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Topic: Hazelnut Coffee smell (9 msgs / 221 lines)
1) From: John Herman
A friend sold me his Maestro Solis grinder for next to nothing ( lunch  
and a latte ). I get it home and it smells like Hazelnut coffee. I  
bought Grindz, which I just received but haven't had a chance to use  
yet. From what I can tell that should get rid of the smell in the  
grinding part. The plastic hopper and bin that catches the ground  
coffee have that non-lovely smell. I washed them with dish detergent  
but they still smell. What is the best way to get rid of the smell in  
plastic? Is there any point in taking the grinder out of the shell to  
clean out any internal hazelnut grinds?
Thanks!
John Herman
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2) From: Les
Try some bleach.
Les
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3) From: Sandy Andina
Try a weak solution of Cafiza on a damp cloth, then wipe with a damp  
cloth dampened only with water, then dry. That should get the stale  
coffee smell out of the hopper and bin.
On Apr 24, 2008, at 2:43 PM, Les wrote:
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4) From: Tom Ulmer
They will likely pick up the nice bleach aroma. Stale hazelnut smell would
be preferable to me. Soak them for a couple of days in dishwashing
detergent, water, and lemon peel.

5) From: Bill
I have found that a coffee cleaning product like Tom sells (Cafiza, Urnez,
JoeGlow) would probably work.  I regularly soak my coffee grinder stuff in
Urnez, and it seems to work well... cuts the oils and what-not.
Yes, I would open up the plastic cover of the MP.  I recently did this, and
was amazed at the amount of coffee dust in the body.  I would get a can of
keyboard air, and blow all the coffee dust out.  Use Q-Tips to clean
everything.  Make it really really clean.  Soak as much as you can in coffee
cleaner, wash really well, let dry.  You should be good then.
good luck!
bill
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6) From: Dean De Crisce
I have solved a similar problem by soaking in water and baking soda
Dean De Crisce
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7) From: Paul Helbert
Years ago, I managed a trout farm for about a decade. Once when we had
been having some fish health issues which we thought might be feed
related we switched suppliers and ordered a trailer load of feed from
across the continent (Utah if I remember correctly). Trout feed is
very high protein stuff and the main concentrate comes form menhaden
fish meal. It was summer and it stunk up the inside of that tractor
trailer rig for fair you well. After we had unloaded all the feed into
our grainery the driver opened two large tins of vacuum packed Maxwell
House (or equivalent) ground coffee and proceeded to walk from front
to back of his trailer sprinkling coffee behind him as he went. As he
closed the door he told us that he would run a hundred miles, then
stop and sweep all that coffee out the back door, close up again and
proceed to his next stop which was for pharmaceuticals in Richmond,
VA. The van, he assured us would not have any odor on arrival and
would be acceptable for the sensitive new load.
So, with that introduction...
 I wonder if the reverse might work.
 Try running some some dried anchovies through your grinder.
They are available at the Asian Market.
Be sure to let us know how well it works ;>)
Good night!
-- 
Paul Helbert
Prepackaged, roasted & ground coffee,,,
Some of the worst ideas since sliced bread.
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8) From: raymanowen
The coffee grounds are contained totally between the easily-removable burrs,
in the grind chamber and chute. It's all exposed when you remove the upper
burr.
Anything more than that would be a total waste of time. Just use the Grindz
according to the printed directions. If you can still taste the unwanted
flavors in the cup, let that be a lesson to you to keep the grinder Spic and
Span and repeat the cleaning cycle.
Use the Grindz as advertised, and you won't taste any bad. People that don't
keep their grinders clean are begging to have the residuals go stale. It's
too easy to keep the Solis/ Baratza, et al. clean, not to do it on a regular
basis.
If you still haven't used the Grindz, Log Off now and do it... Can you
actually taste the hazelnut, but not the stale? It's in there.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
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9) From: Rich
The soaking in water and baking soda is one of the best ways to move an 
objectionable smell.  Only problem with it is that it is very low cost.
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