Gross. Clean and Pink when cleaning your home will take the time to clean the outside of these electronics, but homeowners should know these things get moldy. Click Here for step by step instructions. Clean and Pinks quick guide- Unplug machine, place the removable parts in hot soapy dishwater, vinegar, or alcohol equal parts. Put back together and run vinegar through the water cartridge. Use a paper clip end to clean out the needle (see picture). This takes some time, but well worth it. Enjoy your cup of Java, don’t get sick from it!