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Grinder blades dull

The grinder is not chopping the beans into a fine ground. The beans are very rough ground. how can I sharpen the blades?

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    My grinder blades appear to be dull. I've cleaned everything thoroughly. We've had for two years. Can we send off to have sharpened?

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Add a cup or so of raw rice to your coffee grinder and zap it until it is ground up into a fine powder, or repetitively zap it it will sharpen the blades and clean your coffee grinder. Wipe down with a damp cloth then dry with a dry cloth.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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I may be having the same problem. My coffee grinder has had more leftover beans in it more and more this week, until finally today, possibly a quarter teaspoon passed through to the filter basket and the remaining beans were still very much beans. My first assumption was the blades.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

  • cosmicdaisy Dec 25, 2007

    Oh wait...I obviously didn't have a *solution*...I clicked on "Have the same problem?"

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