Keeping coffee urns and bulk brewers spotless and in optimal condition has a significant impact on the overall quality and freshness of the coffee.
The type of unit and water quality will determine the amount of maintenance a coffee brewer will require. Coffee brewers typically last from 7 to 12 years, or even as long as 25 years, depending on how the units are cared for.
Clean a brewer’s exterior with a damp cloth and nonabrasive mild cleaner. When cleaning the interior, use a brush or clean cloth with mild cleaner and warm water.
Feed the brewer filtered water to help eliminate deposit and scale buildup. Descale the interior by lightly washing with plain white vinegar and soaking the stem and spring before rinsing thoroughly with warm water.
The filter basket, pots and other removable parts should be cleaned regularly. Inspect the brewer for any signs of water spots, which may indicate there is a leak in the tank. The spray heads should be regularly treated and cleaned by using a special tool or running them through a dishwasher.
Regularly inspect power cords and coffee urns for visual signs of cracks, leaks or damage.