Cleaning the EG-1
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The cleaning process for the EG-1 is easy. The grind chamber can be opened, thoroughly cleaned and resealed in under two minutes. The top and bottom funnel caps form a clam shell grind chamber and are secured together using sets of strong, rare earth magnets. The caps easily snap off the front of the unit, providing the barista with complete and unobstructed access to the burr set and wiper system.
At the end of the shift, in the middle, or even when changing the bean, it’s fast and easy to clear the grinder of any lingering residue. Ease of cleaning offers more options for using different roasts in high volume environments or in other service situations such as cupping rooms or roasting labs.
The EG-1 Grinder is for professional use and should only be operated and serviced by trained, qualified personnel.
- Before replacing the burr set on the EG-1 Grinder, unplug the Control Module from mains electricity and wait 5 minutes to allow the unit to fully discharge.
- Read the entire guide before starting the task of replacing the burr set.
Remove Upper and Lower Funnels
To access the grind chamber and the burr set, first remove the Upper and Lower funnels from the machine.
A. Remove the Upper Funnel
The Upper Funnel is attached to the EG-1 grinder using a set of Neodymium magnets. As a safety feature, removing the Upper Funnel requires two distinct and separate motions.
A. Pull Down – using two hands, grasp the Upper Funnel and pull down toward the Arm Mount to release the magnets securing the Upper Funnel to the Burr Collar.
B. Pull Up – continuing to hold the Upper Funnel down and away from the Burr Collar, pull the Upper Funnel upward and away from the grinder.
B. Remove the Lower Funnel
The Lower Funnel is attached to the grinder in the same fashion as the Upper Funnel. Removing the Lower Funnel also requires two distinct and separate motions.
A. Pull Down – using two hands, grasp the Lower Funnel and pull down toward the Arm Mount to release the magnets securing the Lower Funnel to the Burr Collar.
B. Push Away – continuing to hold the Lower Funnel down and away from the Burr Collar, now push the Upper Funnel towards the base and rear of the grinder.
C. Clean the grind chamber
Using a slightly damp soft cloth or a bristle brush, clean the interior grind chamber and wiper blades. The Upper and Lower Funnels may also be cleaned in the same fashion.