Some people use reusable coffee filters on their coffee machines and that is amazing, however, most of us don’t really pay much attention to this appliance… In fact, most of us have never even cleaned our coffee maker.
But this has to change – after all, you use your coffee maker every single day. This appliance helps you get through the day and wakes you up in the morning – so why neglect it? You need to clean it and take proper care of it so that it lasts you a long time and is hygienic! Yes, your coffee maker is a breeding ground of germs, it’s covered in hard water build-up and it probably has mold in it… I know – it doesn’t sound pleasing at all.
This is exactly why you need to regularly clean the coffee machine’s filter – so it’s spotless, free of any germs, and mold. Not only will a clean coffee maker provide an amazing flavor of your coffee but it also isn’t dangerous for your health.
Does Your Coffee Taste Weird?
One of the easiest ways to figure out whether your coffee maker needs to be cleaned is by the taste of the coffee. If it has a weird, bitter, sour, and even metallic taste then it’s time to clean the filter!
How To Clean The Filter?
Now, I recommend rinsing it with warm water after each use.
Then once every few weeks, make sure you deep clean the filter. Do that by filling a bowl with equal parts water and white distilled vinegar. Soak the filter in there for at least 30 minutes then rinse it very well with warm water in order to remove the vinegar residue.
Yes, this is how you clean the filter of your coffee maker. It’s super easy and you won’t spend a lot of time on it. At the same time, you will have amazing coffee taste and a long lifespan of your appliance!