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What Type of Grease Do You Use On A Coffee Grinder Collar?

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Venia Coffee Roasters | Keith There have been 0 comments

We field questions occasionally from folks who disassemble their coffee grinders for maintenance, cleaning, or burr replacement about what type of lubricant to use on the collar threads.  For grinders such as Mazzers, Compak, Macap, Rancilio and a host of others that have a threaded upper burr carrier we recommend a product called Super Lube Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease that is USDA approved for incidental food contact.  We have seen people using Dow111 for this purpose but do not recommend its used as it is not designed for this application and we have found it becomes sticky over time.

Super Lube Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease

If you do remove your upper burr carrier be very mindful to clean everything thoroughly before reassembly.  We use a combination of stiff bristled plastic brushes, paper towels, and a vacuum to remove any old coffee and grease residue from the threads.  If you fail to clean thoroughly, it is possible to build up enough friction when reassembling to bind the burr carrier.  After cleaning, apply a minimal amount of Super Lube onto the threads and carefully reassemble.  If you notice the collar does not turn with a normal amount of effort, disassemble and check for residue or cross threading. 

Find Super Lube Here: http://www.super-lube.com/synthetic-multipurpose-grease-ezp-49.html


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