I am looking for a grain mill, and it seems like there is a huge range in the options available. Given my experience with other items that are available as KitchenAid attachments, it seems likely that these are overpriced and potentially underperforming compared to standalone models. This also seems like the kind of job that might be handled more easily by a manual device (a lot of power, not a lot of speed necessary), and indeed it seems like a lot of the top-of-the-line models are hand-powered. However, I can't find much information about the relative merits of the devices on the market. What are the failings of the ~$50 hand-powered models compared to the ~$500 models? Will I just have to turn the crank a bit longer or buy a new one a bit sooner, or will the flour be significantly inferior in some way? I would appreciate any information about individual models or about the price points on the market in general. I apologize if this thread is redundant. I find a lot of discussion about the merits of grinding flour and a fair amount about the mixer attachments, but not much about selecting a standalone version.