Asked on Mar 20, 2019

How do I clean the warmer on a drip coffee maker?

Margaret RieseCynthia HLifestyles Homes


The warming plate where my coffee pot sits gets so grungy with (burnt?) coffee build up, no amount of scrubbing

takes it off. I tried scraping one time and that was definitely wrong. I soaked with vinegar and that did not help. Please help! I hate looking at this crud!

5 answers
  • Ken Erickson
    Ken Erickson
    on Mar 20, 2019

    Try something like CLR. It the coffee maker drips when you remove the pot, have a napkin or paper towel handy to soak up the drips. That will prevent stains.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Mar 20, 2019

    I woild try oven cleaner.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Mar 20, 2019

    You might try a SOS pad, but it will take off the finish on the burner too.

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Mar 20, 2019

    Try a paste of baking soda and vinegar after it has cooled off completely. If it has burned on for awhile, it may take a couple of cleanings. Does it remove? It would be easier to clean it if it isn't permanently attached. I always look for a PDF owner's manual, too, since it often tells you how to keep it clean. Just go to the manufacturer's website.

  • Margaret Riese
    Margaret Riese
    on Mar 20, 2019

    How about that eraser you can buy I know Walmart has them. They are white eraser looking in the cleaning section. They work pretty good on everything. Good luck!!!!!

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