Molinito 1.0

Molinito 1.0


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Molinito = A diminutive molino (stone mill)

Whether manual or mechanized, we have yet to find a better piece of technology for grinding nixtamal into masa than the traditional surface derived from volcanic rock (basalt). Whereas blenders, hand-cranked mills and food processors use metal blades or plates to simply cut the contents inside, a proper volcanic stone mill cuts, mashes, kneads and even mixes the contents together for a well-integrated mass. Welcome to that heavenly puff that tortilla dreams are made of.

For as long as there has been a masa industry in the US, however, the stone molinos available to the public have been designed for large-scale factories. For perspective, most molinos are larger in size than the average American’s kitchen refrigerator. Needless to say, this has historically discouraged professional chefs and home masa cooks from directly participating in the storied rite of masa making from nixtamal. Until now.

Molinito is the first molino of its kind to be created for professional and home use, using fully stainless steel components that respond directly to the unique demands and spatial limitations of the working kitchen. It is light, nimble and tastefully efficient.

Think of Molinito as an OG Vitamix or Robot Coupe with an even wider range of functions; most notably, it makes excellent masa possible, which the others cannot. Additionally, Molinito may be used to make moles, flours, chile and spice pastes.

Now we’re grinding.

Each Molinito comes with two sets of stones. We recommend using one set of stones at a time; this way, when one set is worn down, you have a fresh replacement set to hold you over until your original set has been serviced. Masienda offers stone servicing plans for all Molinito customers.

Masienda is proud to exclusively distribute Molinito internationally. Pre-orders placed by December 31st will ship on or before Feb 28th. Due to specific shipping requirements, Molinito orders may not be combined with other orders on Masa + Tienda. Any additional items ordered will ship immediately.


Molinito weight: 82 lbs (with stones)
Shipping weight: 113 lbs
Surface Materials: Stainless steel 304
Motor: 1 HP, 110-127 Volts
Stones: 5” (Two sets of volcanic stones included, forged in Puebla, MX)
Production Capacity: 60 lbs/hr
Made collaboratively across both sides of the border.

Molinito Unit Dimensions: 25.6″ (l) x 12.6″ (w) x 18.5″ (h)

Disclaimer: Molinito is a powerful tool that must be used with caution. Please read manual before use for guidance and safety tips. All purchases are final.

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  1. Mike Ogbin

    Molinito par excellent!

    Mike Ogbin

    The most wonderful ‘herramienta’ tool ever to have graced our countertop. I have searched for years for something like this. It wet grinds with one pass through to a fine masa dough ball that makes the most wonderful tasting bonafide tortillas! The corn varieties are amazing. Also I have searched for years each corn variety has its special uses. This company is a wonderful company to deal with. Trust me!

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  2. Chef Kevin Taylor


    Chef Kevin Taylor

    It’s the perfect tool to add to any home or professional kitchen. So easy to use & clean. The grind adjustments work great for any desired texture. Big thanks to the team @ Masienda for the continued hard work & amazing products! Your team always delivers the best quality products. KEEP GRINDING!!

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  3. Mariana

    A kitchen tool like no other!

    Mariana (verified owner)

    This is a long overdue review of the most amazing kitchen tool I have ever worked with. Making nixtamal masa is a tradition that has been revived by companies like Masienda. I was born and raised in Mexico, and once I came to the US 11 years ago, I stopped eating tortillas unitl now. As a chef, and as a heirloom corn tortilla advocate, Molinito 1.0 has been a dream come true. I am able to quickly make masa, almost effortlessly. It is also easy to clean, which is very important for me. I grind almost daily since it arrived to my kitchen and I don’t plan to stop!

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  4. Andre Lomei

    Andre Lomei

    This machine is a revelation for our kitchen. Compact, easy to clean and turns out a better product than we were yielding with a previous grinder. Jorge and crew have been quick to respond to any questions. Would definitely recommend for both commercial and private use.

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  5. Juston & Mindy

    We love our Molinito!!

    Juston & Mindy (verified owner)

    This machine is amazing! After watching the videos on your website and reading the manual, the learning curve was extremely quick and we milled our own masa (using your corn) in no time. The quality of the tortillas was excellent and clean-up was a cinch. We look forward to using the mill and sharing this wonderful experience and masa with friends for years to come. Thank you for making this available to us, your passion and commitment to quality masa at a relatively small scale is greatly appreciated.

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