You wake up feeling tired and unproductive, you always blame allergies for your stuffy/runny nose, itchy, watery red eyes, sore, dry throat, or brain fog. Maybe it is because of the coffee that you drink every morning. Have you ever considered that your coffee maker could be making you sick? It sounds crazy at first, but then again, mold can grow in any moist environment if the right conditions are present.
– The most common way for people to figure out their appliance has grown mildew or another type of fungus is to open up their coffee maker and see if anything is visibly wrong. If there are black, white or even green spots in your appliance it means that mold has grown inside of them! Unfortunately, mold can grow in any part of your coffee maker and you may never find it. That is why it is wise to clean your coffee maker often.
— Remember: most people do not consider their coffee makers fungal hotbeds, but they do house moisture very well and can become a breeding ground for mold over time!
– If you notice any spots on your appliances (such as in the lid) then there is a small chance they could grow into black or green patches over time – especially when left damp overnight! This means that you should wipe off your appliances after each use because this leaves less opportunity for mildew to grow and spread throughout the machine.
Cleaning your coffee maker is easy, but sometimes the thought of doing so can be gross. But don’t worry! Cleaning these other areas in addition to rinsing out the carafe will keep any funk at bay and make mornings better than ever before.
The filter basket and water reservoir needs cleaning every day and dried thoroughly. Use warm water with white vinegar and dish soap, exterior only. If there are parts of the machine which seem hard-to-reach for cleaning (like underneath), do NOT forget about them; they could be harboring dirt that affects flavor as well as bacteria or mineral buildup
Most coffee makers come with instructions on how to descale to clean the interior of your appliance. Check with the manufacturer’s instructions for your particular coffee maker and do it often.
Here’s to a CLEAN brew!