For most people, drinking coffee is an integral part of their daily lives. They find it hard to start their day without a “fresh cup of joe.” After all, caffeine is wonderful drink that can instantly give people more energy. Indeed, coffee has such an impact into people’s lives for the many benefits it brings and the effect it gives to people.
However, when Ohio resident Stephanie Brauns noticed that she kept on getting sick every morning, she knew there’s something wrong with her morning routine. Interestingly, the 53-year-old woman keeps falling ill after drinking her coffee.
Stephanie found out that the very reason for her morning sickness was in her coffeemaker. The coffeemaker is a perfect place for germs and bacteria to live in and thrive in because it’s always moist. That’s right, your coffeemaker could be filled with mold, which can harbor plenty of germs.
University of Arizona associate professor Kelly Reynolds said that the bacteria growing in coffeemakers could potentially harm people who enjoy coffee.
The worried woman brought her coffeemaker to her office to investigate it further. With screwdriver in hand, the Ohio resident opened the lid and was shocked to see brown mold growing out of her kitchen appliance!
The disgusting sludge inside her coffeemaker is probably the reason why manufacturers make it difficult for end users to open the inside of their machine. Furthermore, it is difficult for anyone to totally clean the device because of the way it is designed.
Luckily, Carolyn Forte of Good Housekeeping came to the rescue. She suggested Stephanie to use vinegar in cleaning her kitchen device. The simple vinegar solution contains sanitizing properties that would help rid of germs and bacteria on any device.
Watch video here
Ever since the disgusting incident, Stephanie made sure to clean her coffeemaker regularly. She suggests other people to start paying more attention to machines they use especially if they are used for food and drinks.