Clean Your Coffeemaker

If your coffee tastes a little off, it may be time to clean your coffeemaker. 

Mineral deposits and coffee oil will collect in your coffeemaker over time. The oils will become rancid and the mineral deposits will restrict water flow. To get the best tasting coffee possible, it is important to clean the coffeemaker regularly. Depending on how often you make coffee, this could be anywhere from once a month to once every couple of months.

Fill the carafe with a one-to-one mixture of vinegar and water. Pour the mixture into the coffeemaker and run as usual. Turn the coffeemaker off and let everything cool down so you don't get burned. Discard the vinegar/water mixture that has cycled through the maker. 

Fill the carafe with plain water. Run the water through the maker to clear out any vinegar residue. Let the water cool slightly and discard.

If you have never cleaned your coffeemaker, or it has been several months since the last cleaning, you may want to run a second or third cycle of the vinegar and water mixture.

To remove tough coffee stains from the exterior of the coffeemaker, use a paste of baking soda and vinegar.

Clean your coffeemaker regularly and you will enjoy better tasting coffee!