Are you a coffee drinker? Not me personally but i do use one to brew tea with at least. Either way people use coffee makers all the time! You never stop to think about the common areas of you coffee maker that you least expect to be dirty. Say your water reservoir. It’s just water in there right? According to experts you need to make sure water is fully out of the resevoir cause it could lead to mold. Best way to prevent is to let it use up all the water and then when done brewing let it air out by taking the top off. This is good for those basic ones most people use at home like this one.
If you have one of those Keurigs machines which you mainly refill when you please it’s best to refresh the water on a daily basis depending how often you use the machine. I never owned one to know how much water it really holds but if it’s a bigger hold that last longer then your average use at least refresh your water every 3 days or so. This is depending on how fresh i want my water and other peoples opinion may vary.
Another thing to think of is to make sure not only the pot is clean but the surrounding area is clean as well. When it comes to office coffee who know how many times that machine area was used.
Now you are wondering why i even bother writing this blog entry today? It seems i found something on USA Today’s Website that talked about this. It must be a no news monday for them but here is a video they had about this. Either way this is good to know if you aren’t in the know. Hell i never thought about the water reservoir part.