How do you clean a grinder?

Written by on 21 May, 2020

How will you know, when you grind the marijuana with the help of a grinder you get a better experience when smoking cannabis. Well, to keep it that way, you need to keep them clean; otherwise, they will not work properly. In this post, we will show you how, so keep reading.

Types of grinders

Nowadays there is a great variety of grinders, which vary in size, shape, colors and manufacturing material (metal, plastic or wood). Each one of these offers you different advantages and benefits; therefore, it is important that you clean them according to the type of grinder you have, to extend the life of this instrument.

1) Metal or aluminum grinder

If you have a metal or aluminum grinder, what you can do is disassemble it and place it inside a bottle with isopropyl alcohol for a few minutes, so that the resin trapped in the grinder starts to come off.

When time passes, you can pour the alcohol into a plate, and once it is completely evaporated this substance and that the plate is only the resin of the grinder, you can use the resin. Be careful and make sure that there is no trace of alcohol.

2) Wooden grinder

This is perhaps one of the most difficult grinders to clean because of the material it is made. You cannot use isopropyl alcohol or wet it. It is best to put it in the freezer for a few hours and then take it out, and remove the resin gently with the help of a spoon, so as not to dislodge any splinters.

3) Plastic Grinder

In this case, to clean it, boil some water, but first put the pieces of the grinder in the pot, and once the water has boiled, remove it from the heat and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then, rinse the grinder or clean it using a small brush.

Freezer technique

The method of putting the grinder in the freezer, the truth is that it works for most grinders, so you can do it if you have any of the grinders mentioned above, without any problem. You will see, when being frozen, the trichomes with the cold become brittle so it becomes easier for them to come off.


Before starting to clean the grinder, try to place something underneath to collect the resin. If you want to scrape the grinder with some instrument, try to do it carefully so as not to damage it, it is advisable to use a spoon.

To give a final touch to your cannabis grinder you can clean the outside (which is constantly expose to the environment) with soap and water but first cover it well so that no soap gets in.



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