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Robert Koch

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at 11-20-2010 11:58am
Macap M4D Digital
Macap M4D Digital

I just inherited a M4D C83 digital doserless grinder (serial070708792, not sure where the deceased bought it) that had been used for a little while and then set aside for a year (some old beans were still in grinder). The literature that came with it does not tell me how to clean the inside. I want to wash the inside of the dirty bean tub with hot soapy water, and I also want to make sure the burrs are clean (that they are not oily). How do I take off the bean tub? When I do it, does that give me access to the burrs so I clean them with a soft brush? Is that a good way to clean the burrs, or should I remove the grinder ring, take out the burrs, and wash them with hot water? If I remove the grinder ring, will I upset the machine’s settings? If I do, how do I reset it?

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Zack Smith Robert, Thank you for the question. Cleaning your M4D is important to keep you machine working in top condition. To clean you will need to take the hopper off the top. To do this make sure that the slide is pushed in to make sure that the beans do not fall out. Next you need to turn the dial on the top of the machine counter clockwise until it is removed from the machine. This will allow you to access the burrs. Take note of where it is at so you can make sure that you replace it to the right setting. You can also clean the burrs with a product called Grindz. It removes all the oil buildup. You simply place the grindz in the hopper, turn the machine on as if grinding beans and then let the product go through the machine. When the grindz are all gone you add beans back to the hopper and run a few through to ensure that the all the cleaning product is removed. Here is the link to the Grindz. http://www.wholelattelove.com/Urnex/grindz_box.cfm

11-21-2010 5:18pm |

channing davis

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at 07-23-2010 2:07pm
Macap M4D Digital
Macap M4D Digital

Considering this or a Mazzer Mini or SJ. Seems to me that all else considered, the digital timer on the Macap gives it a big advantage. I believe to get a similar feature on a Mazzer I would pay at least $2,000. Your thoughts are much appreciated. I

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BaristaCorner Hello Channing...you are right, the Macap M4D Digital Step-less grinder does give you a majority of the same features as the Mazzer grinders that you mentioned, plus it's digitally programmable and chrome plated, for an extremely reasonable price. Please give me a call at 888-411-5282, ext 5140 so that I can walk you through a side-by-side comparison of these grinders. I look forward to your call. Thank you... Eric

07-29-2010 1:47pm |