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Topic: Cleaning The Mazzer Mini (10 msgs / 164 lines)
1) From: Steve
Well, I decided my Mazzer was way overdue for a cleaning.  I haven't
cleaned it since I got it a year ago (a lot of that time it was
admittedly in storage)..  So before I ground any coffee from my
Behmor, I vacuumed it out with the corner attachment of my vacuum.
(Big long thing with the little rectangle on the end.)  All was well
and good, but that metal thing was in the way to get to the chute.  I
unscrewed the two screws visible at the top of the hopper to remove it
and there was quite a build-up in the chute, which I vacuumed out.
Anything else I can do to clean it, other than running that Grindz
stuff, or Minute Rice, through it?
And on a side note, does anyone know what that metal thing is supposed
to do?  My best guess is its for static discharge of the grounds...

2) From: Edward Bourgeois
With my Majors I every few months  actually remove the grind
adjustment collar and remove the top burr carrier and remove the
burrs(careful not to lose springs). Grounds get caked under and around
the burrs and are not removed by simply blowing out or running grindz
through it. I also clean the springs and spring channels to keep even
pressures on the floating top carrier.
On Nov 23, 2007 8:38 PM, Steve  wrote:
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3) From: Steve
On Nov 24, 9:35 am, "Edward Bourgeois"  wrote:
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Not a bad idea!  I worry I might turn into a freak though, I've been
cleaning my grinder after every run.  I guess I need a little mini-
duster thing.

4) From: Edward Bourgeois
Being that your posting on this list the "freak" issue is probably too
late. But don't worry here, your not alone!
On Nov 24, 2007 1:39 PM, Steve  wrote:
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5) From: Barry Luterman
You can get a hand held mini shark on e-bay for about ten dollars. It is 
great for weekly clean ups, cleaning grinds from the counter and chaff from 
your roaster. For cleaning the gunk on your burrs a denture brush works 
beautifully.http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from0&_trksid=m37&satitle=mini+shark+vacuum

6) From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Claus_Th=F8gersen?=
Hi,
Do you remove both burs? also the lower bur the one you have to remove a 
screw to get to?
Claus

7) From: Barry Luterman
I just remove the top burr. The bottom burr is then easy to get at with a 
denture brush and the hand held vacuum

8) From: Edward Bourgeois
I believe the mini are the same setup as my Majors. I periodically
unscrew the 3 screws on each burr and clean the fines that get under
them as well as Barry mentions brushing any collected oil gunk in the
burr teeth.Be sure to tighten the screws down well and evenly(not sure
the ft.lbs, but snuggly). I find the Majors teeth stay pretty clean
because less heat is produced during grinding. Grinding a lot of dark
roast will gum them up quicker too.When I do a full cleaning I pull
out my small compressor and blow it out.
On Nov 24, 2007 4:22 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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9) From: raymanowen
"I guess I need a little mini-duster thing."
Not So Fast! Become the paranoid clean freak. Elbow Grease is the Secret
Word. Don't wast time with a little mini-duster thing. If you had it
completely disassembled, the little mini-duster thing would do NOthing to
remove the centrifuged, congealed Goop. It's not the same as the dust on a
Grandfather clockwork.
I don't disassemble my BUFF beyond digging out the gunk under the burrs with
a Dental Exploration tool (we used them for spring hooks at Loosen't.)
I wouldn't discourage burr removal for thorough cleaning- just remember the
upper burr carrier and the motor spindle that takes the lower burr have to
be pristine and speckless clean. Anything under the burr will space it out
of true slightly, and cause it to wobble with respect to the other one. Can
you say, "Fruitcake Grind?"
If you pull the burrs to clean it, OK, but you have to be Mr. Ultra Clean
when you reassemble it. Be very careful of the slot in the screw heads.
Don't even touch them if you don't have the exact correct bit to match the
screw heads! Get new screws if they're already SNAFU.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On Nov 24, 2007 11:39 AM, Steve  wrote:
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-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

10) From: Treshell
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<Snip>http://coffeegrinderupgrades.com/id71.htmlCheck out what this person did in a mod.  Amazing
The rest of his site looks really interesting but this mod was great.
treshell


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