People often comment on how fantastic the bread tastes when made from fresh flour. Until you’ve tried it, it’s something hard to describe. There is a wholesome satisfaction from foods made this way. Not only do we naturally connect with the freshness of the ingredients, but the taste lifts to a level unequaled by anything else. More of us are discovering how compromised commercially milled products really are, often learning the hard way through poor health, but the search is over when we discover how much life can be derived from freshly milled whole grains.
Skippy Grain Mills, an Australian family business, was established in 1998 when the family first started milling whole grains at home. Searching for health solutions, they learned about grain mills for the home. A hand mill got them going at first, and then motorised it for a time – then it was upgraded to an electric stone grinder which remains in use every day for breakfast, breads and baking. Being able to process grains freshly as needed, at home, has made a huge difference everyone’s health and wellbeing.
Skippy Grain Mills current owners are dedicated to helping others discover the benefits of having a grain mill at home. By providing the highest quality mills at affordable prices, together with good information and support, we work to encourage and promote better health and enjoyment for all Australians. We hope you too discover the benefits of having your own grain mill at home.
Business Owners: Stephen & Karen
We’ve been importing European stone grain mills, flakers and accessories into Australia for 22 years. We have the experience to help you choose, use and maintain a mill. We sell wholesale-direct to the public and not through retail stores or re-sellers – we are the old “mail-order-catalogue” business, now on the internet and keeping the prices as affordable as possible for everyone.
AU 10 Year Warranty Support – Electric Mills / AU 2 Year Commercial Mills
Warranty is not easy to handle from Australia to Europe for the individual with expensive return freight costs. We have heard of Aussies who cannot enforce overseas warranty claims. But we offer you direct warranty support here within Australia, supported in-turn by years of good relationship with the European manufacturers. If you have a problem with your mil, we are here to help.
Repairs & Trade Ins
We also do grain mill repairs. Having seen most of the stone grinder types, we can help you decide if a repair is economic, and offer a trade in if you wish to upgrade to a new model.
Family Owned and Operated
As a family business, we take a personal interest in selling the right mill for each customers needs. We have the time to discuss home milling and the features of each product, striving for the highest customer satisfaction. If a mill won’t do the task, we won’t recommend it.
Why is a Grain Mill so Good?
The process of milling and making breads, cakes and other baked items, or rolling some fresh oats for breakfast, is natural and very wholesome. The western world makes most food in factories for maximum profit. In contrast to mass processed foods, the taste, satisfied hunger and digestive qualities of eating freshly processed whole grains at home, offers a truly grounding effect for the diet. There is a connection with nature when eating wholefoods – doing something for ourselves and others in this way is the ultimate food journey of a lifetime.
Controlling what we eat is very important, especially if we have special diet needs, where many are struggling with gluten-intolerance or worse. If we consider issues like GMO, the host of additives found in breads and the loss of age-old balance from grains, it’s not difficult to see how valuable a home grain mill can be – not just to get the needed nutrition, but to make food that can really be enjoyed.
Food is often enjoyed with others, and having something wholesome to share is the BEST way to connect over a meal, to “break bread” From simple yeasted breads to crafted sourdough masterpieces, we can’t go past using absolutely fresh ingredients for the highest enjoyment. A glass of wine and a chunk of bread together, or a loaf of bread to say “thank you”; there are so many ways to share quality, wholesome food. Having a grain mill at home makes itself useful over and over again, enriching many lives during it’s many years of faithful service.
Just as we enjoy a good landscape painting hanging on our wall, so too a grain mill with a natural timber housing will draw us to nature. Stone milling is the age old method of grinding grains, and this method still makes the best flours today with slower speeds and gentle grinding for maximum nutrition and taste. We have come to love the timber housings of our grain mills, aging gracefully and serving so faithfully.
“I’ve been using the Hawos Queen mill that I purchased from Skippy Grain Mills for over a year now, and I am thrilled with the machine. It is high quality and has paid for itself very quickly through the savings we’ve made grinding our own organic flours. I’ve also recently purchased the Hawos Granary on special order, it’s currently holding oats, spelt and wheat, and is a beautiful and functional addition to our mill. John’s willingness to help and place a special order for us was typical of the excellent service I’ve experienced so far through dealing with Skippy Grain Mills.” Juliet, ACT