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eben
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Posted Fri Feb 19, 2010, 4:59pm
Subject: Re: Awful plastic smell and taste - Ham. Beach AND Zojirushi!
 

Thank you!
Just so you know, I didn't pour a full bottle of vodka through my machine. (What a waste of a drink!)
Just wet a cloth with vodka and wipe down all surfaces, then rinse. Easy!
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Posted Sat Feb 20, 2010, 8:59am
Subject: Re: Awful plastic smell and taste - Ham. Beach AND Zojirushi!
 

hrin Said:

The best way I found to get rid of the plastic smell and taste was to put the coffee maker outside in full sun with the lid open and all the parts in full sun.

Posted August 25, 2009 link

I wouldn't recommend this.  The UV light certainly would accelerate the breakdown of the plastic and might make it outgas more quickly, but this is not necessarily stuff that you want to be drinking, so it doesn't seem wise to accelerate the process.  This may be overly cautious, but I doubt anyone really knows since indoor appliances are certainly not tested for such conditions.
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Posted Mon Aug 20, 2012, 7:27am
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I own a simonelli Oscar which is 2 years old . My coffee made just this morning has a horrible plastic like strong taste. Is something going in the machine?
Thanks?
CJ
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Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012, 7:09am
Subject: Re: Awful plastic smell and taste - Ham. Beach AND Zojirushi!
 

In all the years I have used a Zojirushi (and similar Japanese boiler), I have never run into the problem OP has stated.  Weird.
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