How to Clean Your Home Coffee Maker

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Ever woke up and went to make coffee but the sight of your coffee maker makes you not want coffee! In this "how to" article it will show you the easiest and cleanest way to clean as well as disinfect your coffee stained coffee maker.

Things You'll Need

  • Dirty coffee pot
  • 2 coffee pot full of water
  • 1/2 cup of Clorox bleach

How to Clean Your Home Coffee Maker

  • Take out all coffee grounds and water before beginning to clean your coffee maker, and dispose in trash can.

  • Fill up your coffee pot with hot water and pour into where the water is stored for making coffee. If there is no room for more water, minimize the water just a little so that the bleach will be able to fit inside as well.

  • Pour 1/2 cup of the Clorox bleach inside the water and let sit for 15 minutes to clean and disinfect that area as well.

  • Turn your coffee maker on and allow it to complete its cycle. Let stand for 30 minutes, then pour water and bleach mixture into the sink.

  • Fill coffee pot once again with hot water and pour into coffee maker. Turn it on and let it complete its cycle one more time to rinse out all of the residue of the bleach.

  • Empty coffee pot once more and place clean pot inside coffee maker. You are now ready to make a pot of coffee in your extra clean and disinfected coffee maker.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure that you do not skip step 5, rinsing your pot is necessary to remove excess bleach residue.

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