How To Clean An Electric Coffee Percolator
Cleaning an electric coffee percolator is relatively easy and you only need a few items to get the job done. Here are some basic steps to keep that percolator running smoothly and delivering great tasting coffee:
What You’ll Need:
- Baking soda
- A rag
- Before you start, unplug the percolator from the power outlet and let it cool down.
- To clean the percolator carafe, fill it with warm water and a couple of tablespoons of baking soda and let it sit for around an hour.
- After an hour, pour out the cleaning solution and scrub with a rag if needed.
- Rinse with water and you will have a nice sparkling carafe.
- Next, use a damp rag to wipe the outside of the percolator. Make sure to include the buttons and handle.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to remove and clean the filter basket.
- Finish off by wiping down the cord and base as well.
- Never use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, scour pads, wire brushes, or bleach on any part of the percolator. These items will damage the surfaces and could cause harm to you, your family, or to the percolator.
- Baking soda is the best and safest for cleaning the carafe. It’s an inexpensive, natural, and gentle cleaner.
- Do not use the percolator if you suspect it is damaged. If you notice that the cord or plug is frayed or cracked, it is best to replace them as soon as possible.
Cleaning your electric percolator every few weeks can help keep it running smoothly and help it to last longer. Following these simple tips will help maintain your percolator and get you that great cup of coffee you’ve been wanting.