How to Clean Your Coffee Maker
Chances are, you don’t clean your coffee maker as often as you should. In fact, a found that people don’t even consider their coffee maker a place for bacteria and mold to be, but guess what? It is! The study also showed that your coffee maker’s reservoir has been known to contain a higher germ count than some spots in your bathroom. Crazy right?
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Cleaning The Coffee Pot
If you have a regular coffee maker, that brews into a pot instead of a cup, you know how dirty it can get. Coffee pots can get pretty stained and hard to clean after frequent use. Fill up your coffee pot with three-quarters water and one-quarter white vinegar. Let it sit in your coffee pot overnight. In the morning you can take the scrub pad on a sponge and wipe away the coffee stains from your pot.
Decalcify Your Coffee Maker
With coffee makers, hard water minerals can build up inside your machine over time. You’ll be able to tell if this happens when you notice that your coffee maker takes longer to brew than it normally would. In order to get things back shape, you need to “decalcify” the machine. and give it a good cleanse.