3 Easy Steps on How to Clean a Coffee Maker

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Does your coffee start to taste bitter and funky? If yes, then it’s time to give your coffee a little extra love by cleaning it. Here’s how to clean a coffee maker. It’s really easy!

A great way to start the morning is a warm cup of coffee. Not a great way to start the morning is when you drink a bitter and odd-tasting coffee. You get what we mean. If your coffee starts to taste something other than coffee, then it means it’s time to clean your coffee maker or coffee machine.

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Your coffee maker produces warmth and moisture every morning, which germs love. If you don’t clean your coffee maker now, yeast and mold will eventually join the club too. Experts say that you should clean your coffee maker every day, after use, to remove the coffee residue and mineral deposits that affect the flavor of your coffee. Plus, your coffee maker will work more and slower if you do not clean your coffee maker regularly.

Steps on How to Clean a Coffee Maker

Wash Removable Parts With Dish Soap After Every Use

Remove coffee, grinds, and oil with warm soapy water. Make sure to wipe down the outside and the warming plate where coffee spills can burn on. Then leave the reservoir’s lid open to completely dry out.

Decalcify Your Machine Every Month With Vinegar

Hard water minerals can build up in your coffee maker or coffee machine. You’ll know if there are hard water minerals in your machine if it works slowly or it takes too long to drip. Using white vinegar, clean and decalcify your coffee maker.

Fill the reservoir with vinegar and water, and place a paper filter into your coffee maker’s empty basket. Place the pot in, “brew” the solution, turn off your coffee maker, and leave it for 30 minutes. After half an hour, turn on the coffee maker, finish the brewing, and throw the pot of vinegar and water. Rinse everything out by placing a new paper filter and brew a pot of clean water.

Make Your Carafe Sparkle Again With Rice

It works every time! Using warm, sudsy water, and a little rice, you can make your carafe look new again. Swirl warm, sudsy water, and rice to loosen any gunk, then scrub it with a sponge to remove debris, rinse well, and wipe it with a soft cloth.

Lastly, reassemble your coffee maker and enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee. Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. You got this!

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