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I use mine to grind flax seeds, works fine. Haven't tried peanuts, I don't think that it would work too well, I think you would need a more powerful machine.
Can this Hamilton Beach/Procter Silex coffee grinder be used to grind almonds into almond flour? Mar 9, 2014
Melissa, I used it to grind rice into rice flour on occasion, and didn't have any trouble. I suspect it would do almonds just fine.
how much does it grind at one time? Jul 28, 2014
I only use it to grind spices and usually grind just a little bit so I did not know right away. Last night I measured my peppercorns without grinding them. It measured one tablespoonful to reach just under the grinding blades, and about at least 4 tablespoonfuls to reach the rim like shown in the picture.
We use a 1/8-cup measure as a coffee scoop. We use 3 and a half scoops to make a little pot of espresso and four scoops to make a 12-cup pot of drip coffee. That's about the capacity of the grinder.
Does the safety switch work by locking the lid until the blades stop spinning? Or can the lid be opened while the blades are still spinning? Jul 13, 2014
Blades spin only while switch is depressed. By the time the lid is removed the momentum of the spinning blades has ceased.