Most people cannot imagine life without coffee. It raises mood and work capacity, wakes up from drowsiness. When buying a coffee maker, it is worth cleaning it regularly, as the dirtier the device, the worse the taste of coffee you get. But not every cleaning agent can be used. Let’s analyze the methods of how to clean the coffee maker and not break the device.
How the device is arranged
This miracle machine consists of a flask into which water is poured and the most powerful heater. A tube comes out of the bulb, on which there is a camera with a grid. A container is placed under it, where ground coffee is poured. The container has a small hole at the bottom, from where the ready-made drink flows.
If you fill up the coffee maker and turn it on, the water will start to heat up quickly and steam will appear. Under the action of steam, pressure is created. Since the tube is very thin, part of the pressure falls on it, and at a certain point the boiled water reaches the ground coffee. The remaining steam maintains the pressure and expels all the water, forcing it through the powder. After the work is done, the drink is considered ready.
If you regularly make coffee in a coffee maker, it will gradually lose its taste due to the accumulation of scale and oils that give it bitterness. Coffee begins to brew longer, the coffee maker begins to hiss and puff, and the drink is poured not as quickly as before. These are signs that it is time to clean the coffee maker.
If you just bought a coffee maker, you should wash it before using it. If you have a modern expensive model, then they have automatic cleaning. According to the instructions, just start this function (press the corresponding button on the panel) and after a while your device is clean again.
If you are the owner of a not so modern self-sufficient model, here are some tips for you:
- first you need to disconnect the device from the network;
- do not completely immerse the car in water;
- it is recommended to use a microfiber towel for cleaning the glass and the case, as they clean the surface better;
- after each use, rinse the coffee maker, using liquid detergents and soft sponges;
- parts that can be pulled out should be washed under water;
- after all procedures, all elements should be dried and assembled again.
These tips are suitable for the first and subsequent regular cleanings, when you are not waiting for scale and breakage to appear.
To clean from scale, use special tablets, they are sold in household appliances stores. The tablet should be placed in the tank, fill it completely with water and let it idle. Drain the water and repeat the procedure with cold water to get rid of the remaining tablets.
Scale can also be removed without using any chemicals. After each use, you need to disassemble the device and wipe it with a wet towel.
If you urgently need to wash the coffee machine and never run to the store for pills, then there is another way, as they say, cheap and angry.
- Make a solution of water and vinegar in a ratio of two to one.
- Fill the tank with the resulting solution and run it at idle speed.
- After draining the water, pour cold water again and drive away.
You can use other ingredients to prepare the solution: add thirty milliliters of lemon juice to a glass of hot water. Bleach can also be used as a cleaning agent. Just don’t mix it with vinegar. It is not recommended to use soda for cleaning the coffee machine. Soda clogs the coffee maker and breaks it.
And what is coffee?
This drink has a high caffeine content. And this is one of the means that is a stimulant of the nervous system. Under the influence of caffeine, heart rate increases and blood pressure rises. Under the influence of caffeine, mental and physical activity increases, fatigue decreases and drowsiness disappears. But it works for only a few hours, after which fatigue appears. If you drink more than three cups of coffee a day, addiction occurs, since with such a large dose, nerve cells begin to wear out.
To find out if you have an addiction, you should not drink coffee for a few days. If there is an addiction, then such symptoms appear as:
- headache and muscle pain;
- bad mood, depression begins;
- decrease in working capacity;
Doctors found out that coffee in large quantities prevents the absorption of essential vitamins and washes them out of the body. This leads to a lack of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and vitamins B6 and B1. Due to a lack of calcium, teeth begin to deteriorate, bones become depleted, which leads to osteochondrosis. Lack of vitamins B6 and B1 disrupts blood supply to the brain. Children and pregnant women are generally contraindicated to drink coffee.
Coffee machine or Turkish machine
The most delicious coffee drink is still brewed in a Turk. The coffee maker was invented to make life easier. And here are a few reasons why you should brew coffee in a Turk:
- you can enjoy the process itself;
- the coffee maker takes up a lot of space;
- the coffee maker does not produce such tasty coffee after all.
The drink prepared in the Turk is rich, thick and aromatic, because the coffee is not filtered, and all the grounds remain in the drink. Due to this, all useful substances are stored in it.