Suggestions Needed for Flour Mill ( atta chakki)

Suggestions Needed for Flour Mill ( atta chakki)

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Hi Guys

I want to buy a Flour Mill (atta chakki) for home use

I have few questions Regarding Flour mill

Is it worth to buy a Flour Mill ??

And Which brands do you suggest & what’s the expected price for it ?

Guys please share your suggestions, & Feedback here

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I guess you intend to buy Mill flour and Not the other way..
If its so, better if u can get from local mill directly.. lesser price
& yes its worth buying, as are healthier than processsed ones & rotis remain soft even afterwards..
However, from local places there are chances that you will get wheat bran alongwith (whole wheat aata milled with outer skin),
which is good for health, but some people doesn’t like reddish/brownish tint in rotis and prefer white as if made with all purpose flour(maida).

& if you want only packaged and branded ones, you can go for Sunreap (lowest price), BB Royal (bigbasket), Reliance fresh chakki aata, ganesh chakki aata, aashirvaad chakki aata etc..

All are good, similar in taste & texture.. NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL..
tried all personally as per offer availability.

Expected price : Local ₹24-27 per kg
Branded : ₹31-40 per kg
(occasionally lower if offer available, but can combine with different offer to get at as less as 26-30, mainly from Grofers & Bigbasket)



PM me if u want Bigbasket referral for additional discount.

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Dont even think of it.

Its very tedious to keep it clean after use or else birth of worms will come in corners of chakki were atta gets sticked due to perspiration while grinding wheat or other things.

First few months you will enjoy all the freshness and goodness because of your attraction towards the new thing but then you will find ways to get rid of it

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I personally owned Nissan himgiri stone flour mill, had used it for some years and finally got rid of it .

1 hour of grinding gives 5-6 kg of atta,

There is also another company 5 star which sells blade version of the mill and is a bit faster than Nissan stone version.
1 hour of grinding approx 10 kg atta.

Unless you have a big family and someone who can look after the machine cleaning its very tedious to maintain.

Natraj  brand   is also there.

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no local flour mill in your area? 50kg grinding in 10-15 min. with less cost

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Ramesh1997 wrote:

I guess you intend to buy Mill flour and Not the other way..
If its so, better if u can get from local mill directly.. lesser price
& yes its worth buying, as are healthier than processsed ones & rotis remain soft even afterwards..
However, from local places there are chances that you will get wheat bran alongwith (whole wheat aata milled with outer skin),
which is good for health, but some people doesn’t like reddish/brownish tint in rotis and prefer white as if made with all purpose flour(maida).

& if you want only packaged and branded ones, you can go for Sunreap (lowest price), BB Royal (bigbasket), Reliance fresh chakki aata, ganesh chakki aata, aashirvaad chakki aata etc..

All are good, similar in taste & texture.. NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL..
tried all personally as per offer availability.

Expected price : Local ₹24-27 per kg
Branded : ₹31-40 per kg
(occasionally lower if offer available, but can combine with different offer to get at as less as 26-30, mainly from Grofers & Bigbasket)



PM me if u want Bigbasket referral for additional discount.

Thanks for your suggestions but I need flour mill (a machine which turns Wheat into flour for home use)

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htzaz wrote:

no local flour mill in your area? 50kg grinding in 10-15 min. with less cost

Local flour Mills are there but people are suggesting that they keep some of our wheat (like if we give them 5kg wheat they give only 3-4 kg flour ) basically they are cheating

And some people told that if you need 200kg wheat in whole year with local flour mill than in your own home flour mill you need less like 100-125kg of wheat so is this really true????

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Common-man wrote:

Dont even think of it.

Its very tedious to keep it clean after use or else birth of worms will come in corners of chakki were atta gets sticked due to perspiration while grinding wheat or other things.

First few months you will enjoy all the freshness and goodness because of your attraction towards the new thing but then you will find ways to get rid of it

And some people told that if you need 200kg wheat in whole year with local flour mill than in your own home flour mill you need less like 100-125kg of wheat so is this really true????

