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Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

Posted by desertdance (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 10, 09 at 18:32

It's thermal. But I can't get the coffee stains out. Any suggestions? Easy please! The neck is narrow, and the body is huge. Hard to clean.


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

I have the same problem and same narrow neck. What finally worked was a very strong solution of bleach and water. I've used this method several times now but I do wonder if this will eventually damage the pot.


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

Denture tablets in hot water. Let it sit in the pot for a few hours....then rinse well.


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

Shaklee's Nature Bright Laundry Booster and Stain Remover. Put a couple tablespoons into the carafe, add hot water to the top and let it sit over night. It will look like brand new. And this product has no harsh chemicals; is kind to the environment. I clean my carafe every couple of months this way.

Here is a link that might be useful: Nature Bright


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

Posted by desertdance: " The neck is narrow, and the body is huge. Hard to clean."

"Stains" on stainless steel is actually build-up. Use a bottle brush if the neck is narrow.


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

The denture tablets didn't work well for me. And the bottle brush couldn't reach all the spots inside my carafe. Now I use 1/2 of an Electrosol dishwasher detergent tablet and let soak overnight. It comes out spotless.


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

White King Softener will clean most anything, though it's made as a laundry addative. I put a tablespoon in my coffee pot then fill with boiling water. After standing about an hour the pot rinses to look like new. This product also cuts grease. I put a handful into a sink of warm water and clean the mess off my stove parts and even the grease off the vent hood. It sells for about $6 a box - the only problem is that not all major stores carry it.


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

I put 2 or 3 tablespoons of Cascade powdered dishwasher detergent in my coffee maker's stainless steel carafe and filled it with boiling water and let it set for an hour or so. The coffee build up (oils maybe?) came off in sheets. Yuck. Now it looks brand new.


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

I agree with chikadeead, I fill up my pot with boiling water and add a few tablespoons of dishwasher detergent and let it sit. You will be amazed how sparkling clean it turns out. Since it is so cumbersome to get a brush inside your pot, I would close the lid and give it a few shakes before emptying the pot. Make sure you rince it out good.


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

Kudos to the dishwasher detergent folks! We have had the high-end brand SS pot for two years and I happened to look inside it today - UGH! I tried the boiling water with a detergent packet for a few hours. Perfect! Cheap! Easy! Do it! Often!


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RE: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?

Wow! All the hours I've spent on GardenWeb over the years have just paid off.

We have a stainless steel Thermos used to keep the extra coffee. It's tall and difficult to clean. Last night I tried the boiling water and DW detergent. When I poured it out this morning, the water looked like weak coffee (yuck). The inside of the Thermos is beautiful.

Thanks everyone!


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