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Cleaning tips for SR500 wanted.
MPSAN
Hello ALL:
I am having good luck with my SR500, but see a little bit of "oil" on the top screen. I know we do not need to clean the top, and even the glass, often but when we do, what is everyone using? Is SimpleGreen good? I, of coarse, do not want to use anything that will leave a taste. My wife suggested Vinegar, but that seems like a bad idea.

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"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
ginny
simple green, oxy clean any of these will work and as long as you rinse well no issue of any taste will remain.

ginny



sweet marias suggest to soak the top, read their PDF on the 300/500
MPSAN
Thank You, ginny. I will look at SM to see what they say. We have SimpleGreen. FreshRoast suggests just wiping the glass when it is dirty enough that it restricts viewing the bean color, but I still think it should be soaked and washed.
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
LongLeafSoaps
I would think since the roast chamber is glass, and the chaff collector doesn't come into contact with your beans, so long as everything is well rinsed it shouldn't be an issue with imparting any off putting flavors...
Carpe Diem With Coffee
ginny
it's the build up of the oils from the beans n the chamber that should be soaked if needed or wiped all the time if need be. people get very lazy.


-g
LongLeafSoaps

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ginny wrote:

it's the build up of the oils from the beans n the chamber that should be soaked if needed or wiped all the time if need be. people get very lazy.


-g


I am certainly guilty of that....I meant a good rinse after washing...guess I didn't complete my previous thought =P
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MPSAN
LLS, did you ever try my method on a 2nd roast?

After my next roast I will soak and clean the SR500!
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
comfortableshoes
Plain old white vinegar will break down the coffee oils and rinse clean leaving no taste. Rise it well and then let it air dry completely before using it again. I scrub my top screen when it gets dark and scrub out my chamber every few weeks. I use a bottle brush and dawn dish soap on the chamber and a veggie brush on the top screen. I notice that it really does seem to affect the air flow. The cleaner the better the flow.
MPSAN
Great. I do have a toothbrush I was going to use on the top screen. It is a shame they did not make it removable. We have SimpleGreen, so I may use that to see how well it works.
Edited by JackH on 01/19/2016 6:11 AM
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