How to Clean Your Coffee Maker Using White Vinegar

Late night sleeps or even hangovers lead you to use your coffee maker almost on a daily basis. In fact, many people can’t start their day unless they have taken a sip of coffee in the morning. There’s nothing bad about drinking coffee. There are quite a lot of advantages for office-going people who need a daily dosage of caffeine in their system. However, leftover coffee oils and hard water usually deposits in your coffee maker and later it starts effecting the way your coffee tastes. Moreover, your coffee maker starts looking unclean as well. In order to clean these leftover coffee oils and hard water, you can easily use a solution made up for white vinegar. Here are a few simple steps which can help you get rid of this problem in absolutely no time at all.

Things Required:

Bottle of White Vinegar
Cold Water
Automatic-drip Coffee Maker


  • 1

    Right in the start, you need to make the mixture which will later help you clean up the entire unclean residue in your coffee maker. In order to make this mixture you need to mix one part of white vinegar into two parts of water. Make sure that the total amount of this mixture is enough to fill your coffee pot.

  • 2

    Once the mixture has been made, start pouring it slowly inside the reservoir of your coffee maker.

  • 3

    After the mixture has been added to the reservoir, start the coffee maker. Basically, you are now using the coffee maker but rather than making coffee, you are using this vinegar and water solution to clean your machine. Therefore, keep using the coffee maker in a similar way, and replace coffee with this cleaning solution which you made back in step one.

  • 4

    Turn off the coffee maker once you are fully satisfied. Do not try to take out the liquid; in fact, you need to wait for at least 20 minutes so that the pot can full cool down with the mixture inside it. This is going to make the vinegar-water solution fully clean your coffee maker from the inside.

  • 5

    After you are satisfied that the mixture is cool enough, it’s time for you to drain it out by pouring it down the drain while it rinses the pot.

  • 6

    After the solution has passed through the whole machine, pour some cold water in your coffee-maker’s reservoir and cycle two full pots of it through your coffee maker. This is to help you rinse the vinegar-water solution from your coffee maker.

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