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
- 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.