Here at Stain Solver we know that a cup of fresh coffee is one of the great joys of life. But we also know that it can be a tough stain to clean! Luckily, Stain Solver is the best coffee stain remover we’ve ever used, and today we’re going to use it to clean another frequently stained coffee accessory, your stainless steel coffee pot.
Note: If you’re like us and and sometimes spill some coffee on yourself… see our article on getting coffee stains out of clothes!
A Stainless Steel carafe can make a big difference in your morning routine, keeping your coffee warm for hours while looking great on your counter, but the inside of it can get kind of gross with coffee residue over time.
Stain Solver is the perfect solution to get rid of stubborn coffee stains in your stainless steel coffee pot, and in this article you’ll learn exactly how to use it to remove these stains and get your coffee pot looking as good as new.
If you’re a visual person, we have a great video showing you the step by step process of how to clean coffee pot stains from your coffee pot.
If you’d rather read about how to get rid of the stains on your stainless steet coffee pots, keep going!
Why Do Stainless Steel Pots Get Stained By Coffee?
The term “stainless” might be slightly misleading when it comes to coffee stains.
This material is great at repelling rust and other sorts of stains, but it can’t keep coffee from depositing on the surface, especially on the inside of the coffee pot when it’s not getting thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.
But what’s getting stuck on the inside of your coffee pot? It’s a chemical compound called tannins.
Tannins are the compounds in coffee that give it its dark color, which is beautiful to look at in a mug, but not so nice to look at after they’ve hardened at the bottom of your coffee pot! These kinds of compounds are present in notorious stainers like red wine, which Stain Solver also happens to be excellent at cleaning!
These tannins, along with the lipids (or fats) in coffee are what causes the coffee stains to be so persistent.
Step-By-Step Instructions on How To Clean a Coffee Pot
If you thought that it was going to take a lot of scrubbing and effort to clean your coffee pot, you can take a deep breath! This method requires no scrubbing at all, and just a little bit of patience
Here’s how you do it:
- Fill up the dirty pot with hot water. It’s important that the water is hot because this enables the Stain Solver powder to dissolve.
- Add 1 Tablespoon of Stain Solver powder to the coffee pot, and stir or shake until it’s completely dissolved.
- Let sit for several hours, we have found that leaving it overnight is usually a good option.
- Rinse, and be amazed!
It really is that simple! You can also use this same technique to clean a tea kettle, stainless steel coffee mugs, or any other stained dishware you might have.
Why Is Stain Solver So Good at Removing Coffee Stains?
You might be wondering why Stain Solver is such an effective stain remover, and we don't blame you! Luckily there is no hocus pocus, and no magic in what makes our product so effective, just science! It all comes down to the use of our active ingredient, sodium percarbonate.
The Power of Peroxide
When you mix Stain Solver powder with water, a safe and natural chemical reaction occurs, leading the percarbonate to become hydrogen peroxide, yep, the same hydrogen peroxide as you probably have in your medicine cabinet right now!
When that peroxide is created, the oxygen bubbles are what lifts the stains from the clothing, allowing you to safely and effectively remove coffee stains.
Final Thoughts on Cleaning Stainless Steel Coffee Pots
There you have it! Getting your stainless steel coffee pot to be looking as good as new doesn’t have to be a chore. With Stain Solver you can make your coffee pots look good as new in no time.