we've mentioned before, but with the upcoming holiday season, we thought it would be a good time for a refresher. For today's example, the last thing I used my grinder for was some black sea salt. Its flavor is strong and quite tasty, but it doesn't play well with the holiday baking that my grinder will be used for this weekend.
To start, I simply fill the grinder with uncooked rice. It doesn't matter what kind of rice; the premise is still the same. Use what you have or what's least expensive. It takes around a half cup to get the job done, sometimes more depending on how messy things are in there.
Next, turn it on and let it whirl. The grains of rice pick up all the seasonings that are jammed up under the blades and anything loose inside the chamber itself.
As an added bonus, when you dump out your ground-up rice and residual spice mixture, it takes all that junk with it. You don't have to use a pastry brush to clean anything out; it just slides right in the trash can or compost bucket. The whole thing takes all of 30 seconds and keeps you clean in between strong flavorings and spice mixings during your holiday baking and preparation! Related: Repurpose Inexpensive Grinders For Custom Blends (Image: Sarah Rae Trover)