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The Best Way to Clean Your Coffee Maker

Why Do This?

Are you one of the 85% of Americans that are brewing coffee at home? If so, each cup of joe you brew leaves a little bit of residue on your machine. Clean you machine to remove old coffee grounds, oils and hard water deposits that are ruining the taste of your coffee.

Difficulty:
Time: 30 minutes

How To:

  1. 1

    FOR DRIP COFFEE MAKERS:

    1. Empty your coffee pot. Dump out any leftover coffee from the pot and empty the filter of used grounds.

    2. Add vinegar and water. Fill the coffee pot with 3 cups white vinegar and 6 cups cold water. Pour the mixture into the coffee maker’s reservoir. Tip: If your coffee maker is small, adjust the white vinegar to water using a 1:2 ratio.

    3. Turn on the coffee maker to brew a pot. Once the brewing cycle is complete, shut off the machine and allow the vinegar solution to sit for 15 minutes.

    4. Brew water-only for two cycles. This will get rid of any remaining vinegar taste. Turn off the coffee maker for 15 minutes between each brewing cycle.

  2. 2

    FOR SINGLE-CUP COFFEE MAKERS:

    1. Empty the machine. Make sure there isn't a pod in the machine.

    2. Add vinegar and water. Fill the coffee pot with 1/2 cup white vinegar and one cup cold water. Pour the mixture into the coffee maker’s reservoir. Keep the pod area empty.

    3. Turn on the coffee maker to brew a cup. Once the brewing cycle is complete, shut off the machine and allow the vinegar solution to sit for 15 minutes.

    4. Brew water-only for two cycles. This will get rid of any remaining vinegar taste. Turn off the coffee maker for 15 minutes between each brewing cycle.

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