[Homeroast] Gene Cafe Cleaning

Phil Palmintere phil.palmintere at gmail.com
Sun May 30 13:50:54 CDT 2010

By outflow filter do you mean the removable chaff collector? Or something

I've been soaking the chamber in the kitchen sink with diswashing
liquid/water & using a bottle brush inside.

I also use latex gloves on my hands to create an imperfect gasket over the
two end holes... that way I can have soapy water inside & literally shake it
without the liquid leaking out.  

I have only roasted about 15 pounds with the GC so I am still a novice.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com [mailto:homeroast-
> bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of Frank Parth
> Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 9:37 AM
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: [Homeroast] Gene Cafe Cleaning
> 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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