logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Coffee Site

BellaOnline's Coffee Editor

g

Cleaning Your Coffee Maker

Guest Author - Gayle E. Santana

Is your coffee maker starting to look like a science experiment? If you donít think so, just look inside closely at all the cracks and crevices. You may be surprised at what you find. This also affects the flavor of your coffee. Youíve probably just gotten used to the touch of oils, acids and maybe even mold and mildew.

My coffee maker tends to stay moist and if I donít leave it open to dry, well; you know how things can begin to grow in moisture. I also use a bit of cinnamon. This tends to get on different parts of the coffee maker and itís really not a good look.

If youíd like to have a great cup of coffee you must start with a clean coffee maker. I can assure you that you will notice the difference in your cup.

If you still have your manufacturerís instruction booklet handy, it has directions specifically for cleaning your coffee maker. However, if those directions have joined the missing socks in your life, here are some tips.

Commercial cleaners and descalers are available. Your own coffee maker manufacturer probably makes them. But why spend money and use harsh chemicals when something you probably have on hand right now is available-vinegar. According to Wikipedia, "Vinegar is a liquid produced from the fermentation of ethanol in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid." And acid is the key word here. You will need something to break down the oily residue that coffee tends to leave behind.

Items you will need:

Paper Filter
White Vinegar
Water

Directions:

-Put filter into place

-Fill water reservoir with 1 part vinegar and one part water
NOTE: Straight vinegar can be used without mixing with water if your coffee maker has not been cleaned in a while or it is particularly dirty.

-Turn on coffee maker and let it complete its cycle.

-Empty carafe.

-Turn off coffee maker and fill reservoir with fresh water.

-Turn on coffee maker and let it complete its cycle again.

-Run through with fresh water once more making sure the vinegar is completely out.

-Wash the carafe carefully by hand with gentle soap rinsing thoroughly.

-Wash any removable parts i.e. the filter basket or the removable gold filters, water reservoir, etc. Rinse, rinse and rinse again.

-Wipe down the outside of the coffee maker.

There you have it. There is nothing more wonderful and fragrant, not to mention tasty than a cup of coffee made in a fresh clean coffee maker.

Enjoy.
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Cleaning+Your+Coffee+Maker to Twitter Add Cleaning+Your+Coffee+Maker to Facebook Add Cleaning+Your+Coffee+Maker to MySpace Add Cleaning+Your+Coffee+Maker to Del.icio.us Digg Cleaning+Your+Coffee+Maker Add Cleaning+Your+Coffee+Maker to Yahoo My Web Add Cleaning+Your+Coffee+Maker to Google Bookmarks Add Cleaning+Your+Coffee+Maker to Stumbleupon Add Cleaning+Your+Coffee+Maker to Reddit




Cleaning Up Coffee Stains
Coffee Maker Review-The Hamilton Beach Michael Graves Design
RSS
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Coffee Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Gayle E. Santana. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Gayle E. Santana. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor