How To Descale A Bunn Coffee Maker

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Easy Steps On How To Descale A Bunn Coffee Maker 


Cleaning and Descaling are integral parts of using a coffee maker to enable it to function at its best. As simple as this might seem to some people, it could pose as a challenge to others, especially if you don’t know how to go about it. This is true for a lot of coffee makers and the Bunn Coffee Maker is not left out. Today, we will go through how to easily descale a Bunn coffee maker. A Bunn coffee maker is a household name in the world of coffee makers, and it is well known for its track record of excellence over the years. It is not just hypes, a Bunn coffee maker does justice to every pot of coffee. But, there are some factors that can influence how it works, which might have nothing to do with the quality of the coffee maker, but everything to do with how you use it and whether or not you leave it in a good shape after use. To have the best user experience with your coffee maker, you have to always descale your coffee maker as often as you can. This post will guide you through how to descale a Bunn coffee maker. 


How Often Should I Descale My Bunn Coffee Maker


I would say how often you descale your Bunn coffee maker depends on the mineral concentration of water in your area. This is what will determine how much scale is built up and how often it gets built in your coffee maker. Although, it is recommended by the manufacturers that a Bunn coffee maker should be descaled at least once every three months to keep it in good shape. But in the case that there is a high mineral deposit in the water you use for brewing, you might need to descale more often than that. As regards cleaning the body of your coffee maker there is no time specification as to when it should be cleaned, but you should clean it as often as you can. If possible, do that after every use. Make sure you wipe down the body always and keep it dry to avoid damages. You will know when to clean your coffee maker because it won’t work the same. It most likely will slow down, and take more time to brew a pot of coffee. The coffee might also not taste as good as it used to. Could even taste bitter due to old coffee that has gotten stuck in the coffeemaker. When you start seeing these signs, forget about when last you descaled, it’s time to go through it again. 


What You Will Need To Descale Your Coffee Maker


You will only need a few materials to descale your coffee maker. And these include ;

  • White Vinegar. You will need about four 8 ounces cup of white vinegar. 
  • Warm soapy water 
  • Two soft materials 
  • A metal paper clip or toothpick. 
  • Clean water 


Process Of Descaling A Bunn Coffee Maker


The descaling process is a very simple one so let’s dive right in. 

  1. If your coffee maker is turned on, the first step is to put it off, and unplug from the source. 
  2. Pour the vinegar into the reservoir and make sure you don’t close the lid until you put the carafe in place. Because the moment you close the lid, water will begin to flow out from the tank. 
  3. Close the lid. Immediately you close the lid, water already stored in the tank will begin to flow into the carafe. Once the flow has stopped pour out the water in the carafe and put the carafe back in place. 
  4. At this point, the vinegar will be in the tank, so you just let it sit for about two hours. So it can properly remove all the scales.Make sure your coffee maker is off during the process. 
  5. Take out the spray head. Pick a toothpick or metal paper clip and carefully remove the mineral deposits in the holes in the sprayhead. If you’re using a paper clip, make sure you straighten out one side, to allow it fit into the sprayhead holes. 
  6. Clean the sprayhead with warm soapy water and soft material, then rinse, and set aside. 
  7. Once the two hours has been completed, pour water into the reservoir. This will make the vinegar to flow out. Remember to leave the lid open until the carafe is in place. Close the lid and let the vinegar flow out. 
  8. The vinegar has a strong smell, so you should rinse out the coffee maker about three times, or as many times as you can until you can no longer perceive the smell of the vinegar. 
  9. Pick the sprayhead and put it back in place. Make sure it is perfectly fixed. 
  10. You can now turn the coffee maker on. Let it run for about 15 minutes. During this period, it will heat the water to the temperature it requires for brewing. 
  11. Wipe down the body of the coffee maker, remove any spillage, and keep the coffee maker dry. 
  12. At this point you can resume brewing again. The first pot will be a good compensation for the good work. 

At any point during the descaling process, if you need any form of clarification, please refer to user manual. 


How clean a Bunn coffee maker is determines how efficient it will be in the brewing process, and how good the result will be. When your coffee maker needs to be descaled, it might affect the taste of your coffee, making it less enjoyable, and also make your coffee maker slower than usual. Make sure you always clean and descale your coffee maker as soon as you can, so you can be sure that your coffee maker will make you a good cup of coffee everytime you need one. Descaling and cleaning your coffee maker will also keep it in a good working condition for as long as possible.