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How to clean a coffee pot correctly

clean a coffee pot correctly

What are the best ways to clean a coffee pot correctly with household remedies to make sure the coffee always tastes good? Try our easy methods.

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Coffee pots discolor with time from the inside, stubborn deposits form, the jug smells and the coffee doesn’t taste as good. At the latest then, it is time to thoroughly clean the coffee pot. Read here how to clean a coffee pot and remove stubborn edges and odors.

Best ways to clean a coffee pot correctly

1. Normal cleaning

In most households or offices, the coffee pot is used daily. For daily cleaning, it is sufficient to clean the coffee pot with water and detergent after use. Always make sure that you rinse the coffee pot with clear water. If leftovers from the detergent remain in the jug, this spoils the coffee.

If over time deposits of coffee have formed or a sour smell develops in the jug, it is time to clean them properly. For more information, read our following tips on how to clean a coffee pot and rid it of stubborn dirt.

2. Soda

Soda is a versatile home remedies and also helps you easily clean the coffee pot:

  • Simply add a packet of soda to the coffee pot.
  • Pour the whole thing with hot water.
  • Make sure you don’t fill the jug too full. The soda can bubble a bit.
  • If the bubble has subsided, you can also close the stainless steel jug with the lid.
  • Now let it work for several hours.
  • Then clean the edges again with a bottle brush.

Now you just need to rinse the jug thoroughly and can enjoy fresh coffee from a clean jug again.

As an alternative to soda, you can also use baking powder.

3. Denture Cleaner & Dishwasher Tabs

A tablet of a denture cleaner or a dishwasher tab easily replaces a commercially available descaler. Not only do you clean the coffee pot from deposits, but you also descale them. Proceed as follows:

  • Put some lukewarm water and a bite cleaner or dishwasher tray in the jug.
  • Now let it work for half an hour.
  • Then rinse the jug thoroughly with hot water.

By the way, this principle also works wonderfully with vases or thermos cans.

4. Lemon juice as a natural descaler and odour remover

Especially with coffee pots made of glass, limescale deposits and dirt can be seen very quickly. Here you can also use the denture cleaner or you can opt for natural cleaning with citric acid. The same applies, of course, to coffee pots made of stainless steel.

Simply add some citric acid (from the spice section of the supermarket, usually) OR the juice of half a lemon to the jug and then pour hot water into the jug. Let this mixture work again for a few hours. Then wash out the jug with hot water.

In addition, the citric acid leaves a fresh scent in the jug.

5. Cleaning with vinegar: Not suitable for every jug

Vinegar is also a popular home remedy, but only to a limited extent can be used with coffee pots. Cleaning with vinegar should only be used if it is a non-coated coffee pot. The vinegar is not suitable for an insulating pot. This is no problem for glass pots.

  • Dilute the vinegar with water and fill the jug.
  • Now close them and shake vigorously.
  • If your jug is not tightly closed, grab a whisk or cooking spoon and stir intensely.

After a few minutes, you can pour the vinegar water into the spout and rinse the jug again with water.

Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion, health and beauty writer from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.