Leftover coffee oils and other guck in your coffee maker can affect the taste of your coffee. Here’s one way to clean the junk with the multi-tasking vinegar:
- Mix one part white vinegar to two parts water. Mix a full pot of this vinegar and water solution and pour into the resevoir of your coffee maker.
- Turn on the coffee maker and let the vinegar-water mixture cycle through. After the solution has completely run through, turn off the coffee maker and allow the pot to cool for about 20 min.
- Pour out the solution and rinse the pot.
- Cycle two full pots of cold water through the coffee maker. This will rinse the vinegar-water solution out of the coffee maker.
Note: Some people recommend doing this weekly; however, we only do this every few months and our coffee still tastes great.