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Not Great for Chickpeas, Great For Most Grains/Legumes
on December 12, 2017
I will say that I do LOVE this machine, but I also greatly dislike it's engineering pitfalls.
This machine claims it can grind chickpeas, which is why I bought it. And yet even when you pour them very slowly (3-5 at a time) into the hopper, or less slowly 10-15 at a time, it clogs. It stops grinding the chickpeas, they accumulate in the hopper, and if you're lucky you can get the clog to move through by switching how fine the powder should be, but this doesn't always work. Instead you have to turn the entire machine upside down, beating on the bottom until all the beans fall out, and then re-start it before adding beans back in (sometimes the clog still isn't cleared when re-starting).
Now on Lentils, Rice, Wheat, etc.... this machine is amazing. If it were only advertised for those purposes I'd give it 4 stars only because of the engineering pitfalls. There should be a way to disassemble this machine to clean it when clogs occur, but that wasn't considered by whoever designed it. So one day when this machine has it's final clog I'll be out $200 - until then I'll keep making flour (just not out of chickpeas).