Keeping the exterior clean and occasionally soaking the containers helps your coffee maker last longer. Since accumulated dust can make a lot of noise inside, it’s important to clean the outside, just like any other electrical appliance. Indeed, as recommended by Coffee for less blog, you can tackle this task at least once a month. Start by dusting the exterior structure. Once you get to those hard to reach areas, you can use a canned air duster which works great for stubborn particles that collect in crevices and around the heating element and switches.
Additionally, you can put all removable parts in the dishwasher if specified in the manufacturer’s instructions. Otherwise, you can soak the metal filter (if you have one) and the basket. First, you will need to fill a large basin with hot water mixed with vinegar. Then immerse the basket and the filter in the solution and let them soak for a few minutes. The water and vinegar mixture should break up the residue until you can scrub the stains off the filter and basket after they’ve soaked for a while.
Additionally, you can use a similar solution to soak and scrub the inside of the carafe. If the stains are hard to remove, try scrubbing with salt, baking soda, or another non-scratch cleaner. Again, be sure to rinse the carafe completely to remove the flavor from the cleaning mixture.