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Dec 19, 2008 07:34 AM

Cleaning a coffee mill - Rice?

We have heard that one should put 1/4 to 1/2 cup of rice into a coffee mill from time to time to clean it. We have a DiLonghi and I am thinking of doing that. It is possible to dismantle the mill to show the milling parts, and perhaps that would be a better thing to do.

I'd like to collect some opinions about the matter

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  1. Rice is fine.

    There's a product called Grindz that you can use.

    1. This is the one and ONLY use for instant rice. I wouldn't want to eat it but it precooked rice that has been dehydrated. Advantages over regular rice are that it is drier and lacks the oils found in regular rice. You really don't want that in your grinder plates. It will also grind very well since it is more brittle than regular rice.

      1. Thanks jaykayen and scubadoo97. I will give the instant rice a try with Grindz as my fallback. BTW: Do you suppose it is possible to buy instant rice in a plain wrapper so no-one will know? <g>