[Homeroast] Gene Cafe Cleaning

Eddie Dove southcoastcoffeeroaster at gmail.com
Mon May 31 09:42:42 CDT 2010


Once upon a time, I too, got frustrated with trying to clean the drum
and the metal insert.  In a huff, I reached into the cabinet below the
sink and pulled out the Fast Orange hand cleaner by Permatex (WITHOUT
PUMICE) that I use on my hands to remove grease and grime.  I
slathered it on and let it sit for a bit, maybe 15 minutes.  I grabbed
the metal plate and a stainless steel brush and without much effort,
everything came off and it looked like new.  I used my fingers to
gently rub on the glass drum portion and all of that came off too.
This also works quite well on cleaning the inside of the chaff
collector and the screens therein.

Hope this helps and let us know what you discover.


Eddie Dove
Docendo Discimus
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Reference

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Frank Parth <fparth at mac.com> wrote:
> Tried it. Didn't work. Simple Green didn't even touch it so I'm looking for
> something stronger. But thanks for the idea.
> Frank
>>  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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