How to Clean Your Glass Coffee Pot
Making coffee in a glass coffee pot requires periodic maintenance to keep it clean and in good condition. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you keep your coffee pot looking like new:
Step 1: Preparing the Mixture
Start by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and water in your coffee pot. Let it stand for about 30 minutes.
Step 2: Scrubbing
Once the solution has had time to break down the buildup, use a scrubbing pad to clean the inside of the pot. Rinse with hot water to remove any remaining residue.
Step 3: Disinfecting and Rinsing
Once you have scrubbed the inside of the pot, it is time to disinfect. Fill the pot with a solution of one tablespoon bleach and one quart water. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Then, rinse the pot with hot water until the smell of bleach is gone.
Step 4: Final Rinse
Once the pot is clean and disinfected, fill it with clean, hot water and a few drops of dish soap. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes, then rinse it with hot water until all of the soap is gone.
Step 5: Dry and Store
Finally, dry the pot and store it in a dry place.
Tips for Maintaining Your Glass Coffee Pot
- Avoid using abrasive scrubbing pads, as they can scratch the surface of your pot.
- Clean the pot after every use with dish soap and hot water.
- Periodically fill the pot with the vinegar and water solution to break down any buildup.
- If you see any white buildup on the inside of the pot, fill the pot with water and a few tablespoons of baking soda, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse.