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    Cleaned mazzer - question about grease

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    Hi all

    Cleaned my Mazzer mini for the first time this weekend - when I remove the top burr carrier I noticed there was a white lubricant, Im guessing some food safe grease in the thread.

    Would it be worth purchasing some of this and making sure its used each time or not? If so what is the product and where can I purchase from?

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    Re: Cleaned mazzer - question about grease

    I always re-assemble mine without grease, i dont like the idea of grease attracting coffee grinds and turning into a grinding paste.Just give the threads a good brush out and ensure theyre clean.I could be wrong though and would like to hear other opinions

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    Re: Cleaned mazzer - question about grease

    I tried some of the Dow 111 food grade silicone grease and found it wholly unsatisfactory. After cleaning the threads I use a small coating of high quality, white lithium grease on the threads of the burr carrier. I avoid the first threads so none gets into the coffee. IMO, you definitely do want to use some sort of lubricant, even if it is a bit of petroleum jelly.

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    Re: Cleaned mazzer - question about grease

    Actually guys, best stuff to use is Powdered Graphite, as used by Locksmiths to lubricate the innards of all forms of locking devices including Safe Locking Mechanisms. Also used quite a bit in firearms and reloading gear too.... 8-)

    Should be easily obtainable from most hardware stores or a local Locksmith.... ;)

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    Re: Cleaned mazzer - question about grease

    Quote Originally Posted by 537E7A767B170 link=1276387804/3#3 date=1276435318
    Actually guys, best stuff to use is Powdered Graphite
    Last time I did the Mazzer I used the shavings from a graphite pencil core
    Mostly on the adjusting collar surfaces
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    Re: Cleaned mazzer - question about grease

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E7A737370704A5E7A66787A150 link=1276387804/4#4 date=1276436125
    Quote Originally Posted by 537E7A767B170 link=1276387804/3#3 date=1276435318
    Actually guys, best stuff to use is Powdered Graphite
    Last time I did the Mazzer I used the shavings from a graphite pencil core
    Mostly on the adjusting collar surfaces
    KK
    Too right KK.... ;)

    Exactly the same material.... 8-)

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    Re: Cleaned mazzer - question about grease

    Great - thanks for the responses all.

    Will visit a hardware store on the weekend and pick some up.

    A



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