How to Clean your Glass Coffee Pot
Making a great cup of coffee starts with keeping your coffee maker clean. With some simple tools and supplies, you can easily clean a glass coffee pot in a few steps.
- Remove and rinse the filter: Unscrew the filter from the coffee pot and empty any wet grounds from the pot. Rinse the filter with hot water to remove any remaining grounds.
- Soak the filter in vinegar: Fill a bowl or other container with vinegar, and submerge the filter. Let it soak for at least an hour so the acidity can loosen any stuck on debris.
- Scrub the filter: Remove the filter from the vinegar and use a brush, sponge, or cloth to scrub away any deposits or stains. Make sure to work in particular the metal mesh of the filter!
- Rinse and dry: Rinse the filter with warm water and a soft cloth to remove all traces of vinegar. Place the filter on a paper towel to air dry.
- Wash the glass pot: Fill the glass pot with warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Allow it to sit for a few minutes then use a brush, sponge, or cloth to scrub away any stains or deposits.
- Rinse and dry: Rinse the pot with warm water and a soft cloth. Wipe down the outside of the pot, then place it on a paper towel or dish rack to air dry.
- Be sure to clean your filter and pot regularly to ensure a fresh-tasting cup of coffee.
- If you have hard water, consider using a water descaler to help reduce calcium deposits and improve the taste of your coffee.
- If your pot still has stubborn stains or deposits, mix together equal parts of vinegar and water in the pot, and let it sit for an hour.
Cleaning your glass coffee pot doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With some basic supplies and a bit of elbow grease, you can easily clean and maintain your coffee pot for a fresh and delicious cup of joe.