How to Clean and Maintain a Wet Grinder?

Are you looking for ways to clean a wet grinder and maintain it properly?

In this article, we are going to show you step by step process to clean a wet grinder and increase its lifespan.

There are two types of wet grinders available in the market:

  • Tabletop Wet Grinders
  • Tilt Wet Grinders

A tabletop wet grinder is small and portable and a very common occurrence in most households. It has the drum fixed at the assembly so it cannot tilt forward and back but you can detach the drum and reassemble it.

The tilting type wet grinder is compact and occupies less space but the drum is non-detachable. But it can still tilt forward or backwards and is best for large scale better needs.

We have already published the best Wet grinders list on this website. You can check it out from here.

How to clean a Wet Grinder?

Step 1: Before switching off the wet grinder, pour some water into it and change it on for some time.

Step 2: Now unplug the equipment from the socket after which take away the holder stick.

Step 3: Remove the drum from the moist grinder. Also, take away the curler stone’s meeting (in case you can) to correctly clear them.

For tilting sort of moist grinders, you can not take away the drum. Hence you’ll be cleaning it with a humid fabric.

Step 4: Using a brush or a fabric, clear off the scrubs or smudge off all varieties of areas. Do not use damp fabric contained in the grinder.

Only use it for the drum and curler stones and exterior elements.

Step 5: Wash the stones after which wipe them off with a dry cloth.

Step 6: Neatly wipe off the motor with a dry fabric. Make positive that there aren’t any water droplets on it or slipping into it.

Step 7: Re-assemble the complete arrange and go for a check run to examine.

Now, these are the basic steps to clean any wet or moist grinder.

Wet grinder cleaning agents

You can use lemon peels, baking soda and vinegar solution to remove your wet grinder bad smells, gunk, and stains. All of them are common household items, easy to find online and offline stores.

Here are the different cleaning agents that you can use to clean a wet grinder:

Lemon peels

you can use lemon peels to remove bad smells from your wet grinder. Lemon is the best household item to remove odours from many kitchen appliances. 

Slice a lemon into 2-4 pieces. Now take the slices/peels and rub them on the lid, inner parts and the drum of the appliance.

Let it sit for about 15 minutes before washing it away with water. The drum can be detached and washed whereas the other parts can be wiped with a damp cloth and then with a dry cloth. 

Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used to remove solid gunks that stick to the roller stones.

Make a thick baking soda paste. Apply this paste to the mixer and the rolling stones (and any area which has gunked up).

Let this sit for about 15 minutes before you clean the container and the stones (detached) with water.

This will remove any stubborn gunk and clean the containers and roller stones.


You can vinegar to remove any stains from your wet grinder or other kitchen appliances.

Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to some water and then pour the solution into the grinder over the stones and along with the drum.

Turn it on for a few seconds so that it will be onto all the corners.

Now rub off the insides with a damp cloth or take out the stones and drum to manually clean it with further water.

After cleaning, wipe off the moisture with a dry cloth and re-insert it back onto the wet grinder.

How to Clean Wet Grinder Before First Use?

Steps to clean your wet grinder before first use to remove any dirt, contamination:

Step 1: Before first use, make sure you wipe off or water-run the inside of the drum to prevent contamination of the new food being placed in it.

Step 2: To remove any smells, use lemon juice and run the machine for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3: Do not run the wet grinder when there is nothing inside it. It will not only damage the roller stones but the empty load run will damage the motor as well.

Step 4: Add ingredients slowly and in smaller quantities. This will ground the batter evenly and will also help to increase the life of the wet grinder.

Wet grinder maintainance guide

1.Go through the manual carefully as it will contain a lot of information that will eventually prove to be a smooth operation of the motor.

2. Lubricate the motor and the belt once in a while to ensure its longevity.

3. Be generous in using water while you are grinding. Be it while wiping the stone in the middle of battering or just adding water to the batter.

4. Always place the tabletop and even the tilting wet grinder on an even platform to reduce vibration.

5. After every cleanup, make sure that the roller stones are properly fitted.

6. The wet grinder should be dry when not in use.

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