HOW TO CLEAN A COFFEE MAKER
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Nothing can ruin a coffee lover's day quite like a bad cup of coffee. The oily residue from daily brewing, along with hard water deposits and other impurities, can build up in your coffee maker over time, ultimately ruining your morning pick-me-up.
Many online cleaning tips insist that the best way to clean a coffee maker is with vinegar, but you only need the acidity of vinegar when it comes time to descale the inside of the machine.
Whether you're cleaning a drip coffee maker, pour-over, capsule coffee maker, French press, or another type of coffee-making gadget, you should be washing the removable parts after every use. You can hand wash pieces like the carafe and filter basket at the sink with warm soapy water or in the dishwasher if the parts are dishwasher safe.
Otherwise, deep clean removable parts, wipe down the outside of the machine, and descale the interior about once a month following the directions below. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner is both a cleaner and a degreaser, making it perfect for wiping away oily coffee residue. Plus, the scented formula deodorizes without leaving behind a residue that your next cup of joe could absorb.
Make sure your coffee pot is cool before you begin cleaning.
Descaling the Interior
Since both Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner and hard water mineral scale are alkaline, we recommend using acidic white vinegar to remove mineral scale buildup inside your coffee maker.
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