How To Clean Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Step-By-Step

Is this the first time you’re trying to clean virtuoso coffee grinder? Don’t you have any idea where to start cleaning your coffee grinder? Cleaning virtuoso coffee grinder is one of the easiest things you can do without experimenting.

After having done a bunch of searches and experiences cleaning different virtuoso coffee grinders, we’ll provide the right way to clean virtuoso coffee grinders in different models, stay tune

Cleaning your Bodum coffee grinder will help you to run your coffee grinder for a long time, as well as make taste coffee.

A lot of folks think that cleaning a virtuoso coffee grinder is hard but after being done with this article you will know how easy to clean virtuoso coffee grinder, follow this guide and select your model and follow the steps on it.

Without further a do let’s jump in!

How To Clean Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Step-By-Step

How To Clean Virtuoso Coffee Grinder Step-By-Step

Step1. Removing the bean hopper

1. Remove all beans from the hopper then press the front-mounted dial to run any remaining beans through the grinder. Remove the plug from the power outlet.

2. Remove the hopper by rotating it counterclockwise until it stops, and then lift the bean hopper off of the grinder.

Step2. Removing the ring burr

1. Pull the silicone seal off the top of the Ring Burr. Remove the ring burr by lifting it straight up out of the grinder by the lifting tabs.

2. If the burr does not lift out, ensure that the grind adjustment ring is turned fully counterclockwise.

Step3. Replacing the ring burr

1. Ensure that the black adjustment ring is rotated counterclockwise as far as it will go.

2. Replace the burr by lining up the red tab on the burr with the rectangular cutout on the black adjustment ring. Both should be lined up with the setting 30.

3. Wiggle and push down firmly on the ring burr to ensure that it seats properly.

4. After replacing the burr, place the silicone gasket on top of the ring burr by aligning the two notches in the silicone gasket with the ring burr tabs (one of which is red) and gently work the gasket down until it is seated on the top 1⁄8” (4mm) of the ring burr.

Step4. Cleaning the grounds bin, hopper & burrs

1. Wash the grounds bin, hopper, and the hopper lid in warm soapy water, then rinse and dry.

2. If the grinder is used daily, the burrs should be cleaned at least every few months using tablets (see below for Automatic Cleaning) or with a stiff brush.

3. Proper cleaning enables the burrs to achieve the most consistent grind possible.

Cleaning also removes some coffee oils, which will stale and degrade the flavor of the ground coffee.

Notes:

  • Do not put the bean hopper, hopper lid, or grounds bin in the dishwasher. Hand washes only.
  • Do not immerse the grinder housing in water. Do NOT wash the burrs with water, or they will rust.

Step5. Replacing the bean hopper

To replace the bean hopper:

1. line up the silver grind setting indicator tab with the black triangle on the right side of the grind setting scale, near setting 40. Once the hopper is in place

2. Press down gently, and rotate it clockwise to lock it in.

Step6. Clearing a clogged grinder

If your grinder is not dispensing coffee normally, it could be clogged with coffee powder. This can happen if the grounds bin or portafilter are overfilled and ground coffee gets backed up into the grounds chute and grinding chamber.

It can also happen with the buildup of coffee powder over time. Clearing a clog requires more effort than normal cleaning, as coffee becomes packed in a hard-to-access passageway between the burr and a grounds bin.

Step7. Automatic cleaning

A thorough, fast, and easy cleaning can be accomplished using biodegradable grinder cleaning tablets.

Grinder cleaning tablets are designed to dislodge coffee particles and absorb and remove odors and coffee oil residue.

1. Remove all beans from the hopper and run the grinder to remove any beans inside.

2. Place the recommended amount of tablets into the empty grinder hopper.

3. Adjust the grind setting to 30, insert the grounds bin and use the dial to run the grinder.

4. Grind all of the tablets into the bin. Once complete, we recommend grinding approximately 30g of coffee to remove any tablet residue.

5. Discard the ground tablets/coffee.

How To Clean Baratza Sette Conical Burr Grinder?

Step1. Removing the bean hopper

1. Rotate the bean shutoff knob to the CLOSED position, then press the START button to purge any remaining beans.

2. Remove the power plug from the power outlet.

3. Remove the hopper by rotating it counterclockwise until it stops, and then lift the bean hopper off of the grinder housing.

Step2. Removing the cone burr/grind adjustment assembly

1. Rotate the bean shutoff knob so it is in the CLOSED position, then press the START button to run any remaining beans through the grinder.

2. Once the grinder has been fully purged, rotate the grind adjustment assembly beyond the coarsest setting to the install/remove indicator (blue triangle).

The assembly will release downward for removal

Step3. Reinstalling the cone burr/grind adjustment assembly

1. Align the blue installation/removal indicator on the grind adjustment assembly with the blue installation/ removal indicator on the right side of the machine

2. Keeping the two blue indicators aligned, gently press up on the grind adjustment assembly and rotate the black cone burr holder until the tabs and notches line up and the cone burr holder slides up into the machine.

