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Topic: alternative to cafiza (21 msgs / 557 lines)
1) From: john
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hey all, i'm staying out of town at my sister's house and their =
stainless steel carafe is in desperate need of cleaning.  at home i use =
cafiza, but are there any home-remedy type suggestions for getting rid =
of stuck-on coffee oils inside that carafe?
thanks,
john
somewhat out of my element
in atlanta, ga

2) From: Lynne Biziewski
I'm sure you'll have lots of suggestions - I'd start with a baking soda
paste. Try to get
a scrubber w/a handle to reach down into the carafe (a baby bottle brush
will do if you can't
find one in the kitchen cleaning suppy section of the local groceries.
Did a search, too, because I've used baking soda for everything, but I never
measure -  let a solution of about 1/4 c. of either the baking soda or
vinegar to a quart of water & let soak in the thermos overnight. But I found
that you can use one of those denture cleaning tablets & soak overnight,
too. (makes sense!)
Good luck.
Lynne
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3) From: Sandy Andina
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Oxy-Clean?  Also, Dawn dishwashing detergent claims to cut grease, so  
maybe it'll cut coffee oils too if you let it soak long enough.
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Oxy-Clean?  Also, Dawn =
dishwashing detergent claims to cut grease, so maybe it'll cut coffee =
oils too if you let it soak long enough.
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hey all, i'm staying out = of town at my sister's house and their stainless steel carafe is in = desperate need of cleaning.  at home i use cafiza, but are there any = home-remedy type suggestions for getting rid of stuck-on coffee oils = inside that carafe?  in atlanta, ga
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4) From: john
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thanks, lynne & sandy!  i think i can find some baking soda around, so =
i'll start there and see what happens... i knew i was forgetting to pack =
something.
john

5) From: Rich M
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John-
Try this--
Put in some ice cubes (cubes, not crushed), lemon juice, and salt(the  
coarse stuff if you have it). Swoosh it around for a while, scrub it  
with a brush or scouring pad, more swooshing, then rinse with cold  
water. Works at the firehouse.
Rich M
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John-Try =
this--Put in some ice cubes (cubes, not crushed), lemon =
juice, and salt(the coarse stuff if you have it). Swoosh it around for a =
while, scrub it with a brush or scouring pad, more swooshing, then rinse =
with cold water. Works at the firehouse. 
Rich = M On Jun 3, 2007, at 1:07 PM, john = wrote:
hey all, i'm staying out = of town at my sister's house and their stainless steel carafe is in = desperate need of cleaning.  at home i use cafiza, but are there any = home-remedy type suggestions for getting rid of stuck-on coffee oils = inside that carafe?  in atlanta, ga
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6) From: Aaron
whenever someone would burn a coffee pot dry on the ship, Id just throw 
crushed ice in there and swish it around in a circular motion to get the 
ice to basically scrub at it.  it's sharp enough to cut away at the 
grunge on the walls but wont cut thrugh or scratch the glass / steel / 
etc.... worked really well.
id imagine if you needed some extra scrubbing power you could throw a 
bit of baking soda in there too as that's very porous and can add a bit 
of scratchiness to help grind the crud off.
aaron

7) From: Sandy Andina
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Also go to the spice aisle at the grocery store and pick up a bottle  
of "sour salt" (citric acid). You might also find it in the Kosher  
foods section if your grocery store has one--it's traditionally used  
for sweet & sour foods as well as sauerbraten. My mom and grandma  
used to clean burnt-on foods from pots by filling them with water,  
throwing some sour salt crystals in, and letting it simmer overnight.  
Bet filling the carafe with boiling water and sour salt and letting  
it sit (capped) overnight.
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Also go to the spice aisle at =
the grocery store and pick up a bottle of "sour salt" (citric acid). You =
might also find it in the Kosher foods section if your grocery store has =
one--it's traditionally used for sweet & sour foods as well as =
sauerbraten. My mom and grandma used to clean burnt-on foods from pots =
by filling them with water, throwing some sour salt crystals in, and =
letting it simmer overnight. Bet filling the carafe with boiling water =
and sour salt and letting it sit (capped) overnight.
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3, 2007, at 2:50 PM, Aaron wrote:
whenever someone would burn a coffee pot dry on the = ship, Id just throw crushed ice in there and swish it around in a = circular motion to get the ice to basically scrub at it.  it's sharp enough to cut away = at the grunge on the walls but wont cut thrugh or scratch the glass / = steel / etc.... worked really well. id imagine if you needed some = extra scrubbing power you could throw a bit of baking soda in there too = as that's very porous and can add a bit of scratchiness to help grind = the crud off. aaronhomeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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8) From: Lynne Biziewski
Another idea - bet cola would clean it, too. Everyone says it cleans grease
(ugh - I hate sodas).
If all else fails, you might try filling it with cola & letting it soak
overnight.
Lynne

