|Squeezing capacity||max. 150 g/min|
|Hopper cap.||200 g|
|H/W/D without crank||245 / 150 / 73 mm|
|Crank radius||215 mm|
Its design is interesting. The pressing pressure, which is adjusted with two wing screws or knurled screws, is enormous. The crosswise grooved stainless steel rollers not only produce beautiful patterns on the pressed flakes, but also grip the grains optimally so that the nickel-free stainless steel rollers do not turn empty.
Funnel of your choice
The neatly turned wooden hopper creates a harmonious overall appearance of the flaker and is removable. This makes it easier to reach the rollers when you want to clean them. The flaker with aluminium hopper is the cheaper version. However, it is firmly screwed to the flaker frame, which is not a big disadvantage, as you can also easily access the rollers from the side for cleaning.
Native wood and natural finish
The Eschenfelder flakers are made of domestic, steamed beech in our own workshops in Germany and are soaked in linseed oil. Steamed beech is more tear-resistant, works less and is more harmonious in colour than unsteamed beech. It is also darker and gets a strong, maroon, silky-glossy shade from the linseed oil.
With the name "Novia", the manufacturer also offers models with coloured hopper and crank handle to choose from in trendy colours (red, blue, green).
Our test of the Eschenfeld grain crusher
Our high expectations of the flaker from a pioneer of wholefood nutrition and quality manufacturer, which itself produces in Germany, were not disappointed. At the finest setting, we obtained very nice and uniformly fine oat flakes from our naked oats. The effort required for cranking was quite high at the finest setting, but we were happy to accept that for the result. For easier cranking, the manufacturer offers a longer crank and a retrofittable handle on request.
Eschenfelder grain crusher production in the video
The prototype of a Flocker classic as a construction manual
This flaker is the prototype of a flake crusher and probably comes from a muesli pioneer who wrote a self-construction manual entitled "Die Müsli-Quetsche". Sensibly, the booklet begins with the chapter: "Flakes from the bag? No thanks!" Probably in reference to the slogan of the anti-nuclear power movement at the time. Does this mean that muesli from a bag is just as dangerous as nuclear power?