To clean a coffee maker without vinegar, run a mixture of one part water and one part lemon juice through the appliance. You need water, fresh lemons or a bottle of lemon juice, a juicer to extract the juices out of fresh lemons, and a dishwasher or mild detergent.
If you are using fresh lemons, use the juicer to squeeze enough juice out of the lemons to fill half of the carafe. Fill the carafe to the halfway mark with water. Fill the rest of the carafe with lemon juice.
Pour the mixture in the coffee maker's reservoir, and position the carafe on the warming plate. Plug the appliance in, and turn it on. Allow the appliance to run until half of the mixture in the reservoir is emptied into the carafe. Turn the appliance off, and wait one hour. Turn the appliance back on, and allow the rest of the mixture in the reservoir to empty in the carafe. Empty the carafe, and repeat the process several times with water.
Run the carafe and filter basket through a cycle in the dishwasher, or wash the parts by hand with a mild detergent.
To brew coffee in a coffee maker, put ground coffee in the filter, and pour cold water into the machine. Turn on the machine, and let the coffee brew. You need ground coffee, your coffee machine with the filter basket, a coffee carafe and cold water.Full Answer >
The Kitchen Catalog states that one can clean a Cuisinart coffee maker by running 1/3 cup vinegar through the machine accompanied by 2/3 cup water. After this step is complete, run clean water through the system twice to remove any vinegar that may still be present. This cleans out the coffee maker by removing old coffee grounds as well as calcium build up.Full Answer >
According to Martha Stewart, all coffee makers should be cleaned once a month. The only items needed for the cleaning project are equal amounts of distilled white vinegar and water. Fill the water reservoir of the coffee maker with the vinegar mixture, let it sit and then turn it on. Allow several cups of the liquid to run through the appliance for a thorough cleaning.Full Answer >
To clean a coffee pot, fill the reservoir with equal parts water and distilled white vinegar. By running the mixture through a cycle in the coffee maker, the entire appliance is cleaned.Full Answer >