Difference between the Wondermill and the Mockmill
There is a significant difference between the Mockmill 200 and the
1. The Wondermill impact mill is a closed, batch-system, wheras the Mockmill 200 is an open, continuous flow system. That means that you can inspect both a) the milling chamber and b) the flour (of meal, or cracked grain) that the Mockmill is producing, while it is producing it. (With the Wondermill, you close the mill, set the milling grade, and wait until it has finished milling to see the product.) The Wondermill's milling head cannot be opened (as we understand it) except at the factory, so you can never inspect it for cleanliness. https://www.amazon.com/
WonderMill-Grain-Mill-240v- (The Mockmill 200 can be opened for inspection within seconds, without tools. It can be easily cleaned by simply milling a few spoonfuls of rice, and it can also be brushed out inside if you prefer to do it that way.)
We believe that these two differences are the chief reason that professional millers, bakers and chefs love the Mockmill (all models) but almost never consider using an impact mill like the Wondermill. (We can provide you with a number of such references; the reknowned Chef Dan Barber has three Mockmills (all models) in daily use at his famous Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant. He writes to us: "I'm you're biggest supporter".
2. The Wondermill is a high-speed mill, its heads rotate at more than 20,000 RPM. This produces a shrill, whining noise (similar to a vacuum cleaner) even when the mill is empty. (You'll notice that the Mockmill 200 is almost silent when the motor is on but the mill empty.) The need of the milling heads in the Wondermill to do their work at very high speed is one of the reasons that the wattage of the Wondermill is so high. All the same, the type of high-speed motor used is a far less expensive motor than the low-speed (1300 RPM) motor used in the Mockmill 200. That motor is designed to develop a very high amount of torque; note that its weight is much greater than that of the high-speed electric motor. We do not believe it appropriate to use the wattage (power consumption) of the motors for comparison. (We happen to believe that the low-speed, "shaving effect" of stone milling is better for the quality of the food produced than is the high-speed "batting around" that causes the grains to burst in the Wondermill. We have no scientific proof, however, for that.) By the way, the Mockmill 200 makes a low, rumbling sound as it mills. Most consumers find that sound much less disruptive to the tranquility of their kitchens than the whining of an impact mill.
3. The Mockmill has a by-far greater range of grinding grades than does the Wondermill. It will deliver everything from cracked grain to VERY fine flour, with everything in between on a stepless basis. The Wondermill will only offer you a limited number of settings, with neither the very coarse breaking of grains nor the professional fineness of Mockmill flour.
4. The German-built Mockmill housing is made of bio-plastic (98% vegetal fibers) that is bio-degradable; it "solves an environmental problems rather than creating one." The Korean-built Wondermill is made of petroleum-based plastics, which are a source of pollution when they have outlived their usefulness.
5. The Wondermill may produce a large quantity of flour (say, 10 pounds) in a shorter time than will the Mockmill 200. It requires, however, setup, cleaning, and stow-away time that the Mockmill 200 does not. (Most people we have spoken to find the Mockmill design very aesthetically pleasing and therefore proudly leave it standing on their countertops, ready at a moment's notice for the next milling job, large or small. In any case, for smaller, punctual uses the Mockmill clearly has the overhand, and it requires no cleaning between uses. It is quite simply less messy than the Wondermill.
In short, if you want the mill that will produce large quantities of basically useful flour in the shortest time, it may be the Wondermill. We believe, however, that the Mockmill 200 is a by-far more versatile, more professional, and more durable tool than is the Wondermill.