How to Clean an Air Pot

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Things You'll Need

  • Sponge glass and bottle cleaner with handle

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • Mild dish detergent

  • Lint-free microfiber cloths


Harsh abrasive cleaners and tools or chemicals will damage your Air Pot.

An Air Pot is a beverage dispenser that keeps the liquids stored in it hot. The Air Pot uses air and a pumping action to dispense its liquids. Air Pots are vacuum sealed, with an exterior housing and a thermal liner that is designed to retain heat. The pot doesn't require a lot of cleaning; typically, you only need to remove beverage stains, debris and mineral deposits that can build up on the pot over time.


Step 1

Turn off and unplug your Air Pot. If you don't have an electric Air Pot or an Air Pot with a power button, continue with the rest of the process.

Step 2

Take the container to a sink and open the lid. Pour out any liquid still inside and set aside the pot to cool.

Step 3

Rinse the inner lining with hot water. Rub the lining with a sponge-head bottle cleaner to remove any loose debris or mineral deposits. Rinse again.

Step 4

Fill the dispenser with hot water and two or three drops of mild dish detergent. Wait 10 minutes and rub the interior with the sponge-head cleaner. Rinse the dispenser and sponge-head thoroughly to remove all detergent residues.


Step 5

Refill your Air Pot with hot water and 2 tbsp. vinegar to de-scale it at least once a month or if you see any mineral deposits. Soak for 1 hour.

Step 6

Close the lid and dispense some of the solution out of the spout to clear it of any buildup and then re-open the lid. Rub the interior again with the sponge-head cleaner. When finished, pour out the water and rinse the interior again.

Step 7

Pour fresh hot water into the container, close the lid and dispense the water out the spout to rinse the spout of all traces of vinegar. Pour out the water.


Step 8

Wipe the lid and exterior of the dispenser with a slightly damp, lint-free microfiber cloth and then wipe it dry with a cloth. If the exterior has stains, add one or two drops of mild detergent to the cloth and wipe the exterior. Rinse with another cloth and then wipe dry.



Irene A. Blake

Based in Southern Pennsylvania, Irene A. Blake has been writing on a wide range of topics for over a decade. Her work has appeared in projects by The National Network for Artist Placement, the-phone-book Limited and GateHouse Media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University.