Cleaning the coffee pot...

@buggles64 (2715)
United States
January 6, 2011 8:18am CST
Normally when I clean the coffee pot, I use vinegar. Sometimes, I use straight vinegar and other times I dilute it. I find that using vinegar helps to loosen the brown built up coffee on the inside of the pot. I also find that after it loosens, I actually have to get a scrub brush to get it really clean. How do you clean your coffee pot and how often do you clean it?
2 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
9 Jan 11
As far as the coffee pot goes, as soon as the coffee is out of the pot for the day, I will run some water into it and just a drop of dish soap and I will let that soak through the rest of the day until it is time to do the dishes in the evening. As far as the coffee maker and the pot goes, I will run vinegar through that about once a month to make sure that it doesn't get any kind of blockages. I've only lived in my house for going on to two years, but the coffee maker is still going strong.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
9 Jan 11
It seems like vinegar is such an awesome cleaner and widely use by many people. Thanks for answering :)
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
7 Jan 11
Ice and salt does wonders. You just cover the bottom and swish it around..the ice and salt breaks that stuff up really good. You could use the vinegar in there too and get the extra cleaning power. Little trick I leaned years ago when i worked in a resturant.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
7 Jan 11
Yes, I have done both of those. I learned the ice trick when I worked at A&W when I was just 14 years old. Thanks.