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Clening residual coffee from body of coffee maker.

How do I clean residual coffee (not calcium) fro interior of coofee maker? Can someone tell me how to take the top off so I can run it through the dishwasher?

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  • Dan Leesburg Nov 07, 2008

    I understand that vinegar cleans out the calcium scale but not the residual coffee that finds its way into the coffee maker. I was hoping to find a way to take the coffe pot apart so I could clean out the gunk that has found its way inside the water compartment.I will try the vinegar routine but I don't think that will do what I need to do. Maybe a toothbrush will work.

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You don't want to put the coffee maker in the dishwasher. if you going to that, you might as well go get a new one, because after you put it through the wash, it will be useless.
to clean the inside of the coffee maker, use vinegar, run it thought, then use half vinegar and half water run it through again. you might have to do that few times. that is the only way coffee maker manufacture recommend.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

  • Frank
    Frank Nov 07, 2008

    once the coffee stain gets on to the plastic, you can't get it of. unless you use clorix?

    but once you do that, the plastic will be come brittle. and off color.

    if you find some way to clean it, I would appricated, if you find a way to clean it. I drink lot of coffee. That's why I buy black coffee pot.

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