Deep Clean – Dry Ice Blasting


Late last year we tested a new-ish, or at least a new to us at Intelligentsia, way to do a deep clean of our roasters. No matter how hard we try to clean, no matter how many hours we scrub away at the build up of oils and what not, the roasters still get a build up of goop. This seems like a pretty cool way of doing that once a year deep clean. I wont go into to much detail, but the dry ice blaster, as I call it, works much the same way as a sand blaster, though the ice melts and evaporates leaving no residue behind. Cool huh?

For more details on the dry ice cleaning go to First-Crack Addicts blog, a light hearted though definitely  insightful and well informed blog that the roasters in Chicago are maintaining and add them to your RSS feed.

Other wise see this video I stole from them.



  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Deaton!

  2. I was sold on dry ice blasting- For the same reasons you’re talking about. The guys I went through did such a good job on getting all of our gear cleaned up. We really didn’t have any down time at all either because they worked so fast. But yeah, non-abrasive, works with electrical, and non-toxic and a bunch of other stuff I can’t remember…

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