Cleaning your bin
The Mill requires very little cleaning. You can wipe down the outside of your bin with a cloth, but you don’t need to clean the inside of the bucket or the paddles. If you see stuff stuck to the side of the bucket, don’t worry, it's harmless and will come off over time.
If you really want to wash the bucket, use warm water only (no soap) and a sponge. Do not put the bucket in the dishwasher and do not use any cleaning products or chemicals.
Cleaning your Dust Filter
A clogged dust filter may make it harder for your bin to dry leading to increased run times., In addition, a clogged dust filter can cause odors to escape your bin. To ensure that your kitchen is odorless you’ll want to clean it from time to time. Each time you empty the bucket, give it a quick look. You’ll find it on the left side of your kitchen bin when you lift the bucket cover.
If there is any debris on your filter, just wipe your fingers along its surface, the same way you would clean a dryer’s lint trap (learn how here). Anything that comes off the filter can be placed into the bucket.
Charcoal Odor Filter Maintenance
You’ll likely need to replace your charcoal odor filter every seven - eight months. This will vary based on use (learn more here). Filters are included in your plan if you have the Mill Essentials package.