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Grinder basket removal

The grinder basket is increasingly more difficult to get out for cleaning purposes. I now have to use 2 sets of pliers. It still grinds well and I love the coffeemaker. Would some WD40 underneath the grind basket work or would it also find its way into my coffee beans? What is the best solution? I don't need to replace the coffeemaker.

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  • thomas74 Mar 16, 2009

    Found this site with google of course. Have run into this same problem with our Cuisinart.DGB-600. It is a little over 1 year old. We have not used the grinder for around 6 months, but prior to that washed it out religously. So vinegar is the solution to this? How to apply the vinegar? Where to apply it? Need more details please!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    grinder isnt grinding the beans completely and I have replaced the grinder basket with a new one and it still remains the same

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Vinegar instead of WD40 - I am pretty sure a good portion of the DGB-600's have this problem, but that is hearsay.

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