I was looking for a spice grinder with a removable metal grinding cup for easy washing (our last one was like this, but recently broke down). The description for this grinder says that there is a dishwasher safe "removable bean container," however there is nothing removable except for the lid. The in-box care instructions also do not indicate anything about this item being dishwasher safe. It only says that the lid may be washed under cold or tepid water (in lieu of a brush or dry cloth). I haven't tested the grinding capability, but the design was not what was described or what I wanted. I will be returning it ASAP.