Sprinkle a little baking soda onto the bottom of your stained cup or carafe, add just enough water to form a paste, and scrub. The gentle abrasion of the baking soda will get rid of stains in a matter of minutes. Then, simply rinse and wash the way you usually would.
Blot up as much of the coffee as you can. Then, mix one tablespoon of liquid dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Using a clean, white cloth, sponge the stain with the mixture. Apply a little bit at a time, blotting frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.
To remove tea stains from cups, wet the inside of the mug with cold water, and sprinkle in a thin layer of baking soda, so that it covers all brown marks (it should stick easily to the damp sides of the cup). Leave for a few minutes, and then use a cloth or sponge to wipe all around the brown ring.
Vinegar is also great for removing hard-water stains. Baking Soda: Make a paste with baking soda by adding water. Apply it to the stained areas of your containers, and let it sit for a couple of hours, then clean with a moist cloth or sponge. Wash the containers as normal and let dry.
Steps to Clean the Pot:
- Put 1 cup of baking soda into your stainless steel coffee pot and fill the pot with warm water. Use your dish brush to scrub the inside of the pot while your recipe is in it.
- Fill your stainless steel coffee pot halfway with water. Fill the other half with vinegar.
- Steps to Remove the Stain.
Spray the tea stain with a vinegar mix (one teaspoon vinegar in one litre of water) and let sit for ten minutes. Then blot and rinse, before washing as normal. Be sure to air-dry. For cotton fabrics, try making a solution of three cups white vinegar to one cup water in glass bowl.
Follow these simple directions:
- Dilute 1-2 tablespoons of the vinegar with a cup of water (or create a paste from the baking soda and water)
- Pour the solution into your water bottle.
- Let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Put on rubber or latex gloves.
- Use the cleaning tool of your choice (see above) to clean it out.
- That's it!
This is a great question. The correct procedure for sanitizing dishes with Clorox® Regular-Bleach is to first wash and rinse dishes, glassware, and utensils. After washing, soak for at least 2 minutes in a solution of 2 teaspoons of bleach per 1 gallon of water, drain and air dry.
- Fill a sink with enough hot water to cover the athletic cup.
- Add enough laundry detergent or antibacterial soap to make suds.
- Place the cup in the hot water and allow it to soak until the water cools.
- Scrub the cup with a fresh sponge or dishcloth and rinse with running water.
- Allow the cup to air dry.
To remove coffee or tea stains from a cup, wet the cup with vinegar. Then dampen a rag with water, dip it in baking soda or salt and swab out the stain. Another treatment to remove tea or coffee stains on china is to apply 20% hydrogen peroxide, wash and rinse. (Regular household hydrogen peroxide is 3% strength.
To remove coffee stains from inside a glass coffee pot, add 1 tablespoon water, 4 teaspoons salt, and 1 cup crushed ice. Gently swirl until it is clean, then rinse thoroughly. (Just make sure the coffee pot is at room temperature before cleaning.) Click through our slideshow to see other household tips.
To remove the deposits inside your tea kettle, boil equal parts white vinegar and water. Turn off the heat, and let the kettle sit for a few hours. Rinse and repeat as needed until the interior is clean. Drip coffeemakers also need routine cleaning.
How to Clean Inside an Antique Silver Teapot
- Wet a cellulose sponge with water and wring it out.
- Apply a quarter-size dollop of silver cleaning cream to the sponge.
- Rub the inside of the teapot with the sponge to remove tarnish and tea stains.
- Dip a cotton swab in cleaning cream.
- Rinse the teapot in warm water and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Do the following weekly:
- Clean the Carafe: Remove the plastic lid if possible and soak in dish detergent.
- Filter Basket: Fill your sink about halfway with warm water and at least 4 tablespoons of baking soda.
- Finish cleaning the carafe by swirling the soapy water around a bit with a cleaning rag.
- Wet a cloth then rub with bicarb or salt.
- Try a paste of corn starch and vinegar, apply and let sit for several minutes first before scrubbing.
- Baking soda & lemon juice.
- Salt and vinegar (leave on surface then wash off a few hours later).
Tea and coffee stain fabrics, dishes and even silverware.
- Dissolve 1 tsp. baking soda in a glass of warm water.
- Soak the tea- and coffee-stained silverware in the baking soda and water for up to five minutes.
- Sprinkle additional baking soda onto a damp sponge.
- Rinse the silverware well and dry it thoroughly.
Follow by sponging with cold water before blotting dry. For removing coffee stains off your furniture, combine one tablespoon of liquid hand washing detergent with two cups of cold water. Apply the mix onto the coffee stain using a clean white cloth. Blot thoroughly until the coffee stain disappears.
THE REASON is that tea contains tannin (or tannic acid) which gives tea its colour. Tannin is used as an agent for many dyes such as in the tanning of leather and in making ink, hence the reason that a stain is left in cups. One wonders what it does to our insides. Coffee does not contain tannin.
Method 1 Using Baking Soda and Vinegar
- Put some baking soda and vinegar into the bottom of your flask.
- Fill the flask with hot water.
- Let the flask sit for a few minutes.
- Scrub the inside of the flask with a bottle brush.
- Pour out the mixture and rinse.
Yes, it is! Never use bleach to clean the brewing mechanism of a coffeemaker. However, you can run white household vinegar through the brew cycle to clean out hard-water buildup. Then run several cycles of water to eliminate any leftover vinegar before you brew coffee again.
You should clean your coffee maker at least once a month. Every time you brew coffee, debris from the beans and hard water and lime deposits build up inside the machine. It needs to be cleaned to remove those deposits and keep your java tasting fresh.