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Topic: follow up on the alternative to cafiza (5 msgs / 126 lines)
1) From: john
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thanks, everybody, for your advice on cleaning the much-neglected ss =
carafe with household supplies.  the combination that worked best for me =
was a generous helping of course salt and ice cubes... oh, and a LOT of =
elbow grease.  that certainly made a dent, but there were places up the =
sides and in the middle that it just wasn't getting.
so, i decided to go ahead and order my brother in-law some cafiza from =
our wonderful hosts.  let me just make a simple plug for the stuff.  =
after 30 minutes of soaking, the carafe looks brand new.  as far as i'm =
concerned, this is the only way to go!
thanks again everyone!  this list is an INVALUABLE resource!
john

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Yup, using the tool designed for the job usually "reduces required elbow
grease" and often does a better job than substitutes besides, 1 teaspoon
Cafiza or Purocaf per qt water solution soak softens hard layered coffee
oils from airpots etc.  and then quite easily wipe clean. (Just recently did
just that myself too with 8 terribly dark and gunky on the inside airpots at
the cafe I took over running:-)
 
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of john
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 8:59 AM
thanks, everybody, for your advice on cleaning the much-neglected ss carafe
with household supplies.  the combination that worked best for me was a
generous helping of course salt and ice cubes... oh, and a LOT of elbow
grease.  that certainly made a dent, but there were places up the sides and
in the middle that it just wasn't getting.
 
so, i decided to go ahead and order my brother in-law some cafiza from our
wonderful hosts.  let me just make a simple plug for the stuff.  after 30
minutes of soaking, the carafe looks brand new.  as far as i'm concerned,
this is the only way to go!
 
thanks again everyone!  this list is an INVALUABLE resource!
 
john

3) From: Brian Kamnetz
I'm at work today and just rinsed my thermos. I noticed the cap is getting a
tad cruddy. Is Cafiza safe for the rubber gaskets, plastic caps, etc. found
on thermos (generic term) bottles as well as the interior of the thermos
bottle proper?
Thanks,
Brian
On 6/9/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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4) From: Rich
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From: Brian Kamnetz
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:59:21 -0400
I'm at work today and just rinsed my thermos. I noticed the cap is getting a tad cruddy. Is Cafiza safe for 
the rubber gaskets, plastic caps, etc. found on thermos (generic term) bottles as well as the interior of 
the thermos bottle proper? 
Thanks,
Brian  
On 6/9/07, miKe mcKoffee < mcKona> wrote: Yup, using the tool designed for the job usually "reduces required elbow 
grease" and often does a better job than substitutes besides, 1 teaspoon Cafiza or Purocaf per qt water solution soak softens hard 
layered coffee oils from airpots etc.  and then quite easily wipe clean. (Just recently did just that myself too with 8 terribly dark and 
gunky on the inside airpots at the cafe I took over running:-) 

5) From: john
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yeah, i'm sure everything you need to know is on their website.  but, i =
don't think i'd put cafiza on my plastic stuff.  now, it says on the box =
of cleancaf that it's suitable for  "plastic coffee bins, all glassware, =
stainless steel, porcelain and ceramic tile".  so, you might try that as =
a slightly less aggressive cleaner, perhaps?
john


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