You might wonder: Why clean your coffee grinder, if the only thing you're using it for is coffee? Over time, the natural oils and leftover particles from whole coffee beans can turn the inside of your coffee grinder rancid and also affect its performance, so it's important to clean it. But soap and water are not the answer. Instead, take 1/4 cup of dry rice and whir it up inside the grinder, which creates a powder that acts as a sponge to soak up the residual oil and coffee particles. Dump the rice and wipe the inside of your grinder with a damp towel, and you've got a clean coffee grinder.
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