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How To Clean A Roach-Infested Coffee Maker

I like to think that after close to five years doing this job, nothing you can ask of me will make my stomach do actual, literal flip-flops. I should not ever, under any circumstances, underestimate you.

Roach-Infested Coffee MakerI say that to say this: Yes, you absolutely can clean the machine in a way that renders it usable after a roach infestation. But I would also not blame you at all if you decided to trash the coffee maker in favor of a new one, because you can bleach the machine, but you can’t bleach your brain. That kind of thing runs a bit contrary to my usual stance of encouraging you to salvage, through cleaning, your belongings rather than toss them in a trash heap and indulge in a bit of retail therapy. But I’m saying this because it’s true: If roaches invaded my coffee maker, I WOULD THROW THAT THING OUT SO FAST, OH MY GOD. It’s not rational, but it is honest.

With that said, there are plenty of roach-related and non-roach-related reasons to clean a coffee maker, which is what we’re going to review today. Before we talk specifically about how to clean a Keurig or any other similar pod-style brewing system, let’s begin with the instructions for cleaning a regular old drip coffee maker.

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