How to Clean a Glass Coffee Pot With White Vinegar

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup of baking soda

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • Sponge

  • Hot water

  • Soap

  • Dry lint-free towels

  • Large container

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Coffee pots are often well utilized for making coffee, yet neglected when it comes to cleaning. Glass coffee pots become stained from being left on a coffeemaker's burner with little or no coffee in them, or from the residue that accumulates over time. White vinegar, as a cleaning agent, can restore your stained or dingy glass coffeepot to a shiny, sparkling vessel from which you will be proud to pour coffee.

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Quick Cleaning With Baking Soda and Vinegar

Step 1

Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the bottom of a dry, cool coffee pot.

Step 2

Pour distilled white vinegar over the top of the baking soda, until the baking soda is covered with vinegar.

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Step 3

Allow the chemical reaction to take place between the vinegar and baking soda, and gently swirl the mixture around in the pot to remove any stains. Use a sponge to wipe down the inside surface of the pot.

Step 4

Pour the cleaning mixture into the sink, and wash the coffee pot with hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a lint-free towel.

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Removing Stubborn Stains

Step 1

Fill the coffee pot with full strength distilled white vinegar.

Step 2

Allow the vinegar to sit in the pot overnight.

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Step 3

Pour the vinegar into a clean container, and wash the coffee pot with hot water and soap.

Step 4

Repeat steps 1 to 3, by re-using the vinegar from step 2, if the stains are not fully removed. This process can be repeated as many times as needed.

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