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Topic: Alternate Grinder Cleaning Method? (13 msgs / 367 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
I woke up this morning with a pounding headache, feeling like crud and
generally "out of it."  I just can't be sick because we are taking
Wyatt on his first trip to Disney World on Saturday and on top of
everything else going on, today is our wedding anniversary; 12 years,
and we recently agreed that we have stuffed at least 24 years into
those 12 years.
Sometimes on weekends, or when I work from home, Camille will make
coffee for me and put it on the nightstand so that I can wake up to
the wonderful aroma.  She was going to make coffee this morning
because I wasn't feeling well and was getting ready to go to the
doctor.
So I am looking in the mirror, shaving, and I notice my wife standing
behind me with both hands grasping her hair and a strange look on her
face; this was something new.  She uttered, "You need to come quickly.
 I did something stupid and put water in your grinder.", then left.
Being half-deaf, I knew I didn't hear her correctly, but she seemed
sincerely distressed so I followed ...
The Mazzer Mini looked like one of those decorative water fountains;
water was coming out of everywhere.  I unplugged the grinder, grabbed
a screwdriver, removed the hopper, flipped it over, said, "Well, it
was due for a thorough cleaning. Let it drain.  I'll look at when I
get back from the doctor."  Camille was just beside herself!
At the doctor's office waiting patiently, the doctor comes in and she
promptly hands me $20.  I am sure the expression on my face was as
priceless as Camille's expression this morning.  She reminded me that
it was payment for coffee she hadn't paid for yet.  Oh, cool!
Anyway, while I was gone, Camille had cleaned up and dried some of the
pieces.  Once back at home I completely disassembled the Mazzer and
cleaned out the goo; what a mess!  Put everything back together and
the grinder is fine ... YES!
While the grinder is VERY CLEAN, I don't recommend this method.  We're
going to stick with the Minute Rice ...
Oh, and Camille is breathing again.
Eddie
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Instead, tell the storm how big your God is.
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Wonderful story, Eddie. Thanks.
Brian
On Jan 31, 2008 7:38 PM, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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3) From: Denis and Marjorie True
Umm.... Have a Good Time at Disney?!?
LOL
Eddie Dove wrote:
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4) From: Les
Eddie,
I went to the Hospital today.   (Grin)  I should have stayed home with the
crud!  Coffee was a fine Kenya with awesome character and flavor that I only
know was there because it was so good three days ago and Becky said it was
good.  Tampers need to be made, but have you ever sneezed with a respirator
on?  The only thing worse is passing gas, because the filter is on you back
right above the offending orifice.  I can't afford to be sick today.  The
snow has melted and it is warm in the shop again.  But here I sit watering
eyes, can't taste the coffee, and  mind is too blurred to enjoy my new wood
turning magazine.  I sure hope with all the unrest in Kenya will not prevent
the coffee exports.
Les
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5) From: Barry Luterman
To think Brett,MiKe, and I argue over the virtues of Minute Rice vs regular
rice. This is a first. Water vs. Minute Rice. I vote for Minute Rice. When I
was still working we often had people in nursing homes put their hearing
aids in the glass of water along with their dentures. If we could get to it
soon enough and use a hair dryer on the hearing aid we were able to save it
more times then not. If left to dry on it's own they usually shorted out
after a short time.
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6) From: Lisa J. Carton
oh eddie--thanks for that! priceless........SO glad it all worked out!!!! Your wife is wonderful, too.......i hope you have an incredible trip and enjoy all you have to celebrate!!!!
   
