cleaning an espresso maker

The instructions call for citric acid, which I don't have. Does anyone know if vinegar would work?
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Check at the local "Wally World" (Walmart) in their canning section. If you do not have that, you might check where they carry canning supplies.
I don't think that citric acid (from things like oranges and lemons) is the same as vinegar.
Sandra B Huntsville, Alabama

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if it's a good machine, i wouldn't try anything contrary to the instructions. i've become a born-again instruction-follower.
they have citric acid in every supermarket i've been in. they keep it with the baking powder, arrowroot, tartaric whatever-it-is, cachous, and stuff like that. kylie
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Last week the Board met to discuss FH's recent spamming for the mold remediation company. As you may know, a certain former secretary of defense sits on the board. I served him espresso afterward, and he told me it tasted like vinegar.
That's how I learned my lesson. Espresso machines are hard to rinse thoroughly, and guests are less likely to complain about the taste of citric acid.
Until next time, Marcey
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Marcia Pease wrote:

Well HELLO Marcia. How very nice to see you in the group again. I had NO idea you were a barista for the board. Do you wash up too?
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I served Donny at my apartment. At the meeting he had asked to see the inside after my testimonial about a certain carpet cleaner. I agreed to show him if first I could introduce him to a special friend at Walmart.
Until next time, Marcey
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Marcia Pease wrote:

One should never mix business with pleasure dear. Whink!
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This was not my first disaster entertaining a board member. Fray once rushed from my bathroom coughing with his trousers around his ankles. My choreboy had left ammonia in the tub. He told me somebody at AHC had given him the idea. Net Nanny now prevents my domestic help from accessing this group.
Until next time, Marcey
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