How to Naturally Clean Coffee Makers
A Safe, Non-toxic Recipe for Cleaning Coffee Makers
Serving a hot beverage after dinner or with dessert, whether you’re entertaining guests or feeding your family, is a comforting, healthy habit. But if you’ve ever been irritated by the development of tea and coffee stains in pots and cups, you may have asked yourself if it’s worth it (not really!). Though there are some chemicals on the market for removing hard water buildup and coffee and tea stains, why choose these expensive, potentially hazardous options when natural coffee maker and tea pot cleaners are easy and effective?
Remove coffee pot and tea kettle stains naturally
A ring around your coffee or tea pot is no way to greet your guests. Remove those unsightly stains and dark marks with these homemade solutions:
- Boiled vinegar: Pour about 2 parts water with 1 part vinegar (depending on the size of your pot) into your coffee pot or tea kettle and bring to a boil. Once the solution has cooled, wipe the pot clean to remove water and beverage stains.
- Lemon juice and ice: Using some crushed ice, salt, and some slices of lemon, mix the concoction in the coffee maker and swirl around for a few minutes. When you’re done, the pot should be clean.
Naturally remove coffee and tea stains from cups and mugs
Coffee and tea residues aren’t only found on coffee makers - they’re also a common nuisance on your tea cups and coffee mugs. Make them shine and sparkle like new with these eco-friendly coffee and tea removal options:
- Microfiber cloth: Mesh-style dish cloths made of microfiber make removing tea and coffee stains a breeze. Norwex has an excellent loosely-woven, netted Dish Cloth that’s a miracle-worker.
- Vinegar: Cleaning tea pots and coffee makers using vinegar is safe and effective. Just soak a sponge in vinegar and then use it to wipe out coffee cups and mugs quickly and easily.