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Essential Wonders, Inc., Coffee Break Service & Supplies, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

How To Clean A Home Coffee Maker

This article is for home coffee makers that have a heat pump system which heats the water as you pour it in, this is the majority of all home coffee makers. Your coffee maker will be a lot cleaner inside then it was, this process will clean your receiving pan, heat pump system, water lines, and your water delivery tube. If you complete this process once a month your coffee maker will stay fresh, clean, and your coffee will taste fabulous.


Cleaning Your Coffee Maker

  • Step 1. Lets start with selecting a quality product like Urnex Coffee Maker Cleaner.
  • Step 2. Fill your coffee pot or pitcher with water and pour it into your coffee maker, make sure you put your coffee pot back under the brew basket.
  • Step 3. Pour 1 packet of cleaner into the coffee pot and place the coffee pot under the brew basket.
  • Step 4. Turn your coffee maker on and let’s brew plain hot water into the coffee pot.
  • Step 5. The hot water will activate and mix with the cleaner in the coffee pot.
  • Step 6. Swish it around or mix it up with a utensil, now pour the cleaner back into the coffee maker.
  • Step 7. Let the cleaner sit in the coffee maker for 10 minutes while it cleans the receiving pan.
  • Step 8. Turn the coffee maker on and let it brew the mixture into the coffee pot.
  • Step 9. Let the cleaner sit in the coffee pot for 10 minutes, now clean the coffee pot with a Cleaning Brush.
  • Step 10. Dump the cleaning solution into your sink and rinse your coffee pot thoroughly.
  • Step 11. Now we want to repeat Step 2 and clean out the coffee maker, brew water through at least twice to clean out the coffee maker.
 

Disinfecting Your Coffee Maker

  • Step 1. Let's use 1 cap full of Hydrogen Peroxide and pour that into your coffee pot or pitcher.
  • Step 2. Fill your coffee pot or pitcher with water and pour into your coffee maker.
  • Step 3. Make sure your coffee pot is now under the brew basket.
  • Step 4. Turn your coffee maker on and let's brew into the coffee pot.
  • Step 5. Now we want to repeat Step 4 and clean out the coffee maker, brew water through at least twice to clean out the Hydrogen Peroxide.
 

Not Recommended For Cleaning

  • Vinegar: Although this product can be used as a disinfectant, it would take a very large dose and be minimally effective. Also, it will not clean your coffee maker however it will make your home smell awful.
  • Bleach: This product is widely misused and is highly toxic. You should never pour bleach into your coffee maker, it is much safer to use a recommended coffee maker cleaner.