Self cleaning the quisinart coffee maker
I always use a mixture of 50:50 of cold water and white vinegar to help clean the internal parts of any minerals and scaling.
Unplug the coffee maker first, then add the water/vinegar mix to the reservoir.
Place a new, clean paper filter in the basket to help catch any deposits that will be dislodged and cleaned from the coffee maker.
As far as having the coffee pot dry, there is no need for that. I do tend to wait about 15 minutes to let the cleaning mixture disolve any deposits in the main water reservoir and then I turn on the coffee maker and let it process the water/vinegar solution through it.
Once it's done, turn off the coffee maker and discard the solution in the pot. And rinse out the coffee pot/carafe with clean, fresh cold water. Remove and throw away the used paper filter element andrinse out the basket with warm water and put it back on the unit.
Now fill the coffee pot/carafe with fresh, clean water and pour that into the coffee maker's water reservoir. Put in a new, clean, paper filter and turn the unit on and run a plain pot of water. This will help to clean out any remaining residue and clear the unit of the vinegar taste and odor.
Now you're all set to start making fresh tasting coffee again. I always recommend using filtered water for the best tasting coffee, as the taste is a direct result of brewing temperature, water purity, and the coffee you use.
Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Sep 22, 2009 |
Cuisinart DCC-1200 Coffee Maker