How to clean your coffee grinder

How to clean your coffee grinder

So you’ve treated yourself to one of the latest and best coffee grinders available and started enjoying the finest beans from all the greatest origins and UK craft roasters.

 

The next question is, how to clean and maintain your new favourite kitchen gadget? Whether you have a manual or electric coffee grinder, it’s important to keep it in good condition to ensure you get the best results.

Why should I clean my coffee grinder?

A clean, dry coffee grinder gives you a fresh, delicious brew. A poorly maintained grinder will work less effectively and will eventually deliver a coffee with a rancid taste. This is due to a build-up of sticky oils from the grinding process.

If you do not clean your coffee grinder regularly, it will also be harder to clean. Build-ups of coffee grinds become a hard, solid mass that is very difficult to remove. This occurs more often when using darker roasts.

How often should I clean my coffee grinder?

If you are grinding up delicious fresh beans every day, (and why wouldn’t you?) your coffee grinder should be properly cleaned once a week to ensure the best function and results. If you use it less often, then cleaning it every two weeks is generally recommended.

How should I clean my coffee grinder?

You can cut down on the build-up of residue in your grinder by firstly using a brush like the Rhino Tidy Brush to dust off any excess grounds.

Then every week or two weeks, depending on how often you use your coffee grinder, wipe out the bean hopper and clean the grinding chamber. If you have an electric grinder, always make sure you turn it off and unplug it before carrying out any cleaning, for your safety.

You can also use specialist cleaning products such as the Caffeto Home Grinder Cleaner to make sure your coffee grinder is always sparklingly clean and gives you the most aromatic and delicious fresh brew.

Reward yourself with a coffee

Once you’ve followed these few simple pointers, your coffee grinder will be in the best possible condition to give you the fresh coffee of your dreams. Enjoy!

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