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Old 06-06-2014, 06:10 AM   #1
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Getting cinnamon out

I was cooking with cinnamon the other week and ground it fresh using my bullet... Well, now I can't get the cinnamon dust out of the cup... Obviously water didn't work, I put it in the dishwasher, I scrubbed it with soap... :/ I don't know what else to do and I can't find ANY info anywhere on how to get it out... Please tell me it's possible?!

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Old 06-06-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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Try grinding some kosher salt in it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:21 AM   #3
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Ooh good idea! I'll give that a shot
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:41 AM   #4
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I was going to suggest grinding rice. That's the standard way of cleaning a coffee grinder after grinding spices.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:45 AM   #5
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Another suggestion would be grinding fresh bread in it. The cinnamon will stick to the bread. Try all the suggestions. Eventually, something will work.
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We have a small electric coffee grinder that's delegated to only grinding spices, etc. When I finish using it, I run some saltine crackers through it, which has always been effective. You might try that.
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Interesting. Four replies, each with a different suggestion.
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Try them all and buy a new grinder for other purposes than spices.
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Try them all and buy a new grinder for other purposes than spices.

Yep. Have a dedicated Bullet cup for spices and coffee.

Things like those have oils that are hard to get rid of.
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We have a small electric coffee grinder that's delegated to only grinding spices, etc. When I finish using it, I run some saltine crackers through it, which has always been effective. You might try that.
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Rice works for me.
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Yep. Have a dedicated Bullet cup for spices and coffee.

Things like those have oils that are hard to get rid of.

I figured that out too, and now have 2 grinders. Cinnamon flavored coffee isn't bad. Fennel, cumin, and pepper flavored coffee is bad.
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Interesting. Four replies, each with a different suggestion.
And a fifth one here.

I grind a slice of bread into bread crumbs and this seems to clear out the dust and absorb the smell.

Like others have suggested, I have an old coffee grinder which I keep for "smelly" (edible) things such as spices, etc.

By the time you've followed all these suggestions you'll have the cleanest grinder in the land
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And a fifth one here.

I grind a slice of bread into bread crumbs and this seems to clear out the dust and absorb the smell.

Like others have suggested, I have an old coffee grinder which I keep for "smelly" (edible) things such as spices, etc.

By the time you've followed all these suggestions you'll have the cleanest grinder in the land
Not really, check out post #5.
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Not really, check out post #5.
Mea culpa - Lack of sleep I think! I deliberately looked for the bread thing before I posted, too.
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