May 8, 2006 5:38 PM Subscribe
How do I get the coffee stain out of the stainless steel carafe?
posted by Dipsomaniac to home & garden (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The inside of the stainles steel carafe
that the coffee brews into has a nasty brown stain on it that so far has resisted all efforts to take it off. I wouldn't care except that along with the stain goes the smell of old coffee and it's making fresh-brewed taste bad.
Now, the bad part - the carafe has a narrow neck *and* is quite tall as shown in the link above, so there's no way of getting a hand in there to scrub it and a rag on a stick can't get enough force. Does anyone know of something that will take the gunk out, or at least neutralize the smell? I've already tried vinegar, CLR, dilute ammonia, and letting it sit with stainless-steel cleaner in the bottom. So far, no joy.