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Re: [BUG] How do you clean your grinder?

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  • Jeremy Caudill
    I use rice. Grind it up until it runs white, then use old coffee to get the rice residue out.  ________________________________ From: Tex
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 27, 2013
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      I use rice. Grind it up until it runs white, then use old coffee to get the rice residue out. 


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      From: Tex <texas-coffee@...>
      To: BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:38 AM
      Subject: [BUG] How do you clean your grinder?


       
      When I first got a big commercial grinder I was advised to use Urnex Grindz weekly to keep the grind chamber clean. A few years later I decided to check the burrs for sharpness, and couldn't get the upper burr carrier out of the machine.

      Turns out that Grinds doesn't clean all that well, plus it does nothing about the accumulation of gunk on the burr carrier threads. When the threads get gunked up it's pretty-near impossible to unscrew the upper carrier. I had to jury rig a friends vise to hold the lower part of the body while I applied a 4 foot pipe wrench and a lot of penetrating oil before I could get it out. So I'd say Grindz sucks!

      Now I do an semiannual partial disassembly of my grinder to clean out the grind chamber manually. I scrape and scour until all traces of coffee buildup is gone.

      So, how do you clean your grinder?




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    • Tex
      Leftover sushi or fried rice? ;-) How often do you remove the upper burr carrier?
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 27, 2013
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        Leftover sushi or fried rice? ;-)

        How often do you remove the upper burr carrier?

        --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, Jeremy Caudill <jeremyscaudill@...> wrote:
        >
        > I use rice. Grind it up until it runs white, then use old coffee to get the rice residue out. 
        >
        >
        > ________________________________
        > From: Tex <texas-coffee@...>
        > To: BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com
        > Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:38 AM
        > Subject: [BUG] How do you clean your grinder?
        >
        >
        >  
        > When I first got a big commercial grinder I was advised to use Urnex Grindz weekly to keep the grind chamber clean. A few years later I decided to check the burrs for sharpness, and couldn't get the upper burr carrier out of the machine.
        >
        > Turns out that Grinds doesn't clean all that well, plus it does nothing about the accumulation of gunk on the burr carrier threads. When the threads get gunked up it's pretty-near impossible to unscrew the upper carrier. I had to jury rig a friends vise to hold the lower part of the body while I applied a 4 foot pipe wrench and a lot of penetrating oil before I could get it out. So I'd say Grindz sucks!
        >
        > Now I do an semiannual partial disassembly of my grinder to clean out the grind chamber manually. I scrape and scour until all traces of coffee buildup is gone.
        >
        > So, how do you clean your grinder?
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
      • jack_burien
        Every couple of months I disassemble the grinder and scour the parts. I just like to tinker mechanically and so that s my procedure. jack in fl :-)
        Message 3 of 4 , Mar 28, 2013
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          Every couple of months I disassemble the grinder and scour the parts. I just like to tinker mechanically and so that's my procedure. jack in fl :-)

          --- In BUG-is-Bunn@yahoogroups.com, "Tex" <texas-coffee@...> wrote:
          >
          > When I first got a big commercial grinder I was advised to use Urnex Grindz weekly to keep the grind chamber clean. A few years later I decided to check the burrs for sharpness, and couldn't get the upper burr carrier out of the machine.
          >
          > Turns out that Grinds doesn't clean all that well, plus it does nothing about the accumulation of gunk on the burr carrier threads. When the threads get gunked up it's pretty-near impossible to unscrew the upper carrier. I had to jury rig a friends vise to hold the lower part of the body while I applied a 4 foot pipe wrench and a lot of penetrating oil before I could get it out. So I'd say Grindz sucks!
          >
          > Now I do an semiannual partial disassembly of my grinder to clean out the grind chamber manually. I scrape and scour until all traces of coffee buildup is gone.
          >
          > So, how do you clean your grinder?
          >
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