Countless times these exact words have been Googled: “how to clean stainless steel coffee pot”. I myself have found myself searching those exact words on many different occasions.
My stainless steel pot was constantly getting dirty, and I found that many of the so-called “pro tips” that I was finding online weren’t working for me. Using soapy water or dishwasher detergent and letting it soak works for a while, but after prolonged use, your stainless steel pot gets covered with stains and a quick rinse usually doesn’t work anymore.
That’s when I decided to create my own guide to cleaning a stainless steel coffee pot. After spending countless hours researching the best way to clean my coffee maker and compiling some of the best tips that I have collected throughout the years, I can definitively say that this list is the answer to the question of how to clean stainless steel coffee pot.
I believe that after reading this guide not only will you have a stainless steel coffee pot that is spick and span, but you will never have to Google “how to clean stainless steel coffee pot”, ever again.
What you will need:
The answer here is tricky because what you’ll need for this project depends on which cleaning method you decide to use. The two next methods you’re going to read are some of the most recommended on the internet. And sure, they kind of work, but there are serious detriments to both of them.
“The Baking Soda Method”
Some people swear by baking soda so much you think they’d want to marry the stuff. For this method, you’ll need baking soda, hot water, a dish brush, and a half cup of hydrogen peroxide. You create a mixture of baking soda, peroxide, and hot water, then scrub down your coffee pot with your dish brush.
Does this method work? Kind of. Sure, a lot of the stains get off, but you’ll be still left with some brown smudging on the side of your coffee pot. So if you have a small mess, this may work. Not to mention there is a whole bunch of scrubbing involved with this method. And nobody likes to scrub.
“The Vinegar Method”
For this one, all you need is hot water and white vinegar. Seems simple, right? Just fill half your stainless steel coffee pot up with vinegar, the other half with hot water, and boil this mixture on your stove for a couple of minutes. Seems really simple now, doesn’t it? Well, it is, if you want your coffee to have the faint taste of vinegar for the next couple of months. I know, gross.
But what works?
Now that we’ve gone over some of the most popular methods you’ll read about on the internet (and why they probably won’t work for you), let me show you the best method that I’ve read about (and tested for that matter). It’s tried and true, and it’s called:
“The Kettle Method”
Here’s what you’ll need for this method:
– A Kettle
– A Single Dishwasher Pod
– Hot Water
That’s it. Just a couple of things that you may already have lying around your house (no need to go buy or, even worse, searching around desperately for that hydrogen peroxide) that won’t make your coffee pot taste like anything else besides coffee. Really, it’s the perfect method.
How does it work?
The best part of the kettle method is its simplicity. It’s quick, it’s easy and best of all, there is practically no physical exertion on your part (unless you count lifting a full kettle as “physical exertion”). Let’s have a look at the steps, shall we?
Step 1: Ready The Kettle
When you’ve got your kettle in hand, fill it with water and get it started. Plug it in, put it on the stove, whatever you need to do!
Step 2: Put A Dishwasher Pod
In The Coffee Pot, while your kettle is boiling, you can put one dishwasher pod into your dirty stainless steel coffee pot. A simple step for sure!
Step 3: Put the Coffee Pot in the sink
Even simpler than the last one, you put your coffee pot in the sink (so you don’t spill any boiling water on your nice kitchen counters)
Step 4: Add The Boiling Water To The Pot
Once your kettle is ready to go, pour the water into your coffee pot. Careful! It’s hot!
Step 5: Let it sit for 30 minutes
This is the easiest part of the guide. Just sit back and relax here.
Step 6: Swirl The Water Around In The Pot
Before you finish this whole thing off, swirl the water around a little to make sure that you get all the little nooks and crannies. Again, be careful!
Step 7: Pour Out The Dirty Water
Dump the gross water out. And presto! Your pot is clean as a whistle!
And so, our guide comes to a conclusion. What did you think of this tutorial? I sincerely hope it was the best thing you’ve read after Googling the aforementioned “how to clean stainless steel coffee pot”. I just had to write this article, after years and years of not knowing what to do with a dirtied-up stainless steel coffee pot I figured that a guide like this could help people like you avoid having to write one of your own.
You could just read this, clean your pot, and get on with your life. If you did like it, if it was informative, then please let me know in the comments section below. Heck, if you really liked it, then why not share it with the other people in your life who may be facing a similar problem?
Hopefully, we can all work together to ensure that no one ever has to Google “how to clean stainless steel coffee pot” more than once ever again.