Fresh, naturally sweet rolled oats or stale, chemically-preserved flakes: Which sound better for your
breakfast? If you like the fresh idea, Eschenfelder's personal-sized grain flaker is right up your alley. Its hand operated design brings an
ingenious engineering approach to grain flaking. Rather than using traditional cylindrical rollers, the German-made flaker has exposed, stainless steel rollers that rotate in a cabinet of laminated beechwood. The crank turns easily, and the flaker makes a hearty flake from oat groats
(oats with the hulls removed) that's thicker and chewier than
store-bought flaked oats.
Whether baked, cooked or raw, food tastes so much better when it's
fresh—and oats are no exception. A variety of other grains can be flaked too with the Eschenfelder flaker, including
wheat, rye, barley and millet, with a little preparation. These grains
are normally dry and hard. To soften them, hold them under running water
briefly in a strainer. Then spread the grains on a cloth or towel to
let them dry over night or for at least 3-4 hours. This time will vary
depending on the grain used, but a little experimentation will help
optimize the process. The softened grain will flatten nicely into
flakes, similar to commercially available rolled oats. At the same time
this contact with water starts an enzymatic process which makes it
easier for your metabolism to assimilate the minerals in the grain.
The hopper capacity is 7 oz. A supplied clamp secures the Eschenfelder flaker to your table or counter
(up to 1-7/8" thick). Then just fill the hopper you're ready to start
flaking. With its adjusting screws, the flake density can be easily adjusted to thin or thicker flakes.
- Flaking rate: approx. 150 grams / min
- Length -6.3"
- Width - 7.8"
- Height - 11"
- Product Weight - 4-1/2 lb
- Stainless steel rollers
- Housing Material - Beech wood
- Makes hearty rolled oat flakes
- Cleanup is quick and easy
- Made in Germany
- Warranty - 2 years