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    Cleaning out grinder?

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    Hi all, I have a couple of unused grinders lying around and my better half wants to use one for grinding up stuff for bub.
    How do I thoroughly clean out a grinder to make sure theres no grains left in it? I heard somewhere about putting rice through it? Ive got a Cimbali and a Sunbeam, Ill probably use the Sunbeam EM4080 if this makes any difference. Any help much appreciated.
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    Re: Cleaning out grinder?

    Im struggling to imagine anything that needs to be ground for a baby in something like a coffee grinder. *Coffee grinders are made for grinding coffee - nothing else. *

    Rice will ruin your grinder. *A packet of Grindz tablets will pick up most debris, though if you want to do a thorough job of cleaning, dismantling is the way to go.


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    oO(for sale.....bargain priced EM4080)....::)

    Might be time to invest in a mortar and pestle?

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    Re: Cleaning out grinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C6D6666617B080 link=1288043571/1#1 date=1288045487
    Im struggling to imagine anything that needs to be ground for a baby in something like a coffee grinder.Coffee grinders are made for grinding coffee - nothing else.
    Same here.

    A coffee grinder is NOT a food processor.

    :-?

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    Re: Cleaning out grinder?

    I guess you could grind other beans into a coarse powder and then make a spooge out of it, you certainly couldnt use it to turn vegetables into mush :-?

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    Re: Cleaning out grinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D686562564A666F6F6C6C090 link=1288043571/2#2 date=1288045991
    Might be time to invest in a mortar and pestle?
    We use one of these and a Rocket Blender ($30 from cheap homewares stores). Dont ruin a perfectly good coffee grinder with an application that is so easily serviced by a cheap appliance or a variation in the cooking technique. Our baby loved Congee. Google thousands of recipes and leave your grinders in tact of sell the unused ones on to another snob. ;)

    P.s Congratulations on the recent arrival.

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    Re: Cleaning out grinder?

    Congrats on the bub!
    As the others have said, dont kill a grinder for this.

    We grabbed the magic bullet type blender precisely for this when we had our little one.

    As Brett H says - Rocket Blender (a variation of the same) is a lot cheaper and they seem to be fairly common.
    They come with a lot of stuff weve never used, but the blender part still gets used today for variuos things.

    Brett.

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    Re: Cleaning out grinder?

    Ok, Im sensing maybe dont go there.
    I guess I should have asked what she actually wants to grind in it? probably some organic wheaty beany thing of some sort.
    I think Ill clean them both up a bit and sell them instead and get her one of those "magic bullets"
    Thanks for the feedback, sarcasm and all ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7B6871717F726F7C1D0 link=1288043571/7#7 date=1288079144
    probably some organic wheaty beany thing of some sort.
    I think that would have been worse than using the rice! ;D


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    Re: Cleaning out grinder?

    Sell a couple of the grinders and invest in a thermomix. It is fantastic for cooking up baby food. It has also improved my vindaloo to no end.



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