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Metal Tasting Coffee

I bought the Cuisinart DTC-975, two months ago, followed instructions for cleaning. after One month the coffee tasted like metal. I ran vinegar through the cycle followed by two times clear water, that lasted two day of good tasting coffee and i am back to the metal tasting. Please help.

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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

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