How to Clean a Braun Coffee Maker

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Make sure to clean your coffee maker.
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Many of us rely on a coffee maker to brew our perfect cup. And it's not hard to see why — they're quick, easy and almost impossible to use wrong. But one thing many haven't considered is how dirty their coffee maker really is. According to Braun, over time, the water that runs through it can leave mineral deposits that can have a negative effect on your coffee's taste and can lead to issues with your coffee machine. On top of that, coffee makers can be as risk for more unhygienic dirt and mold if left uncleaned.

Luckily, cleaning your Braun coffee maker is extremely easy. Running a Braun coffee clean cycle means you can enjoy a machine that's as good as new in just the time it takes to brew a pot of coffee.

Braun Coffee Maker Issues

Braun coffee makers are known to be some of the best on the market, but they take some maintenance to ensure they work to the best standard possible. Leaving your coffee machine dirty can cause mounting problems over time. There are issues of hygiene to consider — a coffee maker is a warm and wet environment, perfect for germs and mold to thrive in. This could lead to your coffee machine making you unwell.

On top of this, the buildup of mineral deposits within your coffee maker can also be a big problem. Initially, they can create an unpleasant taste to your coffee, but, over time, they can also create problems with how well your machine works. If your Braun coffee maker won't brew, Braun explains that mineral buildup could be the reason why.

Descaling Your Coffee Maker

When the Braun clean button lights up on your machine, you know it's time for descaling. If you use your machine regularly, this should happen about once a month. As a Best Buy member explains, to descale your coffee maker, you can mix a solution of white vinegar and water in about equal parts. Fill your water reservoir with this mixture, then run a full cycle. Leave the mixture to cool for an hour, then dump it out. To rinse the vinegar out of your machine, run a brewing cycle of just water. Repeat the rinsing cycle three times to ensure there's no vinegar taste left in your coffee maker.

Cleaning a Braun Coffee Maker

While descaling is an important part of maintaining your Braun coffee maker, Braun explains it's not the only cleaning you need to do. You should also regularly clean the pot and mesh filter to remove any stray grounds, oil or coffee residue. They can be scrubbed with a nylon brush and mild dish detergent, and most of them are also dishwasher safe.

To keep your carafe looking shiny and new, you can use rice and water. Simply fill your carafe with warm water, then add a few grains of rice. Leave to soak for around an hour, then rinse clean and dry with paper towels. You should repeat your cleaning regimen monthly to ensure the best cup of coffee, every time.

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Annie Walton Doyle is a freelance writer based in Manchester, UK. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Daily Telegraph, Professional Photography Magazine, Bustle, Ravishly and more. When not writing, she enjoys pubs, knitting, nature and mysteries.

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