The Best Solution for Cleaning a Coffee Maker
Buy the cheapest vodka you can get – usually about $12 for a 750ml bottle, and mix it 25% with water.
Conventional wisdom says you can clean your coffee maker by brewing a pot of water, which is ineffective, or vinegar, which smells and tastes horrible.
Vodka has no smell and no flavor, but the alcohol acts as a pretty powerful solvent and detergent to remove coffee or tea residue.
If someone makes tea in your coffee maker, or if your coffee is starting to taste a little “off”, run a pot of vodka through your coffee maker!