How to Clean a Glass Coffee Pot
It’s easy to forget about cleaning a glass coffee pot, but it’s one of the most important steps of brewing consistently great tasting coffee. Without a clean pot, your coffee may end up tasting like last week’s your favorite blend. Follow these steps to keep your glass coffee pot in tip-top shape and make the best coffee possible.
What You’ll Need:
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Sponge or cloth
Step 1: Wash the Outside of the Glass Coffee Pot
Before tackling the interior of the pot, give the exterior a quick wash with warm, soapy water. A soft cloth and mild dish detergent should do the job. Make sure to rinse the cloth out often to prevent any residue from getting left behind.
Step 2: Clear Out Hard Residue with a Toothbrush
If your pot has a hardened residue inside, a toothbrush or bottle brush can help loosen it. Be careful to not scratch the glass and use a gentle scrubbing motion.
Step 3: Clean the Interior with Vinegar
Now it’s time to tackle the inside of the pot. Fill it about halfway with water, and then add a few tablespoons of white vinegar. Swirl this mixture around for about five minutes, before dumping out the vinegar water.
Step 4: Add Baking Soda and Rinse
The last step is to remove any lingering odors or residue. To do this, pour in a mixture of one tablespoon of baking soda and one cup of warm water and let it sit in the pot for 15 minutes. After that, just rinse with warm water, and your pot should be shiny, clean, and ready to make great coffee.
Note: Some built up residue may require an additional round of vinegar and baking soda, or more scrubbing with a toothbrush. If your pot is really dirty, it may also be a good idea to soak it in a solution of equal parts water and vinegar before proceeding with the above steps.