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Do you clean your coffee machine enough? Maybe NOT!

Do you clean your coffee machine enough? Maybe NOT!
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Those of us who enjoy our daily morning fix don’t often give though to the inner workings of our coffee machines… But appliance specialists suggest that maybe we should, Yahoo News Australia reports! Your coffee machine could be teeming with unwanted microbes, some of them potentially harmful.

One of the best environments for germs to multiply is stagnant water, says Marc Hamilton, owner of cleaning company Mr Meticulous. If you’re leaving water sitting in the tank of your Keurig or Nespresso machine between uses, chances are that it’s not only coffee brewing in there!

Hamilton suggested that people should give their coffee machines a good chemical wash at least once a month. Even if you’re not doing that, just running a cycle of water without coffee grounds will help clean your machine. Do this daily, and you’ll go a long way towards avoiding germ contamination in your coffee machine.

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