How to Clean the Inside of a Stainless Steel Coffee Pot

The inside walls and base of a stainless steel coffee pot get covered with brown coffee stains and deposits with each use. In time, these stains can become incredibly difficult to clean away from the inside of the coffee pot. Soaking the coffee pot in soapy water will likely not remove all of the stains from the interior of the coffee pot. Baking soda and white vinegar, however, break up these deposits and stains, making the stainless steel coffee pot look brand new.

Brown stains can appear inside a stainless steel coffee pot after one use.

Step 1

Pour 1/4 cup dry baking soda into the stainless steel coffee pot.

Step 2

Fill the coffee pot halfway with white vinegar. A reaction occurs and bubbles up. Depending on the size of the pot, the reaction may spill out of the pot. This is not a problem.

Step 3

Fill the rest of the coffee pot with hot water. Leave the three ingredients inside the coffee pot for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Scrub the interior of the coffee pot with the soft-bristled brush. Make sure to scrub the bottom of the pot, as well.

Step 5

Empty the coffee pot. Rinse the inside of the pot two to three times to remove all of the ingredients from the pot. Let the coffee pot air dry.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.