January 5, 2020

Homemade flour is a lot more nutritious and healthier than any other packaged or loose flour you can buy in the market.

This is the main reason why people are shifting again to the age old practice.

In the olden days, “chakkis” (Hindi word for flour mill) were common in Indian households, but due to ease people started buying packaged or pre-grinded atta or flour from the market.

A home flour mill (or a chakki) is a home-based grinding machine used to get flour made out of various kinds of grains.

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There are primarily two types of flour mills; one is manual, and the other is automatic. We have gone through some of the best home flour mills that companies have to offer available in the market and selected our top 7 list.

This article will make buying a flour mill an easy process for you. Let us get started.

We Highly recommend you to read the Flour Mill Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest flour mill technologies and  tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Top 7 Best Flour Mills in India

Although my favorite among all is Natraj Florence but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

#1. Natraj Florence Automatic Domestic Flourmill Aata

Natraj undoubtedly has a huge variety of flour millers available to us in the Indian market, and this isn’t no exception either.

Let us talk about this new product launched by the company which is the Natraj Florence Automatic Domestic Flourmill Aata Maker Flour Mill. This is a feature packed home flour mill and has a lot of features as well along with fantastic performance.

The machine provides you with fresh and safe flour in just a few minutes of use. It has that wow factor in terms of look and will look great in any kitchen with that floral design.

The machine is energy efficient as well and is portable enough to be moved around with ease. 

Features:

  • This flour mill has wheels which makes it portable and can be moved around easily around the house.
  • Modular inside have special filters which make sure that the grains are grounded properly.
  • Is made of 7 different types of stainless steel for durability.
  • It is stone less, which means there are no two huge stones inside, instead, the die is made out of Aluminium.
  • The flour mill comes with a one year warranty.
  • Power consumption is 0.75 units per hour of use.
  • Grinding capacity is 7 – 10 kilogram per hour (depends on the type of grain).
  • Easy to maintain
  • Flour mill is made out of food-grade ABS material which means it is safe to use for your health
  • It looks great, the look is glossy and it has a beautiful floral design
  • The flour doesn’t get completely 100% grounded inside of the mill which means some amount of flour is wasted when stuff if grounded

#2. ​Natraj Viva Automatic Domestic Flour Mill

Natraj Viva Automatic Domestic Flour Mill is an economical unit using which you can grind your own grains with ease.

The home fill is pretty easy to use and has a sleek design and fits anywhere in your kitchen as it doesn’t require a lot of space.

The design has a wood finish from the front and will look good in most kitchens which have a lot of wood shelves as well

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Features:

  • It is easy to use, clean and maintenance costs are low as well.
  • Has perforated sleeves made out of brass, and they help to grind your grains and spices absolutely perfectly, and you can make wonderful rotis, masalas, etc.
  • It is made of 7 different types of stainless steel which means it is very durable plus it goes well with your kitchen.
  • The flour mill comes with a one year warranty from the manufacturer.
  • It works great even in areas with low voltage of 1 H.P. motor volts. It operates at a voltage of 220 to 230 Volts with a frequency of 50 Hz.
  • The capacity of the hopper is 4.5 kilogram.
  • Grinding capacity is 7 – 10 kilogram per hour (depends on the type of grain).
  • It provides you with fresh, healthy flour at a low cost
  • The flour mill runs quietly and doesn’t make a lot of noise in your home
  • Easy to run, clean and maintain
  • Child lock feature ensures your kid’s safety at home
  • This Natraj flour mill can’t grind chillies

#3. Haystar Domestic Flourmill (Atta Chakki)

Haystar is a proven brand in the industry of flour mills, and it has a wide array of products you can use without compromising on any features.

 Grinding your grains at home is the perfect way to lead a healthy and balanced diet and life and to make that easy for you. 

Haystar wants to make that job easy for you using this product, the Haystar Domestic Flour Mill.  Pounding your grains at home gives the food a wonderful taste as well. 

