How to Clean a Braun Coffee Maker Like a Pro: Expert Advice

It is common knowledge that almost 85% of Americans brew their coffee at home. What people don’t know is – each cup of brew they enjoy leaves a little bit of residue on the machine, which affects the taste eventually. Therefore, to enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee, it is essential to learn how to clean a Braun coffee machine.

Just as you wouldn’t cook in a dirty pan, you shouldn’t brew coffee in a coffee maker that is not clean. Cleaning your machine removes old coffee grounds, oils, and hard water deposits from it and maintains your brew’s quality. Let’s dive deep into different coffee machines’ cleaning processes.

How to clean a Braun coffee maker

How To Clean a Braun Coffee Maker Step-By-Step

For the best performance from your Braun coffee maker, descale the unit when the LED CLEAN (f) lights up solid green. This indicates it is time to descale your coffee maker.

The removal of built-up calcium deposits from the water reservoir will help extend the life of your coffee maker and keep your coffee tasting great.

The frequency will depend upon the hardness of your tap water and how often you use the coffee maker.

You can use a commercially available descaling agent that is safe to use on aluminum.

NOTE: For your convenience, the cleaning cycle is automatic. The entire cleaning cycle including rinsing can take up to 45 minutes to complete.

To clean a Braun coffee maker:


Always turn the coffee maker off and remove the plug from the electrical outlet before cleaning.


  • Lift the reservoir cover.
  • Remove the gold-tone permanent filter and discard the ground coffee.


Remove the carafe from the keep warm plate and discard any remaining coffee.


Remove the charcoal water filter holder including the charcoal water filter and the gold-tone permanent filter.


Place the empty carafe in its position on the keep warm plate.


Press the CLEAN button (f). The green LED above the button will start flashing.


Press BREW to start the descaling program, while the green LED is still flashing.

Once the descaling process has started, it is not possible to stop the program until finished.

When the descaling program has been completed, the green LED will turn off


Discard the cleaning solution and rinse the carafe thoroughly with clean water.


Fill the water reservoir with a full carafe (12 cups) of clean, fresh water.

  • Run the coffee maker through two complete brew cycles to flush the unit after descaling.
  • Use a full carafe of fresh cold water each time.

Repeat the procedure as many times as necessary to reduce the brewing time per cup to a normal level.


Remove the carafe from the keep warm plate and discard any remaining coffee.


The filter basket, gold-tone permanent filter, carafe, and lid can be washed in warm, soapy water and rinsed thoroughly, or cleaned in the upper rack of the dishwasher. Dry all parts after use.

  • Do not use any scouring agents or harsh cleansers on any part of the coffee maker
  • Never immerse the unit in water or other liquids.

Step12. Clean the base

To clean base:

1. simply wipe with a clean

2. damp cloth and dry before storing.

• Do not put any water in the unit once the filter basket has been removed. Wipe the area under the filter basket with a damp cloth.


Fingerprints and other blemishes on the housing can be wiped off with soap and water or a non-abrasive cleaning solution.

• Do not dry the inside of the water reservoir with a cloth, as lint may remain.

How to clean a Braun coffee maker with white vinegar?

Although single-serve coffee makers are getting popular day by day, many US households still have their old drip coffee makers. However, if you don’t clean your drip coffee maker properly, its life can be shortened.

That’s why you clean your drip coffee maker at least once a month. If heavily used, more frequent cleaning is needed.

Here goes the step by step procedure to clean your drip coffee machine:


At first, rub the inside chamber with a damp cloth carefully and remove the loose grounds and other rubbish.

  • Use a brush to remove dirt sneaking from any corner.

A small grout brush will be great for tight spaces.


1. Fill the coffee maker’s water chamber midway with white vinegar and the rest of the space with water.

2. A paper filter can be placed in the basket to seize any hard water deposits or other rubbish that may be loosened.

3. Turn on your coffee maker and brew half of the water-vinegar mixture, and then turn it off. Allow this mixture to soak in the coffee machine for at least half an hour (a full hour is better).


1. Again, turn on the coffee machine and brew the rest of the vinegar-water mixture.

2. Replace the paper filter, then refill the water chamber and run the full cycle to wash the system.

3. To ensure the removal of any remaining vinegar scent or taste, rinse for a second time.


1. With warm water and dish soap, rub inside the entire carafe.

2. Use a sponge or dishcloth to eliminate any mark or spot from the carafe’s surface, but don’t use any abrasive.

3. Wipe down the exterior of your coffee machine to eliminate any dust or oil that tries to spread over time.


Some limescale or calcium deposits may not be wiped during the cleaning of the water reservoir. For those

1. use a cleaning or descaling product dedicated specifically to coffee machines. If the calcium deposits cause you real trouble, use filtered water while brewing the coffee.

Why you should not use a dishwasher to clean a Braun coffee maker?

Well, it may be an option to clean the glass and dishwasher-safe plastic swell, however, this allows those parts vulnerable to breakage and warping. Even BPA (Bisphenol A) free plastics may leak potentially dangerous chemicals if exposed to the dishwasher’s heat.

Besides, replacing the broken parts would be hard and expensive, whether it’s Chemex glass or the filter basket for your favorite coffee maker. Stick to hand-washing to keep your brewing equipment well and good.

How often should I clean my Braun coffee maker?

  1. Clean the carafe and basket/receptacle for the coffee after every use. Warm soapy water will do.
  • Clean the reservoir a couple of times a week. Mould, fungus, bacteria… etc.

 build up in standing water. Doesn’t matter how filtered or purified your water is, they are airborne.

  • How often? About every thirty to fifty times you operate the machine. If you’re keeping the carafe, basket, and water reservoir clean, this should suffice. In our cafe that meant a regular Saturday ritual. At home, that means about once a month.

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Keeping your coffee machine is not something you can neglect. Do the regular and periodic cleaning properly, and you will taste the difference in your brew.


My Name is Elhoucine I am a passionate blogger, I have been searching and reading about the newly released gadgets, appliances, and products, and through this blog, I am trying to share some of the acquired experience to help you with everything related to home.