How to Clean a Kitchen Aid Coffee Maker

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KitchenAid has been a manufacturer of kitchen appliances since 1919. Among the appliances the company manufactures are coffee makers. KitchenAid coffee makers come in a variety of models and styles and, like all coffee makers, they should be cleaned regularly. Cleaning coffee makers is an important part of brewing a good pot of coffee. Mineral deposits and other grime build up in your coffee maker. Cleaning will eliminate these deposits, helping to ensure a good pot of coffee every time.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Rags
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar

Cleaning After Each Use

  • Discard old coffee from the carafe. Rinse with plain water.

  • Wash the carafe with warm, soapy water and a rag. Rinse well with plain water.

  • Rinse out the filter basket with plain water.

  • Dry the carafe and filter basket before returning them to the coffee maker.

Weekly Cleaning

  • Fill the sink half full with warm water. Add about 4 tbsp. baking soda to the water.

  • Place the carafe into the water. If there is a plastic lid attached to the carafe, remove it.

  • Wash the carafe with a rag. Wipe down the filter basket, burner and exterior of the coffee maker with a rag and the water from the sink.

  • Rinse the carafe with plain water. Wipe down the filter basket, burner and the rest of the coffee maker with a rag and plain water.

  • Dry the carafe and entire coffee pot with a clean rag.

Montly Cleaning

  • Pour equal parts vinegar and water into the coffee carafe. Pour the mixture into the water reservoir of the coffee maker.

  • Run a complete brew cycle on the coffee maker. If your KitchenAid coffee maker has a cleaning indicator light (a light letting you know the coffee maker needs to be cleaned), run subsequent brew cycles with a fresh batch of the vinegar-and-water solution until the indicator light goes off. If your coffee maker has a lot of buildup, more than one cycle will be required.

  • Run two complete brew cycles using plain, cool water to remove any traces of the vinegar, as well as any left-behind buildup.

  • Wash the filter basket in the sink with hot soapy water. Rinse the basket with hot water and dry thoroughly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not submerge the coffee maker in water when cleaning.

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