Posted by Chef Charles Knight on February 24, 2015
A stainless steel coffee pot doesn't stain easily and it is relatively easy to clean. But over time, coffee stains will have a tendency to build up and it can be a challenge to get the inside bright and shiny again. Here are a few proven methods, using common household supplies that will remove your coffee stains from your favorite stainless steel tea or coffee pot.
Baking Soda is a gentle abrasive cleaner. Put 1 cup of baking soda in your stainless steel pot, and fill the pot with warm water. Then gently scrub the insides of the pot with a brush. If not possible to scrub the inside of the pot or you find that the stains cannot be removed easily…
Add a ¼ cup of Hydrogen Peroxide to the mixture and let sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Empty, wash with warm soapy water, rinse well, and then dry.
White Distiller Vinegar has acetic properties that will remove coffee and tea stains easily. Fill the coffee pot with ½ warm water and ½ white distilled vinegar. Bring the mixture boil for a few minutes and turn off the heat. Let it cool to room temperature. If this method does not remove all of the stains…
Add 2 tsp Table Salt, and bring to a boil for a few minutes and turn off the heat. Let it cool to room temperature. Empty, wash with warm soapy water, rinse well, and dry.
Stainless Steel Cleaners. Stainless steel can easily be damaged by harsh chemicals so use only stainless steel cleaners; Barkeeper’s Friend or Kleen King. Add the cleaner to the dry pot, using a damp paper towel or dishcloth, gently scrub the inside, then wash with warm soapy water, rinse well, and dry.
NOTE: It is very important that you do NOT use bleach or harsh detergents to clean your coffee pot, as it can etch the surface and make it harder to clean the next time around.