How To Clean a Glass Coffee Pot
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Cup or bowl
- Paper towels
If you own a glass coffee pot, you know that it can be a bit tricky to maintain and keep clean. The build-up from coffee residue, fats, and other impurities can cause staining and discoloration. With proper cleaning and maintenance, however, you can keep your coffee pot looking new and make sure you will enjoy great-tasting coffee for years to come. Here we walk you through a simple guide for cleaning your glass coffee pot.
Step 1: Clean Out The Inside
Start by removing the carafe from your coffee machine. Discard any old coffee grounds inside, then rinse the carafe with hot water. Pour some dish soap into the carafe, followed by a few tablespoons of baking soda. Fill with hot water, put the lid on, and shake the carafe to mix. Allow the mixture sit for a few minutes, then pour out the soapy solution and rinse the carafe with hot water.
Step 2: De-Scale the Outside
Mix a solution of equal parts vinegar and warm water in a cup or bowl. Dip a paper towel in the solution and use it to scrub the outside of the carafe. Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes, then rinse with hot water. Keep repeating this process until the carafe is clean and shiny.
Step 3: Rinse and Dry
Finally, rinse the carafe thoroughly with hot water. Make sure to remove any last traces of soap, baking soda, and vinegar from the inside and outside. Dry the carafe with a clean paper towel, and you’re done!
Tips For Keeping Your Coffee Pot Clean
- Do not let coffee sit in the carafe for more than two hours.
- After brewing, discard the grounds immediately.
- Clean the carafe after every use.
- Soak carafe with 1/2 cup of vinegar inside monthly.
By following the steps above and these simple maintenance tips, you will be able to keep your glass coffee pot clean and free of buildup. Enjoy your coffee with a clean carafe and always remember to discard of old grounds immediately after brewing.