Best ways to clean Cuisinart coffee maker?

Our mornings are never perfect without a delicious cup of hot coffee that brings us to life each morning. Coffee lovers like me can survive without a refrigerator and a stove, but a coffee maker is something that I can’t imagine my life without.

Cuisinart’s 12 cup model is one of the best-selling coffee makers that greatly value the money spent. To keep the Cuisinart coffee maker in good condition, it is essential to show the hardworking coffeemaker some love through deep cleaning once in a while.

Suppose you have a Cuisinart coffee maker and wondering why the little “clean” light flashes, then it is to remind you that you need to show some love. If you are worried about how to do that, don’t worry.

I have got you covered. Here are the eight simple steps to stop the light flashing and see the machine sparkling, just like it was when you bought it.

Cuisinart Coffee Maker cleaning with vinegar


How to Clean Cuisinart Coffee Maker?

To clean Cuisinart Coffee Maker, follow the below procedure.

Empty the coffee maker:

Before beginning the actual cleaning process, remove the pot and filter basket.

Make a mixture of vinegar and water solution:

For one part of vinegar, take two parts and fill the reservoir. For a 12-cup reservoir, take 4 cups of vinegar and eight water to fill the reservoir.


Press the “clean” button if it has one. The cycle starts, and it takes 2-3 times longer than it usually takes for the brew cycle. The machine beeps five times when the cycle is over.

If you still see the clean light flashing, it indicates the coffee maker has built up many calcium deposits, and we have to run the cleaning cycle a few more times with a fresh mixture of water and vinegar solution.

If your coffee maker doesn’t have a “clean” button, press the “brew” button. For deep cleaning, please turn off the coffee maker for an hour, turn it back on, and let the cycle finish.

Run the cycle with water:

After the brew cycle with a vinegar solution, discard the mixture from the pot. To clean the leftover vinegar solution, fill the reservoir with fresh water, and run one more cycle. To ensure the reservoir is completely free from vinegar, run the cycle a few more times.

Allow the machine to cool:

After you ensure that the coffeemaker is clean from the inside, unplug it and leave it untouched for an hour.

Clean the carafe, filter, and exterior:

Discard if there’s anything left in the carafe and filter. Use a sponge and warm water to clean all the removable parts. Don’t use harsh cleansers. With the help of a sponge, wipe down the exterior of a machine.

Allow the pieces to dry:

Before putting the pieces back in their place, allow them to air dry.


After all the pieces are dry, put them back into the coffee maker. And now, you are ready for a delicious cup of fresh hot coffee.

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