Before the days of coffee in capsules, like those of the Nespresso brands, and many other versions that are present in thousands of kitchens today, Italian coffee makers were the queens of the home. Its versions of different sizes of two, four or even ten coffee cups have found their way into many homes for almost a century.

If something stands out especially about Italian coffee makers, it is their survival in the market even today. The key is also its easy use, economical price and cleaning.

For a long time there has been an urban legend that spread the rumor that not using soap to clean an Italian coffee maker properly. However, below we highlight several pro tips for proper maintenance with various products.

Under the tap, remove any coffee residue that may accumulate in the different parts of an Italian coffee maker such as the filter, lid or cup.

We will always opt for cleaning by hand over the dishwasher unless it is a model suitable for this type of washing. Furthermore, when washing manually we will avoid using any abrasive material and cleaning will be done with the soft part of the scouring pad.

A good trick to clean an Italian coffee maker is to separate the machine into its different parts and soak them in hot water with a few drops of dish soap.

Rinse well and let the area of ​​the bucket or water tank dry.

If the coffee maker, in its lower part, due to daily use, has black areas due to contact with fire, it is recommended to follow the following steps for better cleaning:

With a brush we will proceed to clean both the filter part and the dirt in the rubber area. If this last part is broken or yellow, we will proceed to replace it.

Another way to thoroughly clean the Italian coffee maker is to fill the water tank with the same proportion of water and vinegar.

Subsequently, we will put the coffee maker on the heat as if we were going to prepare coffee and wait for the mixture to rise to the top.

Once this point is reached, we will empty the coffee maker and clean it under the tap. Thus the applied solution will have traveled throughout the interior of the coffee maker.

It is recommended at this time to make two pots of coffee without consuming it before tasting a cup of coffee in an Italian coffee maker again.