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    What do you guys recommend for vacuuming inside the K3 :

    Is this battery operated mini vacuum cleaner from Dick Smith any good?

    A lightweight hand-held vacuum thats ideal for cleaning dust and dirt from electrical equipment such as computers, stereos and cameras. Comes with brush attachment and collection bag. Requires 4 x "AA" size Alkaline batteries.
    Cat No. T1700


    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

    I use a "Belle" 240 volt mini vacuum. I modified the nozzle to reduce its size and it gets into the nooks and crannies of my Mazzer easily. I do this after each session. I empty the grounds each weekend.

    Great solution.

    Cheers,
    Paolo

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    • #3
      Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

      Thanks Paolo  

      The only Belle I can find is on eBay for around $89  

      Is that the price you paid for yours, and what mod did you do to the nozzle?

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      • #4
        Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

        I picked up a mini attachment set for the vacuum cleaner.
        Got it for $1 at Vinnies.
        Looks like this:


        Try some junk shops or search online and you might find one for about $10 or less if youre lucky.

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        • #5
          Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

          Hi Rusty,
          Mine was $15 (new) from a shop called Panatech. I inserted a small cut-out (and well-washed) plastic 25ml Betadeine bottle into the end of the vac hose and attached some pvc tubing to that....works like a charm!

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          • #6
            Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder


            I see you are on the Central Coast so I presume the Panatech you refer to is the one in either Tuggerah or Newcastle :

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            • #7
              Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

              I have just used the hose from a standard vacuum. I take off the bean hoopper, put the nozzle of the hose in the mouth of the inlet and turn on the vacuum.

              Works a treat.

              Greg

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              • #8
                Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

                Originally posted by 704552506058455A565B53370 link=1246771209/6#6 date=1246785341
                I have just used the hose from a standard vacuum. I take off the bean hoopper, put the nozzle of the hose in the mouth of the inlet and turn on the vacuum.

                Yep this is awesome, I think fatboy originally gave me this tip and it does a very good job. I did buy a mini vac but it did not have the grunt needed.

                Chris

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                • #9
                  Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder


                  Thanks Greg and Chris, just tried it and I love it  

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                  • #10
                    Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

                    So long as it sucks, Im happy..... :-?

                    Mal.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

                      I just did a clean of my Macap, first one ever, after reading a few threads on cleaning and i didnt realise how much build up occurs from general grinding.

                      I was a bit unsure at first but then realised that its not that difficult to take the top bur and assembly off so i could get in and clean everything..

                      I will be cleaning on a much greater frequency and suspect if i do it very regularly the process will be a breeze.

                      I found that using the vac on both blow and suck help dislodge many of the grounds stuck in there.

                      Mal

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                      • #12
                        Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

                        Careful with blowing--you have no idea where some of the grinds will end up.

                        Greg

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                        • #13
                          Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

                          Hi Rusty,
                          Panatech Tuggerah was the location.


                          Mal,
                          Quite frankly....Im shocked!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

                            Hi Rusty

                            I got a 4 AA cell vacuum cleaner from Dick Smith for my grinder and took it back to DS for a refund. They were fine and gave me the refund. Its the first time I returned a product because it **didnt** suck! It could not even pick up coffee grounds.

                            Mike

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                            • #15
                              Re: Vacuum Cleaner for Grinder

                              Thanks Mike  

                              I thought that might be the case  

                              Im tempted to try the Belle suggested by Paolo.

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