How to Clean a Coffee Pot Without Vinegar

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Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda

  • Ice cubes

Clean a Coffee Pot Without Vinegar

The usefulness of vinegar in cleaning is well known, but if vinegar isn't available or the smell is just too much to deal with, there is another way to take care of cleaning problems. Coffee has a tendency to stain a coffee pot. These stains build up over time and not only can affect the aesthetics of the coffee pot, but the taste of the coffee made in it as well. Cleaning a coffee pot is a simple task that can make your coffee taste all the more enjoyable.


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Step 1

Scoop 3 tbsp. of baking soda into the pot.

Step 2

Place six ice cubes in with the baking soda.

Step 3

Swirl the mixture around in a circular motion to loosen any tough stains.


Step 4

Wash the pot in warm soapy water with a soft clean cloth or sponge.

Step 5

Rinse the pot thoroughly with warm clean water.

Step 6

Place the pot upside down on a clean towel to dry.


Don't shake the ice cubes around too hard or you may break the glass.