how to clean a glass coffee pot

Cleaning a Glass Coffee Pot

Making sure your coffee pot is clean is key to producing a tasty coffee beverage. Over time coffee residue can build up on the glass coffee pot and cause an unpleasant taste. To keep your pot sparkling clean, and your coffee tasting great, try these steps:

Needed Supplies

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Soft cloth
  • Sponge or scrub brush
  • Paper towels

Cleaning the Pot

  • Take apart the carafe and hand wash the lid, filter, and basket in warm, soapy water. Rinse with clean water and dry with paper towels.
  • Fill the carafe with equal parts of water and white vinegar. Swish it around and let it stand for about an hour.
  • Take the carafe out, empty the contents and rinse it with warm water.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and pour in fresh water.
  • Let the solution sit in the carafe for 20 minutes and scrub the interior with a sponge or soft cloth. Rinse with water.
  • Use a soft brush or cloth and scrub off any remaining residue.
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 if necessary, until the carafe is clean.
  • Finally, dry the carafe, lid, filter and basket with paper towels.

Additional Tips

  • If the coffee pot smells bad, fill it with a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar and let it sit overnight.
  • If there’s too much lime buildup, fill the coffee pot with lime remover solution and let it stand for five minutes, then rinse with clear water.
  • For heavy build-up, scrub with a abrasive pad or nylon brush.
  • To avoid future build-up and ensure a great tasting coffee, clean your coffee pot regularly.


Cleaning a glass coffee pot is not a difficult task, but it does require some time and effort. Following the steps outlined in this article will help keep your coffee pot looking and smelling great, and your coffee tasting delicious.

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