: who cleans their coffee pots/makers????
11-18-2006, 09:13 AM
I'm not even a coffee drinker.... :D
But today I did my periodic cleaning of the coffee maker....knowing full well that I'm going to get grumbled at........ :lmao:
I not only ran the pot & filter sections in the dishwasher, but also "brewed" it 5 times with the inside cleaner. Only the first round had the cleaner, the rest were to make sure it all comes out!
So was thinking....is he the weird one? Or is it "normal" to just let the pots & makers season? :dunno:
He claims it takes a while to get it to taste right again! :paranoid:
11-18-2006, 09:41 AM
I clean mine every time I use it. I just can't stand to have dirty things. Also, sometimes you have to run Vinegar through them if they are clogged.
That happens back in San Antonio b/c they have hard water w/ mineral deposits.
11-18-2006, 10:13 AM
The coffee maker cleaner stuff is like the vinegar. It's for hard water deposits. It just smells better.
I think if I drank it, I would be rinsing out the filter area & pot after each use. I don't think I'd ever leave a filter in it with grounds.... but most people I know that drink coffee at home just keep reusing it. And these people are neat freaks in every other area. :dunno:
11-18-2006, 01:06 PM
We have a bunn in the kitchen (coffeemaker, to be precise) - I wash the caraffe once a week in the dishwasher and rinse out the filter basket each day. That's it. We have pretty decent water up here, so calcium buildup isn't much of an issue....
11-18-2006, 01:32 PM
Im a tea drinker, coffee never tastes good to me unless I dilute it with a gallon of milk.
11-18-2006, 02:58 PM
I only clean it once every year or so.. The water here isn't very hard. Yes, it does ruin the taste of the coffee for a few pots, but I feel better knowing that I'm drinking cleaner coffee... :D
11-18-2006, 04:59 PM
I voted "yes," but the coffee maker doesn't get cleaned all that often; just every now and again.
If cleaning it impacts the taste of the coffee, I've never noticed it. :dunno:
10-04-2007, 06:25 PM
I drink too much coffee to clean it. If I did clean it and run a vinegar cycle through it, I'd sit there wishing it was coffee brewing instead.:nuts:
I work a lot of hours so coffee and me get along real well.
10-04-2007, 07:53 PM
I am the only person who cleans the one at work....if I don't do it....they just brew another pot...
08-04-2008, 08:33 PM
Oddly enough, Im cleaning it as we speak, LOL!
08-05-2008, 05:47 AM
after a few days of taking that first sip of coffee and going, "hmmm that tastes funny" I throw a little 50/50 vinegar/water in there. I follow that up with 3 or 4 rinse brews with just water and scrub the urn down. The next day the coffee tastes great again!
08-05-2008, 05:56 AM
Clean it! Armpits season too and should be cleaned on a regular basis. EEEEEWWWWW :lmao:
08-05-2008, 09:00 AM
I have a Rancilio Sylvia Espresso machine and you have to clean it frequently or it won't function properly. I use Cleancaf powder diluted in water and run about two quarts of water through the boiler and head unit until it runs clean. With the amount of pressure (17-19 bar) needed to pull an espresso shot, clean guts are vital.
08-05-2008, 09:06 AM
I have the Krups 1500 Espress/coffee maker. I have clean mine with vinegar pretty often because if there is any scale built up it voids my warranty. It is a pain the a$$ coffee maker if something breaks.