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What if my coffee tastes bad? I've tried vinegar, hot water, soapy water cleaning (even in the interior that you can't dis-assemble), putting the parts through a dishwasher cycle, & running strong coffee through it, but my new machine still tastes like plastic. I shouldn't have thrown out the box, cause I'm ready to return! Anyone have a solution yet? I just have kept trying to drink it every morning and hope it gets better. Now I'm stuck with a strong metallic taste in my mouth all day. Is this related? I'm using a self timer Mr. Coffee machine.

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  • Marcisz Jan 07, 2009

    I only ran the vinegar once. How much vinegar do I add? As of today, the coffee is drinkable, but still not perfect.

    Thanks.

  • Marcisz Jan 07, 2009

    Thanks, I'll try it.

    There are no extra filters.

    I alternated between coffee brands.

    I use a new paper filter each time, inside the filter basket.

    My old Mr. Coffee didn't need filtered water. I didn't plan on spending extra $ on filters. Shouldn't have to!

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    The first machine that we bought we poured the water in and it all ran out the bottom. We returned immediately and the replacement brews coffee that tastes awful. I love coffee and can't even fathom the desire right now to take another sip. We are currently running vinegar through this but with this problem and the water leakage, buyer beware!

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Did you run the vinegar through it three times, then rinse it three times? You might try changing the filter and filter basket.

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  • Teena Welch Jan 07, 2009

    A half a cup of vinegar per pitcher of water. let it brew, then repeat twice more/ Caution-your house will smell like vinegar for a while! After you do that three times, run clean water through it three times. Make sure you have it assembled just like you would if you were brewing coffee for both proccesses.
    a couple of thoughts-have you changed brands of coffee?
    does it have an extra filter that sits on top?
    does it have a permanent filter basket?
    Some brands work better with filtered water


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