As a Eureka Mignon Brew Pro grinder owner, you will also have to take care of it. One of the most important tasks is to keep your burrs clean. Eventually you’ll even have to change the burrs. I will show you just how to do that in 5 easy steps.
First things first.
Before I’m going to tell you how to clean the machine, there are a couple of things we really need to discuss here. First of all:
TAKE THE POWER PLUG OUT OF THE WALL SOCKET.
We don’t want to you to get electrocuted or grind your fingertips into espresso grounds and neither does Eureka.
The second thing is that I would like to explain why it is so important to clean out your grinder once in a while. When you grind coffee there are always some particles that are left behind inside your grinder. There are a lot of nooks and crannies where the coffee hides and grows stale over time. Eventually these particles come loose as you grind your new coffee and mess up your brew big time. Normally people will use stuff like Grindz to clean out their machine. Personally I prefer to clean out my grinder manually since it will save a lot of money and you won’t waste as much coffee. Whenever you clean your grinder with the cleaning tablets, you will have to make sure that all the particles of the tablet are gone. According to the manufacturer you will have to purge your machine afterwards by grinding 2x 35/40 grams of coffee. A waste of beans if you ask me!
Luckily you bought a Eureka Mignon (Brew Pro) grinder! Eureka has made it super easy to clean out your grinder. If you, by any chance, need to change the burrs, you can also follow these steps.
Step 1: Finding the hidden screw.
When you look at the grinder, you will see the hopper on top and the dial to adjust the grind size. You will also notice that there aren’t any screw visible. The trick of opening this grinder is on the back. Take the hopper off and turn the machine with it’s back towards you.
Step 2: Unscrewing the hidden screw.
Do you see the Eureka Logo shield? Behind it is the screw that you will need to take out. So peel the logo off of the back with your fingernail or a firm but non scratching item. Do not use anything sharp that might mess up the surface. Underneath is a screw that you can unscrew by using a Philips Screwdriver.
Step 3: Lifting the top off of the Brew Pro.
Now that the screw is out, start pulling up the corners of the top of the grinder on the side that’s facing you. The front will NOT go up. Make sure you alternate until both corners are loosened up. Gently pull the top upwards until it lifts. Now gently pull the top towards you as you lift, and it should come off.
Step 4: Removing the top burr.
Congratulations! Your almost done. You can now see the insides of the Eureka Mignon grinder and all you need to do now is to unscrew the three screws that you see on the metal plate. The top burr will come off and let you easily clean out the screw holes and the grinder itself. You can use the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner for the big particles, and use a toothbrush and plastic toothpick for the smaller particles.
(If you want to change the burrs of the Eureka Mignon Brew Pro, you will only have to unscrew the screws holding the bottom burr down. Do not unscrew the outer screws since this will mess up the dial settings!)
Step 5: Cleaning the Brew Pro and putting it back together.
Now all you have to do is to put the grinder back together. Make sure you tighten the screws of the top burr firmly. When the grinder is set up again, all you have to do is power it up and start grinding. Do keep in mind that the grinder will ‘swallow’ a bit of your ground coffee for the first 2 to 3 times you’re grinding. After that the grinder should be as it was.