Monday, April 18, 2011

How to Unclog a Coffee Maker

Cleaning your coffee maker is important. There are so many things that can get clogged in your brewer over time. Cleaning just the exterior part of the machine will not ensure that it will work seamlessly for many years.

Mold, for instance, is one of your enemies. With the moist and humid environment inside the brewer, molds can easily grow there. Also, lime sediments can easily develop especially if you are using tap water and the water filtration system of your brewer cannot efficiently remove all the hard minerals.

If you notice clogging happening in your brewer, you can always try the following cleaning steps:

Step 1: Fill up the water tank of your brewer with one part of water and one part vinegar. Place the water tank back to the coffee machine and then resume to placing the required coffee filter, coffee basket and water filter in the brewer.

Step 2: Plug the brewer and then set up the programming cycle. Set it up to the usual programming cycle you are using. Once you have already done the usual brewing preliminaries, you can now place the carafe beneath the drip spout and then turn it on.

Step 3: Let the vinegar pass through the inside of the coffee machine. This will dissolve the impurities mentioned above. Also, this helps a lot in removing stale odor from coffee oil residues.

Step 4: Once this process is over, you can see the debris from your brewer not collected in the carafe. You need to run one more vinegar solution cycle if it is too dirty. Afterwards, try to run just a water cycle. If it is working well you can now clean the exterior of the machine.

Step 5: Unplug the brewer and let it cool down for a few minutes before cleaning the detachable parts. Clean them using soapy water and then let them dry before putting them back on again.

Do this once a week as coffee residues tend to collect easily inside the brewer. You can also substitute vinegar with lemon juice or any citrus juice. Some people do not like the lingering smell of vinegar.

If you like citrus scent more, this would be a more ideal cleaning solution for you. Now you can use your brewer again without worrying about clogging. Taking care of your coffeemaker will help prolong its life so you can use it for more years to come.

Thanks To : Black Decker DCM2000B


Alex Quinn 82 said...

Krups espresso machines are easy to use, reasonably priced, easy to clean, and make great espresso . The best part about owning a krups espresso machine, is that if a piece breaks, I dont have to buy a whole new machine, because there are places that specialize in selling krups espresso machine parts .

willg said...

Thanks for the information, I'm no coffee connoisseur but I've been looking into different Espresso Machines as I'm getting fed up with all of the "consumer" coffees (Starbucks, DD, etc.).

albina N muro said...

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