How to Remove Mold from Glass Coffee Pot
No matter how fastidious you may be, mold on the surfaces of your glass coffee pot is inevitable. But no need to throw out your much-loved coffee maker just yet. With the right supplies and a little elbow grease, you can wipe away mold and keep your coffee pot looking like new.
Here’s what you need:
- A lemon
- Baking soda
- Soft-bristled brush
- Distilled white vinegar
- Microfiber cloth
Here’s what to do:
- Disassemble the pot. First, remove the lid from the top of the pot, and take out any removable parts, such as a filter basket. Place all parts in a deep sink.
- Prep the area. Protect yourself by donning plastic gloves before handling the bleach, and open the area to improved ventilation by opening any nearby windows.
- Soak. Pour a mix of 1 part bleach and 3 parts water over the removable parts of the coffee pot, ensuring that it is fully immersed in the solution. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
- Rinse. Rinse all the removable parts of the coffee pot thoroughly with warm water. Set aside in a dish rack to dry.
- Clean the pot. To clean the inside of the coffee pot, combine a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of warm water, and use a brush to scrub away the mold. To dislodge any stubborn mold, use a mix of half a cup of vinegar and one sliced lemon, leaving it to steep for 20 minutes before threatening with a cloth and rinsing away with clean water.
- Finish. To give the coffee pot a final shine, use a microfiber cloth to buff away any remaining moisture. Allow the coffee pot to dry completely and reassemble before using.
Mold on your coffee pot is no match at all for this simple, straightforward guide. Follow these instructions and your coffee pot will be as good as new in no time.