What some customers can experience is a build up of static around the chute which can cause grinds to get caught and possibly leave a mess a few minutes later. This is a normal occurrence and while we can't prevent static build up, there are a couple steps we are suggesting to prevent a messy situation:
- Flick the knocker on the side of the Ode twice; once right after the beans are done grinding and once more a few minutes later. The static build up tends to release once settled after a few minutes and we've seen 1-2 grams of additional grounds fall out after waiting.
- We would recommend trying the Ross Droplet Technique to reduce the static and subsequent mess with your grinder. To learn more about the theory behind RDT and to see how it's done, check out James Hoffman's tutorial. You only need to mix a couple drops of water with your beans before putting them into your grinder to reduce the static mess.
1. Weigh out your beans in a cup.
2. Grab a spoon and quickly run the handle under a running sink faucet.
3. Stir your beans with the damp spoon handle.
4. Turn on your grinder and toss your beans in the chute.
Disclaimer: Do NOT pour water into the Ode Brew Grinder. This will void the product warranty.