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How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

10 – Better Tasting Coffee

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

No one wants last month’s leftovers in today’s coffee, so make sure to clean your coffee maker every 30 days. Oil residue from coffee beans can build up; cleaning prevents off-flavors from affecting your coffee.

 

9 – Your Coffee Maker Lasts Longer

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Regular cleaning prevents water mineral deposits, which can shorten a coffee maker’s life, from building up in the heater.

 

8 – Speedy Brew Times

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Calcification from hard water can build up in the heater pipes, insulating them so the heater takes longer and increases brew times. Cleaning fixes this.

 

7 – Clean and Dry

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Discard wet grounds after brewing and don’t let them sit in the filter basket all day. Leave the lid up to after a washing to ensure a clean, dry environment.

 

6 – Coffee Windows Won’t Lie

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

In some coffee maker reservoirs or coffee pots, there is a coffee level window showing how many cups of coffee are left. Regular cleaning prevents you from thinking there’s coffee left when there isn’t.

 

5 – Shine On

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Tannins in coffee can cause brown stains to build up on the interior of coffee pots. Regular cleaning keeps pots looking shiny and new.

 

4 – Office Mugs Aren’t Different

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

A quick rinse doesn’t clean out the oil residue from daily coffee drinking. Send it through the dishwasher or wash it with hot, soapy water. If it’s still sporting coffee rings, mix equal parts of baking soda and water into a paste and scour the stains prior to washing.

 

3 – Buffy the Stain Slayer

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

The appearance of your appliances can affect the overall look of your kitchen. Keep your kitchen looking sparkly and new by rubbing down the outside of your coffee maker.

 

2 – Clean Hidden Parts

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Don’t forget to clean all the pieces hiding inside your coffee maker. Clean the brew basket, any permanent filters, the drip tray and the hot plate. Check the manual to see which parts are dishwasher safe.

 

1 – If It Looks Good, You Look Good

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Have you ever visited a friend with a moldy coffee maker? It makes for awkward conversation, so keep your coffee pot clean. When guests go to brew coffee, you’ll look like a domestic goddess.

 

The Ultimate How-To Guide

How to Clean the 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffeemaker

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

To clean 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffeemaker, select the carafe side.

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Pour ½ cup plain white vinegar and ½ cup cold water into the water reservoir.

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Press the ON button. After 30 seconds, press OFF to stop the brewing process. Wait 30 minutes.

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Press ON again and complete the brewing process with the vinegar and water mixture. Press OFF when finished.

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Run 2-3 more brew cycles with clean water only, allowing the machine to cool between cycles.

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

How to Clean a Traditional 12 Cup Coffee Maker

To clean standard coffee makers, pour ½ cup plain white vinegar and ½ cup cold water into the water reservoir. Press the ON or BREW button. After 30 seconds, press OFF to stop the brewing process. Wait 30 minutes. Press ON again and complete the brewing process with the vinegar and water mixture. Press OFF when finished. Run 2-3 more brew cycles with clean water only, allowing the machine to cool between cycles.

 

How to Clean the Hot Plate

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

If there are stubborn stains on the hot plate, lay a wet paper towel over the cooled plate to soak until stains are softened. Remove and wipe clean.

 

How to Clean Stainless Steel Exterior

How to Clean Your Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Wipe with a damp cloth in the direction of the metal grain. Buff with a dry, soft cloth to achieve a brilliant shine.

 



Cafe Mocha Marble Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com

Brownies from a boxed mix are great in a pinch, but brownies made from scratch are even better, and making them is a fun activity for the whole family. These fudgy brownies are full of chocolate and cinnamon flavor with a hint of coffee and marbled cream cheese. This easy-to-follow recipe will take you from dessert zero to brownie hero in no time, and you just might use it to become the queen of the next PTA bake sale fundraiser.

Cafe Mocha Marble Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com


Café Mocha Marble Brownies
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
3 Tablespoons ground French roast coffee
3/4 cup butter
1 package (4 oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking bar, chopped
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs, divided
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/3 sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
Place rack of countertop convection oven in the second position from the bottom. Preheat to 350°F.
Brew coffee with 1/4 cup water using the BOLD setting on your The Scoop® Single-Serve Coffee Maker.
Microwave butter, chocolate and coffee in large bowl 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
Add 1 3/4 cups sugar, eggs, flour and salt; beat with a hand mixer until well blended. Spread mixture into foil-lined lightly greased 9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in large bowl until blended. Add remaining egg, beating until well blended; spoon mixture on top of chocolate mixture in pan. Swirl mixtures with a knife.
Bake 43 to 45 minutes. Cool completely on wire wrack.
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SoftScrape™ 6 Speed Hand Mixer from @Hamiltonbeach

 

 

We love using the SoftScrape™ 6 Speed Hand Mixer with Case to make these marbled brownies. The special SoftScrape™ blades are designed to minimize the need to manually scrape the bowl with a spatula as you mix.



Irish Coffee with the BrewStation® Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 

The Irish are distinctly known for their love of good stout and good whiskey, so it’s no surprise that Jack Koeppler, owner of the San Francisco restaurant the Buena Vista in 1952, teamed up with travel writer Stanton Delaplane to try to recreate a tasty drink the former had during a pass-through at Ireland’s Shannon Airport.

Irish Coffee with the BrewStation® Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 

The delicious coffee recipe featured Irish whiskey and cream, and is still served at the restaurant today. These two are often credited for bringing Irish coffee as we know it now to America. Boy, are we glad they did!

Irish Coffee with the BrewStation® Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 

With its dark coffee flavor and sweet brown sugar, it almost tastes like chocolate. Add whiskey and top it with whipped cream to create a warming and smooth cocktail coffee, great for a cool night. It’s a great accompaniment to serve alongside dessert, too.

Irish Coffee with the BrewStation® Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - Happy St. Patrick's Day! Irish Coffee with the BrewStation® Coffee Maker from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 

 


Irish Coffee

We love using our Brewstation® Coffee Maker to brew delicious, dark roast coffee for this cocktail.
Ingredients
6 ounces dark brewed coffee
1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
Whipped cream
Instructions
Place Irish whiskey and brown sugar in a mug.
Add coffee to mug and stir. Top with whipped cream.
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