Spice Grinder Cleaning?
- Xanthippe Mar 16, 2007 06:53 PM
My electric mini coffee grinder, which I use solely to grind spices, is beginning to impart the smell/taste of fresh-ground allspice to whatever I "feed" it. How can I clean the darn thing when I can't immerse it in water? I tried grinding some bread to absorb the allspice -- but to no avail. What now??
I use a piece of bread - same idea as rice. I like the bread better, its slight moisture seems to pull spice powder and oils out of cracks
Thanks, all. I'll have a go with another piece of bread, then move on to rice if the allspice remains too strong.
Hah if worst comes to worst put one of those odor balls in there - don't grind the ball! Just let it sit there. These balls work for lots of things other than shoes.
I have the same problem you have. I'll want to grind some jeera, but it always smells strongly methee. (It's my mom's old spice grinder, and we grind Indian spices - I'm Indian).
Those are honestly hard to clean. I think I might have seen some medium quality grinders where the top chamber actually comes out and I'd like to clean that; however, I still want to use a high quality grinder.