You love your coffee grinder and use it every morning. You know that freshly-ground coffee is better than pre-ground, so you use it every day. But what if we told you that your grinder could be even better, if only you cleaned it regularly? We’re here to tell you how to do just that, with a step-by-step guide for cleaning your Cuisinart coffee grinder.
Step 1: Remove the burrs
The first step in cleaning your grinder is to remove the burrs. You’ll need a spoon or knife for this, as they’re held in place by a spring-loaded pin that’s easy to push out with something flat and blunt. Once you’ve removed the burrs, put them aside somewhere safe so they don’t get damaged while you’re cleaning other parts of your coffee grinder.
If you have trouble removing them by hand (or if there is any damage), check out our guide on how to replace them here: https://www.cuisinartcoffeegrindersiteguidebookreviewsandtips/how-to-replace-burrs
Step 2: Clean the burrs
The next step is to clean the burrs. This part can be a bit tricky, but it’s worth it because it will keep your coffee tasting fresh and delicious!
To clean the burrs, first remove them from the grinder by pulling them straight up and out of their housing. Then brush off any loose grounds that may have made their way onto them with a toothbrush or other small brush (you can also use an old toothbrush). If any particles remain on top of each burr after brushing, wipe them off with a damp cloth before drying thoroughly with another cloth–you don’t want moisture trapped inside when putting everything back together! Now put everything back together in reverse order: first screw on both sides of casing until tight; then snap top lid into place over bottom casing; lastly replace screws holding lid onto casing (again making sure everything is tightened securely enough so nothing moves around while grinding).
Step 3: Clean around the hopper, feeder and bean chute
The next step is to clean around the hopper, feeder and bean chute. If you have a model with a removable upper housing, you can use a toothbrush to scrub away any stuck grounds or other debris that might be in there. For those with a non-removable upper housing, use an old damp cloth (or even just water) for this part of the process.
The last thing you’ll want to do is wipe down your grinder’s base where it sits on top of its base plate before putting everything back together again!
Step 4: Replace burrs and lock them in place
- Make sure the burrs are locked in place by turning the grinder on and off. If you hear a clicking sound, the burrs are not properly seated.
- You can put a little bit of oil on the burrs to help them run smoothly. Place about 1/4 tsp of vegetable oil into an empty coffee mug and use your fingers or a cotton swab to spread it over both sides of each burr with care not to get any inside your machine!
- Make sure they’re placed in their original position before removing them again (and try not to lose them!)
You can clean a coffee grinder without taking it apart.
If you want to clean a coffee grinder without taking it apart, there are two methods you can use. The first is to use a cloth or brush that has been dipped in warm water and then dried, then rub the inside of your grinder with this until all of the grounds are removed.
The second method involves using paper towels or coffee filters as well as vinegar or baking soda to clean out any residual dirt and oils from within your grinder.
Cleaning your Cuisinart coffee grinder is easy, but it’s important that you do it regularly. If you don’t clean the grinder properly, it will begin to smell like stale coffee and may even start making your coffee taste bad! With these steps in mind, keep your Cuisinart running smoothly for years to come.