How to Clean a Glass Coffee Decanter
Coffee is a morning ritual for many of us. But, if your coffee decanter is dirty and unclean, your morning coffee could become a less than pleasant experience. Here is a simple guide for cleaning a glass coffee decanter:
Step 1: Wipe Down with soap and water
The first step in cleaning your decanter is to thoroughly wash it with soap and water. This not only gets rid of debris from the inside, it also disinfects and sanitizes the container. Use a soft, non-abrasive cloth, sponge or brush to ensure that the decanter isn’t scratched while washing it.
Step 2: Boil Water
Once your decanter is clean, fill it halfway up with water, and bring it to a boil on the stovetop. This will help remove any gunk that may still be lingering at the bottom of your decanter.
Step 3: Fill with White Vinegar
After you turn off the stove, fill the decanter the rest of the way with vinegar, taking care to ensure that it’s mixed evenly with the hot water. Let this sit and settle for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Rinse and Dry
After 15 minutes, empty the decanter, and rinse it out with hot water. Then, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth.
Step 5: Enjoy Your Coffee
Now that your decanter is clean and sparkly, you can enjoy coffee without any worries. Use the following tips to keep it maintained in the future:
- Clean the Decanter After Each Use: After every use, rinse out your decanter with hot water and dish soap, then dry it. This will ensure that there is no build-up of coffee oils or mold growth.
- Store Away from Heat Sources: Store your decanter in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and any other heat sources.
- Stain Removal: Vinegar is not only great for cleaning, but it is also great for removing tough stains. Before rinsing it out with water, let it steep in vinegar overnight, then rinse out with hot water.
Now you know how to clean your glass coffee decanter and keep it clean in the future. Enjoy your morning coffee without any worries!