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MarkPrince
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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2001, 3:44pm
Subject: How to Clean a Rancilio Rocky
 

How to Clean a Rancilio Rocky

A Rancilio Rocky espresso grinder shares many aspects with more expensive commercial grinders, and cleaning it is one of thos aspects. Learn how to get it as clean as a whistle!
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2002, 10:37pm
Subject: Popups?
 

Hey man, you promised popups (larger pictures), but they aint working! Is it a bug?
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MarkPrince
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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2002, 2:24am
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They're working Craig. Check your browser settings. they be javascript popup windows.
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paulsdatter
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2002, 5:07am
Subject: the rice technique
 

years ago, I am talking mid-1980īs, in what we now know as
the dark ages/ watery espresso/burnt french vanilla days....we
used to put (raw) white rice down our grinders to clear the
sticky soluables.
More than a decade later, and Iīm still doing this when no one
is watching. I canīt remember how I learned it. I am wondering
if it is a bad thing...and donīt worry, I donīt do it very often
and Iīm not recommending it to customers who have puchased
Rockies from us.
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Espresso: Silvia, Solis SL90
Grinder: Rocky, Solis 166
Drip: Cone, press pot
Roaster: dead dead dead
Posted Mon Mar 4, 2002, 7:39am
Subject: Re: the rice technique
 

FWIW, i tried the rice technique on my Solis 166 about a year ago, it threw the grind way off. I had to open her up and re-adjust the grind settings. I can't say for sure if it actually did anything bad, but i'm not sure i'd try it again. I used regular uncooked rice, but heard some comments that the softer  minute rice (par-boiled) works better and is easier on the grinder. In retrospect, it's easy enough to take apart & clean once a month or so. I'm not sure the rice method buys you much, but i can see how some people would be more inclined to clean the grinder if all they had to do is dump in a cup of rice or two and flick the switch.


john
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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2002, 8:11pm
Subject: 8.7 on Review ???
 

This was an excellent article.  Detailed, easy to follow, good pictures!  Thanks !

George
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jonathanknight
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Posted Wed May 8, 2002, 1:49am
Subject: Re: How to Clean a Rancilio Rocky
 

Good and informative. I just wish I could get those bottom vanes out of my Rocky. I have tried all sorts including the tips on Randy G's pages. I just settle for giving the doser a good brush out upside down. A bit more effort but it does the job.
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Espresso: Silvia, Solis SL90
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Posted Sat May 25, 2002, 4:51pm
Subject: bottom Vanes
 

FWIW, mine took a LOT of effort to get out the first time. I had to use a lot of force to get it to free up, it's really wedged in there. However, once out, it now is easily removed at each cleaning.
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Posted Thu Feb 27, 2003, 12:58pm
Subject: Cleaning Rocky
 

Great article and as I'm a new Rocky owner this is good info to have. Thanks
Frank
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EdMann
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Location: Chicago
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia
Grinder: Rancilio Rocky
Vac Pot: Bodum
Drip: Krups & Oster
Posted Tue Apr 15, 2003, 1:33pm
Subject: Doser problem
 

Tried to remove bolt in the doser with pliers, to no avail.  It seems to be too tight.  Any suggestions?
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