How to Clean Your Grinder

How to Clean Your Grinder

Elise Porter

Cleaning your coffee or espresso grinder without specialist cleaning products:

Recommend Tools:

  1. 1 vacuum with nozzle attachment 
  2. 1 brush
  3. 1 clean, dry towel
  • Remove the hopper and empty it of any whole bean coffee.
  • Use a clean, dry towel to wipe out the inside of the hopper. Avoid using a damp towel–any extra moisture in the grinder can cause ground coffee to stick to the burrs, resulting in jams and stalls.
  • Use a brush to clear any coffee in the burrs and grind chute. We recommend covering the top of the grinder with a towel to minimise coffee spraying into the air.

  • If you have a vacuum with a nozzle attachment, use it to clean any loose coffee from the burrs, chute and counter.

  • Replace the hopper and open the hopper throat.
  • Enjoy your freshly cleaned grinder!

Cleaning your coffee or espresso grinder with specialist cleaning products:

The easiest way to clean a grinder is to run either Cafetto grinder cleaner or Puly Caff grinder cleaner through it every couple of months. The following is from our partners at Urnex:

Before using either of these products, make sure to empty your hopper of any old coffee and adjust your grind 3 to 4 steps coarser.

  1. Empty all coffee from hopper.
  2. Pour one capful of Cafetto® Grinder Clean into hopper.
  3. Run grinder to grind all Grinder Clean in hopper .
  4. Empty the grinder dosing chamber and brush out any dust with Pallo Grind Minder.
  5. To season burrs, repeat above process once with one capful of coffee beans.
  6. The grinder is now ready for use.
  7. Note: A small amount of dust may develop during grinding and is harmless. Wipe particulates from hopper, spout and doser.