[Homeroast] Brushes for a grinder

Michael Rasmussen michael at jamhome.us
Sun Aug 17 08:28:20 CDT 2014

On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 11:18:36PM -0700, Zara Haimo wrote:
> I used to have a set of pastry brushes with relatively stiff bristles that I used to sweep all the grinds out of the shoot and doser of my Mazzer Mini, but over time, they have worn out and I am now in the market again for brushes, but haven’t found any suitable replacements.  All the grinder and pastry brushes I have found in cooking stores and coffee shops are too soft and floppy to do the job.  Many are also very flimsy with bristles that come out each time I use them.  I’ve found some paint brushes that would probably work well, but I am sure the materials aren’t food grade and am hesitant to use them.  Has anyone found a brush that is stiff enough to sweep all the loose grounds out of a grinder, sturdy enough to hang onto its bristles, and made of food grade materials?

Artist brushes from a place like Blix should do to the work.  
What transfer of pathogens from brush to grinder are you concerned with?

      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
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