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tjkoko
WOW! After two roasts am I ever impressed with this unit over the Whirlypop!!! Okay, the instruction manual recommends using espresso machine cleaner to clean and de-residue the unit. Is the espresso machine cleaner citric acid or what?????

Up until I took ownership of my B-2K+ unit I always wondered the reason why anyone would ever want to roast more than one batch a week! HA!
 
Randy G
Simple Green works on the drum, bean loading chute cover, and the chaff tray. OxyClean (the original unscented) also works but NOT for aluminum.

Do not soak the front cover and do not remove the four little screws that hold the glass in place! Wash it with a scrub brush of some sort, rinse in fresh water, and dry. Compressed air works well on the front cover to dry it and get the trapped chaff out.

I roasted two batches, back to back in mine this past weekend. I roast lighter then most for espresso and wanted to see how well my roasts age.

Life's too short to drink bad coffee.
 
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pablo
Randy G wrote:

Simple Green works on the drum, bean loading chute cover, and the chaff tray. OxyClean (the original unscented) also works but NOT for aluminum.

Do not soak the front cover and do not remove the four little screws that hold the glass in place! Wash it with a scrub brush of some sort, rinse in fresh water, and dry. Compressed air works well on the front cover to dry it and get the trapped chaff out.

I roasted two batches, back to back in mine this past weekend. I roast lighter then most for espresso and wanted to see how well my roasts age.


Why do you say "Do not soak the front cover and do not remove the four little screws that hold the glass in place!"
 
rgrosz78
pablo wrote:
Why do you say "Do not soak the front cover and do not remove the four little screws that hold the glass in place!"

When I did NOT know any better, I soaked my front cover in a cafiza solution to clean it. After a few years, it destroyed the larger screw at the top that holds the cover in place. I had to order a replacement from Hottop!

The four screws that hold the glass in place are "permanent". You do NOT need to remove them to clean the front cover.
Life is too short to drink bad wine ... or bad coffee!
 
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Randy G
The screws and the front casting are different metals and they create some electrolysis. Any cleaner in the threads will accelerate that. When the screws are removed it takes the threads (or what is left of the threads) with them. A cleaning with Simple Green, rinse with clean, running water, and blow dry with compressed air works just fine.

Life's too short to drink bad coffee.
 
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