how to clean glass coffee carafe

Cleaning a Glass Coffee Carafe

Maintaining your coffee carafe helps to ensure a longer life for your coffee maker and keeps your coffee flavorful and tasting great. Here are some tips for effectively cleaning a glass coffee carafe.

Steps to Cleaning a Glass Coffee Carafe

  1. Empty the carafe. After all the coffee has been emptied, rinse it out with hot water.
  2. Wash with soap. Fill the carafe with hot water and a few squirts of dish soap, then swirl it around to create a lathery solution. Scrub the inside of the carafe with a brush or sponge and rinse with hot water.
  3. Chlorine solution.Mix 1 teaspoon of liquid chlorine bleach with 1 quart of water in the carafe. Let it sit for a few minutes, swirl it around, and then rinse the carafe with hot water.
  4. Vinegar solution.Add 1 cup of vinegar and 2 quarts of water to the carafe and swish it around. Let it sit for a few minutes, swirl it again, and rinse it once more with hot water.
  5. Let it air dry. Wipe down the carafe with a clean, dry cloth and let it air dry for a few minutes.

Useful Tips

  • Clean the carafe after each use.
  • If the carafe is especially dirty, let it sit with the vinegar solution for an extended period of time.
  • Be sure to completely rinse the carafe with hot water to remove any residue before brewing a fresh pot of coffee.

By following these general instructions, you can handle most any coffee carafe cleaning situation effectively. Enjoy your freshly-brewed coffee with a nicely-cleaned glass carafe!

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