Yuck! And yes, that’s our coffee pot. Unfortunately, having a well-seasoned (scuzzy) coffee pot isn’t like having a well-seasoned cast iron skillet. It doesn’t add any flavor.
So what to do? Gather a few household ingredients
2-3 cups cold water
1-2 cups ice
1-2 teaspoons salt
1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Drop everything in your coffee part and start swirling! The salt and ice will act as abrasives and help loosen up whatever is built up on your coffee pot. It might be calcium or other hard water deposits.
Let everything sit in your coffee pot for a few minutes to let the acid in the lemon juice attack the scuzz. Dump the salty “lemonade” in the sink and you’re left with this: