Bonavita Coffee Maker Care and Maintenance
This entry was posted on December 9, 2013.
Your trusty Bonavita coffee maker brews up batch after batch of delicious java with relatively little assistance from you. It doesn't have a lot of moving parts, so it's easy to overlook regular care and maintenance when it just simply works, right?
Implementing a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule will result in both increased equipment longevity and improved flavor in the cup. Certain components -- like the carafe -- will show their wear and tear, but other, more internal parts can't give you a visual cue. Accordingly, it's a great idea to come up with a schedule that you follow on a regular basis, descaling and cleaning the machine's components at least a few times each year.
Here's what we recommend:
- Weekly - Each week, wash the carafe and filter basket with warm soapy water. Using a food-friendly cleaning solution, wipe down the machine, paying special attention to the hot plate if your model has one.
- Monthly - Every fourth external cleaning, wipe out the water reservoir to limit any residue build-up. If you're using water with a higher mineral content, you should also descale at this time.
- Quarterly - For softer water, a quarterly descale using a descaled and detergent combo like Cleancaf will improve your coffee maker's performance.
Watch as Gail demonstrates and guides us through a thorough maintenance regimen using the Bonavita coffee maker with a glass carafe.