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Bunn coffee makers can seem simple at first glance, but they are not. Its look can deceive you into thinking not to clean at all. You might not even realize there are mineral deposits on the inside while the outside appears pristine. If not cleaned frequently, a dirty coffee maker can quickly become an ideal breeding ground for bacteria.
If you oversee the morning coffee at your office or a caffeine addict at home, you need to know how to clean a Bunn coffee maker.
Find out why cleaning your Bunn coffee maker is essential, when to do it, and how to do it the right way to keep it clean inside and out.
The Importance Of Cleaning It Regularly
Keeping your Bunn coffee maker is essential for quite a few reasons:
1- Shorter Brewing Time: Mineral deposits and scaling can clog up your coffee maker, causing the water to back up, which results in a slower drip and a longer wait time for your coffee. On the other hand, an unclogged coffee maker allows you to have a steady flow of water and a fresh cup of coffee every morning.
2- Effectiveness: If you have scale build-up on your coffee maker, it can prevent the water flow necessary to brew your coffee. When water cannot flow, it can cause problems with the coffee maker. A clean coffee maker will function properly.
3- Appetizing Coffee: Having a bitter cup of coffee is no fun, and unsightly coffee makers are often to blame. Dirty coffee makers can damage the internal thermometer, and if it is too cold, the coffee won’t be as flavorful.
4- Longevity: Cleaning your Bunn coffee maker will help protect the coffee maker, which will mean you can easily it for many more years!
5- Unlikely To Develop Bacteria: A coffee maker uses both heat and moisture to make coffee, making it prime ground for bacteria and yeast growth (even mold). This can lead to allergic reactions in people with allergies and even infection in people without allergies.
The Complete Cleaning Guide
Step 1: Turn Off The Coffee Maker’s Brewer
Unplug the coffee maker before you start cleaning. It’s an essential step since you don’t want to risk electrocution. You’ll use water during the cleaning process, and there might still be water left in the carafe or coffee maker.
Step 2: Remove Coffee Residues And Filter
Get rid of the coffee grounds and filter (if you have one) in the trash and wash the basket thoroughly to remove any remaining grounds.
Step 3: Cleanse The Coffee Maker’s Exterior:
To do so, dampen a soft cloth with warm water and a little quantity of mild liquid soap or also detergent. Next, rinse your Bunn coffee maker with the second cloth dampened with warm water only. Lastly, dry the coffee maker with a dry cloth.
Step 4: Cleanse The Carafe
We recommend that you fill the water reservoir with a vinegar solution and begin the brewing cycle this way – you can either place the carafe and funnel that is on the rack of the dishwasher, hand wash them or clean them using baking soda. Let the solution soak in the decanter for 15 minutes with the coffee maker turned off after all the solution filters through it. You can then rinse the pot after pouring out the mixture. Rinse it several times with cold water until all vinegar residue is removed.
Step 5: Cleanse The Spray Nozzle
there is spray nozzle in many coffee makers that squirts water into the cup. Keep in mind that there are no obstructions in the spray head by disassembling. A toothpick is a good example of a small object to remove the mineral deposit or coffee grounds. Wipe the nozzle using a cloth, dampened into mild dish soap. Lastly, cleanse it with lukewarm water.
Step 6: Cleanse The Spray Tube
There is the spray tube and A metal or plastic device that is included with some Bunn models. To begin, remove the brew funnel and spray nozzle. After that, place the cleaning tool into the tube and slowly rotate it while pushing it up and down. Reassemble the brew funnel and reconnect the spray nozzle once all deposits have been removed.
Natural cleaning solutions are usually the safest method to clean since they disinfect without using hazardous chemicals that hurt both your machine and your body. Remember that unplugging your coffee maker is one of the most important safety precautions. Keep in mind that the more you clean your coffee maker, the less deep cleaning you will have to perform, and the longer you will be able to use it.