As someone who can’t start their day without a morning coffee, I know how important it is to have a trusty coffee pot. But even the best coffee pots can get dirty over time. That’s why it’s important to know how to clean a glass coffee pot properly!
This article will show you how to clean a glass coffee pot and maintenance practices that will keep your pot looking and working like new all the time.
Tips And Tricks On How To Clean A Glass Coffee Pot
Before you can clean your coffee pot, make sure it is at room temperature. We’re going to scrub the inside of the coffee pot with an ice-water mixture, and if your glass pot is hot, it could break.
Add salt, water, and crushed ice cubes to your coffee pot. Crushed ice is important because it is abrasive and will help loosen any coffee stains caked onto the sides and bottom of the pot. Swirl the mixture in the coffee pot until the coffee stains are removed.
You might be surprised at how little time it takes and how effective it is. If your coffee pot doesn’t come clean after about one minute of swirling, gently use a sponge or cloth to scrub the problem areas. Once again, let the coffee pot cool to room temperature before cleaning.
If you don’t have any ice cubes, you can apply this method using household ingredients like white vinegar.
To clean your coffee pot with vinegar, mix equal parts vinegar and water in the pot. Let the solution soak for 20 to 30 minutes, then empty the pot. Clean the pot thoroughly with warm water and dish soap.
Don’t rush this step; otherwise, your next batch of coffee might have an unpleasant vinegar taste. Rinse the coffee pot when you’re finished cleaning it.
A few other tips to keep your coffee maker clean and fresh are:
If you don’t want to go through the cleaning process regularly, put a glass marble in the water chamber of your coffee maker. The glass marble will attract mineral deposits that would otherwise settle in the coffee maker.
If you notice areas that are hard to reach with a typical cloth, you can use a wooden chopstick to push the cloth around to reach those spots.
If you noticed that a typical paper towel is leaving annoying fibers behind in the coffee pot, use a microfiber towel instead. This is commonly used by auto departments to wipe down cars without leaving streaks behind.
Glass Coffee Pots: Everyday Maintenance
If you don’t clean your coffee pot after each use, you’re in for some bad news.
The taste of future batches of coffee will be affected. Additionally, mold and bacteria will have an easier time growing. Empty and clean your coffee pot every time you use it to prevent these issues.
The coffee pot should be emptied and cleaned every time it is used.
A quick wash is much better than no cleaning at all. But, rinsing your coffee maker with hot water and soap is an even better option. Most glass coffee machines can also be washed in the dishwasher. So, you can throw yours on the top shelf and turn it on before you head to work.
After washing your coffee maker, make sure to dry both inside and outside the coffee pot. Leaving the interior wet can cause mold to grow, which will affect the taste of your brew.
Now you know how to clean a glass coffee pot. By Following these simple steps, you’ll have your glass coffee pot looking and working like new in no time!