How to Clean a Glass Coffee Carafe
Cleaning a glass coffee carafe can help you keep it looking sparkly and new. It can also help rid the carafe of unpleasant odors and flavors that you don’t want to taint your next pot of coffee!
Step 1: Fill the Carafe with a Cleaning Solution
Start by filling the carafe with a mixture of one part white vinegar and two parts hot water. This will help to clean and deodorize the coffee carafe.
Step 2: Let the Mixture Sit
Once you fill the carafe with the mixture, let it sit for about 30 minutes. This will help start dissolving the build-up on the walls of the carafe.
Step 3: Scrub with a Sponge
Using a soft sponge or a non-abrasive scouring pad, scrub the inside of the carafe. Focus your scrubbing on any areas that have buildup or stubborn stains.
Step 4: Rinse the Carafe
Once you have finished scrubbing, empty the cleaning solution and rinse the carafe with warm water.
Step 5: Dry and Enjoy
Occasionally, you should hand-dry the carafe to prevent water-spots. Once the carafe is dry, you are ready to brew and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee!
Here are few more tips to help keep your carafe clean:
- Use a filter – Coffee filters help prevent the buildup of oils and sediment inside the carafe.
- Clean regularly – Try to rinse the carafe each morning and clean it with vinegar and water every few weeks.
- Don’t microwave – Heating a coffee carafe in a microwave can cause it to crack or shatter.