How to remove coffee stains from a stainless steel coffee pot
If you’re one of the 150+ million coffee connoisseurs who savours a steaming morning brew on the daily, you’re probably well aware of how universally loved coffee is. Its robust aroma, intense flavour, and invigorating stimulant effects have earned coffee its rightful place as the world's favourite caffeinated beverage.
What you might have also noticed is its vivid colour to match, thanks to the 1.25% soluble plant matter from roasted coffee beans that makes it the stuff we know and love.
The pigmenting powers of coffee is so prominent, in fact, that some of the more crafty folks have taken to repurposing coffee as wood stain and even hair dye (we don’t recommend trying this one at home!).
Indeed, no material is safe when it comes to this liquid gold. Because of the tannins in coffee and its tendency to seep into porous surfaces, as well as minerals from hard water that may be present, its intense colour can permeate almost any material - even stainless steel products.
Luckily, there are a few cleaning tips and tricks to keep up your sleeve to tackle even the most stubborn stains that have developed in your stainless steel coffee pot - and it won’t even require too much scrubbing and elbow grease. The best part is that you can do it with a few common household products that you probably already have in stock right in your own kitchen.
Ready to get those coffee pots sparkling clean again?
Let’s dive in to our 3 easy deep-cleaning methods, plus our daily cleaning advice that helps prevent coffee stains from reappearing:
Greens' Tips: To take your eco-friendly awareness to the next level, use plant-based dishwashing detergent that contains no sulfates, paraffins, or parabens.
Greens' Tips: Want the most hygienic drying option after deep-cleaning your coffee pot? Ditch the dish towel and allow it to air dry instead! Damp kitchen towels can harbor all sorts of bacteria, so air drying is your best bet for a perfectly pure interior.
Greens' Tips: Protect your stainless steel kitchenware by steering clear of steel wool scouring pads or harsh wire brushes. Always clean your coffee pot with a soft, non-abrasive brush or cleaning cloth: Steel and steel don't mesh!
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your coffee pot is a quick and easy way to prolong its life and enhance the flavour of your brews!
Don’t forget, if your Greens Steel Coffee Mug could use a little glow-up, there’s some similar methods you can use for a sparkling result. Learn how in our guide, How to Clean Reusable Coffee Mugs & Lids.
For more cleaning and care guides, head to The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning and Caring For Your Stainless Steel Drinkware. Thank you for reading and choosing Greens Steel!