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    Cleaning a grinder?

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    I would love some advice on the process involved in giving a cafe grinder a thorough clean. The one I use at work is a Rancilio and am starting to realise that it is not functioning well due to oil build etc

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    Re: Cleaning a grinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by 467269656E646C795F526F6C6C696E73000 link=1235629071/0#0 date=1235629071
    I would love some advice on the process involved in giving a cafe grinder a thorough clean. The one I use at work is a Rancilio and am starting to realise that it is not functioning well due to oil build etc
    The best way is to pull it down and do a proper clean...

    Yes... Some say you can use other products... However that is really the lazy and has more cons than pros, if you want my honest opinion.

    Lots on cleaning and looking after the Rancilio and other grinders... In addition the odd mod or two is worth while.

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    Re: Cleaning a grinder?

    I recently did my Macap. *Was originally going to get some cleaning tablets but a google search turned up good instructions on how to take it apart and clean. *It was very easy in the end and I was left wondering why I had initially baulked at doing it. *Probably most important was ensuring the threads are clean of grinds before putting back together. *Not sure if the Rancilio is the same construction.

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    Re: Cleaning a grinder?

    Assuming you have a commercial Rancilio MD40 commercial or similar and not a rocky?

    Try this link for some info http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espress.../311185?Page=1

    Before you remove anything mark the position of the upper burr carrier before removing this will make it quicker to dial in again.

    Other thing to check is that the bearings are in reasonable condition while you are going any free play particularly up and down will cause inconsistent grinding.

    You will also no doubt find lots of residual oils on the internals mix up some Cafetto or similar and give the metal bits a good wash and scrub. When I stripped my DRMs one had mould on the doser vanes and both stank of rancid coffee oils *:P

    Maintenance for the one in use is every month or so drop the top for a good sweep and wipe over. Only takes 20 minutes or so and it is well worth it. In a commercial setting every few weeks might be a good thing *:)



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