How to clean the coffee maker in a few minutes using natural and anti-limestone products? Let’s see it together: coffee will have a completely different taste!
In order to drink good coffee it is important that the coffee maker is well cleaned. Otherwise, it will not come out well and you risk feeling a metallic taste probably caused by limestone. A simple rinse under running water is therefore not enough: you need to know how to clean the coffee maker and keep it always sanitized .
The best way to clean it is to use grandma’s old remedies, all based on natural products. The classics are baking soda, white vinegar and fine salt. Let’s see, in detail, some do-it-yourself remedies to eliminate limestone from internal areas and stains from external areas.
How to clean the moka pot (inside and out)
To eliminate any trace of limestone from the internal areas you will need water, vinegar and salt . Fill half the base with tap water and half with vinegar. Then add a pinch of salt, close well and put it on the fire as when you prepare the coffee. Wait for all the water to come out and let it sit for about half an hour.
Attention, however, it will be necessary to make a round of test coffee to eliminate the vinegar residues: in this way the sour taste and smell will be removed from the filters .
The rubber seal must be washed and sanitized at least once a week. It always depends on how many coffees you make per day. With a damp cloth soaked in vinegar, rub it and leave it to soak for ten minutes. Then make a test coffee and it will be perfectly clean.
To remove the external signs caused by fire and limestone you can use the remedy of two spoons of white vinegar and two of baking soda . Mix well and take a little product with an abrasive sponge . Then use it to rub on the dark marks.
Cleaning the coffee maker: what never to do?
• A very common mistake that must never be made is washing the internal parts with detergent . The risk is that I can be absorbed, especially by the rubber filter , and leave a bad aftertaste for your coffee.
• After washing it, let it dry thoroughly . Do not leave it for too long, otherwise there is a risk of mold and bad smells forming.
• Even forgetting coffee in the mocha for days can lead to mold growth . If you are running in the morning you can also wash it in the evening.