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HeyCafe Grinder Cleaning

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The HeyCafe espresso grinder adds that extra something to your coffee shop or restaurant by effortlessly grinding coffee beans for the freshest cup around. To help ensure that that cup stays fresh and your grinder works seamlessly, regular cleanings are a must. Learn how to correctly clean your HeyCafe grinder with our comprehensive guide.

These cleaning instructions are applicable for the Buddy Series of grinders.

How to Clean the Housing

Make sure to clean the grinder housing and drip tray on a weekly basis or as needed.

  • Step 1—Turn off the grinder and unplug the unit.
  • Step 2—Use a cleaning brush to clean grinder parts like the spout, the filter holder, the trigger switch, the portafilter support and the screws on the portafilter support.
  • Step 3—Remove the drip tray
  • Step 4—Clean the housing and drip tray with a damp cloth. Wipe dry when done.
  • Step 5—Place the drip tray back in place once it’s been cleaned.
  • Step 6—Plug the grinder back in and turn it on when ready to use.

How to Clean the Dispensing Chamber

Clean the dispensing chamber daily to remove any coffee oil residue.

  • Step 1—Empty the dispensing chamber by using the dispensing lever.
  • Step 2—Remove the cover from the dispensing chamber.
  • Step 3—Use a cleaning brush to remove any built-up ground coffee from inside of the dispensing chamber and insert.
  • Step 4—Use a damp cloth to clean the inside and outside of the dispensing chamber, including the insert. Wipe dry when done.

How to Clean the Bean Hopper

The bean hopper should be cleaned daily to remove any residual coffee oil residue.

  • Step 1—Close the bean hopper to the grinding mechanism. To do so, push in the sliding valve.
  • Step 2—Grind any remaining espresso beans that are in the hopper by using the “manual grinding” function until the grinder runs idle. 
  • Step 3—Remove the securing screw for the bean hopper.
  • Step 4—Remove the hopper from the grinder.
  • Step 5—Transfer the espresso beans to another container for the remainder of the cleaning procedure. 
  • Step 6—Clean the inside and outside of the hopper with a clean, damp cloth. Let it dry completely.
  • Step 7—Remove any extra beans that may be in the bean intake.
  • Step 8—Once dry, reinstall the bean hopper, making sure to hold it in place with the securing screw.
  • Step 9—Pour the espresso beans back into the hopper.
  • Step 10—Open up the bean hopper by pulling out the hopper slide.

How to Clean the Grinder Mechanism

The grinding mechanism should be cleaned every 2-5 days. Be sure to only use GRINDZ grinder cleaner for this procedure.

  • Step 1—Close the bean hopper to the grinding mechanism. To do so, push in the sliding valve.
  • Step 2—Set the grinding degree to the coarsest setting.
  • Step 3—Grind any remaining espresso beans that are in the hopper by using the “manual grinding” function until the grinder runs idle. 
  • Step 4—Remove the securing screw for the bean hopper.
  • Step 5—Remove the hopper from the grinder.
  • Step 6—Pour the grinder cleaner directly into the grinding mechanism, making sure to follow the instructions on the container.
  • Step 7—Remove any excess cleaner from the bean hopper intake.
  • Step 8—Reinstall the bean hopper, making sure to hold it in place with the securing screw.
  • Step 9—Place a container under the spout to collect the grinder cleaner.
  • Step 10—Begin grinding on the “manual grinding” setting until the cleaner is completely ground. This step may need to be repeated a few times.
  • Step 11—Fill the hopper with the same amount of espresso beans as you did for the grinder cleaner. Grind these beans to clear the grinder of any remaining grinder cleaner.
  • Step 12—Throw away the ground grinder cleaner and espresso beans.

Please contact a local authorized service agent who can help with these specific units and all your commercial kitchen equipment needs.