As a Eureka Atom Specialty 75 grinder owner, you will also have to take care of it. One of the most important tasks is to keep your burrs clean. This will ensure that you will get the best tasting coffee all the time. I will show you how to clean your Atom Specialty 75.
First things first.
Before we start cleaning out your Eureka Atom Specialty 75 grinder, I’d like to mention that this how-to is also suitable for the Eureka Atom Specialty 65 as well. Both grinders are exactly the same except for the burrs.
And now a little more information before we start. The first thing, and also the most important thing:
TAKE THE POWER PLUG OUT OF THE WALL SOCKET.
We don’t want to you to get electrocuted or grind your fingertips into espresso grounds, and neither does Eureka.
The second thing is that I would like to explain why it is so important to clean out your grinder once in a while. When you grind coffee there are always some particles that are left behind inside your grinder. There are a lot of nooks and crannies where the coffee hides and grows stale over time. Eventually these particles come loose as you grind your new coffee and mess up your brew big time. Normally people will use stuff like Grindz to clean out their machine. Personally I prefer to clean out my grinder manually since it will save a lot of money and you won’t waste as much coffee. Whenever you clean your grinder with the cleaning tablets, you will have to make sure that all the particles of the tablet are gone. According to the manufacturer you will have to purge your machine afterwards by grinding 2x 35/40 grams of coffee. A waste of beans if you ask me!
Luckily you bought an Eureka Atom Specialty 65/75 grinder! Eureka has made it super easy to clean out your grinder. If you, by any chance, need to change the burrs, you can also follow these steps.
Wat do you need to clean out your ginder?
In the photo above you will see all the tools you will need to clean out your grinder.
- A Hex screwdriver 2.5
- Philips screwdrivers
- A hard brewhead brush
- A soft paint brush
- A small blower
- Toothpicks (I use plastic and wooden ones
- A wrench
- Pressurized Air
Let’s start with disassembling your Eureka Atom Specialty 75 grinder. First you will remove the hopper clean out any left-over beans fron the grinder. Grab a vacuumcleaner and clean it out good.
On the top of the grinder you will see three (3) Hex screws that you will need to unscrew. There is a little ring attached to all three, dont lose them!
After unscrewing them, take off the top cap and lay it ot the side.
Now you will see hoe dirty your grinder really is. I ground up some dark roasted beans so that I could let you see where all the ground coffee gets stuck. When looking at the metal part, you will see a total of 7 screws. You will unscrew only three; the ones that hold the top metal plate in place. The three screws aren’t easily unscrewed, you must make an effort to do so.
When unscrewed, place the screws near the hex screws and take the top plate off. This is the top burr so do not place it facedown on the table.
On the photos above you can see the metal top in place, and off. First I used the vacuum to get the worst of the coffee grounds out. I then used the brewhead brush to clean the burr lines a little, before using the soft brush again. In the space between the body of the grinder and the burrs, you will encounter alot of ground coffee as well. Use a toothpick to loosen it up. When looking down between the burr and the body you will also find the shute. Use the toothpick to clear away stuck ground coffee and afterwards use the soft brush. After covering every part of the grinder, place your vacuumcleaner at the exti of the shute. Start it up and rotate the burr manually to clear out the grounds.
Now it’s time to do one last thing. Take some pressurized air and clean the inside, including the shute, of the grinder. Vacuum once more and voila!
The top burr is easily cleaned out with a brush, toothpick and pressurized air. On the inside of the burr is a hollow ring that needs cleaning as well. You will need pressurized air to clean it out properly.
After this is done it is time to assemble the grinder again and you’re done.
This was the how-to clean your Eureka Atom Specialty 75 grinder article. If you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask!
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