Basic Cleaning

Wash the brew funnel and glass carafe after each use - they're top rack dishwasher safe.  If using a thermal carafe, handwash the carafe and lid after each use.  Every 2 to 4 weeks remove the sprayhead and clean.  Occasionally wipe the outside of your brewer, including the area above the funnel, with a mild, non-citrus detergent and a damp cloth.  While cleaning your brewer, check the glass carafe handle and tighten with a standard screwdriver if it's loose.

Deep Cleaning

Deep clean your brewer at least every 3 months or if the digital display flashes between the time and "CLE."  The frequency of cleaning depends on how often you brew (the more often you brew, the more often you should deep clean) and the mineral content of your water (the higher the mineral content, the more often you should deep clean).

  1. Remove the sprayhead by turning with your fingertips.

  2. Check the sprayhead.  If plugged with mineral deposits or white flakes, use a toothpick to remove.  Clean the sprayhead with a cloth and mild detergent.  Rinse the sprayhead with water.

  3. Slide empty brew funnel into the funnel guides under the sprayhead.

  4. Open the spin lid on top of the brewer and fill brewer with water to the 6-cup (30oz.) mark.

  5. Add 2 cups (10oz.) of white vinegar to brewer, filling it to the 8-cup mark.

  6. Close the spin lid.

  7. Place empty carafe on the base plate of brewer.

  8. Press the On/Off button to cycle the vinegar solution through the brewer.

  9. Empty carafe at end of cycle.

  10. Run 2-3 additional cycles with full carafes of water to flush remaining vinegar solution from the brewer.

  11. Reinstall sprayhead.

Periodic Cleaning

To disassemble the thermal carafe for cleaning, rotate lid counterclockwise to remove.  Use a mild, non-abrasive detergent to wash the lid thoroughly - paying particular attention to the passage where the coffee brews through the lid.  Do not use a scrub pad or other abrasive cleaners, as this will scratch the stainless steel carafe. 

To remove coffee stains from inside the thermal carafe, place a paper filter in the funnel and pour two teaspoons of powder dishwasher detergent into the paper filter. Slide brew funnel into funnel guides and open spin lid. Pour one carafe of cold water into brewer. Position carafe on base plate of brewer and press the On/Off button. When cycle is complete, remove the brew funnel and discard the filter and detergent; rinse brew funnel thoroughly. Let carafe cool for 10-15 minutes. Using a long handled, soft bristled brush, clean inside of carafe as well as the outer rim to remove any coffee stains or debris. Occasionally scrub the carafe pour lip and the area around it, including the lid, with a mild detergent and warm water. Use a soft cloth and scrub hard. When finished, pour out solution into sink and thoroughly rinse carafe and lid with clean water.