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How to Clean a Blackened Or Burnt Coffee Pot

Nannette Richford

A sparkling clean coffee pot produces robust coffee filled with flavor. Maintaining that coffee pot, especially after it has burned-on coffee stains, may be difficult. Regular cleaning will prevent the buildup of coffee stains, but removing the mess from a burned-on pot requires a little more.

Clean a Blackened Or Burnt Coffee Pot
  1. Pour 1/8 cup of salt in the coffee pot. Sprinkle the salt so that it spread out over the bottom of the pot.

  2. Add 4 to 6 ice cubes to the pot.

  3. Twirl the ice cubes and salt around by holding the pot in one hand and quickly moving it in a circular motion. The salt will stick to the ice cubes and provide abrasion that will loosen the stuck on coffee. You may wish to use a wooden spoon to stir the ice cubes. Use your hands to force the cubes into any creases that may be hard to reach.

  4. Pour off the ice cube and salt mixture and rinse to remove any traces of salt and residue.

  5. Remove and traces of remaining coffee stains by applying baking soda to the stain and scrubbing with a wet sponge.

  6. Rinse with clear water to check for any remaining traces of burnt on coffee. Repeat previous steps if necessary.

  7. Wash in hot soapy water with mild dish detergent. Rinse and dry as usual.