Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Coffee Grinder Static Conquered

I love my burr coffee grinder, but hate the static which causes the coffee grounds, chaff and dust to literally jump to any available surface in the kitchen, as well as the floor. And the static seems more aggressive in the dry winter indoor air. I have finally conquered the static! Look at this clean grind this morning. I just flicked a couple of drops of water into the hopper with the beans. I know after doing a lot of research on coffee grinder static that some people advise against this method, but it magically works.


ericn1300 said...

Glad it worked for you but something simpler might have worked as well. Just try flipping over the plug to change the polarity. This trick also often works when you have a string of Christmas lights with half the lights out, just flip the plug over and see if that fixes the problem. If you have a two prong plug polarity matters.

Debbie Courson Smith said...

Hi Erin - I did read about that "trick" for static. This plug is a polarized one, though, and just to be goofy, I did flip it 360 degrees to see if that would work. It didn't. I also read some extensive articles from tinkerers who have opened up grinders to rewire them to try to get control of the static, which they found didn't work, either. It sure can be messy!