9) From: Gregg Talton
Try liquid dishwasing detergent.  It takes the stains off most everything.
Just let it soak for an hour or so and then rinse.
Gregg T
On 6/3/07, Lynne Biziewski  wrote:
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They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me
sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. - Garrison
Keillor

10) From: Leo Zick
citric acid
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11) From: J.W.Bullfrog
I've seen orange clean cut through the roast smoke on my turbo oven glass
real quick
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Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

12) From: miKe mcKoffee
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That's a negatory. Citric acid would be an alternative to Urnex Dezcal, not
Urnex Cleancaf.
 
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URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 8:00 AM
citric acid

13) From: Leo Zick
didnt the OP ask about general cleaning and not internal parts for an
espresso machine?  citric acid works well. i use it as part of wine
equipment regimen. hope you approve
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14) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Leo,
I doubt you could care less if I approve. And for the record I don't approve
or disapprove, and I really couldn't care less how you clean your wine
making equipment. Also I made no mention of internal espresso machine
components, you brought it up. I was merely pointing out once again that
Cleancaf is not simply citric acid or conversely an alternative. BTW, have
you actually tried citric acid as a cleaner for coffee equipment like an
airpot or drip brewer or it's carafe etc. that hasn't been cleaned in months
or years with heavy layered and hardened coffee oils? 
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Leo Zick
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 5:55 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +alternative to cafiza
didnt the OP ask about general cleaning and not internal parts for an
espresso machine?  citric acid works well. i use it as part of wine
equipment regimen. hope you approve
On 6/5/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote: 
That's a negatory. Citric acid would be an alternative to Urnex Dezcal, not
Urnex Cleancaf.
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htm  
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Leo Zick
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 8:00 AM
citric acid

15) From: Brett Mason
I can't tell when we're playing offense and when we're playing defense...
But that's quite a reply for not caring...
Cheers,
Brett
CleanCaf
Regular Rice
  that's what I use...
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16) From: Leo Zick
Citric acid is a cheap generic cleaner. I've used it to remove stains
and while it isn't as effective as cafiza, it works.  I've never let
anything become hardened, so I can't answer that. I have used it to
soak wine stained carboys, since there's no fear of chemical residue
as with products like cafiza.
Persoanlly, elbow grease has always been most effective for me.
Thanks for the reiterations of not caring, took a while to get through them all!
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17) From: Leo Zick
another home remedy (since citric acid is obviously not appreciated here) is
to make a paste with baking soda. works better if you can fit your hand in
the carafe to scrub..
On 6/5/07, J. W. Bullfrog  wrote:
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18) From: Angelo
This may be off-topic. but how do I get the heat stains off my 
stainless steel Moka pot (or any other SS pot). I don't want to 
"steel wool" them off (it scratches). I just want my shine back, till 
the next time I put it on the heat.
A
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19) From: Leo Zick
it takes years to develop a good staining on a moka pot.  to remove the
beautiful aging process would be criminal!
if thats not a good enough answer, try some stainless steel cleaning cloth
(blanked on the name), or simple green stainless cleaner. its decent at
removing stains.
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20) From: Justin Marquez
There is a product, I think it is called "Bar Keeper's Friend" or something
like that.  It works pretty good at maintaining the finish where it is when
you start using it.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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21) From: Gregg Talton
We've always used diluted liquid dishwasing detergent to clean stainless
stuff - just let it soak a few minutes and it comes right off.  For tougher
stains, let it soak longer.  Works great for us.  My SS coffee thermos looks
like new .
Gregg T
On 6/6/07, Angelo  wrote:
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-- 
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me
sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. - Garrison
Keillor


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