When was the last time you really cleaned your coffee pot? Most people use their coffee maker everyday, but rarely clean it or even think to give it a deep cleaning. If it’s been awhile, maybe the next time you clean the house, include the coffee maker too. Here are three quick and easy steps on how to deep clean the coffee maker.
The first step to deep clean the coffee machine is to equally mix white vinegar and water, then brew. When it’s done brewing, empty the coffee machine and brew again with clean water. This will flush out the vinegar. Sometimes it’s recommended to brew twice through with clean water to make sure the white vinegar is good and gone.
If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned the coffee pot, there are probably some coffee stains on the edges. Remove the deep stains with a sponge and baking soda and start scrubbing. If the stains are not removed, mix two cups of baking soda and four cups of water into the coffee pot and let it sit overnight. The next morning, pour out the mixture and brew another pot of clean water so there is no lingering vinegar or baking soda.
Additionally, depending on the type of coffee pot, you can easily run it through the dishwasher the next time you have a full load. Just make sure it is dishwasher safe.
Clean the coffee pot on a regular basis. Once you’ve done a deep cleaning, you can do a simple cleaning of the coffee pot. Let the pot and other accessories, such as a reusable filter, sit in warm, soapy water after each use. Then make sure to do a deep cleaning of the pot at least once a month. Every time coffee is brewed, residue from the coffee beans and hard water build-up inside the machine. This cleaning routine will help keep the coffee maker running well, and will continue to make the coffee taste great.
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