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The inside of our coffee pot is stained, how can I clean it

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All you have to do is fill the coffee pot (to the top with hot water and add some automatic dishwasher soap. Let it sit and ALL of the stains will come out...like magic!

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Hello Doggylvr! There are lots of commercial products that will clean your coffee pot, but I've found that the least expensive and just as effective method is to do the following:

Take some plain table salt and put about 1-2 tablespoons full into the dry, glass coffee carafe (pot). Now add it a bunch (10-12) ice cubes.

With the lid on, swirl the pot around so the ice and salt gets at the sides and bottom. I find that doing this over the sink is best, as I turn the pot on it's side while I hold the lid in place and swirl the ice/sale mix until all the sides are "scrubbed" with the non scratching mix.

This will loosen and dislodge the oils from the coffee without damaging or scratching the glass pot. Scratches in the pot can cause it to break, so when you're all done, use a plain sponge to wipe the inside out to get any stains left.

Rinse with cool water a few times and you'll be back to fresh tasting coffee in no time. If you've really got some serious staining, you can add a little white vinegar to help attack the stains, but I've found that the salt and ice works just fine.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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    Mark Dec 11, 2009

    If by chance, you were wondering how to clean the water reservoir, just use a 50:50 mixture of water and white vinegar and fill the water reservior and run a brew cycle to clean out the water tank. I typically use a clean paper filter so I can see how much gunk (technical term!) comes out of the coffee maker, so I can decide to run anothe cleaning batch or not.



    When your done with the cleaning brew mix, just run two (2) clean water cycles (to flush out the vinegar so your coffee won't taste terrible) and you should be all set. I usually clean the water tank a couple of times a year.



    Hope this is Very Helpful and Merry Christmas!

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You can use the vinegar method or if you want to use a commercial product, my favorite is Whink Coffee Maker Cleaner. I get it at the grocery store in the coffee isle. I have used it for over 20 years and find it the best and least expensive brand. I used to sell coffee makers, retail, and this is the brand that most reps recommended. You just have to run clean water through a couple of cycles after cleaning.

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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.

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I believe your problem is the filter basket holder is not seated correctly or the carafe is not completely inserted in the unit to push the brew pause lever up. The brew pause feature which stops the coffee from going into the carafe when you want a cup of coffee before the brew cycle is done. When you remove the carafe a spring lever stops the coffee from dripping into the carafe. When the carafe is inserted it must push the spring lever up to allow the coffee to flow into the carafe. If it is not the coffee will overflow and make a mess. The filter basket holder should be firmly seated in the unit so it will not have any play in it. Cuisinart recommends using a vinegar and water mixture but BrewRite Cleaner (Sodium Carbonate) available in the coffee section at Wallmart, Kamart and Target is fantastic. You can clean your carafe with BrewRite Cleaner and hot water by letting it soak a few minutes and rinsing. I will also clean your filter basket holder by soaking it as well and all your coffee residue will be gone with no scrubbing.

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