Two weeks ago I found in my local thrift store a nice old mill grinder. Wo= rks great and the coffee is just fine. That was $1.. Today I pciked up a wa= ring burr grinder model 11cg10. ($1.75). The burrs appear to be in very g= ood shape and the motor soudns strong. At the very least, it looks lik a d= ecent machine for automatic drip, which is what I almost exclusively drink.= Does anyone else have one like this and do you like it? The previous own= er used some iky flavored coffee in it and i cleaned it the best that I cou= ld. I expect that over time, as it is used the odor will disspiate; my cof= fee will in effect clean it out. But does anyone have any suggestion about= cleaning it. One surely does not put water down it. I'm actually not sur= e how much I will use this one since I already have and like a Solis Maestr= o Classic. But maybe I will pass this on to one of my kids.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. It has been suggested and I found it works rather well to use Rice to clean the grinder....... Dennis Somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, FC1(SW) Dennis W. True USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CS-5 DSPO CS Dept CC CS Dept TRANO Duty Sec 1 CS E6 S/L CS Dept Mentorship Coordinator "Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."
Per the recommendation of folks on this list, I use minute rice to clean my grinder, a KitchenAid Proline. This is what I do, but I don't know how well it will work on yours; you will have to look at it and decide. I fill the ginder and hopper with the Minute rice and let is sit, for however long until I remember, sometime half the day. Then I grind the rice on the finest setting. I then take that ground rice and pour it back into the grinder and hopper and let it sit (for however long) so that it will better absorb oils and odor and the like. Then I grind this too. I then take the grinder apart and clean it with the vacuum, wrags and long cotton swabs. This works for me, Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV). Hope this helps ... Eddie On 10/7/06, MS wrote: <Snip>
I'd pour in a box of baking soda and let it sit for a day or two and then add Minute Rice, grind it through and then blow the rest of it out with a pressure hose or a can of compressed air. ********************* Ed Needham® "to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters) *********************