How to Remove Mold from Glass Coffee Pot
Coffee makers, even those with glass pots, can easily develop mold. Getting rid of mold from a glass coffee pot can often be done using simple ingredients that can be found in most kitchen pantries. Here are a few steps to help you get rid of mold from your glass coffee pot.
Step 1: Disassemble and Clean
First thing is to disassemble your coffee maker. Take apart the components, including the glass carafe, filter basket, shower head and other removable parts. Rinse each part under warm running water with a sponge. To remove any residues, use a mild abrasive cleaner, such as baking soda and warm water.
Step 2: Boil Vinegar
Fill the carafe with water, and add four tablespoons of white vinegar. Place the carafe on the burner and bring the water to a boil. Let the water and vinegar boil for 15 minutes. Then turn off heat and remove carafe from burner.
Step 3: Clean the Carafe
Using a scrub brush, scrub the carafe to loosen up any mold. If there’s still any stubborn mold, dip a kitchen cloth in vinegar and use as a cleaning pad. Make sure to scrub all parts of the carafe, from its inside walls to the pot’s handle.
Step 4: Rinse and Reassemble
Finally rinse the carafe with warm water and reassemble the coffee maker. Be sure to add a fresh filter before brewing a pot of coffee.
Additional Cleaning Tips
- White Vinegar: Use one part vinegar to one part water for a gentle and natural mold-eliminating cleanser.
- Baking Soda: Make a paste out of baking soda and a bit of water and use it to scrub away mold.
- Bleach: Use one teaspoon of bleach for every two cups of water to eliminate mold. But keep in mind that using bleach might change the color/taste of your coffee.
Following these steps and tips should help you get rid of the mold growing on your glass coffee pot.