[Homeroast] Gene Cafe Cleaning

Steven Van Dyke coffee at svandyke.com
Sun May 30 13:26:19 CDT 2010


I use SimpleGreen on a paper towel to clean the inside of my chamber.

Oh yeah - and the ever-indulgent wife's dainty little hand that will 
actually *fit* into there.  If she's not available I push it around 
as best I can with a chopstick.

At 11:37 AM 5/30/2010, you wrote:

>About a year ago my GC was just not heating up properly. I contacted 
>Tom Skaling, and he suggested that the outflow filter was probably 
>clogged. He suggested boiling it in hot water to remove all the gunk 
>that accumulates in there. It worked perfectly.
>
>Now I'm wondering about the chamber itself. It's gotten pretty 
>gunked up over the hundreds of pounds of coffee I've roasted, and 
>simple cleaning won't work.
>
>Since it's heat resistant glass (Pyrex?), plastic, and a couple of 
>screws, would it hurt to boil it also? Would that remove the brown 
>crud on the inside?
>
>Frank Parth




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