Herb grinders need some TLC, just like your bong and hand pipe. Although your grinder isn’t burning your herbs, it’s breaking the nugs apart, releasing essential oils. As a result, plant matter is going to stick between the teeth and connections. Soon you’ll have a hard time twisting your grinder, and you’ll get ugly oxidation on your tool. Here are our tips on how to clean an herb grinder to maintain its optimum functionality.
Although it’s easy to clean an herb grinder, things can get messy. To help keep things organized, you’ll be needing:
Now let’s get started cleaning your herb grinder. Please read all the steps carefully before doing the procedure to ensure that you clean the tool efficiently.
Sometimes, life gets in the way for us to give careful attention to our useful little friend. The best way to get all the gunk out is to do a deep cleaning.
Deep cleaning of acrylic grinders is not the same as with metal grinders, or for grinders that have acrylic parts. The high alcohol concentration can ruin or melt acrylic material. There’s a unique cleaning process that you should do to make acrylic grinders clean and sparkling again.
For this, make sure that you’ll use a pot you’re about to dispose of as the scent and taste of the herb will stick. Don’t use this method on metal grinders or metal parts as they can rust.
Scrub your grinder with a toothbrush using soap and water. Pay close attention to all the corners, rinse, and you’re good to go!
A clean, well-maintained grinder will last you for years. Just like any beautiful piece of equipment, a clean grinder will have less wear and tear.
Also, think of your grinder as a machine. If there’s sticky resin stuck between the parts, it’s going to be hard for you to grind your herbs efficiently. The loss of close contact between the grinder teeth will make it hard for you to get that fine grind suitable for dry herb vaporizers.
You also prevent bacterial buildup when you clean your grinder. There are different ways to get contaminated herbs, and this is one of them. You want to inhale clean, honest-to-goodness smoke instead of bacteria and microbes.
We hope that these tips will help you understand how to clean a herb grinder. Click here for more information about herb grinders so you’ll know more about them and use them to the fullest. Also, don’t forget to check out our herb grinders here!