The machine and its parts will need to be cleaned regularly.
Firstly, it is important to note two things:
- Never use abrasive detergents, solvents or abrasive cleaning supplies (like metal sponges or scrapers) to clean the machine. These could damage or scratch the surfaces. Always use a soft sponge or cloth and mild dish soap.
- As the machine is an electrical device, make sure to ALWAYS unplug the device before cleaning the outside. NEVER immerse your BRU Maker One into water.
Cleaning the outside and under the lid of the machine
The outside of the machine needs to be cleaned whenever you find necessary, when there is dust or stains appearing on the outside that is a good sign that it might be time to clean it.
Step 1: unplug the machine.
Step 2: put some water (and optionally some dish soap) on a cleaning cloth, make sure that it is not wet but just damp and go over the machine. Open the lid and take the sieve and the glass brewing chamber out, and clean the inside of the machine under the lid and the space where the glass chamber usually sits.
Step 3: let the machine air dry or dry with a dishcloth.
Cleaning the magnetic drip tray and drip tray plate (dishwasher safe)
Clean these whenever you need to empty the drip tray or whenever you find necessary (for example too much water stains on it)
Step 1: detach the drip tray from the machine.
Step 2: remove the drip tray plate from the drip tray.
Step 3: empty the water from the drip tray.
Step 4: put the drip tray and drip tray plate in the dishwasher, or clean them by hand with warm water and a bit of dish soap, and dry with a dishcloth.
Step 5: reassemble the drip tray and put it back in place.
Cleaning the glass brewing chamber (dishwasher safe)
Cleaning the glass chamber is recommended about once a week, if the rinse function is enabled. If the rinse function is disabled, we recommend cleaning it more frequently.
NOTE: as the brewing chamber is made of glass, it is important to handle with care, especially around the outlet of the glass brewing chamber as to avoid damage or breaks.
Step 1: remove the glass brewing chamber from the machine
Step 2: clean the glass brewing chamber in the dishwasher, or rinse and wash with warm water and a little bit of mild dish soap, and dry with a dishcloth.
Step 3: put the glass brewing chamber back in place.
Cleaning the tea sieve and tea sieve lid (dishwasher safe)
The tea sieve and tea sieve lid need to be emptied and rinsed after each use, as to remove the tea from your previous use, so that you can start brewing a new cup:
Step 1: open the machine lid and take the tea sieve out. Be careful if you do this right after brewing a cup of tea, there might be hot steam and the sieve can still be hot as well.
Step 2: remove the tea sieve lid and dispose of the contents of your tea sieve (in the trash can, organic waste, compostables…).
Step 3: rinse the tea sieve and tea sieve lid with fresh water to remove tea stains and leftover tea leaf deposits.
Step 4: put the lid on the tea sieve and put them back into the machine.
We also recommend that you clean your tea sieve and tea sieve lid thoroughly about once a week:
Step 1: remove the tea sieve and tea sieve lid from the machine and if needed, empty the contents as described above.
Step 2: put the tea sieve and tea sieve lid in the dishwasher, or clean them by hand with warm water and a bit of dish soap, and dry with a dishcloth.
Step 3: put the tea sieve and tea sieve lid back in place, make sure the handles are in the grooves.
Cleaning the water tank and the water tank lid (NOT dishwasher safe)
Cleaning of the water tank is recommended when you see any lime scale or stains on the inside or the outside of the tank.
Step 1: remove the water tank and water tank lid from the machine, by gently sliding them upwards.
Step 2: rinse and wash the water tank and water tank lid with warm water (and a little bit of mild dish soap) and dry with a dish cloth.
Step 3. Put the water tank and water tank lid back in place. Gently push them down until the top of the water tank lid is aligned with the top of the machine. This way you know the valve is connected correctly to the machine.
NOTE: if there is more stubborn limescale buildup in the tank, read all about descaling here.
Cleaning the silicone nozzle (dishwasher safe)
As this requires a bit more explanation, we made a separate video and blog post all about the silicone nozzle. You can find it here.