If sitting water is exposed to bright light, algae can begin to grow. But it's easy to prevent this from happening with your Bruvi brewer water tank:
- Don't allow 'old' water to stay in the water tank - it's better to frequently refill the tank with fresh, filtered water.
- Avoid extended exposure to bright light (such as under cabinet lighting) or direct sun.
- As part of regular brewer maintenance, remember to hand wash the water tank every week or so with mild dishwashing soap.
Should you suspect algae growth, add white vinegar and hot water in a 1:1 ratio in the tank and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes. Scrub the inside of the water tank with a soft brush or sponge and rinse thoroughly. If desired, run a brew cycle or two of hot water only to also flush water through the brewer. (Note that descaling the brewer is a different process, intended to remove mineral deposits.)