This does work, kinda. You can see the calcium deposit sediments in the pot during each flush. The thing is it takes MORE than 3-4 times to flush the baking soda out (you can see the baking soda in the pot too). I needed to flush the pot about 8 times before the baking soda sediments stopped appearing in the pot during the flush. I did dissolve the baking soda in the warm (although I used more HOT than warm to dissolve the baking soda). It seems to be brewing faster now as it did when it was new.
I did an intensive cleaning with vinegar for a very old coffee maker that hasn't seen a bath in it's lifetime. However, the smell from the vinegar was so bad I actually used this treatment afterwards to wipe out the smell. It worked right away and now my coffee maker is dripping like new. Thank you!
Turned out I had a dirty coffee pot, but thanks to this post I was able to get in sparkly inside and out. Thank you!
This is great!! It actually got rid of the nasty gunk!!! I've used other home remedies. It was all okay. This is by far the best and yes, after the water runs clean... You should rinse out the water holder area. That is common sense.
I have never cleaned my coffee maker, so I knew it was pretty clogged. Tried this and unfortunately, after running the bakin soda mixture through, then regular water....my coffee maker exploded from the bottom :( I am sure if I hadn't of let the coffee maker go so long without cleaning, it would have worked beautifully, but sadly, it's dead now :(
Oh dear god I can't believe it fizzed when I put it in there and how dark the water was. Thanks!
I'm sorry, but for me this was awful! Not only did it not really clean my coffee maker but even after putting 3 pots of water through I could still taste the baking soda. I'll stick to my white vinegar from now on.
Easy and effective. The coffee maker is definately running faster - thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing! I was amazed at what came out!!!
I was disgusted with what came out, but boy was it clean!