This post was updated on: December 6, 2019
Have you recently had a gross tasting coffee from your coffee maker which has plastic components in its brewing channel? Then, it is most possibly a case where you have ingested the plastic from either the reservoir or the brewing channel of your coffee maker. In fact, a new coffee maker tastes like plastic common phenomenon. To solve this problem, we have prepared a fool-proof method of cleaning the coffee machine to eliminate the leaching plastics of the coffee maker.
Coffee Tastes Like Plastic
Plastic is nowhere close to being edible or harmless to neglect in any case. Moreover, the plastics are made from two types of chemicals for toughening the base plastic material. These chemicals are namely the Bisphenol-A(BPA) or the Phthalates which are responsible for the plastic taste you’ve had in your coffee.
However, due to recent advancements, some of the coffee maker brands have stopped using the plastics made from BPA or Phthalates. Moreover, the water reservoir of the coffee machine labeled as recycling grade 7, contains BPA. On the other hand, Phthalates is an important ingredient for manufacturing PVC material used in coffee makers.
Coming to the plastic taste in coffee maker again, hence, hot temperatures causes BPA and Phthalates to break from the bond of its parent plastic material and mixes with the fluid. This is the major reason for coffee from machines such as Keurig tastes like plastic. Some user even complained stating the Keurig 2.0 or Keurig plastic taste won’t go away.
Avoiding the plastic addition from the coffee can be simple if you go for the coffee machines made from the BPA-free body. It even means that the coffee machine shall not have PVC material anywhere close to the high-temperature region.
This is the only way out to get the taste of plastic out from your coffee. Otherwise, you will keep getting the plastic taste after a few months of brewing the coffee. So, if you are about to get a coffee maker which does not produce coffee tasting like plastic then go for the BPA-free materials.
Apart from that, if your coffee maker brews the coffee with the plastic taste. Then, you shall follow the homemade method of cleaning given in the next section. Moreover, customers of the Keurig machine complain about the Keurig plastic taste.
You know how to take care of the taste of plastic blending in your coffee. However, if you have to perform the cleaning repetitions for more than five times then you may consider getting a BPA-free coffee maker.