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Oily film no matter how many times i have cleaned out my coffee pot with vinegar and water, there is an oily film in it. i only use spring water to fill it so it cant be my water.

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Ok descale your coffee pot ( machine) with vinegar.
If it still does it it will be your coffee or the temp of the brewer is too low.
I am a coffee junk and have had this problem. If your water is too cold it sometimes happens but coffee brands do this too. Some brands roast thei coffee too long and that releases the coffees' natural oils.
No problem if the taste is good

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