The KoMo FlicFloc

Kelly hates it when I write a post packed with hyperbole. But I really feel today like I’ve discovered a sort of breakfast unified field theory. And it’s all thanks to an impulse purchase at an awesome new homesteading supply shop in our neighborhood, The King’s Roost. My credit card discharged from my pocket like ectoplasm at a 19th century seance when I spotted the KoMo FlicFloc.

The FlicFloc manually flakes oats, wheat, rye, barley, millet, spelt, rice, sesame, flax seed, poppy and spices. The breakfast possibility it opened to me? Fresh muesli is thy name. Finally a filling and healthy alternative to my Grape Nuts addiction.

The FlicFloc is elegant and simple. There’s not much to say about it. You put grain in the top, turn the handle and deliciousness discharges into a glass, thoughtfully provided. I’ve owned a KoMo grain mill for a year now and it’s been a life changer in the kitchen. I really like having access to freshly milled whole grains when I need them. It eliminates waste as ground grains spoil. And whole grain, including oats, get bitter if they sit around too long.

And cancel the Neflix–here’s KoMo’s Austrian/German design team demonstrating their products. All this video needs is Werner Herzog to narrate the English language version. Note the solar powered manufacturing facility and German breakfast porn. Also note the mouthwatering array of whole grain baked goods.

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    • He’s a friend of Kelly’s former boss. We used to run into him at parties. If that happens again I’ll try to muster up the courage to propose a Werner Herzog breakfast video.

  1. I am under the impression that store-bought oatmeal is made by smooshing steamed oat groats. The FlicFloc uses raw grains. How does cooking differ? Also, how much hand strength does it take to turn the handle?

    • You’re right–oatmeal, the type based on rolled oats (as opposed to steel cut), is steamed then rolled. Muesli is made with rolled raw oats, and that is what we’re making. As far as cooking raw rolled oats goes, we haven’t tried it yet. I assume you can cook it up like the steamed stuff, but it would take a little longer.

      The crank action is very smooth and the handle is easy to turn.

      Note that the flic-floc is quite small–it processes one handful of oats at a time. It’s intended for daily use, so you’re basically processing each serving as needed. If you wanted to use the flic-floc to process a pound of oats at once, you’d be cranking for a long time.

  2. That is a very, very dangerous store to link to. The whole site is a time and money suck. Thank you!

  3. I was caught watching this by my 19 yo daughter. She looked very confused initially, but when I told her it was German breakfast porn, she just gave me the usual “you are so weird” look and went on her merry way.
    I am in love with this! I can’t even eat oatmeal because it upsets my stomach and I still want this!! I love the design and it looks like it’d be a much less jarring way to start the day than my electric coffee grinder. If they made those, I’d be ordering right now!

  4. Try it with corn! In countryside Bhutan they take corn kernels, roast them in huge iron pans, then grind them into flakes. Its eaten straight or in milk tea. Its very chewy, though, too chewy for me especially if eaten straight. The solution is to fry it in butter (I imagine ghee or coconut oil works, too) and, voilĂ : scrumptious, light and crispy, 100% cornflakes.

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