- Step 1: Unscrew the notched wheel that adjusts the grind setting
If you have a coffee mill like the Nostalgie or the Antique, first you need to unscrew the notched adjustment wheel under the handle as much as possible (turn it anticlockwise as far as you can). You will reach the coarsest possible grind setting.
If the mechanism and body of your mill are inseparable like the Brésil coffee mill, you will need to unscrew the bottom of the mill to access and clean the mechanism.
- Step 2: Clean the stainless steel components
Peugot coffee mill mechanisms are made from stainless steel. To clean this kind of material, you will need a brush that is clean and dry.
First, remove the coffee grounds drawer and use the brush to remove coffee residue. Be sure that there is no coffee left in the hopper. Then open the hopper and repeat the cleaning process using the brush.
The mechanism is made of two parts. When the adjustment wheel is set to the coarsest grind, the two parts will separate from each other and can be cleaned using the brush.
- Step 3: Cleaning and maintaining the wooden body
To remove any old varnish marks or dust on the wooden part of the mill, gently rub the wood with a slightly damp cloth, going with the grain. Once you have done so, the final step is to oil the body using a brush or cloth. If the wood is very dry, oil it several times before polishing it using a cloth.
Note: Do not apply oil inside the mill, otherwise the coffee will be contaminated by oil.
Once you have cleaned your coffee mill, you can place it back on the table, ready to greet you first thing in the morning.