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Sam_ wrote:

Local flour Mills are there but people are suggesting that they keep some of our wheat (like if we give them 5kg wheat they give only 3-4 kg flour ) basically they are cheating

And some people told that if you need 200kg wheat in whole year with local flour mill than in your own home flour mill you need less like 100-125kg of wheat so is this really true????

No. Not true. Unless you give it to them and leave for hours. And even then, chances of them stealing are less. You just have to wait for 5-10 mins which is not a big deal and they grind in front of you only. Get a weighing machine instead and keep checking everytime after you grind with them.

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Sam_ wrote:

Thanks for your suggestions but I need flour mill (a machine which turns Wheat into flour for home use)

That was bit uncommon for me.
Anyway when u want to buy flour mill, things u should consider are :
1) availability & cost of grinding at local mill.
2) your requirement of aata.
3) at what rate & of what quality wheat do u get for grinding.. and if wheat has anykind of impurities, do u or ur family members have time & means to get rid of that
4) u will also need to take care of machine properly, as being a personal use product it won’t run continuously everyday like mills.. so u will have to properly clean it evertime before & after grinding.. even cleaning just once before grinding won’t work.. as flour left in it for days will create problems.. so, u will have to clean before & after usage for ease.


taking all these into account it isnt worth buying for most.. even if u want to buy wheat & make aata.. best is a local mill.. they charge a little but will be less than combined cost of buying mill & its maintenance..

Again, NO STATEMENT is valid for all.. so consider these points & decide urself.

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Sam_ wrote:

Local flour Mills are there but people are suggesting that they keep some of our wheat (like if we give them 5kg wheat they give only 3-4 kg flour ) basically they are cheating

And some people told that if you need 200kg wheat in whole year with local flour mill than in your own home flour mill you need less like 100-125kg of wheat so is this really true????

Your question in 1st para depends on some conditions…
& second depends on 1st.. (but this much difference of 75-100 kg still won’t come).

Regarding ur 1st para, in my village, mill person weighs ur wheat when u guve them, and weighs aata again while returning, and keeps a fixed a fixed portion
(say 50-100gm/kg against normal deduction in weight as wheat have considerable amount of moisture which is lost during grinding from heat)..
they keep it so that everyone gets a proportionate weight because they might not be able to separate everyone’s lot to exact amount.. as it will take time to wait between batches and will cause loss to them…
this amount may vary from mill to mill.. just enquire in ur area about both charge & deduction and make decision…
SO, THERE IS NO CHEATING.. some do cheat but through other means like not weighing properly etc.. but this is a standard practice at many place and NOTHING WRONG.

They sometime do deduct more 1kg-2kg, but that is when people don’t want to pay them for their charge.. & ask them willingly to reduce equivalent amount of aata..


At my current residence in kolkata.. they only charge a fixed amount per kg, when one batch is almost complete, they put ur wheat for grinding and remove ur aata after putting someone else’s wheat for almost same time.. in this way u get a portion of someone’s aata & someone else gets approx same quantity from urs..

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No. Not true. Unless you give it to them and leave for hours. And even then, chances of them stealing are less. You just have to wait for 5-10 mins which is not a big deal and they grind in front of you only. Get a weighing machine instead and keep checking everytime after you grind with them.

Absolutely true .
Local flour mill grinds wheat infront of us if we are not in a hurry and wait for 5 – 10 min.
As for weight loss , nowadays they became clever seeing people spend on packed things without minding on its weightage ,and started to deduct std. .50 grams per kg of the grain provided, atleast in my area.

Also if you leave your grain at the mill to collect it later after grinding and if its of superior quality 75 % chances are there of getting it exchanged or mixed with inferior quality.

Irrespective of all above., getting wheat grounded at local flour mill will be a win win situation.

I personally started using aashirvaad superior mp atta.

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Sam_ wrote:

Local flour Mills are there but people are suggesting that they keep some of our wheat (like if we give them 5kg wheat they give only 3-4 kg flour ) basically they are cheating

And some people told that if you need 200kg wheat in whole year with local flour mill than in your own home flour mill you need less like 100-125kg of wheat so is this really true????

My local mill operator was regularly giving less flour about 20% less, not a percent extra. He did not weigh either. This is the reason I bought a Natraj atta chakki, no major problem in last 6 yrs. Minor 500 rs repair twice. If you keep it clean with vacuum cleaner once in 3/6 month no dirt/worm problem either.