This flour mill has a lot of great features and amazing performance, and on top of that, it comes with a reasonable price for the features provided as well

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Features:

  • Easy to use, clean, and maintain over the years.
  • It is capable of grinding nearly all kinds of grains, millets, spices etc.
  • A fully  automatic machine from Haystar consists of heavy-duty parts such as the iron die and therefore it will have a long life span (the company claims 20 years).
  • The noise produced by the flour mill is less than that of a mixer grinder.
  • Units consumed per hour is between 0.5 to 0.75 units.
  • Amount of materials grinded per hour is 8 – 10 kilograms.
  • No amount of grains inside is wasted and all of it is grounded evenly.
  • The flour mill comes with a one year warranty from the manufacturer.
  • After grains have been crushed, the machine is easy to clean and maintain in the long term
  • iSafe feature means that the machine turns off automatically and no electricity is wasted in case there is no grain in the hopper
  • Child safety features ensure the safety of your young ones
  • Multi channel air flow means better motor cooling and long life of the machine
  • Auto cleaning feature is missing unfortunately
  • It costs much more than other similar home flour mills

#4. ​VINCENT D-210A Aata Maker Flour Mill - 27.5-inch

This is probably the most stylish looking flour mill on the list.

You need to bring home this super stylish VINCENT D-210A Highrade AataMaker, Flour Mill, Ghar Ghanti, Atta Chakki, Domestic Flour Mill for an easy and hygienic grinding of whatever you want.

There are a lot of designs this particular miller is available in as well, and it has the most choices of colour out of any other miller on this list.

The front is made of a modular cabinet as well.

Features:

  • Consists of a heavy modular cabinet
  • The top and the bottom of the flour mill are made out of stainless steel which means there will be no erosion or rust in the long-term.
  • Accessibility of wheels on the bottom 
  • Insides are made of food-grade material to ensure the safety
  • The electric plug is of 6 amperes, and it works well even in low voltage 
  • It comes with a 7 piece jaali set that is made of stainless steel.
  • The insides are made of 6 fan grinding cutter which means that all the grains, millets, spices, etc. are grounded evenly and finely.
  • The product from Vincent has a one year warranty and a special three-year warranty on the electric motor inside.
  • Grinding capacity per hour is 8 to 10 kilogram per hour.
  • Electricity usage per hour is around 0.75 units.
  • Indoor LED light means you can clearly see what is going on in the insides when the door is open (like a fridge)
  • One of the most stylish flour millers on the list
  • Overload protection means it automatically turns off when overloaded to protect from damage
  • Has technology to detect what kind of grain has been inserted to be grounded automatically
  • Can start and stop automatically without human supervision
  • Not as many features as other millers on the list for the high price

#5. Haystar Domestic Flour Mill Deluxe

Another great product in the huge line of fantastic products from Haystar is the Domestic Flour mill Deluxe (atta chakki) White Peacock Feather Fully Automatic, which has been selling really well in the marketplace for a long time now.

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Features:

  • The ply used is ISI marked which means it is termite and rust proof.
  • There are child safety features present which ensures no mishap will occur in case the main door is opened while the machine is in operation.
  • It has an outstanding lifetime warranty on the cutter along with a standard one year warranty on everything.
  • It keeps feeding the machine automatically by itself, which means no human interaction is needed. It can also turn on and off automatically and continue to work.
  • Cloth filter technology means it requires no profession maintenance for a lifetime of use.
  • Grinding capacity is around 8 to 10 kilogram per hour.
  • The Haystar flour mill is easy to clean and maintain, and it also has a self-cleaning chamber
  • It makes low noise when compared to most other flour mills
  • Wheels on the bottom mean that it can be moved anywhere in your house with ease
  • Some customers complain of the machine choking and stopping

#6. Haystar Flour Mill Modular Wooden Full-Auto

Haystar have a huge inventory of successful products, and the Haystar Flour Mill Modular Wooden (Atta Chakki) Fully Automatic mill machine is another feather on its cap.

It has all the features which you can ask for from a flour mill, and it fits beautifully in your kitchen with its modern and stylish look.

