Cleaning your Wilfa Svart Coffee Grinder
Cleaning your Wilfa Svart Coffee Grinder on a regular basis will not only help to make your grinder last longer, it will also help ensure you get the most out of your grinder’s performance and the coffee that you brew.
We recommend that you clean your coffee grinder after each time you go through one bag of 250g coffee beans.
Here is a quick guide on how to clean your Wilfa Svart Coffee Grinder.
The only optional tool we recommend you use as part of the cleaning process would be a clean medium-sized paint brush with relatively heavy / thick bristles.This helps a lot when it comes to getting out coffee grounds from little nooks and crannies in the grinder.
Very important: Before you start, make sure that the grinder is turned off and unplugged.
Set the bean hopper grind adjustment all the way to the “OFF” position / setting
Pull the bean hopper directly upwards to remove it from the grinder body. Clean the bean hopper and bean hopper cap / cover with your paint brush and/or a clean cloth towel (paper towels work too). You can also wash this with cold water - avoid using detergent or dishwashing liquid. Be sure to dry it thoroughly after washing.
Remove the ground catcher / grind basket and make sure to clean this too and dispose of the coffee grounds. You can also wash this with cold water - avoid using detergent or dishwashing liquid. Be sure to dry it thoroughly after washing.
Use 2 fingers to remove the burr grinder assembly from the grinder. Simply pull it directly upwards to remove it, taking a mental note of the position of the burr grinder assembly. Quick tip - take a photo of the inside of the grinder with the burr assembly still in place. This way you can easily refer back to it later when it comes time to return this.
Clean the inside of the grinder with your paintbrush, using it to get into the nooks and crannies and making sure to remove as much coffee grounds as possible.
Clean the burr grinder assembly with your paintbrush making sure to remove as much coffee grounds as possible.
Excess coffee grounds that you are able to remove from inside the grinder will typically fall into the ground catcher / grind basket.
There will sometimes also be coffee grounds in the ground catcher / grind basket holder at the bottom of the grinder. Be sure to clean this area too. If you tip the grinder over, there will be a hole at the top of the ground catcher / grind basket holder. There are also sometimes coffee grounds left here - be sure to clean this too with your paint brush.
For the exterior of the grinder, you can clean this with a soft cloth towel.
Now that the cleaning process is done, it’s time to put everything back together again. In case you washed the bean hopper and ground catcher / grind basket, be sure these are completely dry before you put them back.
To put everything back together again, just follow the steps above in reverse order.
- Return the ground catcher / grind basket to the ground catcher / grind basket holder
- Reinsert the burr grinder assembly into the grinder. Quick tip: There is an arrow inside the grinder housing, make sure this lines up (perpendicular) with tabs located under the burr grinder assembly. Refer to the photo you took in the earlier step (before we removed it) to make sure it's put back in the correct position.
- Put back the bean hopper into the grinder body. Be sure to line up the OFF setting on the bean hopper with the red grind setting line when you put it back.