Caring For Your Grinder



With some light care, your SLX will last a lifetime. Think of your SLX like a car - it needs occasional maintenance to remain in top shape. 

Cleaning the cutting area: While your SLX won’t generally need cleaning, if your herbs have an exceptionally high moisture content (greater than 12%) or your medical needs necessitate a high volume, you may see some buildup. The ceramic makes it very easy to remove any material that does accumulate:

  • Tap the grinder lightly on a solid surface each time you use it (we recommend doing this over a piece of paper so you can collect everything that comes out). This will prevent any buildup if done every time you use the grinder.

  • Occasionally brush off the lips and teeth with a toothbrush. This will dislodge most of the particles that remain.

Cleaning the exterior: If any dirt builds up on the outside of your SLX, you can use a soft cloth with soap and water to wipe it away.

Lubrication: Your SLX is completed coated in our low-friction non-stick ceramic, and will not get stuck under normal use. However, if your herbs contain above 12-14% moisture, you may experience some slight buildup around the lips. This can generally be brushed right off using the techniques above, but if all else fails we recommend refined hemp seed oil (available online from Amazon). This will both lubricate your grinder and cause any buildup to be easily wiped away with a paper towel or rag.

Use of Solvents: Our ceramic is highly durable, and it’s safe to use rubbing alcohol or acetone on the coating without fear of damaging it. However, harsh solvents may change the color of the logo, so proceed with caution. We will not replace units that have experienced a change in logo color or brightness.


With enough force it’s possible to dislodge the coating. While the coating is non-toxic and won’t burn, scratches will impede the function of your grinder. If you want to scrape the teeth to remove and save any of that potent residue, try a plastic guitar pick (we recommend something between .50mm - .70mm thick. Our new grinders now include guitar picks). These thicknesses offer the optimal combination of hardness and flexibility.

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