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    Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,

    has anyone tried to clean their Iberital grinder?
    If you dont mind, can you share some tips? :)
    Thanks.

    Harry

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    Occasionally, you need to clear built-up ground coffee from the burrs using a small brush.

    ***Switch off machine and remove from power point***

    Perhaps once a year or so, remove the top cover, and remove the chute as well, to allow access.

    Give all exposed areas a good brush, and vaccum any coffee which may have collected on the base.

    But the machine stays suprisingly clean.

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    thanks for the reply.
    having previously own a delonghi kg100, I was thinking you can pull it apart to clean in between the burr
    but I will try your tips first and see how I go.
    cheers

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    Very hard to remove the burrs because when you try to unscrew the retaining nut the bolt/burr also turns.

    But it really is unnecessary, as a good brushing will do the job.

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1168903927/0#1 date=1168910076


    Perhaps once a year or so, remove the top cover, and remove the chute as well, to allow access.

    --Robusto
    How exactly do you remove the top cover and chute

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    look on the top of the metalwork, either side is a slot, about 1.5 cm long with a bit of plastic sticking out

    there is one plastic bit bigger than the other (left hand side is biggest on mine)

    push the smaller one in using a thin coin, maybe a 5c or 10c piece, the top will just pop off

    Ive got a doser on mine, so am unsure how to remove the chute

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    The cover snaps on to the side wall, retained in place by a couple of black lugs (one on the left, the other on the right).

    The adjusting knob stays in place, so do not try to remove it.

    Push on one lug so it disappears inside its slot, and at the same time lift the cover clear of the slot. Repeat for the other side.

    With the cover off, you will see the chute is held down by a bracket, and the bracket is held in place by two screws.

    Remove screws, remove bracket, slide up chute. When reassemblying, be careful to match groves with slots in the chute.

    Hope this helps.

    -Robusto

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    my chute just sits in the slots. once you pull the top off, you can then slide the chute up.

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    In addition to using a brush, I use spray "air" duster in a can (Jaycar / Dick Smiths) to get all the particles out of the smaller places.

    The "air" in the can is actually an inert ozone safe gas which, with the can held upright delivers a strong airstream and if upside down a freezing spray (not recommended on skin - human or otherwise - or plastics as it can turn them brittle.

    Less hassle than getting the vacuum cleaner out.

    cheers

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    It appears a fair amount of grind is left near the entrance to the chute after each grind. Should you get rid of this (using a brush or bent paper clip) at the end of each day or does it come out when you do your first grind the next day?

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    Hi barri...

    I dont have the Challange.... but with my grinder (and every grinder) you should remove as much of the ground beans as you can..... they will only go stale and contaminate your next brew...

    The other option is to grind enough for a shot and discard at the beginning of each session to clear the old stale grinds out..... which is a waste...

    With my grinder a small stiff bristled artists paintbrush does the job (but that will depend on the size and location of the opening etc)

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    I clear my chute with a brush before my final dosing.
    Im a pretty good judge of how any beans I need per shot.

    Any extra gets blown out with a flick of the power switch and a final brush.

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    The trouble with the Challenge is the chute is long and too difficult to take off everyday. At the moment I simply use a large paper clip which Ive bent to fit and that allows me to clear the opening. A little tap or shake also helps (I mean the grinder, not me) ::). Any other Challenge users got a better alternative?

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    I normally run it for a couple of seconds before dosing just to clear the old stuff out. It might waste a bit more then using a paperclip etc but is much easier. you wont really be wasting much if you only run through as much coffee as you would have dragged out manually.

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    The bent paperclip works for me. Often, some grinds stick to the side of the chute -- they can be knocked down by giving the machine a sharpish tap.

    I would not recommend removal of the chute daily -- or even monthly. Ive done it once in two years.

    A good brushing of the burrs now and then is enough, along with pulling out any remnants with the paper clip. Or, if you dont mind a little wastage, run a few beans through at the start of the next grind.

    --Robusto

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    Re: Cleaning Iberital Challange?

    Rather than a paperclip I use a pipecleaner - the fuzzybits are very good at dragging the fine grounds out.

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    Ah, pipecleaners....brings back memories of my pretentious youth. Pretentious? Mois? Didnt know such things still existed. Cant remember the last time I saw someone with a pipe.

    --Robusto



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