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Fill with white vinegar, let it set overnight. Turn pot on and run out all the vinegar, you will have to run clean water through it several times (just like making a cup of coffee over, and over) until vinegar taste is gone. You can sip the hot water for taste test. This should clean out your inner core. Take a pipe cleaner and run it through the 2, or 3 openings that are in the top of the lid, you may have to lay on its side to see them. This should let water for tea, or your coffee flow through freely. This is how we cleaned ours. Works like new.
Lol! Your wife did the correct thing. (Hate to say it)Vinegar is acidic and eats away at all of the impurities that tap water leaves behind. To clear the vinegar, follow these instructions to a tee. Run one shot glass of bleach...yes bleach...through the unit. Follow this by two or three cycles of plain water. Your coffee will taste better than ever! And get this, bleach kills 99.999 percent of all bacteria known to man! Look it up! Hope this helps!
The brewer should be de-scaled at least every 3-6 months. Scale is harmless, but if left unattended, it can hinder optimal brewer performance. De-scaling your brewer regularly helps maintain the heating element, removable water reservoir and other parts of the brewer that come in contact with water. Better water quality and water heating means a better cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage. We recommend de-scaling your brewer at least every 6 months (every 3 months if your water has a high mineral content). The de-scaling process involves using 48 ounces of undiluted white vinegar.
Take 48 oz of white vinegar. place in tank. pretend you are making coffee (Do No Use K Cup). let the water fill you mug. then empty that mug. Do it again until tank is empty. then let sit for 4 hours. Then fill with fresh water to the top. let that tank of water run thru. towards the end taste the water. If you taste vinegar..use more clean water, until the taste is ok.
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Most coffee pots are cleaned by running 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water. Just put in the reservoir and run a cycle. Once completed, run again with 1/2 pot of water only and it will clean it. If you use your pot daily, this should be done once every few months. If you have foul tasting coffee, you should use bottled water to rectify that. Plain tap water has minerals that dilute the taste of the coffee and over time build a residue in your pot.
When was the last time you clean it with vinegar? Run vinegar through it and you will see hard water scales that were built on the heater. Coffee makers should be clean out every month then with 2 rinse cycles after that.
Vinegar/water cleaning is a good idea, but it won't necessarilly solve funny-tasting coffee. First, replace your charcoal water filter - you can get the Cuisinart brand-name replacements at Lowe's, Bed/Bath/Beyond, or Williams-Sonoma in most areas.
To do the vinegar/water cleaning, just pour 1/3 caraffe distilled white vinegar and 2/3 caraffe water into the water reservoir and brew it like it was regular coffee - I would simply bypass the self-clean function if your Cuisinart has one. Repeat up to 3 times, using a fresh batch of vinegar each time.
(if you have the caraffe-less DCC-2000, then just pour in 4 cups vinegar and 6 cups water).
Then run a full cycle of water. Then run a combo of 12 tsp lemon juice and 12 cups water (or 10 tsp and 10 cups water) to improve the taste.
On your next batch of coffee, use bottled water just to rule out any possibility that your local water supply may be contributing to funny-tasting coffee.
vinegar is not the best it remove calcium in little piece descaler produit melt go buy the descaler produit 1part descaler 1 part water put in water container start the machine after a few second turn it off leave it there for 15 minute repeat untill empty rinse very good after that product is corosif 2 or 3 full rinse thanks for using fixya pierre
First try putting a cycle through with no coffee - see if you have any more luck identifying the taste.
If you haven't descaled recently, that could be the cause - scale can hold other materials which can be tasted - run a cycle with 50% white vinegar, then rinse through a couple of times and see what you get - if you need to get rid of any vinegar taste, just run a cycle with a couple of teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda through.
The water could still be to blame - even purified, there are certain things that can change that most purifying methods will not remove, such as higher salt levels during summer months etc.
Make a cup of coffee without the machine at all, and see if you get the same aftertaste. The machine may not be to blame.
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