|How to clean your electric coffee/spice grinder - ButterYum|
Fill the grinding chamber about 1/2 full with dry rice and whiz away until all the residue is removed (if your grinder hasn't been cleaned for a while, you might have to repeat the process).
Unplug the grinder and discard the dirty rice particles. Use a damp cloth or pastry brush to wipe away any remaining rice dust. That's it - clean and ready to go for the next time.
- grind granulated sugar into superfine sugar
- grind granulated sugar a bit longer to make confectioner's sugar
- grind flaxseed
- grind blanched almonds to make almond meal
- grind citrus zest
- grind grains into flour (wheat, oats, etc)
- grind kosher or flake salt into fine salt (my preference for baking)
- grind dry bread to make breadcrumbs
- grind dried minced garlic into garlic powder (or onion)
- grind dried vanilla beans (mix with sugar to make vanilla sugar)
- grind dried mushrooms (great to add to a pot of soup)
- grind freeze dried shallots (to sprinkle on everything - Yum!!)
- grind chocolate
- grind hard cheese (like Parmesan)
- grind nuts into nut butter
- grind onions, ginger, and garlic into paste
So how do you use your coffee grinder? Let me know if you have a suggestion to add to the list.