How to Clean a Black and Decker Coffee Maker
Regular cleaning of your Black and Decker coffee maker will help to keep your coffee tasting great, and it is a good practice to perform after every month or two of use. If your coffee makers has run water that isn’t being used to make coffee, it is important to clean it to prevent bacteria and mildew from growing. Here are some steps to clean your Black and Decker coffee maker effectively.
Things You Will Need
- White vinegar
- Paper towels
- Soft cloth or sponge
Cleaning the Coffee Maker
- Remove any paper filters from the permanent filter and then rinse and dry the permanent filter.
- Mix together a solution of one part white vinegar and two parts water in the coffee maker’s carafe.
- Place the carafe back into the reservoir of the coffee maker and turn the machine on.
- Allow the solution to experiment through the coffee maker and then turn off the machine after a few minutes.
- Once the brewing is finished, discard the solution in the carafe and rinse the carafe. Dry the carafe completely with paper towels.
- Wipe off the outside of the coffee maker with a damp cloth or sponge. Make sure that the power cord, handle and base are all wiped down with the damp cloth.
- Refill the carafe with clear, cold water and place it back into the coffee maker. Turn the machine on and allow the pot to cycle through a full brewing cycle.
- Discard the water and repeat step seven if necessary until there are no more traces of vinegar left in the carafe.
Keeping Your Coffee Maker Clean
You can extend the life of your coffee maker and ensure the best tasting coffee by regularly cleaning the external surfaces with a damp cloth or sponge, and cleaning the coffee maker from time to time. Prolonged build-up of mildew and bacteria can cause a strange taste and smell in the coffee. Regularly cleaning your Black and Decker coffee maker is a simple way to ensure your coffee tastes the best each time you use it.