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Cleaning how do you clean the water bin or tank not the caraffe of the cuisinart automatic grind and brew? mine has brown residue and needs to be cleaned.

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Clean the Carafe with hot water, dish detergent and 2 tablespoons of Clorox. This gets all of the brown stains out. Works fine.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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Deacaled it use a special descaler produit not vinegar 1 part descaler 1 part water fill up water tank start let it drip for few second turn off leave it for 15 minute repeat untill empty after rinse very good very corosif stuff that descaler the machine is gonna work fine the brown stuff should come of but coffe is like dye calcium in machine is a killer brown stuff is not nice but the coffee is great cheers

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In order:
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second. As the desired time setting approaches,
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programmed either before or during coffee
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