Melanger ECGC-12SL

ECGC-12SL melangers from CocoaTown have been helping chocolate makers to grind cocoa nibs into 15 micron chocolate liquor since 2011.

ECGC-12SL melangers can grind 6-8 lbs (3-4 kgs)) of cocoa nibs to yield 10 lbs (4.5 kgs) of chocolate liquor or about 4 lbs (2 kgs) of nuts (cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pistachio, etc.) into nut butters or nut milks, sesame into tahini, or chickpeas into hummus.

For Micro batches don't forget to add the Mini Drum Set with SS Wiper

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CocoaT Melanger – ECGC-12SL

ECGC-12SL Melanger from CocoaTown was introduced in 2011 as the replacement model for  ECGC-12 Chocoate Melanger (introduced in 2006).

We have two variations of melangers now. ECGC-12SL is the deluxe melanger that we have been selling since 2011.

The conical granite roller stones rotate on granite bottom stone of the vessel, crushing the nibs and reducing the particles of sugar and cocoa to 15 micron range fine cocoa liquor. The roller stones and wiper are attached to the stainless steel center shaft, and the whole roller stone assembly is removable as one piece. They are easy to clean, handle and store. The roller stone assembly is locked into the lid for reproducible tension. The conical roller stones serve dual function – conching in addition to grinding. Conical roller stones provide more crushing area for better grinding efficiency. Also crushing does not generate heat and it preserves the nutrients when grinding for nut butters, hummus and other gourmet foods.

ECGC-12SL melanger is ideal for small chocolate businesses or for R&D to develop recipes for big businesses. In addition to grinding cocoa nibs, it can also be used to grind other gourmet foods as listed below. 


  • Grinds cocoa nibs to 15 microns for smoother taste
  • Conical stones for tahini or nut butters
  • Optional Cylindrical stones for nuts with skin
  • US$500 + S&H
  • Optional accessories available for additional functions:
    • Cylindrical stones for nut butters
    • Mini drum set to grind 1 -3 cups of nut butters for recipe development, R&D purposes, etc.
    • Stainless steel wipers for big drum and mini drum
    • Stainless steel lid
    • Chocokneader to mix milk powder with chocolate liquor
    • Chococleaner for easy removal of chocolate from the roller stones


Weight 35 lbs (16 kgs)
Dimensions 23 × 16 × 14 in
Voltage 110V, 220V
Electrical Frequency 50Hz, 60Hz



Mini drum and roller stone set:

Lot of our customers have been using less quantity nibs in the ECGC-12SL / SLTA unit and they had trouble because the SL / SLTA unit is made for 4-6 lbs (2-3 kgs) of nibs. But we heard our customers and have come up with a solution for small batch chocolate. 

This mini drum and roller stone set is ideal for customers who want to test microbatches of chocolate in a batch for recipe testing. This drum and roller stone set can grind 500gms – 1Kg (1-2 lbs) of cocoa liquor. Also the roller stones are cylindrical to imitate the ECGC-65A Grindeur, so scaling up is much easier


Stainless steel wipers:

Stainless steel wipers (SS wipers) are used by the customers who want minimum delrin parts in the food contact area. It is also useful when using the ingredients that are more viscous and can stress the delrin wiper. SS wipers are also more hygienic.


Stainless steel lid:

Stainless steel that fits over the lock arm is available. It replaces the purple plastic lid. It is more hygienic.


Cylinderical roller stone assembly:

Some of our customers are using the melanger for other than grinding cocoa nibs. So we have introduced cylindrical roller stone assembly for ECGC-12SL / SLTA units. You can use this assembly for grinding nut butters and other fibrous ingredients. This cylindrical roller stone assembly includes 2 cylindrical roller stones, stainless steel wiper assembly, and stainless steel roller holder assembly.



Chococleaner helps to remove the chocolate liquor stuck to the roller stones – saves chocolate and saves cleaning time and energy. Once the grinding is done, remove the roller stones with chocolate, place the chococleaner on top of the drum. Then place the roller stone assembly on top of the chococleaner. Rotate the roller stones and all the chocolate liquor drips into the stainless steel vessel.


Chocokneader mixes the cocoa liquor and other ingredients that need not be ground. For eg. some customers use it to mix the cocoa liquor with milk powder. It is also good for mixing the inclusions in the cocoa liquor uniformly without grinding the inclusions.
Or if you are using the melanger to grind the nut butters and if you want to mix the cocoa liquor without grinding them further, chocokneader is a good option.

It can also be used to knead the dough for pizza, cake etc.

Other Uses

Our customers have used the melangers and Grindeurs for the following:

  • Almond pieces into Marzipan
  • Hazel nut pieces into Gianduja
  • Pistachios pieces into pistachio butter
  • Cashew pieces into cashew butter
  • Sesame seeds into tahini
  • Boiled chick peas into hummus
  • Flax seeds into paste
  • Sphagnum moss for facial pack
  • Quinoa


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