To remove coffee stains from a glass pot you can use a variety of chemicals that you might find around your house or office. In this article I’ll show you how to use common things like baking soda and vinegar correctly and when to use corn starch or denture tablets to get tough glass coffee pot stains out.
There are several ways that you can employ to get rid of the coffee stains without destroying your glass pot. These are simple and easy ways that do not include harmful chemicals or hard to get cleaners. These include the following for getting coffee out of glass pots;
- use of baking soda ( sodium hydrogen carbonate)
- use of baking soda and lemon juice
- use of vinegar
- use of salt or corn starch with vinegar
- use of white vinegar, salt and ice cubes
- use of denture tablet
Use of Baking Soda to Clean Coffee from Glass Pots
This is quite an easy to find household item.
- Take out a little of to the baking soda into your hand.
- Sprinkle it to the bottom of the glass pot.
- Add a little water to the pot then either swirl the glass pot or use a finger or scrub to rub the mixture to the edges of the glass pot. This is to ensure the mixture touches all the edges of the cooking pot. This will take close to 30 seconds and the coffee stains will be dissolved.
The results will depend on how long the stains have been on. The baking soda may have an effect but may not produce a 100% clear especially if the stain has been there for quite sometimes. For this case, keep repeating the procedure on your usual time until the satin is completely removed.
You can also fill the glass pot with hot water, then add a smal amount of baking soda into the water. Leave the mixture to soak for aperiod of 2 hours or better yet the entire night. This has been known to work so well in giving an amazing removal of the coffee stain from glass pots.
Use of Baking Soda and Lemon Juice to Clean Coffee from Glass Pots
This is a very simple procedure:
- Put a small amount of baking soda in the glass pot and add enough lemon juice to the baking soda to make a paste.
- Using your kitchen scrub or a clean cloth, rub the paste through the glass pot’s coffee stains just like you would when washing.
- Be gentle yet still manage to apply some effort. Do this for close to a minute.
- Rinse off the paste and wash the pot.
Use of Vinegar to Clean Coffee from Glass Pots
- Put into the glass pot vinegar which is equal in amount to the coffee stains resudual.
- Add in some water in the glass pot. Swirl the mixture in the glass pot and let it soak for about 30 minutes.
- If this was the first coffee stain, your pot will be rid of the coffee stains completely.
- Pour out the mixture and thoroughly wash the glass pot.
Use of Salt or Corn Starch with Vinegar to Clean Coffee from Glass Pots
- Put salt and vinegar into the pot.
- Swirl to ensure faormation of a good mixture of the two.
- Let it stay put for a few hours; 2 to 3 hours then rinse of the mixture and wash the glass pot.
- You can repeat the procedure above but this time use corn starch in place of salt.
- Let the mixture sit for few minutes instead of hours.
Use of White Vinegar, Salt and Ice cubes to Clean Coffee from Glass Pots
- You will fill the glass pot with ice. Then add a considerable amount of salt into the ice, followed by around 0.6 oz. of white vinegar.
- Swirl the glass pot for close to 30 seconds.
- Let the glass pot be for another one minute. If the glass pot had just recently been stained the coffee stain will be completely gone.
- However in the case of a very old stain you may have to put the glass pot through a dishwasher first before doing the procedure above.
- You can repeat this procedure again to remove remaining stain.
Use of denture tablets to Clean Coffee from Glass Pots
- Fill the glass pot with boiling water.
- Dip in two denture tablets into the glass pot.
- Let this soak for a few hours or stay overnight.
- Pour it out and wash the glass pot.
According to researches done, vinegar, chemically known as ethanoic acid and baking soda, sodium hydrogen carbonate, are better ways to clean; they are affordable, not harmful and environmentally friendly.
There is one thing you will notice; these are safe and immensely effective ways to remove the intolerable coffee stains from glass pots. The most important thing to note is that do not let coffee stains take root on your coffee pot over long period of time. It only makes the removal much worse. The earlier the better. All that said; treat your coffee pot like a keeper!