How to Clean a Kitchen Aid Coffee Maker

KitchenAid has been a manufacturer of kitchen appliances since 1919. Among the appliances the company manufactures are coffee makers. KitchenAid coffee makers come in a variety of models and styles and, like all coffee makers, they should be cleaned regularly. Cleaning coffee makers is an important part of brewing a good pot of coffee. Mineral deposits and other grime build up in your coffee maker. Cleaning will eliminate these deposits, helping to ensure a good pot of coffee every time.

Cleaning After Each Use

Step 1

Discard old coffee from the carafe. Rinse with plain water.

Step 2

Wash the carafe with warm, soapy water and a rag. Rinse well with plain water.

Step 3

Rinse out the filter basket with plain water.

Step 4

Dry the carafe and filter basket before returning them to the coffee maker.

Weekly Cleaning

Step 1

Fill the sink half full with warm water. Add about 4 tbsp. baking soda to the water.

Step 2

Place the carafe into the water. If there is a plastic lid attached to the carafe, remove it.

Step 3

Wash the carafe with a rag. Wipe down the filter basket, burner and exterior of the coffee maker with a rag and the water from the sink.

Step 4

Rinse the carafe with plain water. Wipe down the filter basket, burner and the rest of the coffee maker with a rag and plain water.

Step 5

Dry the carafe and entire coffee pot with a clean rag.

Montly Cleaning

Step 1

Pour equal parts vinegar and water into the coffee carafe. Pour the mixture into the water reservoir of the coffee maker.

Step 2

Run a complete brew cycle on the coffee maker. If your KitchenAid coffee maker has a cleaning indicator light (a light letting you know the coffee maker needs to be cleaned), run subsequent brew cycles with a fresh batch of the vinegar-and-water solution until the indicator light goes off. If your coffee maker has a lot of buildup, more than one cycle will be required.

Step 3

Run two complete brew cycles using plain, cool water to remove any traces of the vinegar, as well as any left-behind buildup.

Step 4

Wash the filter basket in the sink with hot soapy water. Rinse the basket with hot water and dry thoroughly.