How to clean a coffee grinder: Easy AS PIE

If you are a coffee enthusiast and already have a grinder at home or two, then I’m pretty sure you’re aware that there are mainly two types of coffee grinders out there. And the cleaning process for both is not the same. Therefore,  I’ll try to explain how to clean a coffee grinder.

Well, not just one type; you’ll get to know how you can clean both types of grinders from this piece of writing.

How to clean a coffee grinder

How to clean a coffee grinder: Both Blade and Burr Grinders

Two different types of grinders require two different types of cleaning processes. Here, I will discuss both methods to help you. Let’s begin start with a blade grinder

How to clean a blade coffee grinder

Well, here are a few directions regarding how to clean a  blade coffee grinder.

  1. Take the hopper and put in it about 20 (which is approximately one-fourth of a cup) grams of raw, dry rice.
  2. Now that all the rice is inside the container, turn on the machine and let it run until all of the rice has turned powdery.
  3. As you finish the process, unplug the machine and also through away the rice from the hopper.
  4. Soak a towel in water. Then use that damp towel to clean the inside of the machine.
  5. Do this until you feel satisfied!

Voila! Your blade grinder is good as new.

Now that we have finished learning how to clean a blade grinder, it’s time we move on to the next question – how to clean a coffee grinder that’s the burr type?

How to clean a burr coffee grinder

This type of grinder is a bit different and more complex than the former one. However, worry not, as I’m here to try my best to show you the effective way of cleaning your grinder.

Here’s how you need to do it…

  1. There should be a hopper in your grinder that holds all the beans and a lid with it. You can just remove them manually and wash them to clean.
  2. Now turn on the machine. The burrs should rotate and throw out any remaining glimpse of coffee.
  3. Turn off the grinder and unplug it safely.
  4. Now comes the disassembling part. Separate the container and any plastic-e part of the machine that may come in contact with beans and wash them properly.
  5. Try to remove and separate the burrs, if you can, for which you might need some specialized tools.
  6. As you separate the burrs, clean them with a brush and wipe them with dry towels. However, beware of washing the burrs.
  7. Now that you have cleaned everything and washed all the parts that need to be washed, you should wait until everything dries up properly.
  8. Reassemble the whole thing!

And your job is done. You have a fresh burr grinder at your disposal.

Final words

Cleaning the coffee grinder is all part of the process – if you are a coffee enthusiast. It shouldn’t bother you much.

But you should be careful how you handle your device and try to be the most effective in making fine coffee and keeping your machines clean.

I believe this article on how to clean a coffee grinder will be helpful for you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section without any hesitation. Take care!

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