Grinders need occasional maintenance. Minimal maintenance from time to time will enable any buster to continue functioning properly. The residual buildup can become quite heavy and hamper the rotation of your unit. Units that are made from metal or wood cannot be cleaned, as they will rust or from the solvents that are necessary to clean the residual buildup. Units made from acryl are just disposable and cannot be cleaned properly. Aircraft Grade Anodized Aluminum (AGA) Grinders, such as the ZEUS Grinder series can be cleaned very well. Therefore, we will show you today how to clean your unit in order for it to function like new.
All you need is:
1- Rubbing alcohol
3- Hot water
Zeus Bolt Grinder
Cleaning the Bolt is actually quite simple. The main cleaning agent you will need is some ordinary rubbing alcohol. Now before you start cleaning you will want to make sure that you have emptied out the bottom chamber. The bottom compartment is where you will collect some valuable botanical residues and dust that you obviously do not want to wash out. This stuff is great to be vaporized with a G Pen Vaporizer. Once you have fully emptied out your buster you want to make sure to remove all the plastic parts as these could be damaged by the alcohol. The two plastic parts are the ring around the top compartment and the small shovel which collects your residues.
Here is how you take off the O-ring:
These parts can simply be washed with warm water. You can submerge all other parts which are aluminum in your rubbing alcohol for around 10 minutes. After the alcohol bath, simply rinse them off with hot water or in really dirty cases use a toothbrush. Let your grinder dry and… voila….your Bolt will be like new.
Zeus Vortex Grinder
Cleaning your Vortex is pretty much the same deal as with your Bolt. All aluminum parts can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol. The only difference is that the Vortex has a transparent top compartment which is made of acryl. Do not clean this part with alcohol. This part is best cleaned with a toothbrush and hot water. Separate the clear top from the rest of the unit (takes 5 seconds) and all the other components can be put into rubbing alcohol. Check out the video below on how to open the Grinder:
Zeus Nano Grinders
The Nano is the simplest of them all, not only in terms of grinding but also in terms of cleaning. All you need to do is to take off the plastic O-ring (just like you would do with the Bolt) and put the unit into rubbing alcohol. Wash it off with hot water and you are done!
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Do this cleaning once a month and your grinder will stay like new for years.
Hope you enjoyed reading today’s blog, and feel free to leave a comment if you know of better cleaning techniques.