By Hadice on February 21, 2006
Photo by littlemafia
Photo by littlemafia
"Use this recipe to clean your coffee maker. A clean machine makes better tasting coffee!"
Serving Size: 1 (293 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Truthfully, this just made a mess in my coffeepot's water tank which I ran a gallon of fresh water through in order to clean it out. I finally had to spray it with my faucet sprayer. I won't try it again. 1/4 c soda does not dissolve well enough in 1 c of warm water."
"This worked great! It cleaned out a lot of gunk I didn't know was in there. It was actually really gross looking but after 3 pots of clean water ran through the coffee maker it was coming out clean and clear; it even cleaned the pot. Will have to do this more often! Reviewed for I Recommend Tag."
"thanks for a quick and easy solution to a dirrrrrrty coffee pot!"
"I give this 5 stars because the wife purchased a name brand cleaner and used it the other day so I thought well lets see how clean it really is, so I tried this and WOW!!! it was amazing the first full pot of water came out BLACK as if I brewed coffee but it was just tap water and then I ran a second pot of tap water through it and it came out BLACK my gosh the name brand cleaner did nothing so after the fourth pot of water it came out clear. I decided to repeat the cleaning process and man it made so much difference. Now it only take 5 minutes to make a full pot of coffee where as before it took almost 30 minutes Thanks for posting this cleaning method I will use it weekly from now on TWO THUMBS UP!!!"
"This works well, much better than just vinegar. Thanks for the post. For those with Hamilton BrewStations, this has a good chance of clogging your coffee maker. Make sure to mix the baking soda and water extra well! Also, if your Hamilton BrewStation does happen to get clogged, do what I did: 1) Dump out excess baking soda + water mixture. 2) Pour in 2 cups white vinegar. 3) Attach two large size Wendy's straws, end to end, to make one super long straw. Having big straws is critical! 4) Place straw in water reservoir of your BrewStation and aim for the place where the water is pulled into the water heater. 5) Blow down into this water inlet hole, occassionally sucking in the vinegar until it almost reaches your mouth, then blowing it back into the water inlet hole. 6) Repeat this until unclogged. I was worried, but the above method unclogged my BrewStation."
"I guess it worked. My coffee pot must not have been very dirty. I made sure the water was pretty warm and that the baking soda was dissolved well. I ran vinegar thru after I did it just to be sure I got it all, since I know some people had issues. I will see how the coffee is in the am. It did not clean the pot itself, however."
"Wow! As others have already said, I didn't realize my coffee maker was that dirty. It took 4 pots of water to get a clean pot, but it really made a difference! Thanks so much Hadice for sharing this easy keeper. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag."
"Works great!!! Cleaned my drip right up!"
"Worked great for me, i didn't have vinegar available so i used this method and it cleaned out the pot too, with the stains that the dishwasher wouldn't remove, Thanks!"
"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."
"I really wish I knew what I'd done wrong!! I whisked the mixture nicely but my machine got clogged & I'm still running water thru the machine to "undo" itself. I think I will stick to the vinegar method. although I may have done something wrong when I tried this, I don't have the time to devote as to "what" exactly went wrong! Am very glad it worked for others tho"
"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!"
"What can I say after so many reviews except that my little coffee maker is clean and happily gurrgling this morning. :D"
"I have always used the packet mix to clean my coffe maker but this works great and no more packet mix. I did add the baking soda to the basket because I was worried about clogs. My coffee pot was even clean and shiny. Did see some bits of gunk that came thru so knew this worked great. I have really hard water so ran a pot of water and vinegar thru too and had a wonderful cup of coffee when finished. Thank you Hadice for posting this, will use it again. Made and reviewed for Comfort Cafe - Summer 2009."
"Excellent cleaner My coffee pot is sparkling! Thanks so much, I used to use salt and ice cubes, not any more!"
"Good cleaner, but it took five carafes of water to clear out the baking soda. I've been using vinegar every week, but this works good when the pot needs a good cleaning. Probabaly will use it once every month."