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Topic: Re "Crosser" grinder (2 msgs / 54 lines)
1) From: Peter Elkins
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Thanks, Brett and Dan.
I bought some Minute Rice, checked out the threads.  There was some  
very useful information in there.  I let the burrs touch, then  
rotated it about 3/4 turn counterclockwise.  Then I ran about 2-3 oz.  
of rice through the grinder.  It ground it pretty fine, like sugar,  
perhaps.  There wasn't a speck of anything in there that wasn't  
white.  That was very encouraging.  It had looked amazingly clean  
when I first peered inside, but I was glad nothing funky came out  
with the rice.  After that, I put an ounce of coffee through it.  The  
hopper seems like it will hold a couple of ounces, but the tray  
won't.  It was about 3/4 full.   The grind looked pretty even, but I  
think it's too fine.  It took ,me about a minute and a half to grind  
it.  At any rate, the grinder seems to be in good working order.  I'm  
going to go a bit coarser, then use it in my Chemex tomorrow.  That  
ought to filter out anything else in there that doesn't belong.  An  
encouraging start today.  I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.
Thanks,
Pete

2) From: Michael Wascher
I bought an old Trosser, and ran rice through it too. It looked clean. I
opened it up and found lots of crud  stuck in the mechanism. Maybe it'd stay
in place? Maybe not!
My Trosser has 4 screws in the top 4 corners. The top of the box removes,
and the entire grinder mechanism is attached. At the very least I'd go that
far to take a look. I take mine down to this point once or twice a year &
clean. When I first got mine I did a complete tear down & cleaning.
I took some photos a while back, but they were a bit fuzzy. I've got to get
my closeup technique working (where is that tripod?) and get decent shots to
post.
On 7/19/06, Peter Elkins  wrote:
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don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce


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