10 Second How-To

10 Second How-To: Cleaning A Spice or Coffee Grinder

by Maxwell Tielman

Coffee and spice grinders are pretty great— they allow you to create fresh, awesome tasting coffee and seasoning on the fly without needing to worry about a super short shelf life. On the other hand—they can also be a huge pain in the neck, especially if you use them frequently for different coffees and spices. The last thing you want is cumin-flavored coffee. Luckily, food writer and chef extraordinaire Julia Turshen was on hand to give us some pointers on proper spice grinder cleaning and—surprise, surprise—it couldn’t be easier! All you need is a handful of white rice. Pour a bit into your grinder, turn it on, and watch as the rice magically scrubs away old spice/coffee residue and removes any taste/smell residue. BLAM-O! Instantly clean and ready for your spice-grindin’ pleasure! —Max

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