cleaning the keurig reusable filter Has anyone held the filter to the light and not be able to see thru the filter? I did this after a year of making pretty good coffee but sometimes weak and sometimes getting an unpredictable cup of coffee. Well cleaning this filter is not for the faint of heart. I tried vinegar, old tooth brush, eferdent (yeah, the stuff for your dentures), and continuous soaking in water. Any better ideas out there.....dan j
I found that letting it soak overnight in vinegar and using an air compressor to blow out the mesh after it has soaked cleans it fairly well you just have to be sure not to destroy the mesh as the air compressor packs a punch, i usually stuff it first with a sponge i have to brace it and blast the coffee film off. might also want to try a degreaser like lime away just be sure to clean it very well, also dishwasher solution works well. best bet is to run a clean cycle after each brewing to maintain a clean filter.
After reading all the suggestions I decided to use a mixture I saw on a cleaning blog for clothes. I mixed a little Dawn liquid dish soap,cascade power for automatic dishwasher and a little hydrogen peroxide and a bit of hot water. I let it soak for 3 or so hours. The water turned brown and filter came out like new(white) . I rinsed it well the tried it. The coffee maker worked great, like it had a new filter.
I have found the answer for this. I have tried for a year and here is best: SoftScrub Gel with bleach. It only takes a minute of soaking and then lightly brush with an old toothbrush and it will be good as new. AMAZING how well this works.