How to Clean Coffee Maker. . . and My Dog!

Because what average family doesn’t have a dirty coffee maker and a smelly dog lurking around the house at the same time? How to Clean Coffee Maker? – that is a question! All you need is white distilled vinegar and the job is done!

How to Clean Coffee Maker

If you have lost your instructions pamphlet and are not sure how to clean coffee maker, this simple, monthly routine will do the trick for most makes and models.

How to Clean Coffee Maker?

1. If your coffee maker has a water filter, remove it.
2. Pour 1-2 cups of white vinegar into the water reservoir.
3. Turn the coffee maker on to begin the brew cycle. After a few moments turn off the coffee maker.
4. Allow the vinegar to sit for 15-20 minutes.
5. Turn the coffee maker back on and allow the vinegar to run through the remaining brew cycle.
6. Once the brew cycle is complete, turn off the coffee maker and allow the vinegar to cool.
7. Once cool, dispense vinegar into a cup and rinse the reservoir with water.
8. Run clean water through at least 2 brew cycles, allowing the coffee maker to cool between each cycle.

Now you are ready to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee free from impurities and hard water deposits.

Dog Tip: Don’t just use your white vinegar for the coffee maker, use it on your dog too! If your pooch has dirty, smelly ears; simply mix one part water to one part vinegar and you have a gentle solution to easily wipe (using cotton balls) the grime from your dog’s ears.

Why is Cleaning a Coffee Maker So Important – More information here!

And if you are going to get a new coffee maker we have prepared a list of some of the best one in our TOP 5 Best Coffee Makers – Buyer’s Guide!

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