Coffee Pot Cleaning Tips And Home Remedies For Sparkling Carafes
Below I've gathered up some coffee pot cleaning tips and home remedies, using common household items, to keep your carafes sparkling clean.
As you can see from the all the tips listed there is more than one right way to go about cleaning these pots, so find one you think will work for you, with stuff you already have on hand, and get to work!
I've tried to focus on natural recipes below, since they do work quite well for this cleaning task.
However, there are also some product recommendations from readers that they've found quite effective as well.
So it's always your choice what you will use to clean items in your home.
In addition, if you have another method you've used successfully that you don't already see listed, I would love for you to tell me about it. You can share your tips here.
Also, based on some questions I've been receiving, this page is about cleaning the pot -- not the machine itself, which is a different cleaning project all together.
The video below demonstrates how to clean stains from your coffee pot with salt.
As you know if you are an avid coffee drinker as you use your coffee pot daily it can begin to get stained, both with the coffee itself and also burn marks from the coffee maker on the bottom of the pot.
You don't want to use harsh chemicals on something you are then going to get a drink out of, so salt is a great stain remover for this purpose.
You add salt to the bottom of the pot and use a damp sponge to rub the salt around.
The salt acts as an abrasive and removes the coffee stains and burn marks from the bottom of the pot.
Helpful hint: You can also use baking soda for this task, because it can also be used as a mild abrasive.
Here is the video demonstrating how to clean your coffee pot with salt:
Turbo Charge This Recipe By Adding Ice
It can be difficult to stick your hand down in certain pots to scrub the abrasive salt around. So what's the solution? Add ice.
The ice cubes will do a lot of the scrubbing for you if you add them, the ice, and some water and swirl it all around vigorously. Check out the comments below where lots of readers agree, adding ice makes this suggestion with the salt work even better!
Please note that this home remedy, and the one below using Oxiclean, are best for coffee pot cleaning when it is dirty from coffee stains or burn marks. If the coffee pot has hard water build up instead, see the final tip at the bottom of the page instead!
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