Got a resistant odor in your kitchen that you just can’t identify? Or locate the source? Hmmmm. When did you last de-grunge your coffeemaker?
Our good friends at NokOut.com tell me that coffeemakers need to be cleaned at least monthly to remove hard water deposits, leftover coffee oils that become rancid and other impurities. The oils in coffee collect, spoil and form bacteria when allowed to lurk inside that appliance.
This means I am about 10 years behind. Sure, I run a carafe of white vinegar through my coffeemaker from time to time (read: maybe once a year), but that’s about it. Whoops.
I’m learning that vinegar alone won’t do a good job of deeply disinfecting the appliance. But I’m not comfortable with pouring bleach into my coffeemaker, either. Nok-Out is the perfect solution because it is non-toxic and completely safe to use in the kitchen, around kids and pets, too.
This is how to do a proper cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing with Nok-Out: Spray the coffeemaker inside, outside―and all over with Nok-Out. Allow to sit for up to 10 minutes. (You could use this time to disinfect the rest of your kitchen while Nok-Out is doing its magic on the coffeemaker. Have you looked deeply inside your refrigerator, lately? Yikes.)
Fill the reservoir of the coffeemaker with clean water plus two ounces (1/8 cup) of Nok-Out. Turn on the coffeemaker and allow it to go through a full cycle. Do NOT use the carafe to pour this into the reservoir. You may be re-introducing coffee oils and bacteria back into the coffeemaker. Don’t be surprised if the water that flushes through is tan or dark colored.
Unplug the machine. Using a paper or microfiber towel, start digging into the space where coffee grounds are placed. Beware of what you may find. Expect anything from grungy to shocking. Do the same on the coffee basket, if you don’t use filters.
Spray Nok-Out into the reservoir. Do not wipe, but rather allow to air dry. Nok-Out is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, tasteless and completely safe.
The next morning if your coffeemaker is anything but fresh and clean, give the contents and parts another round of Nok-Out.
Visit NokOut.com or call Ted at (866)551-1927 to learn more. And while you’re there, order a supply for your home. You’ll wonder how you lived without it.
Nothing removes odors like Nok-Out because it goes after the bacteria tcauseuses the odors, without perfumes or dyes.