How do I clean the inside of the coffe pot? There is kind of a film in the coffee and in the inside of the pot. It looks burnt inside the bottom of the pot. I've tried vinegar and water...lemon and water. I've run the maker with vinegar and water. Please help.....
Add some automatic dishwasher detergent ( maybe 1/4 cup) and fill the rest of the pot up with very hot water. Swirl to combine. Let stand for a few hours. Use a bottle brush to scrub the pot. Or get some denture cleaner tablets and throw them into the pot with hot water. Let stand a few hours or overnight, then scrub with bottle brush. I've tried both methods on my coffee pot and both work great for me.
One thing you shouldn't use on this is bleach! I cleaned my thermos out with bleach and it no longer insulated. The stains inside were gone, but the outer surface was hot after I refilled it with coffee. That was my favorite thermos-over 10 years old, but you must go on...LOL.
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what you will have to do to solve this problem is that you will have to do self cleaning on the coffee maker
however, (not the bathroom one) is a handy item to
use to clean coffee residue off the inside of a glass coffee carafe.
Does your pot have hard to reach areas? Use a wooden chopstick with a paper towel to get in there.
You can put ice cubes and a little water(enough so you can swirl it
around) in pot and swirl them around, for harder stains put some table
salt in pot and swirl it around for a few minutes and then rinse.
Put a glass marble in the water chamber to attract mineral deposits from hard water. Wash it once a week.
For tough stains, scrub the pot using a paper towel or clean (not soapy) dish towel. Rinse thoroughly.
To clean just the pot, do what many restaurants do. Put about two
cups of ice, 1/4 cup of rock or table salt, and 1/4 cup of lemon juice
(bottled or fresh is fine) and swirl around the pot. Measurements are
not that important, just guesstimate. Be sure that the pot is cold
before you try this, or you may break the glass pot.
Clean a brand new coffee pot prior to using it for the first time.
Never use the coffee pot to pour water into the reservoir. This
will transfer oils and impurities from the pot, and eventually give the
coffee a nasty taste. Instead, use a pitcher that is reserved for water
To keep the inside area around basket, filter, lid area clean (from
coffee ground spatter) simply place a SECOND filter over the top of the
grounds in the FIRST filter. Push second filter down so that spout will
clear top of second filter (on many makes of coffee makers) as lid is
closed. This keeps interior in pristine condition and doesn't take much
time or expense.
Hi, mix half white vinegar and water together...then pour this solution in just as you would if you were making coffe....minus the coffe grounds of course... then run it through a cycle and then run clear water through again... and you will be good to go...do this once a month or so to keep it working great...
sounds a if your heating element isn't being allowed to generate enough hot to send the hot water up the pipe, see most coffee makers do not actually pump the water, what happens is that the water passes through a heater that rapidly heats the water causing steam to push some of the water up the pipe(also creating the popping noise you hear), if the pipe is coated with residue from the water(most water has calcium and other mater which is deposited on the pipe walls during rapid heating), you need to do a cleaning cycle either using a commercial cleaning solution made for coffee pots or you can run some vinegar through it stopping for a few minutes about half way through the amount you are using to allow some of the vinegar to dissolve the residue from the pipe walls. that should clear up the problem, you should clean it at least every couple of weeks to keep it running smoothly
There are 3 common causes of lost perk that can be dealt with at home, and cause about 1/2 of the failures with these urns. They are very common when the pots are used rarely or carelessly cleaned after use, and when coffee is ground too fine for perc (drip grind is too fine for perc). As long as the pot is still heating, check these three things: 1) Clean the _inside_ of the hollow stem )that holds the basket and moves the water from the bottom of the pot to the top), to remove all grounds. You should be able to see clearly through it. 2) At the bottom of this stem there is a very small cup that has little holes in it and fits into the little well at the bottom of the pot. Make sure these are completely clear. 3) Scour out the little well so all residue/ grounds are removed and the little cup fits perfectly into the well.
It is the perfect fit of the two that allows the perc-ing cycle to occur.
If the pot is not heating, or these cleaning measures do not work, a local electric repair shop can probably do the repair for about 1/2 the cost of a new urn.
you said you clean it you use vinegar or decalcifier vinegar remove calcium in piece it might block the orifise if you use decalcifier it melt the calcium 1part solution to 1 part water dont forget to rinse very good that stuff is nasty cheers