How to Clean a Braun Coffee Grinder
Your Braun coffee grinder will need to be cleaned from time to time, because a clean grinder helps ensure that the machine is working optimally, without clogging, and that you're getting the freshest coffee each time you empty your grinder. Cleaning your Braun coffee grinder requires little time and should be done twice a month, or whenever you're dissatisfied with the quality of the grind or the output of the machine.
Remove the lid of the bean hopper and the detachable coffee-ground container. Set them aside.
Holding your Braun coffee grinder upside down, shake any coffee grounds from the machine into a garbage can.
Use a small brush to clean the base of the hopper, where the grinds enter the blades. Ensure that there are no coffee grounds remaining in the hopper or in its base.
Wipe the blades clean with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol; this will clean the blades without leaving any discernible residue.
Turning your Braun coffee grinder over, wipe the chute clean of old coffee grounds with the tip of your cloth. For hard-to-get grounds farther inside the chute, use compressed air, if available, or the small brush.
Soak both the bean-hopper lid and the detachable coffee-ground container in soap and water.
Dry the bean-hopper lid and the detachable coffee-ground container thoroughly and wipe any soap residue from the surface of both pieces before reassembling your Braun coffee grinder.
Things You Will Need
- Cloth or hand towel
- Rubbing alcohol
- Compressed air
- Tap your coffee-grind container free of grinds after each use to keep old grounds from piling up in the container, potentially compromising the quality of your coffee.
- Unplug your grinder before working on it. This is especially important with blade grinders.