Drip and single serve

For a coffee lover, coffee makers are a favorite and easiest appliance to get a perfect cup of Joe. That aroma of fresh coffee in the morning becomes the daily tradition. When you use your coffee maker on a regular basis, it doesn’t take long for it to slow down a bit and make the coffee tastes a little bitterer.

After a time and regular usage, soon the machine will unveil the gathering of hard water deposits inside the machine. The carafe and exterior may look spotty as well. But with a proper cleaning and just one ingredient, the coffee maker can be brought back to its original grace. The Drip Coffee Maker is one of the best coffee makers with grinder available in the market.

How to clean a drip coffee maker

  1. Clean the carafe, basket holder and reusable filter (if you have). Since all the grounds need to be cleaned, you don’t have to wash it thoroughly with soap and water. A good drench will work until later.
  2. Add plain white distilled vinegar to your carafe and fill it halfway and the remaining part with water.
  3. Spill the water and vinegar mixture to the water reservoir and start brewing. Halfway through, turn off the coffee maker and keep it for 45 minutes. Why we do this so that the vinegar sit in the inner workings of the coffee maker and you can easily remove those hard water deposits that can slow down your machine.
  4. After the time up, complete your brewing cycle. Can you see that messy substance and remains in the carafe? That’s what has been sitting inside the coffee maker that makes it slow and brew up a bitter cup of coffee.
  5. Pour that solution and fill it with fresh and clean water. Clean the machine a minimum of three times. Clean it until the water is clear and a smell of vinegar is fully gone.
  6. Take a damp microfiber cloth with a drop of soap to clean the exterior of the coffee maker. If there are any hard water deposits on the outside, use a small amount of white vinegar on a cloth to clean it. Clean the carafe and the filter basket with hot and soapy water. Allow it to dry

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How to clean the single serve coffee maker

A lot of the top single serve coffee machines come with a self-cleaning option but why is cleaning your coffee maker so important? All those germs and hard water deposits that have the potential to breed in the inner workings can be easily cleaned up by a simple cleaning process.

  1. To start the process, unplug the machine and remove all the removable pieces i.e. the water reservoir, K-cup holder and the tray where your mug sits. Wash these pieces with warm and soapy water. Left the drip dry.
  2. With the help of a damp microfiber cloth, wipe the exteriors of the machine. Clean the K-cup basket with extra care to get all the remaining grounds.
  3. Dry all the removable pieces that you washed and reassemble the machine. Plug it back in when you finish all this work.
  4. Fill the water tank reservoir with white vinegar and cold water equally. Without inserting the K-cup, turn on the machine. Remove the solution and repeat the process until there is no water and vinegar left in the tank.
  5. Fill the tank with fresh and cold water and run the cycle with no K-cup. Dump the water until there is no smell of vinegar left.

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Don’t let your coffee machine go slow, take some time daily to clean it and work with it like you purchased it yesterday.

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