This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I pulled the drum out of my hottop last night to clean out the chaff. I = hand washed it, but wondered if it would be safe to run the drum or = other hottop parts through the dishwasher. Does anyone have experience = with that? Also, it sounds as if there is a loose bean or two somewhere inside my = hottop. I don't see anything and have brushed the inside out as well as = I could, but when I give the machine a little shake, I can hear it = rattling around. Any ideas on where a loose bean might hide and how I = can get it out?
Zara, For two years now I've been putting all removable parts in the dishwasher with no problems. Drum, front window, chaff tray, top chute cover, cooling tray. About every 10 roasts or so. IMO the safest way to get rid of the rattling is - don't shake the machine. Seriously, if you're not taking it apart for any other reason, like upgrading the circuit boards, or some modification, then why bother? Those beans worked hard to get away and hide out. Why spoil it for them? On 2/7/07, Zara Haimo wrote: <Snip> -- MichaelB
Zara: Nice to see you here today. I would say that your Hot Top parts, no electrical, ha ha, can go into the dishwasher. My guess is that they will NOT be as clean as you may expect or that you could do yopurself with some solvent and a bucket. There are some great tool cleaners out ther that I have tossed parts from all kinds of things in and they sparkle. The BIG issue is that you rinse like hell, as in several times. let us know, have a great week, ginny ---- Zara Haimo wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I'm not sure why you would want to clean your drum in a dishwasher. You = would probably remove any seasoning that the drum had received. Frank Coster frankc12 Coral Mustang Wines www.coralmustang.com
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. <Snip> machine. Seriously, if you're not taking it apart for any other reason, = like upgrading the circuit boards, or some modification, then why = bother? Those beans worked hard to get away and hide out. Why spoil it = for them? That made me choke on the morning latte! Thanks for a good laugh.
<Snip> Hi Ginny, What cleaners do you use? Thanks! Zara
I have used the Urnex Cafiza espresso machine cleaner on my HotTop with good results. Not knowing how hard the grains are, I make sure the cleaner is well dissolved in hot water before I use it on anything that might scratch. This stuff also works well for cleaning out my stainless carafe and thermos bottles. On Feb 7, 2007, at 4:55 PM, Zara Haimo wrote: <Snip>