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Old 08-06-2006, 12:55 PM
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Frugal Way to Clean Your Coffee Pot

I received this tip in an email. I haven't used it yet but I plan on trying it tonight.

I don't think it would be something that I would use once a week though. I don't use my coffee pot enough to clean it that regularly.


Drip Coffee Maker Cleaner

Use this recipe to clean your coffee maker. A clean machine makes better tasting coffee!

Ingredients
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup baking soda
  1. Mix the two ingredients and pour into the water reserve of your coffee maker.
  2. Let drip through like a normal cycle minus the filter.
  3. Rinse pot and run 2-3 full pots of clean water through coffee maker.
  4. This will keep your coffee maker fresh and clean!
  5. Recommended use is once a week.
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:46 PM
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I never heard of doing this. I have put a cup of vinegar in the well, filled with water, and then run the pot, followed by 2 pots of clean water.

Tami, I use my coffeepot daily. It's necessary, so I can stay properly caffeinated
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:47 PM
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I don't usually get properly caffeinated because I am so picky! DH brews pot after pot of coffee each day and it gets too oily and nasty for my tastes for a perfect cup of coffee. lol I think I will try this as it sounds like a good idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:27 PM
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Would'nt this clog your coffee pot after awhile? Using the powder solution once a week.
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Old 08-14-2006, 06:58 PM
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I thought about the fact that it might clog it too. There weren't any websites named for proof to this, just some people saying that they had good success using the mix.

Like Barbszy, I clean my coffee pot and Iced tea maker with vigegar and tea but I thought that I might try this once in a while to really clean it out---haven't done it yet though......
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:13 AM
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chuckle

I tried it last night on my midnight shift at work and it cleaned it very well.....the water that came out was FILTHY!!!!!..figured I would try it there instead of on mine
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for reporting back to us on the results!!

I'm really glad to hear that it worked. Now I'm sitting here thinking of all of the gunk that is in my coffee pot!

I might not be drinking any coffee for a while if the results are bad.


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Old 08-15-2006, 05:21 PM
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Tried it on mine, but did it the wrong way. I put the baking soda in the filter and ran the pot. I still did notice that the water in the first pot was dirty but the next pot (plain water) ran clear.

I think that 1/4 cup soda to all that water wouldn't clog the machine. I'll definitely do this again, since it beats the smell of hot vinegar in my kitchen!
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I'll definitely do this again, since it beats the smell of hot vinegar in my kitchen!

I couldn't agree more!!
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:25 AM
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I'll have to try that on our coffee maker now that I know it's not going to hurt it any.
Thanks for sharing.
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