If you want to brew the best coffee possible with your auto-drip maker, you need to give it a deep clean at least once a month. Here's how to do it with some household essentials.
In this video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel, Dan DiClerico shows you how to get the job done with a little white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda:
- Mix equal parts vinegar and water, then brew. After it's finished, brew again with just clean water to rinse any remaining vinegar solution away.
- Remove deep stains from the coffee pot with a soft sponge and some bicarbonate of soda. If the stains remain, mix two cups of bicarbonate of soda and four cups water in the coffee pot, and let it sit overnight.
- Wash your reusable filter (if you have one) and brew basket and the coffee pot in warm, soapy water after each use.
Doing this regularly will keep the machine running well, and it will keep your coffee tasting great.
Clean Your Coffee Maker in 3 Easy Steps [YouTube]