You wake up in the morning, ready for the day and also ready for your delicious cup of coffee. But alas! Something seems to be awfully wrong with your precious coffee maker. It is brewing so slowly or not at all. You only have 30 minutes to get to work. You might be saying I need to get a new coffee maker!
Relax. Save your precious dollars. It could very well be that your coffeemaker is clogged. Coffee experts suggest that you should clean your coffee maker at least once a month.
This is to prevent debris from the coffee ground, water and lime deposits from building up inside the machine and clogging it up. And cleaning, by the way, isn’t just giving it a quick rinse. That will not give you the desire results what with all the internal components where rinsing isn’t even applicable.
And cleaning, by the way, isn’t just giving it a quick rinse. That will not give you the desire results what with all the internal components where rinsing isn’t even applicable.
One important point to note: You don’t necessarily need to buy commercial products to clean your coffee maker. You can use vinegar or lemon to get rid of the buildup, as well as oils your coffee beans may have left behind.
Some people cannot stand the smell of vinegar. Another great option is lemon juice. Lemon juice is acidic, which means it eats away at any mineral deposits, but it also leaves behind a nice smell. However, it is not recommended for coffee makers that are severely clogged. Use the same technique for cleaning as you used with vinegar and continue brewing with cold water until the smell of lemons disappears.
If you have a machine that also grinds your beans make sure you remove the grinder parts. Soak them in a vinegar water solution for about 30 minutes. This will remove any oily residue that tends to build up.
Your brewing time, heating and the quality of your coffee may be affected when the inner workings of your coffee maker become clogged. If you want your coffee tasting to remain fresh and delicious, you need to clean your coffee maker to remove those deposits.