If you own a stainless coffee pot that is coated with brown, sludgy coffee stains inside and you’ve been struggling to get it back to its like-new condition….sit back and prepare to be amazed, excited and disgusted. All at the same time.
This is one of those cleaning tips you will love because it requires almost NO effort on your part. Seriously – no effort! No scrubbing. No trying to shove your hand into the small pot opening. AND only requires 1 cleaning product you already have on hand!
I looooove coffee. Like, love love coffee. My machine runs 7 mornings a week, 365 mornings a year….and sometimes in the afternoon if I’m particularly busy with the kids and work…
I own a capresso coffee maker – love it! A big selling point was the stainless coffee carafe. It seals in hot coffee for several hours after brewing….
But the inside is hard to clean. The opening is big enough for my hand to fit inside, but not big enough to move my hand around while cleaning. Over the years I tried everything during the coffee maker cleaning process, hoping it would help chip away at the gunk coating the inside of the pot. Nothing worked.
I tried scrubbing sponges, baby bottle brushes, vinegar, hot hot water. Nothing worked. Not only did I want the pot to be clean and look new, I also wondered if it was affecting the flavor of my freshly brewed coffee. Or worse…adding germs and bacteria to it.
Once I found the solution, excitement is an understatement. Especially with how easy it truly was to get a sparkling clean stainless coffee pot once again. And today I’m going to tell you how to get your stainless coffee pot looking brand new again, too.
Here is what the inside of my coffee pot looked like before…
That is not a pot full of coffee you’re looking at. That is the coffee stain on the entire inside of the pot.
Oh! If you’d like to see a video of these steps, you can find that here!
HOW TO STEPS
Step One: Boil a tea kettle of water
Step Two: While waiting for the water to boil, add 1 dishwasher tab to your coffee pot and set pot in the sink
If you don’t use dishwasher tabs, just add 1/4 cup of dishwashing powder.
Step Three: Once the water is boiling, carefully pour the water into the pot filling it completely
Step Four: Leave the pot to soak for 30 minutes
After only a few minutes you will begin noticing gunk floating to the top.
Step Five: After 30 minutes carefully swirl the water around in the coffee pot and pour out
Check this out….
NO, that is not a full pot of fresh coffee I brewed…that is the inner coffee stains that are now GONE and pouring away. I had to pour this into another container in order to show you how amazing this works…
Once you have emptied the water out of the coffee pot, take a look inside…
Talk about brand new!…
I could not believe how well this worked. after all my previous attempts with scrubbing and different cleansers, it was this easy to get it clean??? Again, without scrubbing.
BEFORE & AFTER
Here is the side by side…
If you own a stainless coffee pot, I hope this cleaning tip will help you! Check the comments below – it’s helped hundreds of others!
Thanks for stopping by and will be back soon with more tips!