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Q: Removing burnt plastic smell from coffee maker. ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Removing burnt plastic smell from coffee maker.
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: mayasaki-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 05 Jun 2006 10:02 PDT
Expires: 05 Jul 2006 10:02 PDT
Question ID: 735453
Coffee-maker smells like burnt plastic! Help - I just got a free
coffee maker from Gevalia - the kind that automatically brews two
travel mugs at a pre-programmed time. But the coffee. mugs, everything
smells of burnt plastic. The strongest smell is from the section that
holds the water. Any idea how I can remove the smell? Or is my coffee
maker just permanently  burnt?


Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 05 Jun 2006 15:15 PDT
Hello mayasaki-ga,

Was this a new coffee maker? If yes, have you contacted Gevalia and
asked them about your problem? My hunch is that they will be happy to
replace the coffee maker if it's faulty since they make their money
from you continuing to buy coffee from them. Have you tried this
approach? Thanks.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by mayasaki-ga on 07 Jun 2006 06:47 PDT
You're right. I should just call them. I guess, I hate two things -
talking on the phone and throwing stuff away. I thought I'd give it
away for free to someone but I would hate for them to be stuck with
the stink too. Hmmm... fine. You've inspired me. I'm going to call
Gevalia. Thanks czh.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Removing burnt plastic smell from coffee maker.
From: jenilocke-ga on 12 Jun 2006 12:13 PDT
You might try running vinegar through it, then flush it out several
times with water.  If vinegar doesn't work, try CLR.  But first, fill
it up a little then tip it over and see if anything (aside from water
comes out) Perhaps something is in there.

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