I have been sprinkling cleaning tips throughout this blog, and I have so many more to share. I decided I would dedicate a day of the week to sharing these helpful ideas, and “Cleaning Tip Tuesday” rolled off the tongue better than any other day of the week, so that’s the day I’m going with.
Today we’re talking about the coffee maker- one of my favorite things! I pretty much need my cup of coffee every morning, or I don’t function well. Here’s the deal with coffee though; it has oils in it that create a residue in your coffee maker. Hard water build-up can also make your coffee less than ideal. So, let’s clean that machine and get it functioning at its prime.
Here’s What You’ll Need
Yep, that’s it, vinegar.
Fill the water reservoir with equal parts water and vinegar. Run the coffee maker until half the vinegar mixture has gone through. Then turn it off so it stops brewing. Let the vinegar solution sit for 1 hour. Once the hour is up, turn the coffee maker back on and allow it to finish the brewing cycle. Once finished, dump out the vinegar mixture and run the coffee maker several times with just water. This takes at least 3-4 times. You need to get all the vinegar out of the machine or your coffee will not taste all that pleasant come morning. You can clean the filter basket, along with the glass pot and lid, in the dishwasher. (Sometimes I am still left with a little oily residue on the actual glass pot, even after a run through the dishwasher, so I hand wash it in order to get it all.) There you go… done!
Happy Coffee Drinking!
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