How to Clean Stainless Steel Coffee Machine/Pot QUICK!

If you frequent coffee shops or have your own stainless steel coffee pot, you’ve probably faced the challenge of how to clean it. Do you throw money away by buying a new coffeepot every year, or get to know how to clean one? Before I knew how to clean my stainless steel coffee pot, I was throwing away some major dollars each month on buying a new one.

Hundreds of people drink caffeinated beverages every day for caffeine. But did you also know that coffee is 99% water and 1.5% plant matter? The plant matter contributes to the color of coffee, making this beverage notoriously difficult to clean up after.

One of the best polishing techniques is to use two good-quality microfiber cloths. Wipe one side with a damp cloth and gently polish the panel first. Then quickly follow up with the dry cleaning cloth to wipe everything off.

This cleaning will keep your coffee machine in showroom condition for years and there’s no need to use harsh chemicals.

When it comes to polishing chrome and stainless, soap and water will remove built-up gunk. One big solution is Wenol, which is available at Williams Sonoma. It’s gentle on the metal finish and does a great job of cleaning stainless cookware.

For daily cleaning, 80-100 proof vodka is a kitchen cleaner I swear by. Unlike ammonia-based cleaners, it’s food grade, natural, doesn’t streak or stink, and cleans stainless steel beautifully. Eighty to one-hundred-proof vodka is a common household cleaning solvent that has many benefits over typical chemicals used in most home products. Store it in a cool dark place like the cabinet below your espresso machine or the fridge.

If you must use ammonia when cleaning your windows or stainless-steel surfaces, make sure it’s non-sudsing—usually tinted blue. Non-sudsing ammonia doesn’t have surfactants that will leave streaks and other residues that you might accidentally eat. Keep the liquid in a spray bottle in a cold place to avoid any streaking. The colder the solution is (about 1 tablespoon per quart), the less it will streak whether you’re cleaning windows or stainless. Just mix it in a ratio of about 2 tablespoons or two per quart of water.

How to Clean Stainless Steel Coffee Machine

Here are more tips to clean your stainless steel coffee pot.

What you’ll need:

  • Water
  • Dishwater Pod
  • Kettle

How it’s done

  1. Place a pot of water on the stove and heat to boiling.
  2. Put in one dishwashing detergent pod.
  3. Place the coffee pot in the sink.
  4. Then, Pour boiling water into the pot until it is full.
  5. Leave it alone for 30 minutes.
  6. Carefully swirl the water in the pot. Be careful because the water is boiling hot!
  7. Drain the dirty water.
  8. Put the pot in the sink and rinse.

There are a few other ways to clean coffee pot stains like:

  • Method 1: Baking Soda | You need:

  1. 1 cup of baking soda
  2. Clean water
  3. Dishwasher brush
  4. ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide

How to Clean Your Pot:

  1. Fill your stainless steel coffee pot with warm water and then add 1 cup of baking soda. This simple solution will make your coffee pot smells great too!
  2. Scrub the inside of the pot with your dish brush while warm water and baking soda mix are in there.
  3. Pour out the liquid content out of the pot.
  4. If the stain remains, mix ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide and 2 tablespoons of baking soda in your metal pot.
  5. Swish the new mix around for 1 minute. After 30 minutes, remove it from the machine.
  6. Add hot water to the pot again, and then pour it out 10 minutes after. Now, allow your machine dry.

ALSO SEE: How Many Mls in a Shot of Coffee?

  • Method 2: Vinegar| You’ll need the following items:

  1. 4 oz. of White Vinegar

How to Remove the Stain:

  1. Fill your stainless steel coffee pot halfway with water.
  2. Fill half of the bottle with vinegar
  3. Bring the heated mixture to a boil on your stove for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once the mix has finished brewing, turn off the heat and wait until it’s cooled to room temperature.
  5. Inside the coffee pot, scrub the sides with a dish brush. Rinse your dish brush in warm water and then rinse the inside of the coffee pot with it.
  • Method 3: Vinegar and Salt | You’ll need:

  1. 6 ice cubes
  2. ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  3. ¼ cup of table salt

Stains can be difficult to remove. Here are some steps you can take to see if the stain is removable.

  1. Fill your stainless steel coffee maker with 6 cubes of ice.
  2. Add ½ cup of white vinegar to the metal coffee pot.
  3. Add a heaping 1/8 cup of table salt into the mixer.
  4. With ice in your coffee pot, you can swirl it around until the ice melts. If it doesn’t melt fast enough, or there’s still a stained area, you’ll need to wait for a few minutes before you try swirling again.
  5. Rinse the pot out
  • Method 4: Cookware and Bakeware Cleaner Pods | To clean your cookware and bakeware, you will need:

  1. One Cleaner Pod

You can remove stains by using the following steps:

  1. Put Pod in a stained stainless steel coffee pot
  2. Fill your cup with hot water, and place the pod in the cup. Swirl, stir, and dissolve the pod until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes
  4. Now, wash it.
  • Method 5: Newspaper

When I clean stainless steel, windows, Malachi’s bald head, etc. I always use one very simple little secret.

Rather than using a paper towel, use old newspapers. Just take an old page, wrinkle it up, and run it under the faucet until it’s saturated. This is great for cleaning windows, stainless steel coffee pots, and mirrors (do not use waxed paper).

A small amount of ink or dust will greatly reduce streaking. Washing your hands afterward is a small price to pay. Personally, I prefer the New York Times.

With our different tips, you’ll have a stainless steel coffee pot so clean, you won’t believe you’ve had it that long. Most homes don’t even need to buy cleaning supplies – they can use items found around the house. It’s not hard, and I hope this guide will help you enjoy your coffee on a daily basis.

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