Clean the coffee machine: That's how it works

A coffee machine is often used several times a day. Therefore, it is especially important to thoroughly clean them every now and then. How often and how you clean your coffee machine and how to proceed step by step, you will learn in the following.

How often should you clean your coffee machine?

The coffee pot, the hot plate and the filter should be cleaned every day immediately after use, to prevent dirt burns and coffee leftovers spread a bitter aftertaste. The water tank and hoses and gaskets should be descaled about once a month. You will find out in the following series of articles which means are suitable for this and how they proceed. Descale the coffee machine.

Which products are suitable for cleaning the filter coffee machine?

You can simply clean the coffee pot with some fit and warm water. Maybe she is even dishwasher safe? Then you have even less work. The paper coffee filter should be discarded immediately after use in the organic waste and rinse the filter holder with warm water. You can also wipe the hot plate after cooling with a damp cloth and a small amount of detergent.

Clean the coffee machine step by step

  • dish soap
  • Rag or sponge
  • old toothbrush

1. Clean the coffee filter holder

Once the coffee has run through, you should throw away the paper coffee filter (if you use one) and rinse the filter holder under warm water. Once a week you should scrub the filter holder with a sponge or a brush and rinse well. If possible, do not use dishwashing liquid in order not to influence the taste of the coffee. For coffee deposits in the corners, an old toothbrush can help you.

If you use a reusable coffee filter, it should be rinsed well after each use and scrubbed with a brush. To combat discoloration, you can use it once a week in hot water with a little baking soda.

2. Clean the coffee pot

The coffee pot should be cool before you clean it! If it is made of glass, you can just soak it with a little detergent and rinse it off. Remove the plastic attachment and wash it separately. Make sure that the coffee pot is dishwasher-safe and save yourself work!

3. Clean the warming plate

After it has cooled, wipe the plate with a damp cloth. If coffee is burnt in, soak the stain with some baking soda and vinegar. After a short time it should be easy to remove.

Special case: cleaning of espresso machine & Co.

Both the espresso machine and the coffee machine are much more complex than a simple filter coffee machine. Accordingly, the cleaning is more complicated and requires special products. In this article, we will tell you how to proceed exactly when cleaning an espresso machine: Cleaning the espresso machine and tips and tricks for cleaning a fully automatic coffee machine are available here: Cleaning the fully automatic coffee machine. Special care is also needed when cleaning a Senseo coffee machine and the Jura coffee machine. Information on this can be found here: Clean the Senseo coffee machine and clean the Jura coffee machine.

Tips & Tricks

If you clean the coffee machine after each use, it will cost you much less time than cleaning it, when it is completely dirty and you really need to scrub it.

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