Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wheat Grinder Life Hack

Taking a break from the Cedar Chest Makeover because, well, I have to.  I don't have the hardware to press on so I'm baking bread today.

Because I'm a good 30 minutes--in good driving conditions--away from a grocery store and 45 minutes away from a decently priced grocery store, I decided to make bread.  Not a foreign thing for me to do, I mean, I've posted it on here how many times?  But this time I am grinding my own wheat.  Have wheat, don't have whole wheat (WW) flour.  Have white, not WW.  Also what I don't have is a room that I want covered in a fine dusting of flour.

So I had an idea.  I don't know if this qualifies as a "life hack", but it sure made my life easier.

I put a XL Space Bag over my grinder and let it roar.  I left the zip lock open partially because it needs air to work, but it worked like a charm.  A clean-kitchen-after-grinding-wheat charm.

Now you must know that I LOVE my wheat grinder and it is quiet for a grinder and it is clean for a grinder, but it still spews some fine flour dust in a two feet radius and today I just didn't want to deal with it.  My creative side of my brain has been working on ideas how to create a "space" where I can grind and not leave a Mt. St. Helen's kinda mess* because my lazy side of my brain didn't want to deal with the mess anymore...


I didn't vacuum while the grinder was going (my son wanted to but no), but did seal it up and vacuum out all of the dust inside the bag.

Pretty spiffy.

Feel free to share any and all of your Wheat Grinder Hack ideas here.

Now Imma go eat some WW bread. ;)

*A Mt. St Helen's but living in Wyoming kind of mess.


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    1. Didn't you know? Just kidding. Don't you remember when Mt St Helen's erupted when we lived in SV and there was a light dusting of ash on our cars? That's what I was referring to. Thanks for helping me to clarify that.