Celebrating National Coffee Day with KitchenAid Giveaway!

Today is National Coffee day and I am SUPER excited about it….and may have celebrated with more than one cup today. Coffee has become somewhat of a “thing” these days, once upon a time my father’s instant coffee would suffice but NO more! These days I adore my coffee made from fresh ground beans and funnily, I can taste the difference when it’s a low quality bean.

Coffee’s taste matters, if I’m going to look forward to my morning or after meal cup it had better be good! Sounds kind of snotty I know but this summer I gave up coffee for 2 whole LONG months to cleanse my system and now when I indulge I definitely have high standards.

Have you ever had a awful cup of coffee? Was it too bitter or too weak or even worse was the coffee maker so grungy that it soured the taste?


There really is nothing worse than the thought of the GROSSOSITY (my new word) which can happen when one doesn’t EVER wash their coffee maker. We live in an area with very hard water and it shows itself often. Our fridge water dispenser, our kettle. dishwasher and coffee maker all need extra attention to ensure that we don’t get limescale build up. We’ve used harsh chemicals and vinegar with varying results but all of which left my house stinking!!

This week I was approached to try out affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner and I thought it would be interesting to see how it performs in relation to the harsh cleaners I’ve tried in the past.

affresh Coffee Maker Cleaner



For the review I decided to clean our single-serve coffee maker because quite frankly it needed it! The water reservoir had a limescale line and I’m sure the insides of the machine were just as bad.

affresh coffee maker cleaner

The steps were on the side of the packaging:

Step 1: Fill the reservoir with water
Step 2: Drop 1 tablet into reservoir.
Step 3: Run 2 brew cycles selecting largest cup size, discarding water between brews.
Step 4: Empty remaining water from reservoir. 
Step 5: Fill the reservoir with fresh water.
Step 6: Run 2 additional brew cycles to rinse the coffeemaker.

As I was reviewing the product, I felt it would be best if you all could see it in action so I videoed it. Please take a minute and see how easy it was to use and the outcome!

I was quite impressed with affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner, so much so that I’m going to buy the affresh Dishwasher Cleaner to see how it does.

National Coffee Day KitchenAid Giveaway

Thanks to our friends at affresh I have a FANTASTIC prize pack to give away to one lucky Canadian reader. One reader will win a prize pack including affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner and a KitchenAid coffee maker!!

national coffee maker day giveaway

This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, 18+ all entries are verified.

Entry is simple, just fill in the form below. All entries will be verified, this contest ends on October 22nd, 2014. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.

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185 Responses

  1. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win the affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner and a KitchenAid coffee maker.
    In response to your questions of in the video, what is written on my coffee cup
    or what did affresh get rid of on the reservoir?
    Your coffee cup says @SoberJulie and affresh got rid of the hard water stain on the reservoir.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. did you know you had a bit of the surfing at the end of the video. you laughing really made me lol.

  3. Your coffee cup had @SoberJulie on it and Affresh got rid of the hard water stain on the reservoir!!! I need this :-)

  4. Your cup had @Sober Julie on it and the line made by the hard water in the reservoir was removed with a little help from Affresh

  5. Your cup says @SoberJulie and the Affresh was able to get rid of the hard water line in the reservoir!!

  6. @SoberJulie is on your cup. Thanks for the info! My Keurig is due for another cleaning so I’m going to pick up some Affresh.

  7. cute cup! (which says @soberjulie) and affresh does work great at cleaning hard water stains! I’ve used the dishwasher one and it seemed to do the trick too. :)

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