Eddie Dove  wrote:
  I woke up this morning with a pounding headache, feeling like crud and
generally "out of it." I just can't be sick because we are taking
Wyatt on his first trip to Disney World on Saturday and on top of
everything else going on, today is our wedding anniversary; 12 years,
and we recently agreed that we have stuffed at least 24 years into
those 12 years.
Sometimes on weekends, or when I work from home, Camille will make
coffee for me and put it on the nightstand so that I can wake up to
the wonderful aroma. She was going to make coffee this morning
because I wasn't feeling well and was getting ready to go to the
doctor.
So I am looking in the mirror, shaving, and I notice my wife standing
behind me with both hands grasping her hair and a strange look on her
face; this was something new. She uttered, "You need to come quickly.
I did something stupid and put water in your grinder.", then left.
Being half-deaf, I knew I didn't hear her correctly, but she seemed
sincerely distressed so I followed ...
The Mazzer Mini looked like one of those decorative water fountains;
water was coming out of everywhere. I unplugged the grinder, grabbed
a screwdriver, removed the hopper, flipped it over, said, "Well, it
was due for a thorough cleaning. Let it drain. I'll look at when I
get back from the doctor." Camille was just beside herself!
At the doctor's office waiting patiently, the doctor comes in and she
promptly hands me $20. I am sure the expression on my face was as
priceless as Camille's expression this morning. She reminded me that
it was payment for coffee she hadn't paid for yet. Oh, cool!
Anyway, while I was gone, Camille had cleaned up and dried some of the
pieces. Once back at home I completely disassembled the Mazzer and
cleaned out the goo; what a mess! Put everything back together and
the grinder is fine ... YES!
While the grinder is VERY CLEAN, I don't recommend this method. We're
going to stick with the Minute Rice ...
Oh, and Camille is breathing again.
Eddie
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7) From: Brett Mason
Happy Anniversary to both of you!
  Great story - start of another great 12 years!
Brett & Debbie
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8) From: John Despres
I've moved my grinder away from the auto drip. Thanks for the heads up, 
Eddie.
Happy anniversary!
John
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9) From: Tim Harvey
This reminds me of my very first experience with making coffee when I was about 8 years old.  I tried to make coffee for my parents, and put about a cup of maxwell house in the water reservoir along with the water.  AFter all, when you make Kool-aid, you have to mix it, right? You all have helped me come a long way since then!
Tim
---- Eddie Dove  wrote: 
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I woke up this morning with a pounding headache, feeling like crud and
generally "out of it."  I just can't be sick because we are taking
Wyatt on his first trip to Disney World on Saturday and on top of
everything else going on, today is our wedding anniversary; 12 years,
and we recently agreed that we have stuffed at least 24 years into
those 12 years.
Sometimes on weekends, or when I work from home, Camille will make
coffee for me and put it on the nightstand so that I can wake up to
the wonderful aroma.  She was going to make coffee this morning
because I wasn't feeling well and was getting ready to go to the
doctor.
So I am looking in the mirror, shaving, and I notice my wife standing
behind me with both hands grasping her hair and a strange look on her
face; this was something new.  She uttered, "You need to come quickly.
 I did something stupid and put water in your grinder.", then left.
Being half-deaf, I knew I didn't hear her correctly, but she seemed
sincerely distressed so I followed ...
The Mazzer Mini looked like one of those decorative water fountains;
water was coming out of everywhere.  I unplugged the grinder, grabbed
a screwdriver, removed the hopper, flipped it over, said, "Well, it
was due for a thorough cleaning. Let it drain.  I'll look at when I
get back from the doctor."  Camille was just beside herself!
At the doctor's office waiting patiently, the doctor comes in and she
promptly hands me $20.  I am sure the expression on my face was as
priceless as Camille's expression this morning.  She reminded me that
it was payment for coffee she hadn't paid for yet.  Oh, cool!
Anyway, while I was gone, Camille had cleaned up and dried some of the
pieces.  Once back at home I completely disassembled the Mazzer and
cleaned out the goo; what a mess!  Put everything back together and
the grinder is fine ... YES!
While the grinder is VERY CLEAN, I don't recommend this method.  We're
going to stick with the Minute Rice ...
Oh, and Camille is breathing again.
Eddie
-- 
Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead, tell the storm how big your God is.
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/

10) From: raymanowen
Eddie, the clock in this Box of 1's and 0's has a pendulum. I'm not so swif=
t
either. Me and my woman had been trying to make it work for 5 years at the
Bi-Centennial.
Still going, and may take us another 20 years to get things worked out. *
That* will be a trip!
Cheers, Mabuhay, ting hoan h, enjoy each other -RayO, aka Opa!
On Jan 31, 2008 5:38 PM, Eddie Dove 
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Might=
y
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

11) From: Rudy Ramsey
Tim,
Now that rings a bell. I was about the same age when I tried to make =
cocoa for my mother when she was sick. The directions seemed simple =
enough, but I couldn't get the milk hot. I finally had to ask my mother =
for help. She came in and found that I had followed the directions quite =
literally. I was supposed to put a cup of milk in a saucepan and heat =
it. Apparently you're not actually supposed to put the cup in the =
saucepan. Who knew? :-)
Rudy

12) From: Tim Harvey
Funny! The world would be such a simpler, better place if it were run by 8 year olds! :-)
Tim
---- Rudy Ramsey  wrote: 
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Tim,
Now that rings a bell. I was about the same age when I tried to make cocoa for my mother when she was sick. The directions seemed simple enough, but I couldn't get the milk hot. I finally had to ask my mother for help. She came in and found that I had followed the directions quite literally. I was supposed to put a cup of milk in a saucepan and heat it. Apparently you're not actually supposed to put the cup in the saucepan. Who knew? :-)
Rudy

13) From: Dave Kvindlog
I missed this post until today.  Oh well...Have a happy, blessed, and
belated anniversary!  And a great time at Disney World too!  Hope you took
your own coffee, 'cause the coffee there isn't very good.  Tried it last
year.  ;-(
Dave & Beth
21 years and goin' stronger than ever!
On Jan 31, 2008 6:38 PM, Eddie Dove 
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