A KitchenAid coffee maker is cleaned by regularly washing out the carafe and wiping down the coffee maker with a rag. Occasionally, its necessary to pour a vinegar mixture into the coffee maker and start a brew cycle for deeper cleaning.
Daily cleaning of a KitchenAid coffee maker includes washing out the coffee carafe with soapy water and rinsing the filter basket with clean water. Once the carafe and filter basket are dry, they can be returned to the coffee maker.
Once a week, the coffee carafe needs to be washed more thoroughly by placing it in a baking soda and water solution. After washing and rinsing out the carafe, a rag dampened with the baking soda water should be used to wipe down the outside of the coffee maker, the filter basket and the burner. This process needs to be repeated with a rag damped with clean water.
Every month the coffee maker needs a deeper cleaning using a vinegar solution with equal parts water and vinegar. The vinegar solution should be poured into the water reservoir, and a brew cycle run. After the vinegar cycle, repeat the process twice more using clean water to rinse out the vinegar.