How to Clean Glass Coffee Pots
A good cup of coffee begins with a clean and well-maintained coffee pot. Whether you’re using a drip coffee maker, an espresso machine, or even a French press, a glass coffee pot should be regularly cleaned to keep it in tip-top shape. Follow these easy steps to keep your pot clean and odor-free.
Step 1: Rinse After Use
After you’ve brewed your coffee, rinse the inside quickly: fill the pot up with warm water, swirl it around and then empty it. This will help remove small particles and oils that might have stuck to the glass and prevent them from settling within the pot’s crevices.
Step 2: Soak Before Cleaning
To get rid of sticky residue, fill the pot up with warm water, adding a tablespoon of baking soda. Soak the pot for several minutes and then rinse it with warm water.
Step 3: Use Vinegar
Vinegar is a powerful cleaning agent that can help remove built-up oils, minerals, and stains from your glass coffee pot. Simply fill it with 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water, and allow it to sit for several minutes before washing it out with then hot water. If necessary, you can scrub stubborn areas with a bottle brush or a soft cloth dampened with vinegar.
Step 4: Remove “Coffee Smells”
Coffee smells can be difficult to remove from glass pots. We recommend filling your pot with a solution of equal parts water, vinegar, and lemon juice. Soak the pot for 30 minutes and rinse with hot water. Alternatively, you can add some ground coffee to the pot and fill it with hot water. Let it sit overnight to remove the odors, and then rinse thoroughly.
Step 5: Dry and Store
Allow the pot to cool before drying it thoroughly with a soft kitchen towel. For extra shine, use a piece of newspaper. Once it’s dry, store the pot in a cool and dry area.
Cleaning your glass coffee pot regularly is essential to keep it in good condition and ensure your coffee tastes fresh and flavorful. Use these tips to keep your coffee pot smelling and looking its best.