How to Clean a Coffee Pot Burner

Over time, your coffee pot becomes stained with spilled or dripped coffee. When coffee spills on the coffee burner it becomes burned on. Burned on coffee on your coffee burner smells when you make coffee and the stains build up with each additional brew. Supplies found in most homes will keep your coffee pot burner clean so when you brew your coffee the only aroma wafting through the air is one of freshly brewing coffee.

Wipe the coffee burner daily to prevent coffee spill buildup.

Step 1

Seal two ice cubes in a plastic zip bag. Use the handle end of a table knife to hit the ice. Tap at the ice cubes until you have crushed ice.

Lemons clean, freshen and degrease naturally.

Pour the crushed ice into your bowl. Add 1 tbsp. table salt and squeeze in the juice of two lemon slices, then stir well. If your coffee machine and burner are white, also add two drops of bleach to the mixture.

Step 3

Unplug your coffee machine. Scoop up some of the lemon and salt mixture with a dampened, clean cloth. Rub the cleaning mixture into the coffee burner, scrubbing areas that are especially stained.

Step 4

Rinse your cleaning cloth off and fold it over to a clean area. Scoop up more of the lemon and salt mixture and continue to scrub until all the coffee stains have been removed.

Step 5

Dampen another clean cloth with plain water and use it to rinse and wipe down the coffee burner. Wipe the burner off until all traces of the salt mixture are gone. Dry with a clean cloth.

Mary Ylisela

Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.