This home-pack of Grindz contains 3 packets, each with 35 grams of Grindz cleaner. Each packet is good for 1 cleaning cycle for a standard, home coffee grinder. If your grinder is small, a packet may even be sufficient for 2 cleanings. Using Grindz is recommended for quarterly household use, or just when you feel that a cleaning needed.
Grindz was the first and best cleaner developed for coffee grinders. Grindz is a proprietary mixture of grains, cereals, and pharmaceutical-grade binders formed into tablets that are the same size and shape as coffee beans.
In looking for new ways to help customers improve the taste of their coffee, Urnex developed the Grindz product to remove coffee oil residue from grinding surface so as to prevent it from contaminating future brews. Cleaning coffee grinders was always problematic, since water could not be used on the burrs.
Water would rust the grinding surfaces unless you disassembled the grinder, cleaned, fully dried, and lightly oiled the burrs, and then reassembled the grinder. Doing this with any regularity is simply not practical. Disassembling and reassembling a grinder can be very difficult due to the small parts, and the precision required to correctly positioning the burrs. Grindz makes a very difficult problem easy.
When ground by your coffee grinder, Grindz gently dislodges coffee particles while also absorbing coffee oils and residues. Note that Grindz is not a chemical. All ingredients in a Grindz tablet are safe and edible (not that you would particularly enjoy them). The point is that using Grindz poses no risks if the residue is consumed. It is essentially flavor neutral in coffee.
The recommended dosage for home coffee grinders is 35 grams. Simply drop a packet of Grindz into your hopper, and grind it. It is recommended that you adjust your grinder to a medium setting when cleaning with Grindz for best results. After grinding the Grindz tablets, pass about twice as much coffee (70 grams) through the machine to remove all traces of Grindz.
You should clean your grinder with Grindz quarterly. One 3-pack will last nearly a year if you have just one grinder. In commercial use, many shops use two coffee grinders: one for unflavored coffees, and another for flavored coffees. This is so that extraneous flavors don't contaminate the pure coffee blends. If you switch back and forth between flavored and unflavored coffees using a single grinder at home, Grindz cleaner can be used to remove unwanted flavors.
In fact, one of the things that Grindz is good for is in removing the residual scents and flavors left over from flavored coffees. After using a flavored coffee, you can clean it out with Grindz.
Just as your espresso machine should be cleaned regularly with Cafiza, you should also clean you coffee grinder with Grindz. Grindz offers an easy way to remove the coffee residue and oils deposited on the grinder burrs. The regular use of Grindz will increase the lifetime of your coffee grinder, and reduce any need for repairs.
While Grindz seems expensive, it is a great investment in the long-term care of your coffee grinder. Grindz will more than pay for itself in reducing wear and tear.
The dust created by using Grindz is harmless and flavor neutral. Nonetheless, it should be passed through your doser and brushed out of the chamber. If you have trouble getting it all out, we recommend using a vacuum to clean out any tiny corners or nooks. Store Grindz in a dry cool place with the lid securely in place.