Everyone’s favorite single-serving coffee machine is definitely the most convenient way to make coffee. It is slightly more complicated to clean the machine than it is to use it, but a little time every few weeks is definitely worth keeping it in good shape.

This video will show you how to get into all those little nooks to make sure every part of the coffee maker gets clean.  Now nothing can stop the K-cups from making coffee magic happen.

We’re not sure exactly how long it takes to clean one of these babies but the video is gonna cost you seven minutes of your life, so you’ve got to really want it. Remember that while they can be dangerous, denial and willful ignorance can save you lots of time.

One nice thing we learn is that any part you can remove from your personal coffee delivery device you can just put in the dishwasher, so that takes care of the water reservoir and its lid, but it turns out the K-cup holder is also removable. Score!

You’ll also need some cleaning aids, so make sure you have vinegar, our video guide lady (VGL) uses white vinegar, and also some dishwashing liquid, not detergent. You may not be quite as much of a stickler for cleaning as VGL, so maybe you could just use tap water instead of “purified water.” VGL uses the purified stuff because it doesn’t have all those tasty minerals in it along with probably some fluorine.

This is definitely worth doing now and then because it’s going to give you better tasting coffee and some peace of mind and we need both of those in the A.M., right?

Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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