01/03/2013 08:24 am ET Updated Jan 03, 2013

Clean A Coffee Grinder With Cheerios To Get Rid Of Odors

The great thing about a coffee grinder is that it can be used for more than just a cup of Joe. Many people use the machine to also fine spices. The only downside is that you can find yourself sipping a coffee that tastes a little like rosemary, or whatever else you recently diced inside. Luckily, Rachael Ray Magazine found a great tip from Mary Findley, co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cleaning, on how to clean a coffee grinder and absorb any odors.

Simply process a handful of Cheerios (yes, as in the cereal) in the appliance for 30 seconds. This will remove the smells left by the spices when planning to use the machine for coffee.

We not only love this tip because we learned something new (who knew Cheerios are odor-eaters?), but it’s also a simple and instant cleaning solution. Plus it allows us to continue to use our grinder for multiple tasks.

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