how to descale a glass coffee pot

How to Descale a Glass Coffee Pot

Lead and calcium build up on coffee pots over time, producing murky coffee and developing a metallic or unpleasant taste. It’s important to keep coffee makers clean by removing these build-ups and preventing their return. The following is a step-by-step guide for descaling a glass coffee pot.

What you’ll need

  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Dish washing liquid
  • Coffeepot brush
  • Small bowl

Step 1: Unplug the coffee maker

Before beginning the descaling process, always make sure the coffee pot is unplugged and has had time to cool down.

Step 2: Make a vinegar solution

Combine one part vinegar to one part water in the small bowl. You can use warm or cold water, whichever you prefer.

Step 3: Soak the glass coffee pot

Fill the glass pot with the vinegar solution and let it sit for an hour.

Step 4: Scrub the pot

After an hour, empty out the vinegar solution and use a coffeepot brush to scrub away any stuck-on deposits. Be sure to use a gentle scrubbing motion to avoid cracking or breaking the glass.

Step 5: Rinse and wash with soap

When finished scrubbing, rinse the pot with hot water and then fill it with a dish washing liquid solution. Place the lid back on the pot, and invert it several times to spread out the soap. Rinse thoroughly.

Step 6: Dry and reassemble

Let the pot air dry before reassembling it or using it to make coffee. You may also use a soft cloth to dry it off, if desired.

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