Sometimes washing a stainless steel coffee carafe with soapy water or even in the dishwasher is not enough to remove stubborn stains. Coffee stains can be difficult to remove even for the most experienced homemakers. Instead of resorting to the use of strong chemicals to clean your coffee carafe, try a few household items to revitalize, clean and make your stainless steel carafe look like new.
Things You'll Need
- 1 cup vinegar (white or cider)
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- Nylon scrub pad or soft cloth
- Long handled small scrub brush
Rinse out the carafe with warm water.
Pour one cup vinegar into the carafe and swish around to cover the sides of the carafe. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Empty the vinegar from the carafe and rinse with hot water.
Pour the baking soda into the carafe and scrub the interior with a nylon scrub pad, or a soft, non-abrasive cloth until you reveal a shiny surface. If you can't reach your hand all the way in to scrub, use a long handled small scrub brush--such as a bottle brush--to reach the interior.
Rinse out the baking soda and allow to dry.
Tips & Warnings
- Avoid splashing the vinegar in your eyes.
How to Remove Coffee Stains From a Carafe
If you're trying to remove stubborn stains and leftover coffee smells from the inside of your glass or metal carafe, it's not...
How to Remove Coffee Stains From a Stainless Steel Pot
Washing a stainless steel coffeepot in the dishwasher or with a soapy cloth is not enough to keep stains from building up...
How to Clean Coffee Stains From Stainless Steel
Coffee drinkers know all to well that coffee stains. Not only clothing, but also teeth, dishes, counters and other areas where the...
How to Prevent Rust Stains in Bathtubs & Sinks
Rust stains are unsightly and can be hard to remove, especially from fiberglass bathtubs and cultured marble sinks. Both are easily scratched...
How to Clean Coffee Stains for a Stainless Steel Sink
If you regularly drink coffee, it's not uncommon to have rings of coffee form underneath the cup as the coffee occasionally runs...