Extend the Lifespan of Your OXO Brew Coffee Grinder with Proper Maintenance

Cleaning Your Grinder

By: Alicia Walters  Revised by: Mark Cambell   Last updated: May 8, 2024

When it comes to ensuring the perfect cup of coffee, the significance of a well-maintained coffee grinder cannot be overstated. The OXO Brew Coffee Grinder, with its exceptional design and impeccable performance, has earned a well-deserved reputation among coffee enthusiasts. However, to maintain the longevity and peak performance of this remarkable machine, it is crucial to understand the exact steps required to clean it. Properly cleaning your OXO Brew Coffee Grinder not only ensures the removal of stale residue and oil buildup but also safeguards against the development of unwelcome aromas and flavors in your daily brew. Join us as we explain the essential steps and techniques to keep your OXO Brew Coffee Grinder sparkling clean, preserving its quality and extending its lifespan.

N.B.: Any maintenance beyond cleaning should be carried out by an authorized service representative.

Run The Grinder

Run the grinder for 10 seconds with an empty bean hopper to clear beans/grounds from the burrs and grounds chute. After this step, unplug the grinder. Always unplug your grinder before initiating the cleaning process. It is imperative to unplug the power cord from the outlet before removing or replacing the hopper.

Remove Hopper

Turn the knob inside the hopper counterclockwise until it clicks. The "trap door" feature will secure the beans inside while the hopper is being removed.

Remove Upper Burr

Clear any coffee beans from between the grinder burrs. To remove the upper burr, lift the metal burr handle, twist counterclockwise, and then pull straight up. Note that only the upper burr is removable.

Clean Burrs and Grounds Chute

Utilize a small bristle brush for cleaning. Under no circumstances should water or other liquids be used to clean the inside of the grinder/burrs.

Replace Upper Burr

Align the indents in the burr with the tabs inside the lower burr. Turn clockwise until the burr clicks into place. To confirm proper installation, pull the handle straight up. If positioned correctly, the burr will remain in place.

Wipe Base and Body

Clean the exterior of the grinder with a soft, damp cloth.

Replace Hopper

Align the tabs of the hopper with the notches in the grinder. Gently press down and turn the knob clockwise until the hopper locks into place.

Hand Wash Hopper and Grounds Container

Rinse and dry thoroughly. Avoid using abrasive pads, harsh chemicals, or spray cleaner chemicals, as these may damage the appliance. The grinder parts should not be placed in the dishwasher.

Only the Coffee Scoop is Dishwasher Safe

Caring for Your Grinder

By following the precise cleaning steps outlined above, you can remove stubborn residue, prevent flavor contamination, and extend the lifespan of your beloved grinder. Remember to establish a regular cleaning routine, incorporating both daily maintenance and deeper cleaning sessions. Treat your OXO Brew Coffee Grinder with the care it deserves, and it will reward you with aromatic, flavorful cups of coffee for years to come. So, embrace the art of cleaning, and let the purity of your freshly ground beans shine through, sip after sip, with your impeccably cleaned OXO Brew Coffee Grinder. Cheers to your continued coffee adventures and the pursuit of that perfect cup!