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Grindz grinder cleaner

carswell Feb 23, 2010 04:50 PM

www.urnex.com/grindz.html

Anyone know where I can buy it in Montreal? TYVM!

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    Anth Feb 23, 2010 05:13 PM

    I think Mali carries it, but I've also heard success stories from people who've used minute rice to clean out their grinders. Cheaper and easier to come by :)

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    1. re: Anth
      carswell Feb 24, 2010 04:23 PM

      Cheaper is good. Will give Minute Rice a try; now that I look, I see it has lots of fans on CoffeeGeek. Thanks, Anth.

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        montrealwaitress Feb 24, 2010 06:56 PM

        I've been cleaning my various grinders with white rice for years. I usually use old rice, but the cheapest stuff at the store will do too.

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          k
          KSC02 Feb 25, 2010 05:32 AM

          Hmmmm....I've never heard of this method. What is the process? Do you just run white rice through the grinder? Why 'white' rice? Can it be any rice? I assume you run it through dry.... I'm looking forward to finding out more about this. Please explain a little more.

          1. re: KSC02
            carswell Feb 25, 2010 07:54 AM

            Dry white rice. Minute Rice is partially cooked and so softer, which is easier on the burrs and absorbs more oils. According to what I've read, though Grindz recommends using its product with the grinder set on coarse, Minute Rice can be used on finer settings. Some users suggest cleaning the burrs with a brush and vacuum before cleaning with rice and running some cheap beans through afterwards to clean out any rice residue. www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C2y4XHF6Tg

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              k
              KSC02 Feb 25, 2010 07:24 PM

              Good information. Thank you, carswell.

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