about 81 db.) – so you do pay a price for the artistic… however, there’s no cleaning involved with the Wolfgang. The quality workmanship can make this grain mill welcome in kitchens where other grain mills would look tacky.
Despite the fact that the flour flows out in the open, into a bowl, you don’t get a mess of flour on your counter, which is a tad surprising. I would have expected some ‘blow-back’ over the counter with the Wolfgang. Most other grain mills feed the flour directly into an enclosed container.
Here’s a review from one owner of the Wolfgang Grain Mill:
Two months ago I was looking at the other reviews here beginning my search for a mill. Thanks to the kind lady that wrote the lengthy review. She is responsible for my proud ownership of the Wolfgang Flour Mill.
There are a lot of mills to choose from but as far as I could see, there were NONE that I would choose to display on my counter top.
I bit the bullet and got my credit card out. Boy am I glad I did! It’s like a little piece of art in the kitchen.
I wanted something small and attractive that I could leave out, reliable, convenient, and something that wouldn’t heat the grain too much. Yes, the Wolfgang is expensive compared to others, but how many of those “others” can you display in your kitchen.? AND….
There is not one thing not to like about this mill and a lot to love. This is a true case of “you get what you pay for.”
- It is gorgeous! (The “dovetail” detail is the “icing”)
- It is quiet.
- It’s fast.
- Grinds to perfection with minimal heat.
Review by Mona Lisa ‘M.W.’ – See original review here
The technical specs on the Wolfgang Grain Mill are:
- Made of solid Beech treated with natural vegetable oils
- Motor Power: 360W
- Millstone Diameter: 3 5/16 inches
- Hopper Capacity – Approx. 2.2 lbs of wheat
- Maximum Height for Bowl: 5 1/2 inches.
- Grinding Capacity – Finest Level: 3.5 oz./minute.
- Dimensions: 13 1/4″ H x 6″ W x 6″ D
- Warranty: 3 years
Here’s another excellent review written by an owner of the Wolfgang Grain Mill:
I bake bread several times a week and consequently use my Wolfgang mill frequently to grind hard white and red wheat, soft white wheat, aramanth, spelt, brown rice, etc. I have owned at least four different grinders which have all served this purpose. The Wolfgang mill, however, is a product superior to the all others that I have ever owned, seen, or examined (and I believe that I have examined them all). I would have seriously dished out five times its price to possess it. Not only does this mill perform consistently, reliably, (almost gracefully), but it is lovely to look upon and absolutely simple to use.
What the other reviewers have written is all true: the adjustment mechanism is effortless; the grinder is self-cleaning; the stones (as opposed to blades) preserve the nutritional content of the grains being ground. It is incredibly speedy. In short, I love this grain mill so much that I have given it (with accompanying whole grains, of course) to several of my friends as a gift. It is a kitchen/baking appliance of excellence that I would certainly purchase again.
Review by C. Crockett – Read the full review here.
The price is definitely going to be a stopping factor for many people – this is one of the highest priced grain mills that you can buy. But the quality really shines on this grain mill – and if you’re proud of your kitchen, this mill will not look out of place. And even though I gave this only a four star rating for the noise volume, I still was forced to give it an overall rating of five stars – this grain mill is really in a class by itself!