If you love coffee and take it often, you’ve probably stained some surfaces with the drink. Coffee stains clothing, dishes, counters, teeth, and other surfaces where it may spill. It’s often challenging to remove coffee stains from many surfaces. For instance, removing these stains from a stainless steel surface can be quite challenging. Luckily, there’re several easily available products that you can use to remove coffee stains out of stainless steel countertops, appliances, and thermoses.
Removing Coffee Stains Out Of Stainless Steel Thermoses and Mugs
Take a gel-based or liquid dishwashing detergent and squeeze 1 tablespoon of the detergent into the stainless steel thermos or mug. Before you add the detergent, rinse the thermos or mug to remove any fresh remnant coffee.
Add water to the thermos or mug until full. Most mugs hold approximately three cups of beverage while thermoses hold a lot more.
Close the lid loosely. Avoid closing it tightly as the thermos or mug may explode as a result of mixing soap and hot water.
Swirl or shake the thermos or mug gently. Doing so will activate the detergent. Preferably, shake it over the sink to protect yourself from hot water burns just in case the hot water spills when shaking.
Allow the hot, soapy water to settle in the thermos or mug for about 15 minutes before opening the lid.
Open the lid and pour the water. Rinse it thoroughly till the water coming out looks clear. That way, the stains will be eliminated. In case there’re any brown stains remaining, soak the thermos or mug again with hot water and dishwashing detergent.
Removing Coffee Stains Out Of Stainless Steel Surfaces
Mix baking soda and first aid quality hydrogen peroxide in the ratio of 2:1 respectively to form a paste.
Apply the paste over the stained spot, be it a stainless steel countertop or appliance. You can start with testing the paste over a hidden spot to ensure it doesn’t discolor the surface.
Leave the paste undisturbed for some minutes. Rinse it away and check whether the stain has cleared. In case the stain hasn’t cleared, apply more paste.
If the stain has cleared, wipe the spot with a clean, damp sponge.