Delicious coffee at home is a wonderful thing. But for your daily cups to taste great, you absolutely need a clean coffee maker—it makes a big difference, whether you’ve got a single-cup coffee maker or a larger one. For starters, after every use you should clean the coffee carafe, clean out your reusable coffee filter (if you’re using one), and clean any other removable parts, preferably with fragrance-free, degreasing dish soap. Then, once a month, you should deep clean the whole coffee maker; you can do this with vinegar or a with few other items, depending on what you have in your house.
Follow the basic steps below to keep your coffee maker running full steam ahead. And, if you really don’t want to deal with cleaning a coffee maker yourself, scroll down for the scoop on the Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Dishwashable Design!