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post #1 of Old 03-11-2009, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning out coffee stains!

Hi,

I'm just wondering what suggestions you guys could give to me. I'm employed as a runner at a restaurant and one of my jobs is to wipe the glasses every day after lunchtime. It's the worst part of my day. I dread it. It's mainly because I've got to use only hot water and a cloth to try and do the impossible - wipe off coffee stains from the many many glasses I've got to clean. I've tried talking to my boss about it but he always fobs me off and tells me to "talk to your supervisors!" I'm freaked out that if I don't clean off the stains, I'll come to work one day and he'll scream at me (like he has many other times for my, I must admit, slow learning - you should have seen behind the scenes on the first day!) So yeah, what should I do? Also, the dishwasher that is used at our restaurant only washes for a few mins and doesn't dry at all. Could this be contributing to the hard-to-remove stain? I'm thinking that I should get a glass cleaner or should I just use baking soda?

Thanks for the help!

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post #2 of Old 05-01-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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to remove a coffee stain from fabric or a rug, try one of these methods:

Dip a white cloth into a beaten egg yolk and rub the yolk into the stain. Then rinse with clear water.
Work denatured alcohol into the stain, then rinse with water.
Apply a solution of 1/2 teaspoon mild detergent in a pint of water. Blot with a white towel. If the stain remains, apply a 50-50 solution of water and white vinegar and blot.
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Thanks

Thanks for the help.
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post #4 of Old 05-28-2009, 05:41 PM
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Sorry you have a rough boss there!

Use a good old fashion brillo pad. It takes off alot of stuck on foods and coffee stains on about anything. They don't cost much either and you can buy them at any store that sells cleaning or dish soaps. Good luck!
Let me know if it helps.

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coffee stained glasses

I used to work in a restaurant and to clean the coffee pots we would put salt or ice and vinegar in them and swirl for a minute or so. maybe wetting a cloth with vinegar and pouring a little salt on it and wipe the glass then rinsing it off will help
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post #6 of Old 07-02-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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I heard that baking soda was a good thing to try, I found the following article here

Hope that helps.
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I don't know if steel wool (that's what Brillo pads are, right?) will damage glasses or mugs, and I've found that the green scrubbies (picture here) work for coffee/tea stains with a bit of soap and elbow grease.
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Get a hydrogen peroxide based cleaner and just put the cup in a solution. The product will almost instantly remove any coffee stain. There are many brands. Oxyclean is one retail one but your janitorial supply company will have commercial ones.
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I agree with using the vinegar, or white vinegar. Use it as you would soap or any other cleaning product. Although it's very smelly, it works!

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Vinegar work absolutely great and it is hard to discolor completely. I have coffee stain on my white cotton cloth so I was dipping the cloth in vinegar solution in a ratio of 1:3 mix vinegar and water. Vinegar cleans them perfectly.


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Smile some tips to remove coffee stains from a coffee pot

Hi..!!!

Here i have some tips to remove coffee stains from a coffee pot i hope it could be useful to you...

=> Firstly you should have three basic things which are Salt,Lemon juice & Crushed ice
=> Crushed ice works best, but you can also try with small ice cubes.
Place your dirty coffee pot in a sink.
=> Add a couple of cups of ice, a good shake or two of salt and a couple of squirts of lemon juice.
=> You can use a slice or two of lemon if you prefer.
=> Stir or swirl this concoction around, and it will work magic on your pot's icky coffee stains.
=>You can also run your pot through the dishwasher as a second step.
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I can see here great tips for the terrible coffee stains. You rock guys.
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Hi..!!!

Here i have some tips to remove coffee stains from a coffee pot i hope it could be useful to you...

=> Firstly you should have three basic things which are Salt,Lemon juice & Crushed ice
=> Crushed ice works best, but you can also try with small ice cubes.
Place your dirty coffee pot in a sink.
=> Add a couple of cups of ice, a good shake or two of salt and a couple of squirts of lemon juice.
=> You can use a slice or two of lemon if you prefer.
=> Stir or swirl this concoction around, and it will work magic on your pot's icky coffee stains.
=>You can also run your pot through the dishwasher as a second step.
lol man. this is one of the most structured answers I've read. but may be you've missed one of the most important methods - You can stop drinking coffee :P It works for me
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Appreciate this forum so much!! Always getting my questions answered!!
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I use borax with warm water, rub the stain with a cloth soaked in this solution.
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I have tried good old borax and it does really work
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For glass cleaning it's better use vinegar than backing soda

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I use borax with warm water, rub the stain with a cloth soaked in this solution.
Good tip. It really works for me. Thanks Joan
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No problem It's always a pleasure to share your experience with other people
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