- Pour equal parts water and vinegar into the water reservoir, filling the unit to the top.
- Turn on the coffee maker and let this water and vinegar mixture move through the system, just as it would to brew a pot of coffee. This vinegar and water will reach all moisture areas, breaking apart and killing mold growth.
- Discard the water, and repeat one more time.
- Examine the unit. If any more mold is present, scrub the mold off with an old toothbrush.
- Fill the reservoir once again with the equal mix of water and vinegar and flush through the unit.
- Fill the unit with plain hot water and run through the unit once more to get rid of any leftover vinegar residue.
How to Clean a Moldy Coffee Maker
The water reservoir and filter holder of the coffee maker are two areas that constantly have warm, moist conditions. This means there is a high probability that mold will grow, making it important to know how to get rid of the mold. If it is not handled quickly, it will grow at a rapid pace. You also want to use a mild mold remover that uses no harsh chemicals, since you will be brewing beverages in this unit in the future.
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