We received the following letter from one of our customers, Alan Dujenski, in Woodinville, WA, and that it was worth sharing:
“Equal to my unending love of coffee (and Pringles) is my dislike of coffee stains, especially in a coffee thermos or coffee pot! Being that I make coffee each morning and often take it to work in a thermos as one of my tried and true ways to save money, it is important to know how to clean coffee stains from a thermos or pot.
“Sometimes, less is more. In this case, I could not agree more fully. So, instead of listing numerous ways to remove the coffee stains from each of these items, I will provide only one technique – but an effective one at that.
“To remove coffee stains from a stainless steel thermos, you will need:
- one bottle of hydrogen peroxide
- 1 box of baking soda
“In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide with 2 tablespoons of baking soda. No need for plastic goggles for this experiment! Simply stir and pour into your stained stainless steel thermos.
“Give it a shake and let sit for 30 minutes. This should easily remove the stains from the bottom of the thermos. Rinse with hot water. If necessary, repeat.
“Viola! You will have a like-new super shiny stainless steel thermos.”
We are looking forward to trying Alan’s cleaning method out on our old coffee pot at home. It could work on any glass or stainless steel thermal server, airpot, travel mug, or coffee pot.