If you’re an avid coffee drinker like me, your coffee maker gets used every single day. Maybe even a couple of times a day! Right behind my dishwasher and microwave, my coffee maker is one of the most used appliances in my house. Since I use it so much, my coffee pot can quickly become discolored and even stained. If yours does too, I bet you’ve wondered how to clean a coffee pot.
After trying several different techniques to clean my coffee pot, I want to tell you the process I have personally found that works best. It is so easy and doesn’t require anything special at all. Once you know the right way to do it, I promise it really doesn’t take long and it will leave your coffee pot sparkling clean. This is the exact way I do it myself so, stick around because I’m going to teach you exactly how to clean a coffee pot.
- How to Clean a Coffee Pot
- Step 1: Allow Your Coffee Pot to Cool
- Step 2: What You Need
- Step 3: The Super Simple Technique
How to Clean a Coffee Pot
Step 1: Allow Your Coffee Pot to Cool
This is very important. Before you can even begin to clean it, you need to let your coffee pot cool to at least room temperature. If it still feels a bit warm, run it under lukewarm and then progressive turn the water cooler. until the glass feels nice and cool to the touch. Trying to clean it while it is still hot from brewing coffee can cause the glass pot to crack or shatter which we definitely don’t want!
Step 2: What You Need
It really doesn’t take much at all. I can’t even call these supplies because they are so basic, everyone has access to these items, but these three things will help clean your glass coffee pot and remove the unsightly stains.
1 Tablespoon of cool water
4 teaspoons of salt
1 cup of crushed ice
Step 3: The Super Simple Technique
Add the water, salt and crushed ice into your pot. Gently swirl the mixture around inside your pot. The cool water and ice will work together to keep the salt from dissolving too quickly, and the salt and ice will create a lightly abrasive medium that work together to remove the stains from the glass. In a sense, this mixture is gently exfoliating the stains right off your coffee pot.
Simply swirl until your coffee pot is clean and free from stains. Then rinse your pot in lukewarm water. Do not use hot water as the temperature change from the cold ice to the hot water can crack the glass, which again, we definitely don’t want. That is it!! Once it is cleaned and rise just dry and put away. It is now ready to use again.
As a coffee purist myself who literally uses my coffee maker all the time, this is my go to method. It works without using harsh chemicals or soaps that might damage my coffee pot. They also don’t affect the way my coffee tastes.
Now you know how to clean a coffee pot. I hope you use this method often and enjoy a clean coffee pot every single morning!