Thought Leader Series: 3 Tricks for Making Sure Your Coffeemaker Lasts and Lasts

Alexis Schroeder is a 22-year-old fitness, finance and travel blogger. She writes about saving money while living a healthy, adventurous life in her 20s at FITnancials. Kitchen appliances are some of the first items homeowners buy when moving into...

Coffee maker

Alexis Schroeder is a 22-year-old fitness, finance and travel blogger. She writes about saving money while living a healthy, adventurous life in her 20s at FITnancials.

Kitchen appliances are some of the first items homeowners buy when moving into a new home - and they're often some of the most used items in the entire home as well. Buying appliances that will last for a long duration of time is vital. Caring for kitchen appliances by using them as they should be used and doing some regular maintenance will allow the item to last as long as possible.

As more and more people become dependent upon coffee to go about their everyday lives, it becomes obvious that a coffee-lover's coffeemaker will be heavily used - and will eventually wear down and break. So how can you ensure your coffeemaker lasts as long as possible? Read on for some tips that will help your coffeemaker last and last - and will allow you to save money in the process.

Coffee maker

Filtered Water

Only use filtered water. Using tap water can cause residue buildup within the appliance - and that means you'll need to replace it faster. Using the right kind of water is key to keeping your coffeemaker working well longer.

Clean Regularly

Be sure to regularly clean your coffeemaker. Most people overlook this simple maintenance that can save a good deal of money in the long run. Buildup and residue can quickly make your coffeemaker break down. Clean your coffeemaker with equal parts vinegar and water; run the mixture through the coffee-making process. This will clean away any leftover residue from past uses.

Warranty

If you wants extra backup for your coffeemaker, you may want to look into obtaining a special or extended warranty. Coffeemakers usually come with some kind of warranty that the machine and/or parts will be replaced if they malfunction within a specific period of time. If you purchase a warranty, or if your coffeemaker comes with one, check the guidelines laid out in the coffeemaker's instruction manual, as well as the terms of the warranty, to ensure you understand what you're signing off on and buying.

Coffeemakers are becoming more diverse and abundant each year. What started as a traditional coffeemaker has transformed into a cup being put into a machine, which makes specialty coffee with the push of a button. Doing some regular upkeep and caring for your coffeemaker (and other kitchen appliances) can help it produce high quality coffee and have a longer life. A little work every now and then goes a long way for items such as coffeemakers, which are used every day. Coffeemakers will continue to change and become more modernized, but as long as the coffee-lover keeps up with machine maintenance, he or she can ensure that a replacement coffeemaker won't have to be purchased for some time.

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