Cleaning Your Coffee Pot: Here A Some Helpful Tips
Does your coffee pot have a lime build-up, or is it stained with
burnt spots? Here are a few easy cleaning coffee pot tips that will get rid of the scum for you. Everyone has one or more of the following items
at home: baking soda, vinegar, ice cubes, lemon, salt or "Comet". Here are tips for you, depending on what you have at hand.
You can keep your drip coffee maker clean and fresh using 1/4 cup baking soda dissolved into 1 cup of warm water
and by "brewing" this solution through a normal cycle, without coffee nor filter. Then rinse your coffee pot and run 3 other cycles using only
If you have hard-water at home, limescale might form in your coffee pot or reservoir. You can clean it by pouring
vinegar into your pot or reservoir and let sit for an hour. Rinse the vinegar well to get rid of the smell, and the lime build-up will also be
Mineral deposits can also be removed from your coffee pot by combining ice cubes, lemon slices, some salt and some
water, swishing it around inside the coffee pot, and letting it sit overnight. In the morning, rinse thoroughly. This is also a good tip for
cleaning burnt spots. If you prefer, you can also use some "Comet" along with crushed ice instead of the above mentionned items. Using ice will
save yourself the task of scrubbing. Don't forget to rinse well!
We recommend doing one of the above at least once a month to always make sure you get the best coffee possible.
Using natural product such as vinegar, ice, baking soda and lemon to clean a coffee pot is environment friendly and very affordable.
Take a look at our Coffee Makers page for more ideas.