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Common-man wrote:

Dont even think of it.

Its very tedious to keep it clean after use or else birth of worms will come in corners of chakki were atta gets sticked due to perspiration while grinding wheat or other things.

First few months you will enjoy all the freshness and goodness because of your attraction towards the new thing but then you will find ways to get rid of it

less to zero chance of that in simple ones without a cabinet and if kept clean, dry.
the ones with mesh drums and fancy cabinets create problems.
Sam_ can look for simple grinding stone type (instead of drums) and research locally with users or sellers (might get honest views if you tell them that you only need information, not buying)
finally the choice or decision of ladies or end user matters.
but in our family we had similar type as https://m.indiamart.com/proddetail.php?i=14873.... for 25 years.
the specific manufacturer doesn’t matter except the electric motor.
because stones are usually made by Rajkot Vapi companies (we only know of west and central).
just search online for “atta chakki rajkot type” or “home atta chakki grinder stone type”
the chakki which use the rotating drums do not crush grains to finest level of powder and thus stone on stone type is better.
in our home it was used/misused a lot and stones easily replaced after 7-8 years.
the best part of this type https://5.imimg.com/data5/GU/MD/MY-24720285/gha... is that it’s footprint isn’t even one square feet.
the one we have has an even smaller base.
power consumption of these are bit high.
so major plus point.is convenience if small quantity daal, rice, wheat.. then no need to run outside and get disappointed ‘kal aana’ (come tomorrow).
much better hygiene and less waste/reduction in quantity than flour mill are also advantage but to avoid flour getting swept away we tie some cloth tube to the exit which goes directly in the dabba.

cleaning this type and repacking the parts, hoppe hardly takes 15 min on average.
but usually the womenfolk leave that to us smile or should we say, we offer to do it (while they get busy in cooking yummy stuff, which we can’t sad )

cabinet types are cockroach heavens and hopeless to maintain.



edit: photos for reference (of the unit from 1995-96).
just realised that footprint is not even 11-12 square inch smile








this rust like appearance on the upper (movable) stone’s housing isn’t really due to defect.
more like continued use, mishandling, cleaning with strong agents, deterioration over time, surface damage during replacement of grinder stone.


hopper too is of steel and cutish small sufficient for 3-4 kilograms at a time.





@Sam_ not saying that ONLY these types are good or that those super sized “almirahs” should not be bought.
to each their own, some might prefer a bigger unit for capacity or aesthetics.

but would reiterate that the stone on stone grinding is anytime better, more efficient than the drums which rotate in opposite directions and the grain gets ‘chopped’ between the mesh.

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actually those aren’t stones but some composite material, I think.
when using new stones or even re treated stones in shop, better to waste, let pass some kilo grain as it ends up getting few bits, pieces of the stone itself.
Common-Man all these big names or branded ones can never provide customised or simple units as per specific needs.
the mass marketed ones always end up adding too many design, looks, fancy features even if not required.
thus they try cross selling products and take brand premium.
SMEs capture the local pulse better and innovate more quickly.

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Your question in 1st para depends on some conditions…
& second depends on 1st.. (but this much difference of 75-100 kg still won’t come).

Regarding ur 1st para, in my village, mill person weighs ur wheat when u guve them, and weighs aata again while returning, and keeps a fixed a fixed portion
(say 50-100gm/kg against normal deduction in weight as wheat have considerable amount of moisture which is lost during grinding from heat)..
they keep it so that everyone gets a proportionate weight because they might not be able to separate everyone’s lot to exact amount.. as it will take time to wait between batches and will cause loss to them…
this amount may vary from mill to mill.. just enquire in ur area about both charge & deduction and make decision…
SO, THERE IS NO CHEATING.. some do cheat but through other means like not weighing properly etc.. but this is a standard practice at many place and NOTHING WRONG.

They sometime do deduct more 1kg-2kg, but that is when people don’t want to pay them for their charge.. & ask them willingly to reduce equivalent amount of aata..


