How To Turn 5 Gunky Kitchen Gadgets Into Self-Cleaning Appliances With Super-Simple Hacks

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content. She lives in Queens, NY.

There’s nothing worse than settling in with a hot cup of coffee and a good book, then taking a sip and realizing the coffee doesn’t taste quite right. Unfortunately, this is most often a sign that your coffee maker needs to be cleaned.

If you’re anything like me, you’d rather do anything than clean your coffee machine. But the hack below will change all of that.

Check out five easy tricks that will turn any kitchen gadget into a self-cleaning appliance!

Single-Serving Coffee Maker

Pour equal parts vinegar and water into the water container, then run the solution through the machine three times.


Cut up one old lemon and one old lime, and place them into a microwave-safe bowl. Pour in 2 cups of water and microwave for 10 minutes. Wipe the microwave with a paper towel.


Pour 2 cups of hot water into the blender, then add a dash of dish soap. Blend, then rinse out.

Tea Kettle

For mineral deposits, put 2 tbsps. of baking soda and 1 cup apple cider vinegar into the kettle, then swish and rinse. For steam-cleaning, put 1 cup apple cider vinegar and 4 cups water into the kettle, then boil to steam. For thick mineral buildup, put 2 tbsps. salt and 1 cup apple cider vinegar in the kettle. Let sit all day, then rinse.

Slow Cooker

Fill with water and a dash of dish soap, then put on low for 1 hour. Rinse.

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