Deep Clean – Dry Ice Blasting06/01/2010
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.