How To Clean A Coffee Machine

The first time my father and I cleaned a coffee machine, we were both afraid we were screwing things up. Thankfully, we learned our lesson.

The first time my father and I cleaned a coffee machine, we were both afraid we were screwing things up. Thankfully though, we learned our lesson. Cleaning a coffee machine is simple and fast using a mixture of vinegar and water. Make sure to rinse the coffee pot after the cleaning.

After you have the coffee mug ready to be cleaned, rinse it out thoroughly. If you are looking for the perfect cleaner that does all of that, check out this excellent product –  TenderCoffee    – on Amazon.com

Start by removing the filter and lid of the coffee mug. Use a toothbrush to pick up the residue that clings to the bottom of the filter. This may be very hard to avoid if you have a residue residue buildup and find your old filter is starting to show. Use a brushes brush to clean the filter, then wipe with a damp cloth or paper towel. 

Use some of the alcohol to clean the coffee pot, as this is where the filter enters the filter. Use a paper towel to clean as well, and the top of the pot. If you have a very stubborn residue on the filter, you may want to use a toothbrush to pick up the residue as well.  It is important to clean the cup completely in order to prevent the filter from getting dirty.

You may have noticed that your filter cup is not as clean as your coffee pot at this stage. You will need to get rid of this in order to get rid of residue in the filter. 

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to scrub the filter. For good results, you will want to go slow and allow the cleaner to penetrate to the inside of the filter cup. Once the residue has been removed, wipe with a clean kitchen towel.  

 After the coffee bag has been washed thoroughly, its time to wash the top of the cup. Using the same soft-bristled toothbrush that you used to scrub the filter, and a rag, apply warm water. The purpose here is to warm up the coffee cup so that you can get the oil out. 

Wipe the top of the coffee cup clean, and allow the coffee mixture to settle back down to the bottom of the cup. Allow it to settle for a second to allow excess oil that was trapped in the filter to drain. Use the same toothbrush to clean the inside of the cup. When the mixture has settled down, wipe the inside of the cup with a towel or paper towel to remove any remaining coffee. 

For those who are very stubborn about the residue left on the bottom of the cup, I would re-use the coffee bag again to allow the coffee to soak more thoroughly. It is important to not rinse off the coffee. The coffee must sit for a few minutes before it will clean itself. This will give the coffee mixture time to do its job. Once the mixture has soaked in, it will start to dissolve and leave the residue behind with the coffee. 

The coffee may take on a greenish tint, especially if the coffee contained natural oil or coffee. The coffee is cleaning itself and will have a natural color soon. You may decide to wipe it down with a paper towel.  If you remove the paper towel, and then soak your paper towel in vinegar, you can restore the coffee to its original color.