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Cleaning Your Coffee Pot: Here A Some Helpful Tips

Does your coffee pot have a lime build-up, or is it stained with burnt spots? Here are a few easy cleaning coffee pot tips that will get rid of the scum for you. Everyone has one or more of the following items at home: baking soda, vinegar, ice cubes, lemon, salt or "Comet". Here are tips for you, depending on what you have at hand.

You can keep your drip coffee maker clean and fresh using 1/4 cup baking soda dissolved into 1 cup of warm water and by "brewing" this solution through a normal cycle, without coffee nor filter. Then rinse your coffee pot and run 3 other cycles using only clean water.

If you have hard-water at home, limescale might form in your coffee pot or reservoir. You can clean it by pouring vinegar into your pot or reservoir and let sit for an hour. Rinse the vinegar well to get rid of the smell, and the lime build-up will also be flushed.

Mineral deposits can also be removed from your coffee pot by combining ice cubes, lemon slices, some salt and some water, swishing it around inside the coffee pot, and letting it sit overnight. In the morning, rinse thoroughly. This is also a good tip for cleaning burnt spots. If you prefer, you can also use some "Comet" along with crushed ice instead of the above mentionned items. Using ice will save yourself the task of scrubbing. Don't forget to rinse well!

We recommend doing one of the above at least once a month to always make sure you get the best coffee possible. Using natural product such as vinegar, ice, baking soda and lemon to clean a coffee pot is environment friendly and very affordable.

Take a look at our Coffee Makers page for more ideas.


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