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How to Clean Burnt Coffee Maker?
My coffee machine is burnt! Shocking! Is it the end of the world? No, no, but it’s good to know how to handle the situation and take preventive measures. Owners of coffee makers often face an unpleasant refinement problem: the heat of the fire burns or ages on the bottom of the coffee maker until dark. And then, sadly. It’s a situation that happens, especially when we burn our appliance on a traditional gas stove.
And it can happen if we get confused and leave the coffee machine on the stove for too long. We refer to this on the outside of the coffee machine, although sometimes coffee can burn and damage the inside of our machine (something that often happens when food is burned inside pots, pans, and pans).
In a nutshell: What can we do to restore our coffee maker’s original tone and light? Of course, the first thing we have to separate is that our coffee machine is made of stainless steel or aluminum, as both materials require different treatments. Let’s take a look at some specific recommendations for each item.
How to Remove a Hot Burnt from the Coffee Machine?
If the coffee pot is made of stainless steel, bicarbonate is a suitable alloy. However, you have to be careful because highly corrosive products can damage stainless steel, so you can’t just use anything if you want to maintain the authentic look of your coffee machine.
Generally, it is a good idea to first dip a burnt object (in this case, a coffee maker) in water and natural acid solution. Then, step by step, we advise you to try the following method:
- Pour two equal parts of water and vinegar into your coffee machine (for example, one cup of water and one cup of vinegar). If the burn is out, you should pour the mixture into a larger container and dip a pot in it.
- Add a tablespoon of baking soda to the mixture.
- Place a pot of coffee (or a container holding a coffee machine) on the stove, and heat it. The purpose is to bring about a solution in the gut. A little foam may appear, and this is normal, so do not panic.
- If it is hot enough and a few minutes have passed, you can try cleaning the burn. To do this, use a spatula or similar, but be careful not to scratch the face. If you notice that they are not coming out, you can boil them a little so that the dirt or burn will be completely soft.
- Once you have rubbed and removed some of the burnt areas, remove the heat exchanger from the fire.
- Now, if the burn was inside the pot, fill the inside of the pot with baking soda. You should cover the heated areas completely.
- Scrub, or rub, until all the burns are gone.
- Finally, rinse the coffee maker and dry thoroughly. Please do not take too long; the coffee machine should not stay wet for long.
As you can see, the process has a few steps. However, they can be summarized as follows: first, lubricate the burn with a solution of natural acid (water and vinegar), which adds bicarbonate.
Some of the same, or at least similar, options are as follows:
- Boil the coffee maker only with water and vinegar (at the size shown above). Once the water has boiled, turn off the heat and let the coffee machine soak in the water for 24 hours. Then wash or rub it to try to remove the burnt part. If we are not in a hurry, this method is more effective than the previous one (although it is slower, it is still).
- If burn marks are not very smooth, we can try polishing and cleaning stainless steel. To do this, we will make a paste or cream with three tablespoons of baking soda, where we will add enough water to make the mixture sticky (it should not be too much liquid). When ready to paste, we rub it on our coffee machine with a sponge or cloth and wash it thoroughly.
- Another tactic to clean a burnt coffee machine is to wipe the burnt area with aluminum foil rubber. It works everywhere, but we recommend that you try it only if the coffee maker is made of metal because aluminum can be scratched. Again, you will need to make a small effort if you have previously soaked the burnt area in the acid solution or vinegar mentioned in the previous section.
What do I do After Cleaning the Hot Spot of my Coffee Machine?
As you clean and maintain your coffee machine, it is best to take precautionary measures and take the opportunity to polish it and make it look as good as new. Therefore, after cleaning a burnt coffee machine, remove any strands and minor scratches on the face with olive oil or even clear water. Yes, don’t look so surprised; we have already said that natural ingredients are the best way to avoid damaging the face during cleansing.
How do you do that? Only by diluting a new cloth or sponge with oil or sparkling water and by rubbing the area to make it more polished. If you are not familiar with this stainless-steel polishing trick, you are already taking a moment to apply it.
How to Clean a Burnt Aluminum Coffee Machine?
Finally, let’s try to clean aluminum coffee jars. Aluminum is not very difficult to clean, but it has one major drawback: easily scratched. So we have to be careful, mainly because in coffee machines, temperature marks do not always appear at first. Never use harsh chemicals or scourers (metal wool, etc.) to clean your aluminum coffee maker.
Cleaning a coffee machine that is burnt out is not a big deal. You can do it with just a little bit of effort.