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What can I clean my Bunn proffessional coffee maker with ?

Coffe is bitter tasting, I need to clean my coffee pot. Vinegar is too hard to get the taste out of the pot

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Mcdevito75 here, Contact Bunn for their recommended cleaning material for your coffee maker, or see any large store that carries coffee makers for their cleaning kits.

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Over time, my coffee has become acrid and bitter. I use fresh ground coffee and clean my pot regularly...what else should I do?


There may be some buildup in the machine other than in the pot itself. To test this, try running the brew cycle with no beans. Taste the hot water. If it's acrid and bitter, your problem lies in buildup (such as the basket). Otherwise, if the hot water just tastes like hot water, then the temperature of the water has probably become too high (that will make coffee tastes more bitter). If this is the problem, there's probably no fix (just make sure you fill the reservoir with cold, not hot, water).

Sep 26, 2013 | Bunn Pour-O-Matic VPR

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After the recommended vinegar cleaning the coffee tastes bitter and terrible. What can be used to get the original good flavor back.


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Maybe this will help you, with information, trouble shooting and contact numbers.

BUNN VPS COFFEE MACHINE MANUAL
http://www.bunn.com/pdfs/commercial/manuals/10053.0000.pdf


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I had a stick of butter laying on top of my bunn coffee pot and some butter leaked through the vents. the coffee tasted terrible so i cleaned it with vinegar and ran about 10 pots of clear water through...


Believe it or not I had a customer once that left 6 pounds of butter on top of one of our brewers. They had it cleaned up on the outside so it took me a while to figure out what had happened but I could taste the rancid oils.
We ran about 20 pots of just water through it... make sure you let it heat back up before each one. I think the only thing vinegar might help with would be lime/calcium build up so I wouldn't think it helps this particular situation.
Good luck!

Dec 21, 2010 | Bunn BT10B Coffee Maker

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I have a Bunn VPR, it brews fine for a couple pots


Try running a quarter-pot 50/50 solution of white vinegar and cold water through to clean out calcium deposits in the pump system. Use a clean filter to catch the pumped debris. When pumped through, let cool somewhat, and reuse the cold mixture again twice more. Pour out the vinegar solution and run several cold water loads through to wash out the taste. Hope this helps!

May 24, 2010 | Bunn VPR Coffee Maker

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My Bunn is taking forever to brew and the coffee


It sounds like the thermostat might be allowing the water to boil and cause the grounds to be scorched and making your coffee bitter. It also could be caused by the machine needing to be cleaned and delimed. I would recommend you do this first-and if you don't have the use and care manual, you may call Customer Service to have one sent out or access one at www.bunn.com @ home, then products.

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Coffee has a greasy taste


You will need to pull you coffee maker out and take the top off and clean inside the water tank. Someone has put coffee from pot of old cold pot of coffee back threw. or something loke this. just clean inside and out. clean coffee maker and pots. hope this helps
Have a cup on old saw

Aug 09, 2009 | Bunn VPR Coffee Maker

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My cuisenart 12 cup thermal coffee maker makes bad coffee. I can't return it as it was a fathers day gift. coffee always tastes bitter and burnt. at work we use the same coffee in a 20 dollar sunbeam...


The quality of the water is responsible for the flavor of the coffee. If you have had this coffee maker for a while it is probably coated with lime. Run a couple of cups of vinegar through it followed by a couple of pots of clear water. That will clean up your machine.

Once it is clean, try making a pot with bottled water, or water that you run through a water filtering pitcher.
You will be amazed at the differenct.

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Bad tasting coffee


you can always clean a coffeemaker with vinegar, but always pour in cold, so you can do it twice or more, but dont re-use the stuff you just used, wait till it's cold or just use some other.after use clean by let water through 2 or 3 times, (also only cold water)

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Coffee is weak and watery


After reviewing troubleshooting diagrams, I really couldn't find a solution to your problem.

The only thing I can suggest is to use 2 oz per pot of coffee grounds. Your 5 or 6 scoops assuming they are one ounce each is way more than enough.

Look under where your basket goes. Most bunn coffee maker has a flavor guard on the downspout. this down spout actually helps distributes the water over the whole basket of coffee grounds. Most of the time I see these missing, and when they are gone, they are gone.

Use less water for the amount of coffee you are using first. Sadly when there is not enough water, the coffee tastes bitter. Too much water tastes weak. Hot water extracts certain elements out of the beans even after grinding.

Always use a fresh paperfilter designed for your coffee maker.
If this pot is not work correctly still, I will suggest seeing your appliance repair technician.

May 26, 2008 | Bunn BT10B Coffee Maker

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