I grind a lot of spices fresh in the kitchen when I’m cooking. Nothing beats freshly ground spice, but cleaning the grinder can be a pain. Here are 3 ways to make the job a piece of cake.
1. Use a long narrow paint brush to clear out the big pieces. With some spices (like pepper) you may have partially ground, large particles stuck in the grinder. A semi-stiff brush will dislodge and clear them.
2. Run some soft bread through the grinder. This is my preferred method. I find that a couple of quick pulses with the bread will clean the unit right up.
3. Another popular approach is to run dry, uncooked rice through the unit. Again, a couple of long pulses clears out the offending debris and a quick stroke of the brush finishes the job.