The BEST grain crusher is going to be expensive and somewhat subjective. When I shopped for 'value' when I bought a grain mill, I went straight for the Barley Crusher with the 7lb hopper. For about $120 I'm totally satisfied. I hand-cranked my first grain bill with it and it worked well. I thought I was going to have to call EMS to come get me before I was finished, but I cranked my way through 14lbs of grain. After that, I just removed the crank handle and hooked my 3/8" drill up to the shaft to turn it. I can mill 14lbs of grain now in just a couple minutes. I'm totally satisfied with this mill after using it 5 or 6 times.