How to Clean a Coffee Maker With Apple Cider Vinegar

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Everyone knows that coffee is one of the best things in the morning. Not only does it help get your day started, but it’s also a great way to meet up with friends and chat. However, you may not know how to clean your coffee maker properly. Thankfully, apple cider vinegar can take care of that for you! So, if you want to find out how to clean a coffee maker with apple cider vinegar, then keep reading.

What you’ll need

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • A coffee maker
  • A clean cloth

Step One: Unplug your coffee maker and empty any remaining water from the reservoir.

Step Two: Mix one cup of water with one cup of apple cider vinegar.

Step Three: Pour the mixture into the coffee maker’s reservoir.

Step Four: Run a brew cycle without putting any coffee grounds in the filter.

Step Five: Once the cycle is complete, remove the pot and pour out any vinegar mixture that may be left. Rinse the pot well with clean water.

Step Six: Wipe down the outside of the coffee maker with a clean cloth.

Disassemble the coffee maker.

First and foremost, you’ll want to disassemble your coffee maker. This means taking off the carafe, the filter basket, and any other removable parts. Next, unscrew the filter basket and throw away any used coffee grounds. Finally, detach the brew head from the machine and rinse it thoroughly with hot water. With a little bit of care and attention, you can keep your coffee maker in tip-top shape for years to come, and learning how to disassemble it properly is a must if you want it to last.

Clean the Carafe

The carafe is where the coffee actually brews, so it can get pretty dirty. Assuming you have already gathered your supplies, the next step is to clean the coffee maker carafe. Pour out any coffee or water that may be in the carafe and rinse it out with hot water. Next, fill the carafe with half apple cider vinegar and half water. Swirl the mixture around for a minute or so before dumping it out. Rinse the carafe out one more time with hot water and set it aside to dry.

Clean the Filter Basket

The filter basket is where the coffee filter goes, and over time it can get clogged with coffee grounds and oil buildup. To clean it, simply soak it in a solution of equal parts water and apple cider vinegar for a few minutes. Then scrub it with a brush or sponge before rinsing it well and letting it dry.

Clean the Removable Parts

If there are any other removable parts on your coffee maker (like a spray head or shower screen), give them a good soak in equal parts water and apple cider vinegar.

Clean the brew basket and lid

If your coffee maker has a removable brew basket and lid, take them off and clean them separately. Give the brew basket a good rinse under hot water, then scrub it with a soft brush or sponge. If you see any coffee grounds or residue stuck to the basket, use a vinegar solution (1 part vinegar to 3 parts water) to remove it. Rinse the brew basket again with hot water when you’re finished.

To clean the lid, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth. If there is any built-up residue, soak it in a vinegar solution for a few minutes before wiping it clean.

Rinse everything well

If you’ve followed the previous steps, your coffee maker should now be clean! Give everything a final rinse with hot water to remove any residual vinegar taste. Your coffee maker is now ready to use, and you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee!

Conclusion

Overall, cleaning your coffee maker with apple cider vinegar is a pretty simple process. Just make sure to follow the steps outlined in this article carefully, and you should have no problem getting rid of all the built-up gunk in your coffee maker.

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