Originally Posted by taxlady
I have an old one made of metal, with a wooden pusher. Really handy when you don't want almond or hazelnuts getting oily and you want them fine. I also use it for grating nutmeg.
I had a handheld, modern, plastic version. It was meant for stuff like Parmesan. It broke.
Take good care of that old one. They've become as rare as hen's teeth. I've spent a few hundred $ trying to replace my wife's old one and have been unable to acquire one that works as well as the tired one she bought back in the 70's. Two years ago we had a family member buy us one that was made in Sweden; it works almost as good but it's tiny.
This morning we tried using the nut grinding attachment that came with our old Jupiter #7 but the going was slow and the result was too oily.
We had a Kuchenprofi that worked pretty well but the plasic handle snapped off. I spent $90 to get one (a Messerschmidt) that attaches to our Montgomery Ward stand mixer but the finest cone is to coarse. Pleasant Hill Grain wants $60 + shipping for an additional set of 3 cutting cones that includes a finer cone; but enough is enough (too much).