A Cuisinart coffee maker is noted for its stylishness and functionality. While it is quality made, maintaining its longevity also depends on how you take care of it. One of the best ways to make sure it lasts is to clean it well. Cleaning a coffee maker, regardless of its brand, can help prolong its life and provide you with great tasting brew. You also ensure your family’s safety against illnesses by making sure the brewer is clean before you make coffee. To help you achieve these, here are five ways to clean it.
Step One: Unplug and let the brewer cool down. Since it relies on electricity to work, cooling your brewer first before cleaning it will not only make it safer for you to handle the machine but also keep it safe from getting damaged. You should not subject it to sudden change in temperature that may damage its system in the long run.
Step Two: Clean the filter area. Once the machine cools, discard the used filter with the used coffee grounds. Remove the filter basket first before rinsing. Rinse it well and make sure to remove any coffee grounds that remained. Once it’s clean dry it afterwards using a clean towel.
Step Three: Decalcify the inside of the brewer. Cuisinart coffee maker has an automatic cleaning feature that cleans the insides with just a press of a button. You will be using this feature to decalcify the inside. Decalcifying helps remove all the molds and other deposits from your last brewing. Do to this you need to prepare the vinegar solution by mixing vinegar with water. Pour this the brewer’s water tank. Once you’re don return the filter basket you cleaned earlier then turn on self-cleaning function. This will let the vinegar solution pass and clean the inside. Check if there are deposits left. Turn on the automatic cleaner to repeat the decalcifying process until the brewer is clean.
Step Four: Remove and clean the carafe. Remove the carafe and rinse it well. To clean the insides of the machine after decalcifying it, use a sponge and rinse it with water afterwards. When you’re done dry it with a clean towel.
Step Five: Clean the machine’s exterior. Discard the filters after cleaning the carafe. Let the machine cool down before wiping the exterior of the machine. Use a sponge dipped in vinegar solution. After this, wipe it with a clean towel to wipe off the moisture. Cleaning a kitchen appliance can help keep it in tip top shape for a long time; and for the Cuisinart coffee maker it gets to keep its stylish and clean look. The most important reason why you need to constantly clean it is to help you prepare great tasting brew. Removing all used coffee residue, molds, and other deposits will help you get fresh tasting coffee and keep you away from illnesses which may be caused by germ build up. So keep in mind to clean your coffee maker after using it. You should not neglect this part if you want to always keep your coffee at its best and to also help you save money from hospital bills or buying a new machine.