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.Know More
Cleaning a Cuisinart coffee maker should be done every time a light appears above the word clean. If the coffee maker does not have this feature, it is recommended that one clean the coffee maker every month, especially if hard water is used to make the coffee.
If one would like to clean the carafe lid and basket, it is recommended to use warm soapy water and avoid using abrasive cleaners. A dishwasher can also be used to clean the carafe lid and basket as long as they are placed on the top rack only. The coffee pot should be washed after every use to avoid build up. However, if cold water is used to wash the pot, it is important to let the coffee pot sit out until it is back to room temperature. This ensures that the glass doesn't crack when the pot is placed on the hot plate.Learn more about Small Kitchen Appliances
The most common problems normally associated with Cuisinart coffee makers are weird tasting coffee, loss of power to the unit, and brewing too much or too little coffee, according to reviews on JavaJenuis.com and Matthew-Epstein.com. Most problems can be avoided with proper care and cleaning of the coffee maker.Full Answer >
The Farberware user manuals for both the five-cup coffee maker and the 12-cup coffee maker state that consumers should clean the appliances after every use. Other than maintaining hygiene standards, this also helps increase the service life of the coffee makers.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
Clean a Bunn coffee maker by pouring 1 quart of white vinegar into the coffee maker. Make sure there is an empty brew funnel and an empty decanter in place. Keep the coffee maker plugged in, and let it sit for two hours.Full Answer >