Want to see something gross?
That lovely clump of crud came out of my coffee pot today. Yuck!!
We have hard water here and that bit of icky-ness is actually from mineral deposits left behind by our water. Can you imagine what it would look like if I didn’t clean my coffee maker every month?
Cleaning your coffee make is quite easy and vinegar makes an effective and inexpensive cleaner. Here’s how I get the gunk out my coffee maker:
Pour 4 cups of white vinegar into the water reservoir of your coffee pot. Place a clean, dry filter in the filter basket. Place empty decanter on warming plate.
Brew 3 cups of the vinegar through the coffee maker. Turn off coffee maker and let stand for 30 minutes.
Turn coffee maker back on and run the rest of the vinegar through the machine. Discard vinegar and rinse decanter thoroughly.
Fill water reservoir with clean water. Discard and replace filter. Turn the coffee maker on and allow it to run through the entire brewing cycle.
Discard the water in the decanter. Fill water reservoir with clean water. Discard and replace filter. Turn the coffee maker on and allow it to run through the entire brewing cycle. Discard the water in the decanter.
Your coffee maker should be nice and clean on the inside now. If you brew coffee daily, try to get into the habit of cleaning your coffee maker monthly.
Thanks for stopping by! It’s time for me to get back to my fall cleaning. Honestly, it’s not as bad as you’d think. I have my Jared helping me, and we have some great music playing. It’s amazing how much dancing you can do while cleaning!
Grace and peace be yours in abundance,