A Grain Mill Showdown: Nutrimill vs Wondermill

I’ve been getting quite a few questions about the two types of grain mills I own, so I figured it was high time for a post covering the differences!

Are you ready for a grain mill showdown??

Nutrimill vs Wondermill – which one do you prefer?

First up, L’EQUIP Nutrimill Grain Mill

This grain mill has been my workhorse for the last ten years. I’m on my second one, but that has more to do with my first machine flying of my husband’s truck when he wrecked on our move to Iowa in 2006 than shoddy workmanship. It had been mildly broken for about 8 years {still worked ok but I had a hard time controlling grinding texture because the feed had broken off}.  I finally replaced with a new model a couple years ago.

Features of the Nutrimill:

  • 20 cup flour capacity
  • Variable texture control mill for creating fine or coarse flour
  • Grinds non-oily grains with precision grain feed control
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Purports to be the world’s quietest grain mill {but so does the Wondermill…}
  • Costs $249.99 on Amazon

 Next up: the WonderMill Grain Mill:

I got my WonderMill this summer for participating in the Grain Mill Challenge! I was excited to get it because of course I’ve heard about it, but since I didn’t own a WonderMill, I have never been able to compare them.

Features of the WonderMill:

  • 12 cup flour capacity
  • 3 texture controls for creating finer or coarser flour
  • Also grinds only non-oily grains {that means NO flax seeds or nuts}
  • Also has a limited life-time warranty for original owner
  • Purports to be the quietest grain mill in the world {but so does the Nutrimill}
  • Costs $259.95 on Amazon

So how do Nutrimill and the Wondermill stack up in a side-by-side comparison??

Here are some pictures to show the size and appearance difference.

And my honest opinion?

Both are awesome grain mills. I probably prefer my Nutrimill a tad better, though, simply because of the larger flour capacity. I need more than 12 cups of flour when I bake my bread and I’d rather get it all in one fell swoop. However, since I do use a variety of different flours on some of my bread {like my 9 grain bread} , sometimes the capacity doesn’t bother me. In all, both mills are fine. They are both easy to operate – though there is a bit of assembly required with the Wondermill {you have to stick the grey tube from the bread bowl into the grain mill} that’s not necessary with the Nutrimill. I can’t perceive much of a noise level difference, so I’m not sure which one can honestly claim to be the world’s quietest mill. :-) I like the Wondermill because it is smaller but I do have to find a spot for two objects {mill and flour bowl} with the Wondermill and only one spot with the Nutrimill. So if space is an issue at your house, you might want to take note of the sizes and number of objects that you will have to store. The Nutrimill is quite a lot taller, but it can all be stored together. The difference is price is very small and wouldn’t be a factor for me in this decision.

And that’s it! I hope I’ve provided you with enough information to make your own informed decision. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you own a grain mill? Which one? If you’re in the market, which one do you think you’d prefer?

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Comments

  1. Jessica says

    Thank you for this post. I’ve been considering purchasing a grain mill. We’ve been using an antique hand crank one that my husband found in his grandma’s basement. He rigged up a drill attachment for doing large quantities, but it’s difficult for me to use, so when I need a lot of flour I have him grind it for me. It does a beautiful job so I’m loath to give it up, but the convenience of dumping the grain in and pushing a button is certainly appealing.

    • says

      Jessica, I’d love to have a hand crank mill – but only for extreme conditions like the downfall of society or prolonged power outages… ;-) Great for prepping, but not so practical for everyday use.

  2. says

    I own a Whisper Mill (looks just like a Wonder Mill- I believe they changed the name in the past few years). I like it quite well but seeing your side by side review I think I would go with the other one as the larger quanity and having only one item to store seems like it would fit our family and kitchen better. I appreciate knowing this information for the time when I will need to replace my grain grinder. I have had it for nearly 14 years now and I use it all the time- so it is lasting well.

  3. says

    We are considering a grain mill. It’s good to know that the differences are minor and that we’d probably be satisfied with either one of these.

        • Salem says

          I inherited a Magic Mill III and I think there is a very good reason they were discontinued. Perhaps mine was just very poorly taken care of, but it is REALLY loud (louder than both of the other grain mills my mom has had), is temperamental, and a pain in the bum to open and clean. Since it is discontinued, it can be complicated &/or expensive to get filters and other parts for it. However, as long as it works for you, there is probably no reason to replace it. It does seem to grind a little hot, so if that matters to you, then you might wanna chill/freeze the grain before grinding it. Anyway, hope that helps. :-) Happy grinding!

  4. says

    I am still on the fence on which one to buy. Wondermill or Nutrimill
    Someone had listed a Nutrimill on KSL.COM and went to pick up.
    The seller powered it on for me, and it turned on then smoked then didn’t turn on again.
    Said it was new in box and looked that way, but machine motor was gone.
    Does one seem like a better motor to anyone or built better?

    • says

      I had a Nutrill that was thrown out of the back of a truck at 65 mph and still worked just fine for many years. I’m not worried about the motor in my Nutrimill at all; and for that matter, I’m not worried about the motor in the Wondermill either. How long had the seller had it? They come with a good warranty – I can’t imagine that a Nutrimill that had never been used would just smoke unless there was some sort of defect. I think if you bought either mill and had that problem, the company would replace or repair them. :-) They both seem very well built, but like I’ve said here, I prefer my Nutrimill. Any more questions? :-) Good luck!

  5. Lisa says

    Hi. I came across your post, but cannot see how this compares to the wondermill. There is only the one page, and it is the nutrilmill. There is no arrow for next page, just related posts. I would really like to see the whole review and not just the first part. Am I missing something?

    Any information that you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    • says

      Hi Lisa – Oh how frustrating! I’m sorry. I had a massive blog break a while back and I guess this is another victim. Looks like I will have to redo the post. Basically, the wondermill is smaller, grinds less flour in one setting. I prefer my Nutrimill, honestly, since I bake bread in 5 loaf batches and need a lot of flour at once.. But it’s also larger and needs more space to store. They’re not all that different. :-)

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