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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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.
Run a 50:50 mixture of cold water and white vinegar through the machine several times. Allow the mixture to cool off after each run and use a filter to catch the debris that comes out of the heater/pump. Run clean water several times to remove the vinegar taste. This works great on our old Mr Coffee and lasts for some time before doing it again. Hope this helps!
To make the self-clean light go off, just unplug the coffeemaker for longer than 20 minutes. As far as not tasting right, did you try flushing the vinegar out of the coffeemaker using plain water, or water mixed with 1 tbsp lemon juice per cup? Also, get rid of your current charcoal water filter - after time, it will disintegrate, and your coffee will have a hint of charcoal.
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.
We have had our DCC-1200 for 3 months. The plastic taste occurs about every 3rd pot, and it does NOT get better. We've wasted over a pound of coffee. Cuisinart says we are the only people in the world with the problem. Well, I guess not...
A clean coffee maker is essential to good coffee. Residue of
stale coffee oils will interfere the brewing that caused 2-3 cups only produced.
It is suggest regular cleaning of your coffee maker according to manufacturer
recommendation. I took everything
out, got a small piece of fine sandpaper, held the plunger in with a pencil,
turned on the grinder and sanded the round top portion of the grind basket
driver. It takes a few times to get a good snug fit that’s still easy to
The instruction manual that came with the pot will tell you
to use one cup (measuring cup) of "white vinegar" and fill the rest
of the reservoir with regular water. Turn it on and let it perk the mixture
through the system. Then perk a couple of pots of plain water to flush out the
rest of the vinegar.
The books say to do this once a month to keep things clean and the coffee
A professional machine that is plumbed into a water supply
must be thoroughly disassembled, and each part soaked in acid, and manually
cleaned. Unless your water is exceptionally hard (you should have a water
softener inline with the machine in hard water areas) this should only need to be
done every 5 years or so. Heads and screens and filters should be soaked every
day in a cleaning solution available from any professional machine supplier. A
machine that is not plumbed should have a small amount of Puly brand cleaner
added to its tank, and run through several cycles every 3 months. Puly is
available thru machine suppliers, but there are also several other brands that
do the same. Visit your local coffee machine shop for a good cleaner.
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COFFEE. This has to do with water filter system and most importantly descaling of machine, as over time the metals in side machine and tubing get a mold type build up. Its a chemical reaction from the water and tubing and the coffee and metals. To 100% solve this, descale the machine with water and vinegar mixed. Do this a couple of times and use bottled water to fill water tank if you do not have a good water filter tap system. I have been the espresso business for over 16 years with 4 locations, and it has nothing to do with the coffee. If it was the coffee or poor coffee it would tasted burned or bitter, but NOT tasting like metal.
Please rate my solution as you see helpful, Thanks Mike Espresso Expert