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How do you clean a K-Cup machine?

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Take the removable parts off the coffee maker, and wash them in warm, soapy water. Dip a toothbrush in full-strength white vinegar, and use it to clean the brewer handle, and then wrap a cloth dipped in vinegar around the brush. Use the cloth-wrapped brush to gently clean the inside of the brewer funnel, and pour white vinegar into the water reservoir. Brew the white vinegar without a K-cup until the reservoir is empty.

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If necessary, place the funnel back into the coffee machine while brewing the vinegar to prevent the vinegar from spraying. After brewing the vinegar, brew plain water without a K-cup to remove any residual vinegar, and place the removable parts back onto the machine. Clean the machine with vinegar on a regular basis to prevent lime scale deposits.

Wipe the exterior of the coffee machine with a damp microfiber cloth. If there are lime deposits, clean these areas with a cloth dipped in white vinegar. To maintain a clean K-cup coffee machine, brew plain water without a K-cup after making cocoa or other sugar-containing beverages in the machine. Do not leave water in the reservoir for long periods of time, and brew with spring or bottled water to prevent mineral buildup.

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