I've just purchased a new coffee maker, and it has a terrible plastic smell to it. It smells like something between new car and hot glue gun.
I've run two or three pots of water through it, but the smell lingers.
How do I get rid of this smell?
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If it is a Keurig, fill the entire water container with straight vinegar. Run though one or two cycles to fill the heat chamber with the vinegar. Leave the unit on with the vinegar for at least four hours. After that, run remaining vinegar and clean water through as many cycles as necessary until the vinegar taste is gone. Plastic taste will be gone from coffee. It will take awhile for the plastic smell to wear off the outside of the unit.