The Kitchen Catalog states that one can clean a Cuisinart coffee maker by running 1/3 cup vinegar through the machine accompanied by 2/3 cup water. After this step is complete, run clean water through the system twice to remove any vinegar that may still be present. This cleans out the coffee maker by removing old coffee grounds as well as calcium build up.Continue Reading
Cleaning a Cuisinart coffee maker should be done every time a light appears above the word clean. If the coffee maker does not have this feature, it is recommended that one clean the coffee maker every month, especially if hard water is used to make the coffee.
If one would like to clean the carafe lid and basket, it is recommended to use warm soapy water and avoid using abrasive cleaners. A dishwasher can also be used to clean the carafe lid and basket as long as they are placed on the top rack only. The coffee pot should be washed after every use to avoid build up. However, if cold water is used to wash the pot, it is important to let the coffee pot sit out until it is back to room temperature. This ensures that the glass doesn't crack when the pot is placed on the hot plate.Learn more about Small Kitchen Appliances
To clean a coffee maker without vinegar, run a mixture of one part water and one part lemon juice through the appliance. You need water, fresh lemons or a bottle of lemon juice, a juicer to extract the juices out of fresh lemons, and a dishwasher or mild detergent.Full Answer >
As of 2015, one can buy a Cuisinart coffee maker from a range of department stores and online retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy's, Kohl's and Overstock. Shoppers can also order Cuisinart coffee makers directly from the manufacturer.Full Answer >
The most common problems normally associated with Cuisinart coffee makers are weird tasting coffee, loss of power to the unit, and brewing too much or too little coffee, according to reviews on JavaJenuis.com and Matthew-Epstein.com. Most problems can be avoided with proper care and cleaning of the coffee maker.Full Answer >
To clean an automatic drip coffee maker, fill the water chamber with a vinegar and water solution, run a half-brew cycle, and wait 30 minutes to an hour before finishing the brew cycle. Discard the solution, and run a clean water cycle through the machine.Full Answer >