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  • Howto clean and get the smell away?

    Ive just unscrewed my RR45 and cleaned it, i managed to get rid of all the old coffee rests. But the rancid smell is still there. How can i get rid of it? And what should i use ? Is it ok to use pulycaff for the burrs?

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    Re: Howto clean and get the smell away?

    Originally posted by 2827292D2424420 link=1333010230/0#0 date=1333010230
    Ive just unscrewed my RR45 and cleaned it, i managed to get rid of all the old coffee rests. But the rancid smell is still there. How can i get rid of it? And what should i use ? Is it ok to use pulycaff for the burrs?
    This is the procedure to use if you want to do it once & do it right

    Remove burs from the grinder
    1) Remove the top burr carrier
    2) Remove the bottom burr - on motor
    3) Soak the above in a tub of water and detergent

    Get a stiff brush and a vacuum cleaner ready
    4) Use the stiff brush to loosen any grounds & vacuum as often as it takes
    5) This is also done inside the doser chamber 

    After you are satisfied that the dry clean is done
    6) Wipe surfaces with a moist (not dripping wet) cloth


    7) Then wash the burrs - rinse and leave to dry 
    Also wash & rinse the hopper & lids while you are at it

    Leave overnight to dry and air out

    In the morning put it all together with confidence in the fact that its clean and smell free

    KK

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    • #3
      Re: Howto clean and get the smell away?

      I put a teaspoon of raw rice and grind it through. Youll have rice grinds coming through with the coffee bean grinds for a few days but it doesnt effect the taste and its all natural rice. Grindz Grinder cleaner is made from grains, cereal and binders...
      Gets rid of whats in between the burrs but not whats in the hopper. I took apart the hopper and its components and just gave everything a good scrub.

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      • #4
        Re: Howto clean and get the smell away?

        Originally posted by 2E3C3224385D0 link=1333010230/2#2 date=1333013346
        I put a teaspoon of raw rice and grind it through. 
        FWIW, the advice of professionals is NEVER EVER use raw, cooked, saffron or any other rice in a grinder- regardless of what has been posted elsewhere. Do not use high pressure air hoses to blow out rubbish either.

        The best thing to do is to clean, vacuum, wipe, brush and scrub. Hoppers can be washed in warm water and detergent, but not in the dishwasher. If grinders are regularly cleaned, I think a product like Grindz is ok for in between cleans. Best though to disassemble and do the job quickly,

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        • #5
          Re: Howto clean and get the smell away?

          Originally posted by 09564E585358545D5D5E5E565A553B0 link=1333010230/3#3 date=1333016737

          FWIW, the advise of professionals is NEVER EVER use raw, cooked, saffron or any other rice in a grinder- regardless of what has been posted elsewhere. Do not use high pressure air hoses to blow out rubbish either.

          The risk being rice is harder than beans and may jam up the burrs and possibly leave starchy residue, however I personally havnt experienced either. starch from rice powder can form in the presence of moisture...so just make sure you brush out as much of it as you can and set the grinder to a coarser grind for the rice.

          For me, it worked wonders on an old grinder that was cached with coffee oil and ground coffee. Its not a regular method of cleaning, so I guess the risk is greater if you use it as a regular form of cleaning. At the end of the day, the ol brush and elbow grease is the best method and risk free.

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            Re: Howto clean and get the smell away?

            Originally posted by 722D352328232F262625252D212E400 link=1333010230/3#3 date=1333016737
            NEVER EVER use raw, cooked, saffron or any other rice in a grinder- regardless of what has been posted elsewhere
            Originally posted by 2E3C3224385D0 link=1333010230/4#4 date=1333018296
            The risk being rice is harder than beans and may jam up the burrs and possibly leave starchy residue
            ...as well as being hard enough to blunt burrs and ruin motors.

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            • #7
              Re: Howto clean and get the smell away?

              I have already tried with rice but it didnt take the smell away.

              I will have to try Koffee Kosmos method and hope that it will work. I have just got Clean Express , so i will be using that for cleaning.. Thanx for the tips

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              • #8
                Re: Howto clean and get the smell away?

                I would take it apart and give it a decent clean.  When I took apart a Cimbali Junior, it was amazing how much stuff was caked on around the place, which would not get "cleaned" with grinds, vacuum, brush etc.

                I used Caffetto to soak all the bits in, which dissolved and removed all the oils etc.

                Cheers

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                • #9
                  Re: Howto clean and get the smell away?

                  I managed to get everything clean with a fat/oil disolver. Going test it in tomorrow

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