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Topic: Cleaning Grinder with Rice? (14 msgs / 214 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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2) From: Eddie Dove
Folks,
What is the deal with this?  Some recommend, some caution, some say any
rice, some say only minute rice because of density, etc.  All input welcome.
Eddie

3) From: Scot Murphy
On Aug 31, 2006, at 11:43 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
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It works really well, but yes, ONLY minute rice. Run about a cup  
through and you'll be amazed at how much crud it picks up.
Scot "not that coffee is remotely crudworthy" Murphy

4) From: miKe mcKoffee
Been using Minute Rice for years. Un par-cooked rice is harder and doesn't
do as good a job. Oh, I'm not worried about "damaging" the burrs by regular
rice like some say. Hardened steel burrs versus rice? Regular rice doesn't
do the job of absorbing the coffee oils nearly as well as softer par-cooked.
FWIW I've done comparisons of Urnex Grindz and Minute Rice. Clean equally
with Minute Rice creating less static and hence easier to clean out, plus
mucho cheapere than Grindz.
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	Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:43 PM
	
	Folks,
	
	What is the deal with this?  Some recommend, some caution, some say
any rice, some say only minute rice because of density, etc.  All input
welcome.
	
	Eddie

5) From: Eddie Dove
I was wondering about that too.  Thanks miKe!
On 9/1/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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6) From: Angelo
Oatmeal works very well, also. It's very absorbent and slightly abrasive...
A+

7) From: Brett Mason
I always use regular rice with excellent results.
Brett
On 9/1/06, Angelo  wrote:
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Cheers,
Brett

8) From: rnkyle
Angelo I also like to use oatmeal, it is easy on the burrs and really 
absorbs the oils.
RK

9) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
I am going to go home tomorrow and try that out!!
Never thought about oatmeal but it makes great sense!
Thank you,
Dennis
Angelo I also like to use oatmeal, it is easy on the burrs and really 
absorbs the oils.
RK

10) From: Eddie Dove
Does the oatmeal "scrub" the burrs just as well?
Eddie
On 9/1/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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11) From: Aaron
I have used regular rice and so far it doesn't seem to cause any problems.
I can't see how rice is somehow 'harder' than hardened cutting steel and 
is going to damage the blades...
for those who say it will, can you please explain how, I just don't see it.
minute rice / oatmeal, I am sure will work just as fine, afterall, the 
main purpose seems to get something in there that is going to grab the 
crap out of the deep recesses of the cutting burrs, suck up the oils and 
pass through with them.
I wonder if I chop up a sponge into pieces and feed it through if that 
will work just as well...
spongebob, ya better watch yerself ya hare now!!!
aaron

12) From: George Birchard
Aaron wrote:
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The precooked rice adsorbs oils better.

13) From: John Blumel
On Sep 1, 2006, at 10:06 pm, Aaron wrote:
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It doesn't have to be harder than hardened cutting steel to dull the  
burrs. Roasted coffee isn't harder than the burrs, but grinding it  
dulls them over time. The greater the average hardness of the  
substances you grind, the faster your burrs will dull. Also, in a  
grinder, such as the Solis Maestro, where the burr mounts are not  
extremely sturdy, grinding substances of a hardness beyond the design  
parameters of the grinder could conceivably cause damage. Whether  
this might be an issue with sturdier grinders, such as the Mazzer  
Mini, is unknown to me but certainly seems worthy of consideration.
John Blumel

14) From: Barry Luterman
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Ground rice absorbs the coffee oils on the blades and chute. To play =
safe most people use minute rice because it is softer. Most coffee =
grinders warn you not to grind anything but coffee in them. Minute rice =
is much softer than coffee beans.


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