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Date: 24 Oct 2006 09:11:50
From: hermit
Subject: Solis Maestro cleaning - correction

In my haste to post my original message for burr removal I mistakingly
confused the burrs. I can easily remove the outer burr (ring) - it's
the inner burr I am having a problem with.

Thanks again,

Rich




 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 21:24:15
From:
Subject: Re: Solis Maestro cleaning - correction
In alt.coffee, hermit <hermit@coaxpa.com > wrote:

> In my haste to post my original message for burr removal I mistakingly
> confused the burrs. I can easily remove the outer burr (ring) - it's
> the inner burr I am having a problem with.

I just use a vacuum cleaner and/or canned air.

--
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
--Edward R. Murrow


 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 10:30:55
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Solis Maestro cleaning -made easy
MAKE LIFE EASY -- use 'Grindz' from urnex.

then vacuum out the machine

easy, NO tools

Dave
www.hitechespresso.com
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hermit wrote:
> In my haste to post my original message for burr removal I mistakingly
> confused the burrs. I can easily remove the outer burr (ring) - it's
> the inner burr I am having a problem with.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Rich



 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 08:54:57
From: Luke
Subject: Re: Solis Maestro cleaning - correction
On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 09:11:50 -0400, hermit <hermit@coaxpa.com > wrote:

>In my haste to post my original message for burr removal I mistakingly
>confused the burrs. I can easily remove the outer burr (ring) - it's
>the inner burr I am having a problem with.

As bradk said, you don't need to remove the center burr to clean.
Vacuum it or turn the grinder upside down and tap and brush (I like
plumbers flux brushes for this).

Assuming the Maestro is built like the Solis 166 (aka Starbucks
Barista) the center burr is removable by taking off the case, grabbing
the burr with vise grip pliers, grabbing the retaining nut underneath
with another pliers, and twisting. I did this on my 166 to replace the
plastic paddle wheel which had lost all its fins. But you definitely
don't want to do this operation if you don't have to :-).

--
Luke
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"The culture of recovery is insidious: now the moral measure of a
war is how it makes us feel about ourselves." -- Wendy Kaminer


 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 06:36:52
From: bk
Subject: Re: Solis Maestro cleaning - correction
hermit wrote:
> In my haste to post my original message for burr removal I mistakingly
> confused the burrs. I can easily remove the outer burr (ring) - it's
> the inner burr I am having a problem with.

I don't think the inner burr is easily removable. But you shouldn't
need to remove it to clean it. If its a maestro plus they have an
upgrade kit they are giving away for it that makes a big difference in
keepin the grinds out of places there not supposed to go and making the
adjustment tabs stronger. If your going to take it apart to clean it
you might as well go all the way and do it right.
info on the upgrade kit and they have dissasembly instructions too.
http://www.baratza.com/solis_faq.php

-bradk