Today I finally cleaned my coffee pot. This is something I have been procrastinating for MONTHS, if not YEARS.
Recurring task going forward – every 2 months (on a weekend) I change the filter and run the coffeemaker through the self-clean cycle, using a combination of vinegar and water:
Picked up filters in bulk from eBay a while back.
Task ran in the background – little to no work on my part. Success.
(Actually, success is really if I even notice a difference in the taste.)