Dirty Coffeemaker Sickness!
Warning: This Is NASTY! So I make a pot of coffee everyday in my countertop electric coffeemaker. Everyday I run the pot, top and filterbasket through the dishlaundry. I don't however run vinegar, Dip-it or Denturetabs through the machine monthly - maybe more like at solstice's and equinox's or something like that. I thought that would reduce machine performance, but not really understanding how the machine works I figured the water I was actually drinking was getting heated up to boiling so what do I have to worry about. Then I seemed to keep getting an indelicate lower intestinal condition every morning with my coffee. And it seemed to coincide with smelly milk, here and there, now and then. But finally in exasperation I said there's more to it than that, I'm gonna try cleaning the coffeemaker. I ran vinegar through twice and took great care to scrub inside surfaces even with Q-tips when nothing else would fit, because I felt slime in the water holder up top. I am posting this because the sickness seems to have stopped completely. I'm still skeptical of the cleanliness of the tube that runs the water back to the filter basket. I've tried googling coffeemaker sick and went through several pages of irrelevant hits. It's hard for me to believe with all the reading I've done and attempted to do again I could have located a legitimate source of food poisoning. Can anybody coroborate this?