Removing Calcium from a Glass Coffee Pot
Minerals can build up in your glass coffee pot over time and impact the flavor of your coffee. Fortunately, removing calcium is easy and can help to restore the taste of your coffee. Follow the steps below to successfully get rid of calcium build-up in your glass pot:
Step 1: Boil Water and Vinegar
To start, add the same amount of water and white vinegar to the pot. Mix the two together and then boil the concoction. Boiling this solution helps to loosen the calcium deposits.
Step 2: Soak the Pot
Once the mixture has been boiling for a few minutes, you can then remove it from the heat and allow it to cool. Put the pot and lid in the mixture and let it soak for about an hour. This soaking will help to break down the calcium further.
Step 3: Rinse the Pot
Once the pot has soaked for an hour, take it out of the mixture and give it a good rinse. Make sure to use hot water to ensure any remaining minerals are washed away.
Step 4: Repeat if Necessary
If there are still remaining deposits, you can repeat the steps. It may be necessary to repeat the steps a few times to remove the calcium completely.
- Try to avoid using soaps or cleansers – they can leave behind residue that impacts the taste of coffee.
- Use cold water – this helps to prevent minerals from sticking to the pot.
- Prevent build-up – you can do this by emptying the pot after every use and giving it a quick rinse.
Following these steps should help you to remove calcium from your glass coffee pot. It may take a few tries to get the pot completely clean, but getting rid of calcium build-up helps to restore the taste of your coffee.