Question about Cuisinart Brew Central 12-cup Coffee Maker
I have a Cuisinart also and this is what i do: fill the resevoir with white vinegar and start the machine. once it has started through, shut if off for about 2 hours, then start it again. do this a couple of times using the same vinegar. afterwards run about 3 pots of cold water through to rinse it out, this should help clear the pumping tubes inside.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Put white vinager init instead of water and run it through its cycle. Do not put coffe or a filter in it. This will smell a bit, but it will clean the hard water deposits out of it.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: funny tasting coffee
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.
Now your coffee should be tasting fine again.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
There are two possible issues, but easy to do. When decalcifying your unit the solution should be 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar. So if you have a 12 cup maker it would be 8 cups water and 4 cups vinegar. Complete the process with a pot or two of fresh water to rinse. Second, there may be a water filter stick that is removable. Open the lid and look for it in one of the corners, pull it out and remove the carbon filter there. (You can get a new on Amazon). Then replace the stick.
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Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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