How To Clean Coffee Pot To Keep It Sparkling Clean

Need to know how to clean coffee pot? It depends on what type you are trying to clean, glass or stainless steel.

Each type, however, needs to be cleaned with hot sudsy water after each use.

The difference really comes in how to clean the pot periodically, to keep the mineral deposits and burnt on coffee off.

Glass Coffee Pots

glass coffee pot
  • Never use abrasive scouring pads or other rough cloths to wash a glass coffee pot because it will scratch it, which will weaken the glass.
  • If you do choose to wash glass coffee pots in the dishwasher, do so only on the top rack. Placing the coffee pot on the lower rack may melt the plastic handle on the pot.
  • Never rinse a hot glass coffee pot with cold water or the coffee pot may shatter.
  • Some baristas have said how to clean coffee pot that you should place a handful of ice and a couple of teaspoons of salt in the bottom of the pot, shake vigorously for a minute or two, and then dump the contents and rinse it out.
  • Periodically the glass will start to get cloudy from hard water deposits, and it is best cleaned with vinegar. It is easiest to do this at the same time you are cleaning your coffee maker with vinegar.

Stainless Steel Coffee Pot

stainless steel coffee pot
  • Stainless steel can be scratched, so do not clean it with abrasives.
  • It is hard to tell if the inside of your stainless steel carafe or coffe pot is stained, but it might be because stainless steel can stain when exposed to high temperatures.
  • To thoroughly clean your coffee pot you must fill it with boiling water and a small amount of dishwasher detergent, and let it sit overnight. The next day, use a dish brush to wipe down the sides and bottom and then rinse it out.
  • If the outside of your coffee pot has water spots, caused by hard water, you can get rid of them by wiping the outside with a cloth soaked in vinegar.
  • In the future, be sure to rinse and buff dry the outside of the coffee pot after each washing to prevent the water spots from coming back.

Now, once you know how to clean coffee pot, if you want to enjoy some wonderful espresso coffee drink recipes check these out.

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