Cleaning coffee maker ocassionally is very important if you want a better tasting coffee.There are many ways in whih you can clean your coffee maker.
The most used method of Vinegar and water is highly effective indeed, Mix 1 cup of vinegar with 2 cups of water. Pour this mixture into the water reservoir of your machine. Turning the coffee maker on, let this mixture then pass into the carafe.
After running one cycle of vinegar water through the coffee maker, run atleast 2 cycles of water to get rid of the strong odor of vinegar before you get started on making a fresh cup of coffee for yourself.
If the odor of vinegar bothers you, using coffee cleaner packs can be a solution for you. They are easy to use and are odor free avoiding the hassle of running water cycles through your machine.