How to Clean a Coffee Maker with Baking Soda

Baking soda is something most people have in their kitchens. Whether it is deodorizes the refrigerator or is a pantry staple, baking soda can also be inexpensively used as a cleanser throughout the home. Running a solution of baking soda and water through a coffee maker can remove odors and clean the inner mechanisms of your coffee pot.

Step 1

Remove the filter from your coffee maker and set it aside.

Step 2

Use the coffee carafe as a measuring cup and fill it with 1 cup of lukewarm water.

Step 3

Add 1/4 cup of baking soda to the coffee carafe. Swirl the ingredients in the coffee pot around a little so that the baking soda dissolves.

Step 4

Pour the baking soda and water solution into the reserve tank of the coffee machine. Replace the empty coffee pot to its spot as if you were going to make coffee.

Step 5

Turn the coffee maker on and allow it to run a full cycle. The dirty baking soda and water solution will run back into the coffee carafe as it cleans.

Step 6

Discard the dirty water and wash the coffee pot.

Step 7

Fill the reserve tank with a full pot of clean water and run it through a complete coffee-making cycle. If the water does not return to the coffee pot as clear as from the tap, you may need to cycle through another pot of clean water.