Of all your kitchen appliances, which ones do you clean the most? Many people wipe out their microwaves once in a while when it becomes visibly dirty. The coffee maker, however, is most often forgotten. To take care of your machine and ensure the consistent, rich coffee flavor that you love, try these cleaning tips:
Don't Use Harsh Soap
While you lather up your regular dishes and silverware with scented soap, this practice isn't encouraged for your coffee carafe because the soapy taste may linger and distract you from the richness and delicious taste of a fresh brew. Instead, purchase a coffee maker cleaning solution, mild non-scented soap or use white vinegar. Like an oven has an automatic clean setting, coffee makers should run a similar process.
Add several cups of white vinegar to the water reservoir in your Mr. Coffee® Simple Brew 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker and run it like you would for a normal pot of coffee. Then, once the brew process is complete, let the cleaner or vinegar sit in the carafe where it will continue cleaning. After a half an hour, run a full pot of water through the machine to rinse out the system. Repeat this process once more to ensure the cleaner is fully flushed out and your next cup will taste delicious.