Could white vinegar change your coffee game? YES! That’s ccording to Carolyn Forté, director of the Home Appliances and Cleaning Products Lab at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. In fact, your coffee machine is probably way grosser than you think and those regular coffee cleaners and hot water might not be doing enough.
A 2011 study performed by NSF International found that basket and carafe coffee makers are a perfect breeding ground for yeast and mold. Germs love damp areas and what's moister than your coffee filters/ machine?
The vinegar is said to help remove caked on grime, mold, and germs that regular cleaner can't remove. And don’t miss that this is a natural solution to chemical cleaners!
So if you’re looking to deep clean your machine for a better cup of coffee, add equal parts water and vinegar and run the brew cycle. Then run a cycle that's water only so you don't get vinegar in your first new brew! Enjoy!