How To Clean a Glass Coffee Pot
Cleaning a glass coffee pot is a straightforward process but there are a few things you should consider in order to properly clean and maintain your appliance. To keep your coffee tasting its best and to prevent bacteria from growing, here are some essential cleaning tips to get the job done.
What You’ll Need
- Enough clean, cold water to fill the coffee pot
- Vinegar solution (mix 1/2 cup white vinegar with 1 quart of water)
- Soft-bristled brush or cleaning cloth
- Baking soda
- Paper towel or clean lint-free cloth
- Fill the Pot: Fill the pot with enough cold water to cover the entire surface, up to where the neck of the pot begins. Then, pour in a vinegar solution containing one half-cup of white vinegar mixed with one quart of water.
- Soak: Let the pot soak for a minimum of 30 minutes. This will kill off any bacteria or leftover smells and breaks down any excess sediment build-up.
- Scrub: Gently scrub the inside and outside of the pot using a soft-bristled brush (or a clean cloth). This will lift off any stubborn food particles or sediment that was not removed in the soaking process.
- Rinse: Rinse the pot thoroughly with clean, cold water to ensure the vinegar solution has been removed.
- Repeat: If any stubborn particles remain, repeat the cleaning process until the pot is clean and sparkling. For extra deep cleaning, add a few tablespoons of baking soda to the vinegar solution and let it sit for an additional 10 minutes.
- Dry: Dry the pot immediately with a paper towel or clean, lint-free cloth. This will help prevent sediment build-up and eliminate any water spots.
Tips for Maintaining Your Coffee Pot
- It’s a good idea to clean your pot once a week with the vinegar and water solution. This will further prevent bacteria from building up and give you that wonderful, fresh cup of coffee every time.
- After you have cleaned and dried your coffee pot, be sure to leave it out in the open so that it can dry completely.
- For extra shine and to keep your pot looking like new, give it a shiny cleaning with a dab of baby oil or furnishing oil after you have dried it.
With just a few simple steps and a complete cleaning once a week, you can keep your glass coffee pot in great condition. Your coffee will taste better, your pot will look better, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you are taking the best possible care of your coffee pot.