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tips on cleaning my coffee maker

lost the manual . it is a Cuisinart with a "clean" setting. I remember something about vinegar but how?

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luvschocolate

Asked by luvschocolate at 12:29 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • put white vinegar and water and the part where you usually just put water and then run it through
    an-apple-a-day

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 12:31 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • If you go to the Cuisinart website and look up your model coffee maker - the manual is probably online. Or just type the model number into google and see if it pops up with a link to the manual in pdf form.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 12:31 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Put a small bottle of white vinegar in just as you would put the water in. Put a filter in. Turn coffee pot on but stop it when 1/2 of the vinegar has dripped through. Let the pot sit for an hour or so. Turn it back on and let the rest of the vinegar drip through. Follow with a pot of cold water.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 12:32 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • my mom and grandma always cleans theirs with water in vinegar run through once after that you need to run just water through 2 or 3 times to get all the vinegar out
    liljess09

    Answer by liljess09 at 12:34 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • also, don't ever clean the cafe with dish soap or detergent. It leaves a residue that mucks with the coffee. Put ice cubes, salt, and a little water in it, swirl it around, let it sit, swirl it around, let it sit, swirl it around, rinse, THAN use it with the vinegar you run through the machine.
    Jenny-talia

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 12:39 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • what elizabr said.
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 12:40 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Either CLR or the white vinegar tip! The suggestion with salt & ice is what we used in restaurants! Best of luck!!!
    Angellinda

    Answer by Angellinda at 12:44 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I usually fill my coffee maker up to the 4 cup line with white vinegar, run the clean cycle through on it, then do two normal cycles with just water. Works like a charm every time.
    Eviesmommy

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 12:54 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Fill the tank with clear vinegar and let it run. You can also wash the pot with vinegar.
    marchar2002

    Answer by marchar2002 at 7:16 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • VINEGAR AND SALT......SWISH AROUND FOR A FEW SECS OR A MINUTE OR SO.
    4theloveofTink

    Answer by 4theloveofTink at 7:38 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

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