The coffee maker is one of the essential appliances in the kitchen. Without regular maintenance, the coffee it produces
changes its taste. It also happens that it gives off a bad smell. Fortunately, it’s easy to get over it with a few tricks.
To fight bacteria and extend the life of the coffee machine, it is enough to know the right techniques.
Why clean a coffee maker?
Causes premature wear of the machine. Constantly present in tap water, it deteriorates pipes
over the months. Under the effect of boiling, limescale and encrustations create harmful deposits inside the appliance.
Over time, mold and bacteria also build up. To prolong the life of the machine, it should be cleaned regularly. A well-
maintained appliance produces good quality coffee.In addition, it extends its life.To preserve it properly, avoid putting
it in the dishwasher at all costs. The same goes for chemicals. Indeed, the Italian coffee maker does not support
aggressive washes. After each use, a simple cleaning with hot water is sufficient. Fight limescale with white vinegar:
limescale deposits are easily recognizable. They appear as white spots inside the bathtub.To remove them, fill the tank
with a vinegar solution.This is probably the residue of caffeine.To deodorize the coffee maker, simply use baking soda and
water. Let the solution sit overnight before use.
Clean a filter coffee maker
This appliance is particularly suitable for heavy coffee drinkers. It only takes a few minutes to prepare ten cups.
However, without regular maintenance, mold and bacteria can invade the device. Indeed, because of the constant humidity,
the electric coffee maker is vulnerable to germs. Fortunately, there are a few tips for cleaning it:
Wash the coffee machine after each use: Like any other model of coffee maker, this one should be cleaned regularly. To
prevent bacteria from accumulating, it is advisable to wash it daily. To do this :
It should be dismantled. By referring to the user manual, it is easy to remove all removable parts. They must be separated
from the entire device in order to wash them. Just soak them in warm soapy water. Instead of chemical detergents, prefer
To get rid of dirt, you can use a dishwashing sponge. Be careful, glass containers must be handled with care. For some
models, the removable parts can go in the dishwasher. However, before taking action, it is advisable to check the
instructions in the manual.
Once all the elements are well rinsed and dried, they can be put back in place.
Purify the coffee maker: A thorough cleaning is a must every month to keep the coffee maker in perfect condition for a
long time. To do this, it is best to use natural products such as vinegar.
To make a vinegar solution, mix an equal amount of water and vinegar. Make sure the solution is acidic enough to get rid
of the stains. Provide a sufficient quantity to fill the tank.
Run the coffee maker for one half cycle. When the waitress is half full, turn off the machine.
For the solution to work effectively, it is advisable to let it sit for an hour.
Once this time has elapsed, turn the appliance back on to complete a cycle.
Then discard all the vinegar solution contained in the jug.
To rinse the coffee maker, fill the tank with clean water and run for two cycles. This gets rid of the vinegar residue and
When the device is cleaned, wipe with a microfiber cloth.
Clean the French Press
The piston coffee maker or French press is a cylindrical model. Made of glass, it has a central piston. Users of this type
of coffee maker sometimes complain about the taste of the coffee after a few months of use. In this case, the device may
need a good cleaning.
After use, it is always advisable to clean the coffee maker. This gesture must be done naturally to preserve the
performance of the device. To keep it clean during the day, it’s a good idea to wash each part manually after the coffee
is brewed. Some parts are removable. To avoid damaging the machine, it is advisable to read the manual carefully. The part
to remove first is the piston cover. In order to properly disinfect the plunger, it should be detached from the assembly.
The same is true for the filter. To remove the coffee grounds without clogging the filter, it is advisable to simply let
the water run until it is clean. Warm water and a soft cloth are sufficient for cleaning. If the coffee maker is dirty, it
is possible to use vinegar water or a soapy solution, provided that you rinse well. However, chemical and toxic detergents
should be avoided. Indeed, it happens that these products do not leave completely when rinsing, which can be dangerous
once mixed with coffee.