Cleaning a coffee maker is essential in order for the coffee maker to work well. Failure to clean the coffee maker may affect negatively the functionality of the coffee machine and cause the coffee to taste bad.
If your coffee maker brews slowly or your coffee tastes bad, it may be a signal that it is time to clean your coffee maker.
Cleaning is important before your very first brew, after purchasing your new coffeemaker. It is also necessary to clean and decalcify the coffee machine from time to time on a regular basis in order to maintain its performance by removing water mineral deposits and coffee stains of the coffee makers.
For example, the Mr. Coffee® user manual (EH series) suggests decalcifying and cleaning Mr Coffee makers after every 80 (soft water) or 40 (hard water) brew cycles. (For more information on how to clean a Mr. Coffee coffee maker, please refer to and follow instructions of the manufacturer's user manual.)
COFFEE MAKER CLEANER SOLUTION
As I mentioned above, it is advisable to clean your coffee maker right before its first use in order for the coffee to have a good taste. Many people complain of bad coffee-taste when starting to use their coffee machines, because they fail to perform this simple step.
To clean your coffee maker the first time....
Your coffee maker is now clean and ready for brewing a good-tasting cup of coffee (providing that you have got good coffee to begin with!)
Decalcification and cleaning of your coffeemaker periodically - as I have mentioned at the beginning of this page - will ensure better maintenance and performance of your coffee machine.
Here are some tips and instructions for decalcifying and cleaning a coffeemaker and remove accumulated calcium and limestone deposits.
Your coffee maker is now clean.
It is also highly recommended to clean your coffee maker regularly, ideally on a daily basis, washing it in hot water with soap.
After a period of time you may notice some coffee stains on the carafe. This is left by the water and stained brown by the coffee.
To remove coffee stains of the carafe, fill it half water, half vinegar and let it stand a few minutes. Then empty, wash and rinse well, and this should remove the coffee staining and render your decanter clean.
When cleaning a coffee maker, keep this guidelines in mind to avoid safety hazards and damage to your coffee maker.
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