At this point, the cone burr and holder will be inserted into the machine and no longer visible.

3. While applying upward pressure, rotate the grind adjustment assembly rotating the blue tab towards the rear of the grinder.

The adjustment assembly will click as it properly engages and the black macro adjustment will be aligned with the 1-31 scale on the machine.

Step4. Recalibrating/shimming the cone burr:

After the first few pounds of coffee, the grind produced at the lowest setting may not be fine enough for espresso.

To shift the grind range finer, a small washer (included) can be installed below the cone burr.

First, follow the steps in “Removing the Bean Hopper” and “Removing the Cone Burr/Grind Adjustment Assembly” then proceed to the steps below.

1. Take the grind adjustment assembly in your hand, grab the cone burr and holder with your other hand and pull/pry them apart.

2. Once the cone burr and holder are separated, remove the exit chute by pulling away from the cone burr holder.

3. With the included 5mm hex wrench, fully loosen the bolt in the bottom of the cone burr holder

4. Remove the cone burr from the holder. The cone burr is generally tightly affixed. To easily remove, put the 5mm hex bolt back in position but do not thread it in.

5. Insert your 5mm hex key into the head of the bolt, and then tap the hex key against your work surface. This tactic enables the user to punch the cone burr off of the holder.

6. Place one washer over the cone burr holder. You may already find a washer below your burr, it is ok to add another if needed.

7. Reinstall the cone burr so that the tabs on the cone burr holder seat fully into the slots on the bottom of the burr.

9. Reinstall the bolt and tighten it down as much as possible.

10. Reinstall the chute.

11. Set the cone burr and holder onto the counter with the burr resting on the work surface.

12. Set the adjustment ring over the top and firmly press the adjustment assembly down onto the cone burr and holder.

Step5. Cleaning the grounds bin, hopper & burrs

Wash the grounds bin, hopper, and the hopper lid in warm soapy water, then rinse and dry. Never wash the burrs or they will rust.

If the grinder is used daily, the burrs should be cleaned every few months with a stiff brush (included) or by using tablets (see below for Automatic Cleaning).

Note that tablets will not clear a clogged grinder. If your grinder is clogged, refer to step6 below.

Step6. Clearing a clogged grinder

If your grinder is not dispensing coffee normally, it could be clogged with coffee powder.

This can happen if the grounds bin is allowed to overfill and ground coffee gets backed up into the grounds chute and grinding chamber.

It can also happen with the buildup of coffee powder.

Unclogging the grinder:

1. Remove the cone burr/adjustment collar assembly

2. Take the adjustment collar assembly in one hand and grab the cone burr and holder with your other hand. Pull or pry them apart.

3. The cone burr will have compacted coffee around and below it.

4. Using a fine tool like a toothpick or chopstick, break up the compacted coffee.

5. Continued picking and scraping will eventually clear out the ports in the cone burr holder.

6. Once all openings are clear in the cone burr holder, set it onto a flat, sturdy surface with the burr facing down.

7. Set the adjustment collar assembly over the top and firmly press it onto the cone burr and holder.

Step7. Automatic cleaning

A thorough, fast, and easy cleaning can be accomplished using Full Circle™ biodegradable grinder cleaning tablets.

Full Circle tablets are designed to dislodge coffee particles and absorb and remove odors and coffee oil residue.

1. Remove all beans from the hopper and run the grinder to remove any beans inside.

2. Place the recommended amount of Full Circle into the empty hopper.

3. Set the macro to adjust to 20, insert the grounds bin and run the grinder until empty.

4. Grind all of the tablets into the bin. Once complete, we recommend grinding approximately 30g of coffee to remove any tablet residue.

5. Discard the ground tablets/coffee.

How Often To Clean Virtuoso Coffee Grinder?

There are two ways to decide when it’s the right time to clean your coffee grinder:

You could set a schedule for cleaning your grinder, which will be determined by how often you use the grinder and how many beans you grind.

Alternatively, you could keep an eye on your grinder’s appearance and look out for a buildup of oils on the grinder’s surfaces.

When you notice this oil buildup, that’s when you’ll want to give your coffee grinder an excellent clean.

While it’s not necessary to clean your entire grinder after every use or even every day, getting into a habit of doing it often is a good idea.

The hopper might need a wipe after every batch of beans you grind

Final thoughts

Our guide on how to clean virtuoso coffee grinder will help you to clean different models of virtuoso coffee grinders and clean them the right way.

Keeping your coffee equipment clean and in good working order is one of the best ways to consistently get better-tasting coffee when brewing coffee at home. And it doesn’t need to be difficult.

Whatever your motivation is for grinding coffee beans, you’ll have to take care of your grinder, a grinder that isn’t cleaned often enough can lead to a taint in the taste of your coffee, and that’s never a good thing.

Elhoucine

My Name is Elhoucine I am a passionate blogger, I have been searching and reading about the newly released gadgets, appliances, and products, and through this blog, I am trying to share some of the acquired experience to help you with everything related to home.