How do I clean a stainless steel coffee pot ? I tried baking soda .

by Cheryl
  15 answers
  • Tina Tina on Feb 23, 2018

    Try dishwasher liquid the powder kind and pour hot water in it

  • Pam22428576 Pam22428576 on Feb 23, 2018

    Vinegar and baking soda paste is what I use to clean my stove top to my stainless steel appliances and pots

  • Amanda Amanda on Feb 23, 2018

    Hello. Have you tried bar keepers friend? I use this to clean my pots, pans, and sink. It works great!

  • Jeana U. Womble Jeana U. Womble on Feb 23, 2018

    Bar Keepers Friend, a powder cleanser, should work.

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Feb 23, 2018

    Is it an electric percolator? If so, for the inside I would use a commercial product per directions. On the outside, yep, Barkeepers friend is great - it doesn't scratch but also be sure you use a non-scratch "scrubby" or cloth and rinse well (but carefully), then dry. If it's a stove-top coffee pot, you can use Barkeepers friend to clean inside and outside. This product keeps my 48 year old stainless steel pots and pans (purchased in 1969) looking like new.

    • Cheryl Cheryl on Feb 23, 2018

      Thank you so much for answering my questions, it is a mr. coffee automatic drip maker and I can't seem to get it as clean I would like it.

  • Pat Pat on Feb 23, 2018 a cycle with white vinegar .put a filter in....Then run a cycle with clear water and filter. Calcium in coffee maker should be gone and making coffee will be faster. You can wash carafe in dishwasher also

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 25, 2018

    You can buy descaler for keurig style coffee makers it does have instructions on the container that you can follow losely

  • Maria H Maria H on Feb 25, 2018

    If it is the inside of the pot you want to clean (mine goes really black with coffee stain) do the following: fill with boiling water, add a dishwasher pad, leave overnight and rinse. No scrubbing required.

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Feb 25, 2018

    Okay, I misunderstood what kind of coffee maker you had. You said percolator, I was thinking of the kind of coffee pots that I remember being used as a kid, LOL! (I'm 66 so that's going back a ways). The reason your carafe doesn't look clean on the inside is because of mineral build-up from hard water. A commercial produce you can try is Brew Rite Coffee Maker Cleaner (you can get it Amazon) , you could also try a CLR product (that's the brand name). Since you tried vinegar and water and it didn't work, I would use the commercial cleaner. If you have been cleaning the carafe in a dishwasher, the glass may have been permanently etched and there is no way to improve how it looks, even though it is clean. You can try finding a new carafe that will fit your coffee maker. If you want to clean the inside of the coffee maker, run a mixture of water and vinegar through a coffee making cycle and then run clear water through a coffee making cycle - minus the coffee in both instances!

    • Cheryl Cheryl on Feb 27, 2018

      Thank u ! But it's a stainless steel drip coffee maker from Mr. Coffee , it really never looks clean on the inside, it ha like a coffee stain inside of the carafe. I use baking soda everyday on the inside. It's not the hard water kind of stain( I know that one quite well😔) just coffee stain . Thanks again 😊

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Feb 27, 2018

    Marie from Canada's suggestion may work to remove the dark coffee stain then. As a default, try the barkeeper's friend, it won't scratch as long as you use a non-scratch scrubby. Be sure to rinse really well and dry. It might work - but if it doesn't, I don't think anything will remove the stain.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 13, 2024

    For inside the glass pot, use a denture tablet in water.

  • Dee Dee on Feb 13, 2024

    Add some white vinegar to the baking soda. Turn on pot or let the water boil. Leave for over an hour. clean with a scratch free Brillo pad.

  • You could try a denture tablet.

  • Hi Cheryl! You can try this one. Pour a teaspoon (5 ml) of liquid dish soap into the coffee pot. Fill the pot the rest of the way with hot water from the tap. Use a clean cloth or brush to scrub the inside and outside of the pot with the soapy water. Hope this helps!