Over time, a coffee maker can get somewhat dirty. Make coffee taste better by cleaning the coffee maker on a regular basis.
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Things you need
- Coffee maker
- Dish soap
- White vinegar
Fill the water reservoir with a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts cold water.
Run the coffee pot as usual.
Let the machine cool, then run a full pot of cold, clear water.
Repeat Step 3 if needed.
Wash the filter basket and the decanter in hot, soapy water.
Wipe the outside with a soapy sponge or disposable disinfecting wipe.
Clean a Coffee Maker
Tips and warnings
- Use this method to clean out the coffee pot once a month to maintain a working machine that keeps making fresh pots of great-tasting coffee.
- Never wash the decanter in the dishwasher. The intense heat could cause it to shatter.