How to Clean My Coffee Bean Grinder

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A coffee bean grinder is a low maintenance kitchen appliance, but you need to regularly clean it for better performance. 

When you grind beans in the machine, the small particles settle inside. If the particles come in contact with moisture, they will become sticky and stain the machine.

Because of this reason, you need to regularly clean your coffee grinder. Whenever you use the machine, you need to dust off the excess powder from the machine. 

You can also use a dry cloth to remove the particles and clean the internal cup. Apart from basic cleaning, you need to deep clean the machine after every 2 or 3 months.

It will help you to keep the machine in good condition. If you don’t clean it, the small particles might clog up the switch. The machine will stop working when it gets clogged up.

If you don’t know how to clean a coffee bean grinder, we can help you. Follow this guide to learn how to clean different types of coffee bean grinders.

How to clean my coffee bean grinder

Steps to Clean Manual Coffee Bean Grinder:

If you are using a manual coffee bean grinder, you need to follow these steps to clean the machine. It is very easy to clean.

Step 1: Clean Coffee Particles

The first thing you need to do is clean all the coffee particles from the machine. You can use a dry cloth to dust off the powder. You can also use a fine brush to remove the particles.

Step 2: Grind Dry Rice

After that, you need to take some dry rice, add it to the machine and ground it finely. It will help you to loosen the stuck coffee particles. When rice powder mixes with coffee, it becomes less sticky.

Step 3: Empty the Machine

Now, you need to empty the rice powder and discard it in the bin. You need to use a brush and cloth to clear all the particles.

Step 4: Disassemble the Machine

If you are using a machine with removable parts, you need to disassemble it. Remove all the parts.

Step 5: Wash the Parts

Now, you need to wash the parts. You can soak the parts in warm soapy water to let the coffee particles dissolve and loosen up. You need to use a toothbrush to clean all the parts with soapy water. Moreover, you can also use a sponge to clean it. Be careful which cleaning the blade.

Step 6: Rinse and Dry

After cleaning the parts, you need to rinse them with clean water and let them air dry. You can also use a dishcloth to wipe it dry.

Step 7: Assemble and Grind

Once all the parts are clean and dry, you need to assemble it back and grind fresh coffee beans in it, to remove the soapy scent. Throw away the powdered coffee after grinding. 

Steps to Clean Electric Burr Coffee Bean Grinder:

If you are using an electric coffee bean grinder, the cleaning procedure might be quite challenging. There are two common types of electric grinder. If you are using a burr grinder, follow these steps.

Step 1: Unplug and Power Off

As it is an electric appliance, you need to power it off and unplug the power cord. It will help you to stay safe which cleaning the machine. 

Step 2: Separate Grind Chamber and Hopper

Now, you need to open the machine and remove the hopper from the top along with the grinding chamber. 

Step 3: Clean the Parts

After that, you need to use a lint-free cloth and start cleaning the parts. Clean the hopper to remove all the dry coffee particles. If the parts are greasy or if there are stains, you need to clean them with water. You need to dampen the cloth in soapy water to clean all the stains and grease.

Step 4: Rinse and Dry the Parts

Now, you need to rinse the parts. Don’t keep them in the soap for too long, or else they will pick up the scent. Don’t immerse the part with the motor in the water. Rinse it will clean water and use a clean cloth to dry the parts. It will prevent corrosion.

Step 5:Remove Outer Burr

After cleaning the parts, you need to remove the outer burr from the machine. Let the inner burr stay inside. You need to twist the burr to remove it.

Step 6: Clean the Burrs

Now, you need to clean both the burrs. It is the messiest part of the machine. You need to use a brush, cloth or vacuum to clean the parts. You need to clean the chute as well. After removing all the screws, you can use a handheld vacuum to clean all the fine coffee particles. You can use a toothpick as well.

Step 7: Reassemble

After cleaning all the parts, you need to reassemble them in the machine. Make sure you fix all the parts perfectly.

Step 8: Grind Coffee Beans

Now, you need to grind a few coffee beans to remove any soapy smell from the parts.

Steps to Clean Electric Blade Coffee Bean Grinder:

If you are using an electric blade coffee bean grinder, you need to follow these steps to clean the machine. Compared to burr grinders, it is very easy to clean as there are no burrs. 

Step 1: Remove Plug and Power Off

In order to clean the machine, you need to power it off and unplug the power cord. It will help you to stay safe which cleaning the machine. 

Step 2: Remove Coffee Powder

The first thing you need to do is remove all the coffee powder from the machine. You can use a dry cloth to dust off the powder. You can also use a brush to remove the particles.

Step 3: Grind Sugar/ Rice/ Bread

Now, you need to take some sugar, rice or dry bread and ground it finely in the machine. It will help you to remove oil and grease from the machine. These particles will mix with the oil and loosen it. After that, you need to empty the machine and throw away the particles. 

Step 4: Wash, Rinse and Dry

In this step, you need to wash the inside of the machine as well as the lid with soapy water and scrub it. After that, rinse it with clean water and dry it with a cloth.

These are the steps you need to follow in cleaning your coffee bean grinder. Make sure you clean it regularly after every use.

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