• Not only okay but highly recommended. And be sure to rinse it by using fresh clean water about 2-3 times after the vinegar. It will make a world of difference in your machine.
  • Yes. Be sure to run at least ONE, if not TWO "rinse cycles" with clean water through.
  • Using vinegar is a great way to clean a coffee maker. Use about 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water (so if your machine holds 12 cups, use 3 cups vinegar, and 9 cups water) Then run the machine (without coffee - of course!) Once it's done, run it again with plain water to remove any traces of vinegar. Then it should be good to go.
  • As a matter of fact, some mfg include that info in instructions for cleaning....I love vinegar...sooo multipurpose.
  • Vinegar being an organic acid (weak acid) will not have any adverse effect on the internals of your coffee machine. If permanent hardness 2CH3COOH+CaCl2--> Ca(CH3COO)2+2HCl If due to temporary hardness 2 CH3COOH + CaCO3 = H2CO3 + Ca(CH3COO)2.
  • I think it's okay ninja man. Vinegar is edible and non-toxic, and its acidity suppose to dissolve the hard calcium deposits. I advised my little daughter to use vinegar to clean the hard water stains off her aquarium tank cover and outside glass, but I also told her to always rinse and wipe it well off.
  • As long as you rinse it well, you're golden.
  • yes ,rinse out with purified water afterwords.
  • I've had my coffee maker for 8 years now, and i never had to remove calcium deposits. I have a well, and all my sinks and tubs get deposits all over. I've used vinegar full strength on calcium deposits, it has little effect. If i were to clean my coffee maker, i'd wait till it starts to malfunction, then i would use muriatic acid with water. That works better than vinegar to remove deposits. It won't leave a smell or taste in the coffee maker. Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid, same as your stomach acid.
  • Vinegar with water is the best way to clean coffee makers...Infact here a page with lots of different ways in which you can keep your coffee maker clean
  • Yes! It's a great cleaner, just be sure to rinse the coffee machine well after (run a few pots through after). It also makes a great window cleaner.
  • Yes, but make sure and run water through it afterward to rinse the vinegar out ^_^
  • Vinegar is great to remove hard water deposits. Sometimes stains are extra stubborn – for this make a paste of white vinegar and baking soda and scrub gently with a soft brush or sponge. Never use an abrasive cleaner like scouring pads, powders or steel wool as this will scratch the surface. Source:
  • It's a good idea. Rinse thoroughly
  • Mom had a clear pot called the Wistler and would clean it by boiling white vinegar in it. One time she forgot and made her coffee. Fortunately adding cream revealed that something was wrong. But all those calcium deposits were gone!
  • Supposedly, what a waste of vinegar!
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  • Yes. Pour about 4 cups vinegar and then shut off/unplug the coffee maker about 1/2 through the brewing cycle. Allow to sit about 30 minutes, then complete the brewing cycle. Dump out the hot vinegar and brew 10-12 cups of cold water; rinse, and voila.

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