HOW TO: Deep Clean BUNN Speed Brew coffee maker using vinegar


Hey guys! If you own one of these BUNN Speed Brew coffee makers you should be giving it a good deep cleaning at least
every three months to get rid of mineral deposits I’m going to show you how to do
that. The items you’ll need are vinegar, dish
soap, and a toothpick. Now to start you’re going to take four cups of vinegar which
I have pre-measured here and pour them into the top. There’s two cups, this is also
equivalent to one quart. Go ahead and pour your vinegar into the top, make sure
this is in place and close the top. Empty your carafe you can turn off your
machine of course you can turn it off while it’s brewing and then unplug it.
Basically what you’ve done is you have poured vinegar into your brewer which
has gone down into your water tank and the water that was in there has been
pushed out and that’s what we just flushed. So now you’re going to have
vinegar sitting in your water tank and it’s going to work its magic. So you wait
two hours. Okay now that your two hours are up
you’re going to want to remove your spray head. The reason you don’t want to do this
earlier is because this spray head will be hot. And then you can look inside and
see if you have any mineral deposits in there, that’s where your toothpick would
come in handy you could go in there and poke at it. I’ll insert a picture here.
Occasionally I get this problem where I get a little bit of mineral deposit in
there. Wash this with your soap and rinse it. I’ve gone ahead and filled this with
water, just plain water, and we’re going to fill the brewer, but first we need to
put our brew funnel in place. Go ahead and pour this into the top. As always, put it in place and then go
ahead and close the lid. And we will just wait for this to flush
out. So you’re going to be getting a lot of the vinegar that was inside of your
hot water tank. You’re going to want to do this process about four times or
until you don’t smell the vinegar anymore. So that’s going pretty quickly
and you might even see some little like flakes of hard deposits that build
up inside the machine. That’s okay just go ahead and dump them
out. So you go ahead and empty this out. Now once you’ve done that four or five,
however many times, you know until you stop smelling the vinegar, go ahead and
replace your spray head. Put your brew funnel back in place,
plug in your machine, turn it on, that’s all you have to do. Just wait about 15
minutes until your water gets hot and it’s ready to go.
Instructions are in your manual on page 19 if you want to watch how to clean
your spray head tube. I’ll link the video I made down below and those instructions
are on page 18. Thanks for watching, guys!

10 Replies to “HOW TO: Deep Clean BUNN Speed Brew coffee maker using vinegar”

  1. Thanks for the info!

    …also if you dont have a proper de-scaling tool, a 12 inch long by approx 3/16 wide zip tie will work perfectly , most mechanics and hardware stores have them .

  2. That' useful information about the Bunn coffee maker. I create videos on how to do various things as well. Please take a look. Thx.

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