How to Clean a Grinder

Grinders are an essential piece of equipment when it comes to smoking weed. Not only can they grind your weed with precision but also allow you to consume your herb in several different ways. Unfortunately, grinder maintenance tends to fall under the “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” category because most people don’t realize that caring for a grinder is just as important as using it.

Use a soft bristle brush and a paper towel

A grinder is a tool that can be used to grind down the surface of a material. Grinders are often used in the automotive and construction industries to remove excess material from metal or other hard materials.

Grinders also make it easy to clean off rust and paint from surfaces that are too large for an ordinary hand held broom or mop.Grinders can be dangerous if not used properly, so it’s important to know how to properly clean one before using it on your home or business property.

Use a Soft Bristle Brush and a Paper Towel

The best way to clean a grinder is by using a soft bristle brush and a paper towel. The soft bristles will remove any loose dirt or dust from inside the grinder head while the paper towel absorbs any excess oil or grease that may have been left behind after you’ve used your grinder on a project.

Use rubbing alcohol to clean resin from the screen and the base

  • To clean the grinder, use rubbing alcohol and a cloth to wipe down surface.
  • Then use a brush and water to scrub out the teeth.Rubbing alcohol will also help remove resin from the screen and teeth. The resin can get stuck in there and cause your herb to taste funny or burn unevenly.
  • Use a brush and water to scrub out the teeth. Your grinder should have come with one, but you can also buy one separately if you need it. The brush will help get rid of any remaining residue on the teeth and make them look like new again.

Remove the handle and blades

  • Remove the handle and blades.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges.
  • Remove the burrs with a screwdriver or a pair of pliers. Set aside all parts that might be dishwasher-safe, such as the hopper, lid, hopper cover and screws.
  • Clean these items by hand or in the dishwasher.
  • Clean out any loose coffee grounds in the grinder’s chamber with a brush or cloth and then wipe down with a damp cloth if necessary to remove any residue left on the surface from cleaning with water or soap before drying completely with another cloth.

Clean the blade

Wipe off any debris or excess soil from the blade. Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe down the surface of the grinder. Use a toothpick or small brush to clean out any residue around the grooves of the blades and between each tooth of the blade.Dry off your grinder with a clean towel before putting it away for storage so that it doesn’t rust during storage time.

Clean the engine

The engine and transmission are two places that you should clean often. If you don’t, they will get clogged with dirt, oil and other materials, which can cause problems with your vehicle’s operation. Cleaning these parts not only prevents problems, but it also helps them to last longer.

To clean your engine, use a garden hose to rinse off any loose dirt. Then, spray cleaner on the engine and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off again. If there is stubborn grease or oil residue, use an old toothbrush to scrub it away. Apply more cleanly if necessary and repeat until all of the grease has been removed from the surface of your engine.

Clean the transmission

You can clean your transmission by spraying a degreaser onto its surface and letting it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off again with water. The degreaser should soften any grease or oil in this area so that you can wipe it away with a rag or sponge after letting it sit for 15 minutes.

Reassemble the grinder

The final step is to reassemble your grinder. This is done in reverse order of disassembly. First, put on your protective gloves and place the screen back into its position. Next, put the hopper back on top of the grinder with its contents inside it. Place the lid back on top of everything and screw it down tightly until it is secure again.

Give it a test run and make sure everything works properly before putting it away in a safe place where it won’t be disturbed by anyone else in your home or office.

Be thorough with your cleaning to ensure that all the resin is removed

Cleaning your grinder is essential not just to keep it looking good, but also to ensure that the herb you’re grinding is being ground up properly. Resin can build up over time and affect the performance of your grinder.

The first step in cleaning your grinder is to remove all of the pieces from the body and wash them thoroughly with warm water and soap. Once all of the pieces are washed, let them dry completely before putting them back together.Once everything is dry, put all of the pieces back together and put some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel or cloth and wipe down all surfaces of your grinder.

Finally, you should also make sure that you regularly check your grinder for cracks or chips in any part, as these can compromise its functionality.


You can quickly and easily restore your grinder back to new by knowing how to clean it. A grinder is one of the most crucial parts of a coffee maker. You need to make sure that it remains in good shape. With proper care, your grinder will keep working for another ten or twenty years, or even more.