It happens over time--that ugly brown build-up inside your stainless steel coffee pot. The Cuisinart manual recommends cleaning the carafe and lid with warm soapy water. But what about those stubborn stains that don't disappear? The good news is that you can remove them safely and easily with materials in your kitchen. These items are readily available, cheap and won't harm the environment or your carafe. Try this method to clean your pot and make it shine like new.
Pour enough salt or baking soda in the pot to cover the bottom up to 1/8-inch thick.
Add hot water until baking soda or salt is moistened.
Use a bottle brush to scrub the bottom and sides of the carafe until build-up is gone.
Repeat Steps 1 through 4 if build-up persists or you find you missed a spot.