At 6 am I pour a cup and then I get sidetracked. Later, that same cup of 6 am coffee gets warmed up at 10 am. The sitting of the coffee in the cup and the reheating causes a yucky stain that the dishwasher does not seem to understand how to scrub out. I think the heat from the dishwasher makes the stain set in more. But, what do you do if that is your favorite coffee cup? You know the one…your child painted it in kindergarten, or you got it as a souvenir on a wonderful vacation, or it says some cute saying that reminds everyone to stay away until you’ve had your much needed caffeine.
We need to tell you about two ingredients to remove stains with no harsh chemicals involved. And here is the best part...you probably already have the two ingredients in your home right now! Convenient and easy...doesn't get much better than that! So, please keep reading...
The Only 2 Ingredients You Need To Clean Coffee Stains
So, here is what you should do to save that favorite mug or your coffee pot…pour 1/4 baking soda in the cup or pot and fill the remainder with white distilled vinegar.
Bubbles will overflow from this dynamic duo cleaning reaction, but those bubbles are scrubbing the stains away. You can choose to let the mixture set for an hour or more depending on your stains.
If your coffee pot has years of built in stains, you may want to try using less vinegar and just make a paste with the two ingredients. This will make a non-abrasive solution to scrub the stains away effortlessly.
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