Features:

  • The product is fully automatic and contains heavy duty machine parts which is said to have a lifespan of over 20 years which is great for durability.
  • Child safety features make sure the machine’s motor automatically get switched off if the door is opened accidentally.
  • Hopper capacity is of 4.5 kilogram.
  • The machine consumes around 0.5 to 0.75 units of electricity per hour.
  • Has a standard one year warranty.
  • Makes lesser noise than a mixer grinder.
  • Motor is rated at 1 HP and runs on a single phase.
  • This product also comprises of a self-cleaning milling chamber which means cleaning isn’t that big of a deal.
  • Machine parts are made of high quality materials which means that the product will be durable for the long-term
  • Child safety features is an important inclusion for the safety of your dear young ones
  • The machine shuts down automatically once everything has been grounded
  • Capable of grounding all kinds of spices and grains
  • Unfortunately, there is no vacuuming unit provided with the device

#7. MILCENT Neo Talky Stainless Steel Domestic Full-Auto

Milcent is a very well-known 70-year-old company and has a lot of mill products available in the market for sale as well.

The product is a hit in the Indian market as it has a high build quality and performance is also top-notch.

Also, this product is the only one on the list which has a voice and talking capabilities making it stand out from all the rest of the options.

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Features:

  • It has a wooden body, so there is no risk of rust or corrosion
  • It can grind a lot of items such as besan, wheat, maize, bajar, coffee, ravaa, udad, daliya, dhaniya, haldi, moong, salt, coffee, mehandi, etc.
  • Container capacity of the mill is 5 kilograms at one time of use.
  • It can talk and instruct you how to grind the grains properly.
  • There is also a standard one year of warranty.
  • The grinding capacity of the product is 8 – 10 kilograms.
  • Unit consumption is around 0.8 units per hour of use.
  • The biggest pro of this revolutionary flour milling machine from Milcent is the ability to talk and give you instructions on how to grind everything properly and safely
  • Has a powerful motor and the grains, masalas, etc. are all grounded evenly and finely
  • Energy-efficient product consumes little energy and gives the best possible outcome
  • Unfortunately, there is no vacuum cleaner with the unit

Buyer's Guide - Flour Mill Machine Buying Guide in India

There are a lot of flour mills available in the market, and they come with various specifications and in an abundant number of shapes and sizes as well. Each year there are a plethora of releases, and it can often be difficult to decide which machine we should get.

This is an in-depth guide so you can decide which flour mill will be perfect for you. Our guide contains everything you need to know before getting the ideal flour mill of your heart’s desires. Before go into the technicalities, we should first learn why homemade flour is so much better for us.

Life nowadays has got so hectic and busy that one doesn’t have much time or one forgets to supplement their body with the much needed nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. The flour we get in the market, the makers take certain shortcuts which takes away some of the vital nutrients, minerals, and vitamins away from the flour.

This is where a home flour mill shines and is so much better. Homemade flour retains all the vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals as no shortcut is taken while grinding the grains into flour.

On top of that, it is hygienic for us, as we can grind it making sure no impurities are present in the grains.

What to Consider in Buying Flour Mills

Budget

This is where any search should start, but again it is the most non fun place to begin. We should first make a budget and stick to it, because otherwise, our search can go haywire.

Most good home flour mills cost somewhere in the middle of Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 20,000. There isn’t a lot of variety and different features to choose from, and most flour mills have multiple features in common.

Features to Check

When you go searching for the perfect home flour mill for you, you will see that across many product pages and specifications, there are terms which are mostly similar to one another and this, in turn, can confuse you heavily.  

Therefore, we’re pinning down the most important things you should be looking out for while buying a flour mill. These features are:

