How to Clean a Glass Coffee Pot
Identifying The Parts
When you’re looking to clean a glass coffee pot, it’s important to identify all the parts. Most coffee pots are composed of the pot itself, a lid, a filter basket and a carafe. Take note of the materials that make up each part, as the cleaning process will vary slightly depending on the materials.
Soaking and Scrubbing
Fill the pot with warm water, 2/3 of the way full, and add 1/4 cup of baking soda or vinegar. Let it soak for at least an hour. When the time is up, use a sponge with warm soapy water and scrub the pot. Pay close attention to the spout, handle and the rim of the lid.
Rinsing and Air Drying
Once you’ve scrubbed the pot, rinse it with warm water. Pat dry with a towel, but leave the inside damp. Empty the pot, and place it upside down on a drying rack, so it can air dry.
Cleaning The Remaining Parts
Use a soft sponge and warm soapy water to clean the filter basket and carafe. You can rinse and air dry these pieces the same way as the pot, or you can submerge them in the warm water, baking soda or vinegar that you used for soaking the pot. Be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid any soap residue.
For best results, it’s important to clean your glass coffee pot regularly. Here are some tips:
- Clean it after every use. This will prevent residue from building up and makes the cleaning process much easier.
- Use vinegar or baking soda. These both make effective all-purpose cleaners for glass, and are much gentler than commercial cleaning products.
- Rinse with hot water. This will help break down the oils and residues from your coffee, for a better clean.
- Don’t forget the lid. The lid can collect oils and residues, which can make your coffee taste bitter or off. Be sure to clean it too.