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Can You Actually Clean Your Coffee Carafe With Salt Water And Ice?
By KAREN HART
Coffee shops aren't going anywhere anytime soon, but the COVID-19 pandemic means that many drinkers are staying home to brew their own joe. If you've been using your coffee maker every morning, the glass carafe that holds the coffee might be looking a little dingy, and some say that salt and ice are the best way to clean it.
Morton Salt claims that pouring crushed ice, salt, and a little water into a room-temperature carafe and “swirling” it around will get rid of stains, but when Kitchn put this method to the test, the stains on the glass persisted. Tips Bulletin recommends adding lemon juice to the ice and salt mixture for a better outcome.
If you’d like to skip out on salt altogether, Martha Stewart recommends mixing baking soda and water to create a paste that will “scour” away stains. You'll then want to rinse the carafe with warm water to remove all the baking soda paste residue, before placing it in the dishwasher for an easy and thorough cleaning job.