  • Ease of Cleaning: After every time you grind flour, the machine should be cleaned properly to maintain hygiene and cleanliness.Therefore, we should make sure not to get a chakki or a flour mill which requires a vacuum cleaner to clean, as it can be much more unneeded work that you don’t necessarily want to do.Whatever mill you decide to purchase, should be easily cleanable using a simple piece of cloth.
  • Durability: A flour mill isn’t something you can go and purchase every year.We should make sure that whatever product we choose is durable enough, and can last a minimum of 15 to 20 years.This can happen when you ensure the internal parts of a flour mill (such as die cast) are made out of high quality materials.
  • Low noise levels: A home flour mill is mostly be used in home, usually somewhere near the kitchen area, and as a home device, it should be ensured that the home mill makes little to no noise while running to maintain the peace and serene environment of a house.
  • Types of Grains it can process: This is one main feature that some people miss checking out.There can be certain types of mills which process some grain better than other grains.Then there are flour mills which can process and grind certain types of spices and/or condiments (like Haldi or Turmeric) as well.So, you should do your research and made sure whatever flour mill you are purchasing is capable enough to process the type of grain, spice and/or condiments you want to process properly.
  • Portability: A home flour mill should be portable enough to be moved around the house easily and effectively without and breaking down happening.If there are wheels on the bottom, even better as such home mills can be really heavy as well, and wheels help with it being moved around effectively.
  • Auto-detection of grains: Another important aspect to see when buying a home flour mill is that it should have some smart features such as auto-detection of grain type.Some grain require some different settings to grind properly, and if your home flour mill can auto-detect what kind of grain it is, then your work reduces, and it becomes easier to use.
  • Grinding Capacity: This is another important feature to look out for, and grinding capacity refers to how much grain a mill can grind effectively and efficiently.Usually, a good grinding capacity is somewhere around the 8 to 10-kilogram mark.
  • Child safety features: If you have a household with small children then having child safety features is very important as well.This feature ensures that the machine gets automatically turned off when the door is opened.This ensures that no accidents or mishaps can happen and your kids will remain completely safe.
  • Stainless Steel body: A stainless steel body will be made sure that there is no risk of corrosion or rust and that the product will be future-proof as well, which ensures long durability.
  • Bang for the buck: You should be looking for a home flour mill which comes with as many features as possible for your budget.
  • Warranty: There should be at least one year of warranty available as if something goes wrong during the first year, you should have peace of mind.If buying the product offline, you can ask for extended warranty as well, some brand offer it for a certain extra sum of money.

Types of Flour Mills

There are four major types of machines primarily sold in the market. They are detailed below:

  • Stone less Flour Mill machine: A stone less flour mill machine is an electronic device which grinds solid grains using blades inside of the unit.It can grind grains and spices into a powdered form.You can pour grains of spices using the small hopper, the grains which are thus poured reaches the grinding chamber inside of the unit where they are crushed evenly and finely.Such stone less flour mills are closed units.
  • Stone Flour Mill:  A stone flour mill is an open unit, and it is generally used for commercial purposes.The base of the unit is known as a bedstone, and such a unit has to be kept stationary and in one place at all times.Above the bedstone, a runner stone is located which rotates on top of the bedstone and grinds the grains.Such a unit is not safe to be used at home because if there are small kids in your house, then they can put their hands inside of the top part of the machine and it can lead to grave accidents.
  • Fully Automatic Flour Mill:  These type of flour mills run on electricity, and they completely work on their own without much supervision.The only work you need to do is add grains in the hopper and forget everything for a while, and viola, you have your grains grounded or processed.All the products we have listed here in the buying guide are fully automatic flour mills because they are the easiest and the safest to use.
  • Traditional Flour Mill: These are also known as a Chakki, and they consist of two circular shaped stones, with a hopper present at the top (where you pour the grains).The upper stone rotates on the lower stone, and the grains get crushed in the middle of the two stones.This process takes a lot of time and energy, and still, the grains aren’t grounded fine and evenly.This type of a machine works on human labour and needs no electricity, and thus can be very tiring and cumbersome to use and requires loads of energy.

Pros of Flour Mills at Home

There are various kinds of advantages associated with a home flour mill. Some of them are listed below:

  • Health benefits: There are obvious health benefits when you consume products made out of a home flour mill. As there are no shortcuts take, the flour is way more nutritious, healthier and contains missing vitamins, minerals and nutrients which flour purchased from a market doesn’t have. You get a complete taste of your food, and your diet gets enriched. These small things can lead to you having a healthy life without health complications.
  • Can grind what you need, when you need: You can decide yourself how much flour you need and can grind accordingly, so you have fresh flour to consume on a day to day basis.This way you don’t have to have old flour and freshly processed flour will obviously have more nutrients.
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