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NEW ZEALAND www.skippygrainmills.nz

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.

23 YEARS 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 to discover the benefits of having your own grain mill at home.

Business Owners:  Stephen & Karen Balemi

Commercial Flour Mills

Skippy now offer an extensive range of both Semi Commercial and Commercial Flour Mills and Flour Sifters. We also supply the larger Flour Mill machinery packages to the Grain Farming sector.

We are official Australian & NZ distributors for Austrian manufacturers “Waldner” – “Osttiroler” and leading Indian Ata Flour millers “Aatomize”.


10 Years – Hawos Electric Home Mills / 2 Years Commercial Mills

7 Years – Schnitzer Home Mills / Eschenfelder Flakers

10 Years – Messerschmidt Home Mills and Grinders

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 from both New Zealand and or Australia, supported in-turn by years of good relationship with the European manufacturers.

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 to 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, ageing gracefully and serving so faithfully.