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ashtonlady
09-03-2013, 10:35 PM
How do you lean your Drip pot? I need to clean mine and dont remeber the best way to do it.

CigarNut
09-03-2013, 11:02 PM
When I had a drip coffee maker I used a solution of 30% vinegar to water and put it through a couple of times. Then a couple more times of just water to clean out the vinegar.

You can also by some stuff called "Dip It" at the grocery store (usually with the coffee); it also works pretty well, but more expensive than vinegar.

markem
09-03-2013, 11:05 PM
I agree with Michael except I only use white vinegar

T.G
09-03-2013, 11:25 PM
For the pot I use bleach and water. No clue what the percentages are. I have a squirt bottle of bleach by the sink and I put a shot in the vacuum bottle, fill the rest with water and let it sit. My tap water is the pits so I use distilled or very clean RO water for brewing, in turn, I only have stains to worry about and no scaling.

jonumberone
09-04-2013, 06:29 AM
Laura, are you looking to clean the actual pot?
I know the pot from my Brazen got real nasty looking.
I used a solution of Cafiza (http://www.wholelattelove.com/Urnex/urnex-cafiza-espresso-machine-cleaner.cfm) and water, let it soak and the carafe looked good as new.
I don't know if it's safe for glass, but this is the same stuff I soak my portafilters in, and it makes them sparkle as well.

For cleaning the guts of the pot, the simple vinegar and water solution will work, or you can grab yourself some descaler .

Cincymike
09-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Pour straight white vinegar into the water chamber until it fills to about 50%.
Run about half the vinegar through and turn off brew cycle.
Let soak for about 5 minutes.
Turn back on and run the remaining vinegar through.
Rinse twice with two full pots of clean water.

Blak Smyth
09-04-2013, 09:12 AM
I use this, click image for link:
http://www.wholelattelove.com/ItemImages-1341505939/222/compressed/522330.png (http://www.wholelattelove.com/Urnex/cleancaf.cfm)

czerbe
09-04-2013, 09:26 AM
you have to clean the pot.. but coffee is brown....:r:r:r

SD Beerman
09-04-2013, 11:18 AM
Put about 1/5 ice add lots of salt and 2 cut up and squeezed lemons. throw the lemons in after squeezing and shake it around then rinse. No chemicals and no vinegar.

galaga
09-04-2013, 11:29 AM
Put about 1/5 ice add lots of salt and 2 cut up and squeezed lemons. throw the lemons in after squeezing and shake it around then rinse. No chemicals and no vinegar.

:tpd:

Works wonders....

and being the bozo chemist that I am Larry, that's plenty of chemicals: salt, citric acid and water to name a few........


;s

czerbe
09-04-2013, 11:53 AM
Put about 1/5 ice add lots of salt and 2 cut up and squeezed lemons. throw the lemons in after squeezing and shake it around then rinse. No chemicals and no vinegar.

Looks like somebody worked in a rest. in their day

AdamJoshua
09-04-2013, 12:15 PM
Looks like somebody worked in a rest. in their day

Something like that, don't know about actually doing work though :D

Put about 1/5 ice add lots of salt and 2 cut up and squeezed lemons. throw the lemons in after squeezing and shake it around then rinse. No chemicals and no vinegar.

Always did this in the restaurants I worked in as well.

I'm not a chemist or a doctor, but I do like to play doctor.

The Poet
09-04-2013, 01:07 PM
Clean? :confused:

ashtonlady
09-04-2013, 09:02 PM
Yes this is for my Brazen.
I use a Zero to filter my water for the machine, so I am not getting the build up in that. I just need the pot cleaned out, which is looking rough and no Vinegar wont work for that I tried it already.

Laura, are you looking to clean the actual pot?
I know the pot from my Brazen got real nasty looking.
I used a solution of Cafiza (http://www.wholelattelove.com/Urnex/urnex-cafiza-espresso-machine-cleaner.cfm) and water, let it soak and the carafe looked good as new.
I don't know if it's safe for glass, but this is the same stuff I soak my portafilters in, and it makes them sparkle as well.

For cleaning the guts of the pot, the simple vinegar and water solution will work, or you can grab yourself some descaler .

Shawn hines
09-17-2013, 09:18 PM
As a active duty sailor I suggest you never clean your coffee pot or Coffee mug

Blak Smyth
09-18-2013, 06:22 AM
As a active duty sailor I suggest you never clean your coffee pot or Coffee mug

It builds character! :tu

xFreebirdx
09-18-2013, 06:28 AM
Put about 1/5 ice add lots of salt and 2 cut up and squeezed lemons. throw the lemons in after squeezing and shake it around then rinse. No chemicals and no vinegar.

This^^^^. My wife does the same thing to the 2 glass Bunn pots and they come out sparkling clean. :)

Chainsaw13
09-18-2013, 07:24 AM
As a active duty sailor I suggest you never clean your coffee pot or Coffee mug

It builds character! :tu

It's called "patina" Shane. :D

ashtonlady
09-18-2013, 04:15 PM
As a active duty sailor I suggest you never clean your coffee pot or Coffee mug

I have been there and done that :) But now I drink something much better than Folgers. :)

pkny1
09-18-2013, 04:18 PM
Where do you guys get straight vinegar? The stuff I come across always says Reduced to 5% Acidity and I don't think that's the right stuff?

The Poet
09-18-2013, 04:19 PM
I have been there and done that :) But now I drink something much better than Folgers. :)

First you want to clean, now this? Lady, you ARE a coffee snob! :D


JK, of course. ;)

T.G
09-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Where do you guys get straight vinegar? The stuff I come across always says Reduced to 5% Acidity and I don't think that's the right stuff?


White vinegar at 5% is the norm. When I hear "straight vinegar", to me at least, it means white vinegar right out of the bottle with no further dilution.

I've heard of 10% to 20% acid white vinegar for industrial uses / commercial pickling operations but I've never personally seen it as a "vinegar" (lab grade glacial acetic acid is a different story) and never really looked for it either so I'm not sure where you would go to get it. You would need to be careful with it, as at that concentration, it could possibly damage some components and will cause burns if it contacts exposed skin.

ashtonlady
09-20-2013, 10:01 PM
First you want to clean, now this? Lady, you ARE a coffee snob! :D


JK, of course. ;)

Yes I am a snob, I drink coffee that I have roasted. I prefer French press but, my Brazen is a good second place. It warms up the water to just the right temp and then soaks the grounds before pushing water through them for the best flavor :) So Yes I am a Coffee Snob/:cf2

The Poet
09-21-2013, 11:26 AM
Yes I am a snob, I drink coffee that I have roasted. I prefer French press but, my Brazen is a good second place. It warms up the water to just the right temp and then soaks the grounds before pushing water through them for the best flavor :) So Yes I am a Coffee Snob/:cf2

Not that there's anything WRONG with that. :D