There are different types of hot water dispensers.It's a good idea to consult your manual for cleaning instructions for your model.Sometimes a manual can be found online by searching for the model number and product.Plugging your machine before cleaning is a good idea.Start by cleaning the outside and then work on the inside.
Step 1: Wet a cloth.
A mild cleaning solution will do.You can add a dash of dishwashing soap to 4 cups of water.To wet it, mix it up, then dip your rag in it.Don't use bleach solutions on steel.
Step 2: Use the cloth to wash the outside.
Rub the outside of the machine with the cloth.If there are dirty areas, rub them down.As needed, dip back into the solution.It's a good idea to rub the faucets as well.You can gently wash the spouts.
Step 3: It's time to rinse it off.
If you want a clean cloth, rinse it out.Put it in the water and wring it out.You can help remove soap from the machine by wiping it down.You can remove as much soap as possible by rinsing out the rag.
Step 4: It is time to dry it off.
To dry it off, use a towel.It is not a good idea to leave water on it.You want the machine to be dry before plugging it in.
Step 5: If it is a type of steel, you shouldPolish the outside.
You can apply a small amount of polish to the outside of the dispensers.Rub the steel with the direction of the grain.
Step 6: The tray needs to be cleaned.
If it has a tray, disassemble it to clean it.Remove any water from it with soap and water.It should be washed with clean water and a clean rag.You might be able to take the tray to the sink to clean it.
Step 7: Plug the unit in.
Make sure the unit is unplugged before cleaning.Allow the unit to cool down for an hour.You don't want to mess with hot water or hot parts when cleaning the inside of the unit.
Step 8: The bottle needs to be removed.
Remove the bottle from the machine.Set it aside if it's empty.If it still has water in it, place a cap on it while you work on the machine so it doesn't get anything.
Step 9: The water should be drained.
If you peer inside, you can see if there is water in it.Use the spigots to drain the water if it does.It is possible to tip the dispensers over the sink.Just have something to catch the water.There is a drain at the rear of some dispensers.The cap should be removed to use it.
Step 10: If possible, remove it.
The units allow you to remove the reservoirs.You'll need to remove a cover and some clips to take it out.Make sure to not spill any remaining water when you take it to the sink.You may need to remove other items before the reservoir.Some units won't allow you to remove it.They recommend pouring boiling water in the unit.Sometimes you can rinse it with clean water while it's still in the dispensers.
Step 11: It should be washed in the sink.
Add either soap or water to the water.Get in all the corners and clean out the inside.It should be washed with clean water.
Step 12: Return the water.
It's a good idea to wipe the reservoirs dry once they're clean.It depends on the machine, but you may need to clean the intake openings.The dispensers should be returned to them.
Step 13: The descaler is meant for your machine.
Your machine will tell you what type of descaler is best for your machine.If you use another kind, it could damage your machine.Check your manual for more information.You may be able to use a solution of half white and half water in some machines.Do you know if your machine has a descaling cycle?
Step 14: The descale should be put in the tank.
If the machine has a descaler, you can use it.You should drain it as much as possible.Add the appropriate amount of water to the package.To make sure, read the package and let it sit for a bit.
Step 15: Run the water.
Run the water and descaler through the machine to rinse it out.It's important to have a bucket underneath to catch it when it comes out of the spout.You can run it fast.
Step 16: The reservoir should be emptied.
If you can, rinse it with water.Run clean water through the machine several times until the water is clean again if you can't remove the reservoir.