INNOVATIVE MILLING TECHNOLOGY
In the heart of every KoMo grain mill lies the
milling chamber. This is where the millstones spin at a high speed, grinding
the grain in a quick, efficient, and precise manner. KoMo designs every
individual component using extremely durable materials. Each component of the
grain mill is meticulously constructed and arranged to produce a smooth
interplay of all the mill’s functions. The patented KoMo suspension that works
to stabilize every mill’s electric motor produces a surprisingly quiet
All KoMo grain mills contain millstones made of
corundum and ceramic. In 1985 KoMo founder, Wolfgang Mock, suggested that these
extremely hard composite materials be used for millstone application.
Immediately after his suggestion, stone manufacturers responded with the first
version of this new millstone and it was met with favorable response. Users
found that that these corundum and ceramic millstones ground grain very finely
and quickly, without excessive heating to the milled grains. The corundum and
ceramic stones require less power, retain their extremely rough surface, and do
not require subsequent sharpening or “redressing”.
Another innovative feature of the KoMo grain mill,
is the ability to adjust the fineness of the flour grind without having to stop
the milling process. To change the fineness setting, the user simply turns the
grain hopper either clockwise or counterclockwise. The wooden housings, crafted
of premium materials, is treated with organic vegetable oil on its surfaces
which can be easily cleaned with very fine sandpaper and then recoated in oil.
KoMo only uses native, sustainably-harvested forestry products.
To ensure high quality standards KoMo manufactures
its products only in Germany
Each unit is assembled by hand and tested before shipment. On request, we can
test using a gluten free grain. These high quality standards have become the
cornerstone of KoMo’s corporate philosophy. We are certain that this measure of
quality and excellence will be detected right through to your kitchen with one
of our KoMo products. Enjoy your meal, or as one says in Germany and
Austria- Guten Appetit!
Twenty five years ago, Wolfgang Mock
experimented with corundum and ceramic combinations to create a very robust
millstone, ideal for near-zero maintenance applications. His corundum and
ceramic millstones have an extremely rough surface which hardly wears down,
even after years of use. These millstone grind coarse grain quickly into fine
flour and and are virtually indestructible.
Environmentally Friendly Motors
The industrial-strength electrical motors
in KoMo grain mills are compact and powerful and provide years of reliable
service. These motors also perform very quietly and run for decades.
Grain Mill Suspension
Milling only functions optimally when all
the various components work together. KoMo’s patented grain mill suspension
allows for spring action between the millstones. This prevents the loud
grinding noise of the stones when the milling is completed- conserving both the
millstones and your nerves. Users who have tested other mills in the
marketplace have come to to appreciate this unique feature of KoMo’s grain
The housing apparatus of KoMo grain mills
reflects the solidity, durability, and integrity of the mill’s internal
workings. KoMo invests heavily in both the engineering and the aesthetics for
each mill’s design. KoMo works under the assumption that their mills will nest
on your countertops for decades, and therefore they must look great!
KoMo uses premium quality, native hardwood
for its housing. KoMo pretreats the wood with organic vegetable oils and
recommends that this treatment be continued at regular intervals by the user
throughout the mill’s lifetime.
Each KoMo grain mill does its job
efficiently and exclusively, without the aid of add-ons and other accessories.
If the user hears an odd sound coming from the inside of the machine, he or she
can easily access the inside of the mill to have a look. KoMo have invested countless
hours in developing solutions to these design and engineering issues.
With a KoMo grain mill, the user simply
rotates the grain hopper along the scale to the desired degree of fineness,
ranging from very coarse to very fine. Should the millstone wear down slightly
after a decade or so, simply rotate the hopper a little further from the “fine”
direction to access the millstones. To gain entrance to the milling chamber,
just rotate the hopper a full turn in the “coarse” direction and the hopper comes
KoMo has worked alongside the sheltered
workshop program located in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol for many years.
This non-profit organization provides employment and financial independence to
individuals with and without disabilities. The sheltered workshop program also
employs modern management techniques and the latest in precision machinery to
manufacture KoMo’s wooden housings. The program, designed and overseen by KoMo
founder Peter Koidl, has recently expanded to include the assembly of its
mills. In turn, this allows KoMo to concentrate more on the design,
engineering, and sales related areas of business.
The folks that assemble KoMo’s housings
and mills take enormous pride in their work. KoMo is proud to offer its support,
energy, and name to such a worthwhile and successful social project.
KoMo grain mills are developed in a highly
detailed production sequence by the sheltered workshop program in Austria. Koidl,
who has been closely associated with the sheltered workshop program for many
years, visits the workshop weekly to oversee the quality control and testing
procedures of the production and assembly facilities.
It is not just beautiful design and great
engineering that ensure a high-value, quality product. A well conceived
assembly program and well-managed program facilities are also required when
making a product that will provide consumer utility and customer satisfaction
over many years. Workshop employees have come to trust and rely on Koidl’s
advice and involvement in their daily operations.
KoMo Advantages at a Glance
Below is a complied list that highlights and
summarizes the advantages of KoMo products:
-Simple to use,
with a continually adjustable fineness setting
-Easy to clean;
easily accessible mill chamber
-Compact size fits
into every kitchen
finely, just as larger mills do
suspension to protect the millstones and motor
-12 year warranty
on every model (this does not include the hand grain mills/flakers)