How do I remove lime and mineral buildup from my coffeemaker?
Minerals in water will build up inside of the coffeemaker during use. These deposits must be removed every 30 days, if the coffeemaker is used daily, to prevent clogging of parts, affecting performance. More frequent cleaning may be necessary if your water is very hard. Follow these steps:
- Put a paper filter in the basket and attach the basket to the coffeemaker.
- Fill the carafe half full with white distilled vinegar. Pour the vinegar into the water reservoir. Place the COVERED carafe on the keep warm plate. Plug the coffeemaker in and turn on.
- Allow vinegar to cycle into carafe. Turn off. Pour vinegar back into reservoir; let cool for 20 minutes. Repeat cleaning procedure 4 to 5 times. If coffeemaker does not turn back on between cleanings, allow to cool longer.
- Discard vinegar. Fill the carafe with cold water to the maximum cup level and pour into the reservoir. Cycle water through the assembled coffeemaker to rinse parts. Turn off and allow to cool before washing the carafe and basket. Wipe the base with a damp cloth and dry. Do not immerse the base in water or other liquid.