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Topic: drip brew cleaner recomendation Was: Re: +Technivorms shower head (18 msgs / 303 lines)
1) From: Kevin
Can anyone recommend a good drip brewer cleaner?  I typically buy Clean Cafe
from the local grocer but never quantified how well it works.  I'd like to
use a good one on the Technivorm I ordered considering the $$ layout for one
of those beasts...

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
A number of years ago I compared white vinegar, a grocery store coffee
machine cleaner (forget the brand but it was a blue liquid) and Urnex
Cleancaf cleaning a couple drip machines. Each first had two tanks of white
vinegar run through then a couple rinse tanks. Vinegar changed color
slightly. Then cleaned with grocery store coffee machine cleaner with
virtually no color change meaning no additional cleaning. Rinse tanks again.
Then tank with Urnex Cleancaf, substantial color change meaning substantial
more gunk cleaned out of the drip machines that had just had 4 tanks of the
"usual" type cleaners run though! 
Urnex Cleancaf coffee maker cleaner sold unlikely places like here:http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.coffeecleaner.shtmlKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
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	Can anyone recommend a good drip brewer cleaner?  I typically buy
Clean Cafe from the local grocer but never quantified how well it works.
I'd like to use a good one on the Technivorm I ordered considering the $$
layout for one of those beasts...

3) From: Les
Urnex is the only way to fly!  My TV looks like new.  More important, it
works like new!  One suggestion, get your water real hot in a mixing bowl or
pitcher and disolve all of the Urnex before pouring it in and running it
through your machine.  Make sure you rinse at least two times.
Les
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4) From: Kevin
miKe,
I trust your quantitative analysis and thank you for saving me the time of
going through the learning curve myself.  Urnex it is.
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My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin

5) From: Eddie Dove
Ditto, wholeheartedly, on what both Mike and Les have stated ...
especially about dissolving in really hot water.
Eddie
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6) From: Kevin
Is the Urnex grinder cleaner recommended as well??
On 4/2/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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7) From: Eddie Dove
Kevin,
That was the wrong question.  You are supposed to ask us which rice to use.
Many have used it and enjoy the results.
Eddie
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8) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yeah, gotta dissolve Cleancaf first. If you don't have a "hot water on
demand" unit installed at your sink, your espresso machine's hot water tap
will work fine. Or heating water on the stove or in a nuker I suppose:-)
BTW just to be clear, Urnex is a brand and makes a number of cleaners.
Cleancaf is the combined coffee maker cleaner descaler product. Do not use
Urnex Cafiza in a drip machine! Far too aggressive a cleaner meant only for
back flushing espresso machines. (oh, and good for soaking coffee stuff too
but not through a drip machine tank, and not through espresso machine tank
either for that matter.)
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
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9) From: Kevin
I presently use long grain rice to clean the SMP.  I wasn't sure if this was
really an effective method b/c the rice seemed to not the darken after being
run through the grinder.  I've used Urnex Clean Caf in the past assuming it
worked great but never quantified it.  Apparently, the cleaning method was
working.  Since the Technivorm moccamaster CD is on its way it's probably a
good idea to keep it clean...
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10) From: Kevin
Thanks for the info!  Good to know I was on the right track cleaning wise.
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11) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Based on my comparison tests IMO Urnex Grindz works very comparably to
Minute Rice. I'll leave it to you to decide which makes economic sense:-)
But neither work very well for through the tank coffee machine cleaning!
 
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 11:25 AM
Is the Urnex grinder cleaner recommended as well??

12) From: Eddie Dove
"But neither work very well for through the tank coffee machine cleaning! "
I would really be interested in seeing the notes you took during those
tests!  :-)
Eddie
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13) From: Barry Luterman
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That's because the rice is too hard. Minute rice is softer do to it's =
processing and therefore more absorbent

14) From: miKe mcKoffee
Actually the resulting fully cooked and "riced" Minute Rice with a bit of
vanilla and sugar added made a decent rice pudding. But didn't really care
for the Grindz gruel.
;-)
miKe
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15) From: raymanowen
"Is the Urnex grinder cleaner recommended as well??"
Sure, but I wouldn't try to use it on the TV -ro

16) From: Brett Mason
Cook the rice, only AFTER you grind with it....
Brett
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17) From: miKe mcKoffee
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No, no, no. Brett you're late to the thread. The rice is fully cooked and
"riced" (not ground) when using it as a "through the tank" coffee machine
cleaner...guess you had to be here:-)
 
miKe  
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 4:24 PM
Cook the rice, only AFTER you grind with it....
Brett
On 4/2/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote: 
Actually the resulting fully cooked and "riced" Minute Rice with a bit of
vanilla and sugar added made a decent rice pudding. But didn't really care 
for the Grindz gruel.
;-)
miKe
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18) From: Justin Marquez
That "usual stuff" softened it up, eh?
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 4/2/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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