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- Specially designed blades grind whole grains into fresh flours, mix batter, and simulate the kneading process to easily prepare dough for baking
- Every Vitamix container is clearly marked with ounce and cup measurements. Even the lid plug has a 2-ounce measurement line.
- The angle of our spill-proof container spout lets you serve blends with a mess-free pour
- With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds.
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Specially designed blades grind whole grains into fresh flours, mix batter, and simulate the kneading process to easily prepare dough for baking. The blades in our Dry Grains Container are specifically designed to create a reverse vortex, pushing dry ingredients away from the blades to prevent packing. Laser-cut, stainless-steel hammermill and cutting blades measuring 2.8-in diameter to ensure a consistent blend every time.
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Here are the reasons you should consider this container (why I like it and purchased it):
1) It's designed specifically to mill grains, spices, and other dry stuff. They have engineered the container to move the ingredients from the bottom to the top allowing for a fast, efficient and thorough milling (as opposed to the wet container which is engineered to move the ingredients from the top to the bottom.....this is a simple explanation, but don't take my word, read the Vitamix website). This container produces flour (at least from the hard red wheat berries I've used) that is similar in texture to a stone ground whole wheat variety (that is to say dense and not very fine...see drawbacks for more).
2) Because it's specifically designed for efficiency in milling dry goods you are able to accomplish this task at a faster rate than with the wet container (which can result in less wear & tear on the motor and less heating of the ingredients being milled....the heating issue is especially important when you're grinding flour).
3) Grinding hard items (like wheat berries, almonds, spices, etc.) can actually cause small scratches to form on the inside of your container (see my pictures of this container). This is mostly cosmetic, but I didn't want to scratch up my wet container since it's sometimes important to be able to clearly see what's happening inside your soups.
4) Some users have mentioned that ground spices can be hard (if not impossible) to completely remove from scratched up sides of the container. Meaning if you grind cinnamon or star anise or another aromatic spice you are likely to have small bits of it stuck to the sides of your container for a very long time (note: this happens more as you use the container more). Apparently it's really not a huge issue with flavor because it's only very small bits of the spice (although some users have complained about this being a bigger issue than others) so it shouldn't muck up a flour grind or anything. But, I'd rather have a dedicated dry container to muck up since the grains will already be scratching the sides.
Here are a few drawbacks:
1) If you're looking to create bread flour or AP-like flour you may need to sieve the final product further. This container produces wheat berries ground into a consistency similar to a local stone-milled whole wheat flour (as opposed to the Gold Medal Whole Wheat which tends to be finer). It does a solid job of grinding almonds and spices as well, but similarly does not produce finely ground powder (you will need to sieve to achieve that in most cases....but not all).
2) It's not cheap....I can think of a lot of ways to spend $100+. In fact, if you want an easy work around you could just purchase a cheap coffee grinder to grind up all of your dry ingredients (and your coffee of course!).
As it shows, you can use the wet container to turn wheat berries into a flour, as fine a mill as you like. I have the huge #10 cans of wheat berries from a Mormon center that sells to the public. If you want bulk grains that can be stored for many years, at a low price, check for a local Mormon food center near you.
Anyway, after just a few seconds your wheat is flour, gotta love VitaMix!
UPDATE 1/3/14: I keep saying over and over that it isn't the solution for everyone, but if you are hesitant invest a lot of additional money, it can be an option for some.
I recently decided to purchase the grain container, just because I want to compare side-by-side as a reviewer.
I've been making artisan breads with a brotform...2 Pcs Masterproofing Round Banneton Basket, and put white rice in the dry container to make rice flour. Rice flour is best to avoid sticking and creating a crunchy crust, and no way will I buy 5 pounds when I only need a tablespoon.
I did a video of the brotform/banneton basket, just click the Amazon link if you'd like to see it. Hope you find it helpful!
Anyway, the dry container was faster than the wet container, but ultimately similar results.
In my most humble opinion, if you make the occasional loaf with grinding your own flours, either will do. If you are a big time baker cranking out loaf after loaf for family and friends, the grain (dry) container is a nice investment.
I just don't have the time now, but will do a video side-by-side soon. Even got a new camera for Christmas!