There are many things that can accumulate in a coffee maker over time, including coffee residue, water deposits, and other gunk. This ends up leaving your coffee with a not-so-pleasant taste. When you have taken the time to find the best home coffee machine, you want to make sure that you are cleaning it at least once a month to remove this residue and make sure that your coffee always tastes delicious.
Start by filling the carafe with equal parts water and white vinegar. Then, pour this into the reservoir. Switch on your coffee maker, allowing approximately half of the solution to drip into the carafe.
Next, turn the coffee maker off and let it sit for approximately fifteen minutes or so before turning it back on and allowing the rest of the solution to drip through into the carafe. Pour out the solution and rinse the carafe several times with plain water.
Now you are going to take the carafe and fill it with plain water, pouring it into the reservoir of the coffee maker. Run a complete brew cycle. You’ll want to run plain water through the brewer three times to ensure that you wash away any traces of leftover vinegar.
Finally, using warm, soapy water, thoroughly wash the filter basket and carafe. Rinse carefully with plain water and use a clean rag to completely dry all pieces. If your carafe and filter basket are dishwasher safe, you may want to put them in the dishwasher- the water is hot enough to ensure they are thoroughly sanitized.
Using a rag and soapy water, wipe down the outside of the best home coffee maker- including the burner. Make sure to use a dry rag to wipe off the outside of the coffee machine so that you can get rid of any soapy residue.