At my current residence in kolkata.. they only charge a fixed amount per kg, when one batch is almost complete, they put ur wheat for grinding and remove ur aata after putting someone else’s wheat for almost same time.. in this way u get a portion of someone’s aata & someone else gets approx same quantity from urs..

the other things you said (payment cheating from customer versus quantity by shopkeeper) might be true.
but even if there is a single batch of 100kg and even if you yourself operate and own the unit.. still there will be noticeable weight reduction
main reason for that isn’t willful misconduct or safety buffer or hastiness
but because a lot of it might simply blow away in air due to hopper design, other restrictions and loss of moisture too.

Sam_’s worries are unfounded if its a big shop regularly doing same business.
in many places they declare to.us that 2-3% weight loss will be there, EVEN IF WE ARE THE FIRST ONE AT THE SHOP.
they don’t really gain much or gain anything by intentionally not giving you pre grinding weight.
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still if you doubt Sam_ then opt only for shop/keepers who disclosure about exact shrinkage. as in, our regular shop in previous city would say: dus kilo pe 400gm (or similar) loss hoga.
he was sanaki.. avoided taking 5-6 kg orders.. except on spl request that this rice or daal is needed to make sweets so please do 5kg

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inayatulla wrote:

the other things you said (payment cheating from customer versus quantity by shopkeeper) might be true.
but even if there is a single batch of 100kg and even if you yourself operate and own the unit.. still there will be noticeable weight reduction
main reason for that isn’t willful misconduct or safety buffer or hastiness
but because a lot of it might simply blow away in air due to hopper design, other restrictions and loss of moisture too.

Sam_’s worries are unfounded if its a big shop regularly doing same business.
in many places they declare to.us that 2-3% weight loss will be there, EVEN IF WE ARE THE FIRST ONE AT THE SHOP.
they don’t really gain much or gain anything by intentionally not giving you pre grinding weight.
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still if you doubt Sam_ then opt only for shop/keepers who disclosure about exact shrinkage. as in, our regular shop in previous city would say: dus kilo pe 400gm (or similar) loss hoga.
he was sanaki.. avoided taking 5-6 kg orders.. except on spl request that this rice or daal is needed to make sweets so please do 5kg

Bro just go through my post.. I never said its misconduct my them..Instead I mentioned it clearly that weight is reduced..

I just said it won’t be like 75-100kg for a batch of 200kg (which is around 50%).. which again is not a misconduct or anything, it was just to inform him that whoever said him so, is wrong himself.. it will never be.. About cheating I only mentioned that some place might weight the wheat/aata wrong (mostly more quantity, like if its 10kg, they willl weight it 12kg or so, which will give them extra grinding charge of 2kg.. & they do so because in village areas it isn’t uncommon to own Non standard weighs like stones etc.)

And as you said 2-3% loss that is too less.. loss is more as it mainly depends on moisture content which is not 3%..loss due to wind is negligible because they use cloth to collect flour and its pores get filled up with continued use..

For the section that they take 50-100gm per kg (5-10%), I have seen them both removing & adding flour to my batch itself on different instance.. which again I didn’t termed as cheating, i said it is because due to large number of batches, they put them one after another and those who deduct so don’t care about timing to remove them as they adjust them later on.
At one time, my batch’s flour weight actually did come more than wheet.. Which is just because they had left out for longer time and someone else’s portion came there, they removed from mine and would have added to theirs.
Even they vary the amount they say we will get back, as per season.. less in rainy day

Just some mills at we will get 9.5kg against 10kg, some gives 9 kg, some 9.75kg… Accordingly their grinding charge differs..

Again, some adjust your weight as per fixed amount, some will give whatever out comes out (but they are usually ones who grind in front of us)

We just need to select mill that we want.. plus1

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Konsi chakki ka ata khate ho bhai? grin

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very bed kuolity

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bnsd wrote:

very bed kuolity

What?

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We have a Natraj Jumbo Flour Mill. It’s a great product. Compact, easy to use and we never faced any issue in last 7 years. This is the one we have.

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Bhai chakki le li kya

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Common-man wrote:

Bhai chakki le li kya

Nahi bhai
Apko leni hai??

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Sam_ wrote:

Nahi bhai
Apko leni hai??

Li thi
Kai saal phele
Wapas bech bhi di

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