Your best cup of coffee can depend on how clean you keep your coffee maker.
Whether you prefer a strong espresso or a smooth latte, coffee makers always need regular cleanup if you want to start the day with a fresh cup of joe.
Here are some easy cleanup tips:
Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water and pour the solution into the water reservoir of your coffee maker.
Then, place a paper filter in the brew basket and turn on the coffee maker to run a brew cycle. Once the cycle is complete, empty it and run two more cycles with fresh water.
Baking Soda Scrub
Stir up a tablespoon of baking soda with a small amount of water to create a thick paste.
Then apply this paste to a sponge or soft cloth and scrub the inside and outside of your coffee maker. Focus on areas with stains or buildup, such as the carafe or the brew basket.
Rinse thoroughly with water to remove any traces of baking soda.
Citric Acid Solution
Citric acid is safe and environmentally friendly. It can dissolve mineral deposits and descale your coffee maker.
You can make a solution for cleaning your coffee maker by dissolving a tablespoon of citric acid in a cup of warm water.
Pour the solution into the water reservoir and run a brew cycle without any coffee grounds. Repeat this process twice with fresh water to ensure thorough rinsing.
Prevention is always better than cure, and this also applies when you keep your coffee maker clean by maintaining it regularly.
Always replace filters regularly and wipe down the exterior with a damp cloth. Additionally, always empty and rinse the carafe and brew basket after each use.
Taking care of your coffee maker can extend its lifespan and you can enjoy delicious cups of coffee every time.
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