Angie's How To The Best Way to Clean Your Coffee Maker

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Difficulty:33%
Time: 30 Minutes

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 your machine to remove old coffee grounds, oils and hard water deposits that are ruining the taste of your coffee.

1FOR 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.

2FOR 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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