Then we give it a quick wipe with our sponge or a dish cloth to clean out any oils or residues on the sides of the grinder, and we're done! Our grinder lives on the counter, and we usually leave the top off to let any moisture left from the cleaning process evaporate.
Once every month or so (read: whenever we remember), we'll grind a few tablespoons of dry, uncooked rice in the grinder. This helps to scour away anything that gets missed in our daily cleaning and also seems to remove the coffee smell. We've heard that you can use a small piece of stale bread as well.
How do you clean your coffee grinder?
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