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Steps to a Clean Cuisinart Coffee Maker With Grinder
Cleaning a Cuisinart Coffee Maker With Grinder If you own a Cuisinart Coffee Maker with a grinder, you will agree with me that it’s a valuable and very important appliance in your kitchen. That’s because it’s one of the few appliances that you use daily for something so important as coffee. An average American takes at least one cup of coffee per day, or even more. Some people like their coffee with fresh grounds. Which I think is great. If you belong to this category, you will also agree with me that it’s a good thing that you have a machine that can serve the purpose of a grinder and coffee maker. If you rely on the Cuisinart coffee maker with a grinder to achieve this, then you must do something for it in return. You must keep it clean. That’s because, it’s also a part of your responsibility for owning the machine, to make sure that it’s clean. Always. It is easy to use and easy to clean the machine, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have issues with cleaning it right.
How Often Should I Clean My Cuisinart Coffee Maker With Grinder
Since it serves a dual purpose as both a grinder and a Coffee Maker, then the cleaning has to go both ways too. For one, cleaning your machine is your best bet at making your machine serve you in the best possible way. It is advised by the manufacturer that your Cuisinart Coffee Maker with grinder should be cleaned at least once, every 1-6 months. Not doing this will give room for calcium buildup which will affect the efficiency of your machine in the long run, or even lead it to early damage. On average, you should clean your machine at least once every three months. This will help to remove scales from your machine, which could cause a slow down in the way the machine functions, or even cause damages. So to save yourself the stress and money it’ll cost to get your machine fixed or replaced, you should clean it up as often as you can. It totally depends on you. You should also clean your machine when you notice even the slightest deviation in the way the machine functions. Before you confirm a fault, get it cleaned first.
What Will I Need to Clean up my Cuisinart Coffee Maker With Grinder
To clean up your coffee maker, you will need some easily accessible things which are listed below
- You will need a bowl containing warm soapy water.
- Two soft flannels
- Clean water
Steps by Step to Cleaning Your Cuisinart Coffee Maker With Grinder
The process of cleaning your Cuisinart Coffee Maker with a grinder is very simple, and it is similar to the process of cleaning every Cuisinart Coffee Maker out there. We will carefully discuss how you will go about it. You can also refer to your user manual if you still have it, but if you don’t, there’s no need to worry, I will be explicit enough.
- The first step in cleaning your Cuisinart Coffee Maker with a grinder is to clean the body. Normally, you are supposed to always clean the exterior of your machine after every use, or after letting it sit for some days without use. You can do this by dipping one of your flannels into the warm soapy water. You will then squeeze out the excess water to make sure that the flannel is only damp. Use this to wipe down your machine, until when you think it is clean enough, then you will use the other flannel to dry it. Make sure you do not leave any drop of water on the body. You also don’t want to use any rough material on your machine, because this can get it scratched. And that opens doors to damage and a rough appearance. And I’m sure you don’t want that. Remember, you should never immerse your machine in water for any reason. Damp cleaning is always enough to get it clean.
- Once you’re done with the body, Press down the button right under the lid and open the grinding chamber. It is removable and can be washed using the dishwasher. Which is the same for every removable part of the machine. They should be cleaned after every use to make sure they are in the best shape possible at all times. Open the grind basket as well, and clean. It is another part that should be washed after every use. You can also do this by loading it in the top rack of the dishwasher, or you can wash it by hand.
- Fill two-thirds of the carafe with clean water, then top up with vinegar. That is two parts water and one part vinegar. Make sure you remove your filter holder, it should not be in the reservoir during the clean cycle. It doesn’t need any vinegar on it.
- Pour the water and vinegar into the reservoir, and put on the coffee maker. You should turn off the grinder. It doesn’t have any business in the process. It is to be cleaned manually.
- Allow your machine to brew, in the process, it is getting clean. Once it’s done cleaning, run it with clean water, at least two times, to make sure there’s no vinegar left in it.
- Check if there are any spills on your coffee maker. Clean it up, and be sure to keep your machine dry.
This is the best way to clean your machine, and the same process should be repeated every time the machine needs to be cleaned. How long, and how well your machine will last depends on how it’s being maintained. The bulk of the maintenance is in the cleaning, so as much as possible, make sure that your machine is always clean and free from scales. This will not only keep the taste of the coffee in check but will also keep your machine working efficiently, for as long as possible.