The ceramic grinding elements can be unscrewed and removed for easy cleaning. The rest of the parts are hand wash only. We recommend replacing pods every two years for sanitary reasons.
Brand new AA batteries should last long enough to grind 9 pods filled with pepper. However harder materials may use more energy to grind and change battery life.
When fully charged, it should last through 15 pods of pepper. The life of the rechargeable batter is 500 cycles of charging and discharging.
Materials that touch food are food grade and BPA free.
FinaMill and FinaPod are not dishwasher safe. Do not use detergent on the ceramic grinder elements. The only part that is washable is the clear container on the FinaPod.
They are not currently available at US retail stores. You can purchase from this website (https://shopfinamill.com)
Any kind of fresh or wet spice is not recommended. It can clog up the grinding elements. Additionally, some spices are exceptionally hard, such as nutmeg. They are not to be ground with the current version of FinaMill.