Almost all automatic drip coffee makers include a glass coffee carafe. This is mainly because glass is easy to manufacture, cheap, easy to clean and safer to use. If proper care is taken, a glass coffee pot can easily outlast the coffee machine. However, if you don’t clean glass regulary, stains buildup over time that are more diffcult to remove, like stains in the following pictures. It is best to do some regular cleaning to glass to avoid deep cleaning in the future.
In this guide on how to clean a glass coffee pot, we’re going to teach you how to remove stains built up over time from your glass coffee carafe. Even if you wash your glass coffee pot on a regular basis with water soap, some mineral deposits and coffee stains can settle in and be very diffcult to remove. The tips on this guide will help you remove them easily and make your glass coffee carafe look like new again.
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Step by Step Guide on How to Clean a Glass Coffee Pot
List of Tools Needed to Clean a Glass Coffee Carafe
- Clearly Coffee Pot Liquid Cleaner
- White Vinegar
- CLR Foaming Action Cleaner
Firts, we are going to use the Clearly Coffee Pot Liquid Cleaner.
This cleaner is specifically made for burnt coffee on coffee pots. You can find it on amazon for only aroun five bucks. You don’t need to apply a whole lot.
In the following picture you can see how much to apply. It is just a bit at the bottom of the coffee carafe.
You have to do a little scrubing so that the cleaner reaches the sides of the inside of the coffee pot. You can use a brush like the one in the following picture. When you start scrubing all the inside of the coffee pot you start seeing how the stains start to peel off.
After a little scrubbing your brush starts to get a little dirty from all the stains that are coming out.
The cleaning solution starts to get like black water too from all the stains coming out of the glass.
You can add some water in the coffee to mix with the cleaning solution. You can continue to scrub with the added water.
You throw that black water form the coffee pot and add some clean water and dish soap inside to rinse the inside of the coffee pot. You can do this a couple of times to completely remove the clearly cleaning solution.
After cleaning the inside of the coffee pot we go to the outside. You can see on my coffee pot there are some stains in the bottom part. Some are coffee stains and some might be rust stains that come from the hot plate.
What we do here is add some of the same clearly coffee pot cleaner. Just enough so that it does not fall from the edges.
Normally the stains in the bottom of the black and decker coffee pot are more difficult to remove.
One trick that has worked for me is to apply some of the same liquid cleaner on a paper towel and leave it soaked over the coffee pot, which you should leave upside down.
You can leave it like that for 5 or more minutes.
Remove the paper towel you left on top. Use a sponge to wipe clean the bottom of the coffee pot.
In the next picture you can see my final result. Only a small stain was left in the bottom, it might be a rust stain. Other than that it looks brand new.
Now look at the coffee pot, it looks as if it was never used before.
Another angle of the coffee pot.
FAQs on How to Clean a Glass Coffee Carafe
Can I put my glass coffee carafe in the dishwasher?
While some glass coffee carafes are dishwasher safe, it’s best to check the manufacturer’s instructions before putting it in the dishwasher. Additionally, repeated dishwasher use can cause cloudiness or scratches on the glass, so it’s best to hand wash when possible.
How often should I clean my glass coffee carafe?
You should clean your glass coffee carafe after every use to prevent coffee stains from building up. For a deeper clean, you can soak the carafe in a cleaning solution overnight once a month.
What should I do if my glass coffee carafe has a strong coffee stain?
If your glass coffee carafe has a stubborn coffee stain, you can try using a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar, or baking soda and water. Let the mixture sit in the carafe for several hours, then scrub with a sponge or brush.
Can I use bleach to clean my glass coffee carafe?
While bleach can be effective in removing coffee stains, it’s not recommended for cleaning glass coffee carafes as it can leave a residue and affect the taste of your coffee. Stick to using hot water, dish soap, and natural cleaners like vinegar or baking soda.
How do I prevent coffee stains from building up in my glass coffee carafe?
To prevent coffee stains from building up, rinse your glass coffee carafe with hot water immediately after each use. If there are stubborn stains, try soaking the carafe in a cleaning solution overnight. Additionally, avoid leaving coffee in the carafe for an extended period of time.
How to clean the inside of a glass coffee carafe?
1. Fill the carafe halfway with hot water.
2. Add a few drops of dish soap or a tablespoon of baking soda to the water.
3. Use a soft sponge or brush to scrub the inside of the carafe, paying special attention to any stained or discolored areas.
4. Rinse the carafe thoroughly with hot water to remove all the soap or baking soda.
5. If there are still stains or discoloration, try using a cleaning solution made from equal parts water and vinegar. Pour the mixture into the carafe, let it sit for several hours, then scrub with a sponge or brush.
6. Rinse the carafe thoroughly with hot water to remove any remaining residue.
7. the carafe completely before using it again.
Cleaning a a heavily stained coffee pot is not that complicated if you know how to do it or which porducts to use. It is even easier to maintain your glass coffee clean by washing with warm water and soap or tossing it in the dish washer after each use.
Even if you wash your glass coffee pot after each use a deep clean following this guide every once in a while would be a great idea. This way you will keep you glass coffee pot looking like new for as long as you own your coffee machine.
Hello, I am Cristy. I love cooking but what I love most is keeping my kitchen tools and appliances top notch. I enjoy writing about everything I have learned around the kitchen. I believe that keeping your kitchen tools well cleaned and maintained produces the best dishes and drinks. Besides writing and cooking I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking and music.