Mahlkonig Static Cling

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Mahlkonig Static Cling

Postby onocoffee on Tue May 13, 2008 6:07 am

Speaking of grinders, does anyone know what the deal is with Mahlkonig Kenia and their irritating penchant for static cling when grinding decaf?

I can grind regular coffee one minute and the next grind decaf and it's all over the place.

Thoughts? Solutions?
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Re: Mahlkonig Static Cling

Postby phaelon56 on Tue May 13, 2008 6:14 am

1) Try rinsing the decaf hopper with warm water and a small amount of liquid dish detergent - then rinse thoroughly and air dry.

2) Clean the inside of the chute/doser/grounds exit path with the above method

3) If #1 and #2 don't work you could try using some of the pre-moistened anti-static wipes that are made for CRT computer monitors or better yet - hit it with a blast from a can of canned air equipped with an anti-static ionizer nozzle or even get an anti-static brush.
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Re: Mahlkonig Static Cling

Postby barry on Tue May 13, 2008 11:09 am

dig out the 'ol ZeroStat.


I wonder if a small polonium chip near the grinder throat would solve the static problems.
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Re: Mahlkonig Static Cling

Postby Jeff Givens on Tue May 13, 2008 12:00 pm

barry wrote:dig out the 'ol ZeroStat.


I wonder if a small polonium chip near the grinder throat would solve the static problems.

I'll let you drink that coffee!
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Re: Mahlkonig Static Cling

Postby Troy Reynard on Wed May 14, 2008 5:23 pm

Use it as a boat anchor! I can't believe someone could design something without the user in mind. Every morning I have grounds all over me, all over the counter. I have tried various cleaning techniques to no avail. I am replacing mine with a Bunn.
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Re: Mahlkonig Static Cling

Postby onocoffee on Wed May 14, 2008 5:31 pm

Troy Reynard wrote: I am replacing mine with a Bunn.


I've been hearing a lot of that going on here on the East Coast.

The ironic thing is that the Mahlkonig was a replacement for the Bunn G1...
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Re: Mahlkonig Static Cling

Postby Isaac Gonzalez on Fri May 16, 2008 7:30 pm

Try using a the bottom of a cocktail shaker. I think you will have less static grinding into a metal container that is clipped on the bag-clip and touching the metal chute of the Kenya.

This may work well with the Bunn G series grinders as well.

You might want to check to see if you de-chaffing plate is still attached.
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