There are a few different types of coffee machines, in this article we’ll give you some tips on how to clean the most popular types.

How to clean a cafetiere

Cafetieres are really easy to keep clean. All you have to do is wash the parts separately in warm soapy water and dry them with a soft cloth. For the types with a metal frame a quick buff with a soft cloth gets them looking like new.

How to clean an electric filter coffee machine

The main body of the coffee machine can be cleaned by simply wiping with a soapy sponge. The filter and filter holder can be washed in a bowl of soapy water. If you need to descale the machine use a descaling solution which is suitable for use in plastic and allow it to bubble through the machine. When the solution has bubbled through repeat a couple of times with clean water so no residual taste remains.

How to clean espresso machines

The main body and the filter can be cleaned as above. But if the machine has a steam nozzle it’s worth washing this also in soapy water.