I have a medium-end, drop-through burr espresso coffee grinder (a Solis Maestro Plus). I haven't cleaned it since I first bought it, and I thought it was about time. Both the plastic bean funnel and the grounds drawer were coated in extremely stubborn caked-on coffee oils and grounds. So, some questions:
Getting the caked coffee oil off the plastic parts was very difficult, requiring multiple soakings in hot water and citrus-based dishsoap. Was there an easier way to do this?
How do I clean the burrs themselves, now? I can't remove them from the machine. Presumably I can't use water, and I certainly can't soak them.
Thanks for any advice!