Glass coffee pots are usually quite attractive but when they start to accumulate stains and water marks, they become irritating. On top of that is that your coffee also begins to taste off and you can no longer get your early morning joy from a cup. To this end, knowing how to clean a glass coffee pots is essential.
Since glass is susceptible to breakage if care is not taken, we have put together a few steps for you to take to ensure that your coffee pot is always sparkling.
Products and Methods
Chemical Products or Cleaning Agents
There are many cleaning agents or products that you can use to clean a glass coffee pot. All these cleaning agents come with instructions on how to use them so follow these instructions carefully to get the best of the products.
You can also use bleach to wash out the coffee pot but this is not popularly acceptable product to use because of its residual effects.
A lot of folks these days prefer to use organic products to clean any house ware that comes in direct contact with food. And can you blame them?
The following methods are for those “green” conscious folks out there.
The White Vinegar Solution Method
- Ensure that your coffee pot is completely cool before attempting to wash it. You stand the risk of a cracked coffee pot if you pour cold water on it while it is still hot.
- Make a solution of equal part water and white vinegar and pour into the coffee pot. This means that if you use one cup of white vinegar , you’ll use one cup of water
- Swirl it around and leave to soak for about half an hour to an hour
- Then pour out the vinegar solution and wash out the coffee pot thoroughly.
- Now that was if you want to wash only the carafe; click here to read our article on how to clean a coffee pot to find out how to clean an entire coffee maker.
Ice and Salt Method
- Do not forget that your glass coffee pot must always be at room temperature before you wash it.
- Place 1 cup of crushed ice, with 4 teaspoons of salt and 1 tablespoon of water in the coffee pot.
- Swirl these ingredients gently inside the pot until the coffee stains are removed then rinse out the pot.
- Some people advocate that you use half a cup of salt and enough ice to fill the coffee pot (with enough room left for swirling the ice in the pot).
- Both methods work but feel free to try both to discover which works best for you.
Baking Soda and Lime
- Make a paste with baking soda and lime juice.
- Rub it all over the insides of the coffee pot and leave it to stand for some time.
- Then use a baby bottle brush or a specialized coffee brush to scrub the glass pot and then rinse out with clean water.
- You might have to repeat this process severally to get your desired result.
Some people have argued the veracity of some of these ingredient and methods while others swear by them. So you might have to try out several or even all of these methods to find out which works best for you. As the saying goes “the proof is in the pudding”
Watch the accompanying video to see how the ice method works to get your glass coffee pot clean and shiny.
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