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janbb's avatar

What's the best way to clean a Mr Coffee coffee pot?

Asked by janbb (53813points) May 11th, 2018

Can I put it in the dishwasher? It has a plastic top. Or should I just soak it in a vinegar solution?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Easiest: Employ a housecleaner

My old Mr. Coffee had a plastic top that pulled off. I put the glass on the dishwasher upper level and the plastic top in the silverware holder. I don’t think I ever had a problem; definitely didn’t need vinegar.

(I clean my Keurig with vinegar a couple times a year)

kritiper's avatar

Fill the kitchen sink with warm water, add about ¼ cup chlorine bleach, insert pot and let it soak. Wash as normal after the soak.

janbb's avatar

@kritiper Wouldn’t the bleach leave a toxic residue?

zenvelo's avatar

You can put it in the dishwasher without worry. Take the top off, put it all in the top rack.

kritiper's avatar

@janbb No. In fact, a drop or two of chlorine bleach in questionable water will make it safe to drink. And you do wash the pot after soaking. It’s what I do and the stains come right off before your eyes!

LadyMarissa's avatar

If the glass pot has become crusty with burnt coffee, pour some table salt into the pot & then pour in a tray of ice.. Swish the ice around the pot. As the ice glides over the salt, it will scrub off all the coffee that has burnt to the sides of the pot. This isn’t always a quick fix & might need to be repeated. I use vinegar as a preventative to almost everything; so, several times a year, I run a cycle of vinegar through my coffee system to hopefully prevent any nasty buildup problems later. About once or twice a year, I put 2–3 tbsp of baking soda down my kitchen & bathroom drains followed by vinegar until the baking soda stops to foam. I then follow that by 2 cups hot water about 15 minutes later. This cleans most of the grease & grunge that has built up on the insides of the pipes & keeps things flowing much better.

canidmajor's avatar

I throw mine into the dishwasher, top, too. (The top goes into the little basket). I never have a problem. Easy peasy.

janbb's avatar

The top of this one doesn’t come off but I think I will throw the whole thing in. Thanks all!

Kardamom's avatar

Vinegar and baking soda will work too.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I don’t knoew why that doesn’t surprise me. Since learning the miracles of vinegar, it seems that mixed with baking soda that it works twice as well!!!

Kardamom's avatar

@LadyMarissa, I use baking soda a vinegar to clean my toilets too.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Kardamom works great, doesn’t it?!?!

MooCows's avatar

Will vinegar and baking soda unstop my bathroom sink?
Tired of dealing with it and using hubbie’s sink..his never
stops up!

LadyMarissa's avatar

I’ve never tried to unstop a drain with the baking soda & vinegar. I’ve only used it as a preventative so my drain doesn’t ever get stopped up. Did a search & found this page giving instructions on how to unstop a drain with them. It might be worth trying but I can’t testify to how well it will work. I don’t like using chemicals in my drain because you could end up needing a plumber. If you try this & it works, please pop back by & let us know!!!

Unstop Drain

MollyMcGuire's avatar

The plastic top is fine in the dishwasher. Add extra detergent to the DW to be sure it gets all of the stains off. If the plastic top is yellowed, the DW will not improve that.

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