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4 Easy Ways to Clean French Press Properly

4 Easy Ways to Clean French Press Properly

You’re now a french press coffee user. You’ve found your perfect french press, your trusted coffee grinder, and your favorite coffee beans.

You’ve been using your french press every morning and it’s changed the way you enjoy coffee. But you’ve started to notice some grimy substances along the lining of your french press and aren’t sure the best way to clean your french press without ruining it?

Daily Vs. Deep

You'll want to lightly clean your french press after every use using either warm water, a little soap, baking soda, or vinegar. After multiple uses, or when your press starts to look dirty or grimy, you can deep clean by taking it apart and cleaning every piece.

Using Soap and Warm Water (after each use)

You can use just warm water or warm water and soap every day as long as you're not using a large amount, and you're using very gently dish soap.

Over time, soap can wear and tear on your french press, so it is important to use a gentle soap and to not use too much every time you want to wash your press.

The pros of using soap are that it's easy and gently on the press, and the cons are that it doesn't always remove the grime build up.

Deep Clean by Espro

Espro makes a cleaning powder product called Deep Clean. This powder is used every couple of uses, or as you see grime build up on your french press, to deep clean your french press filters.

It's easy to use and only $19.99. Shop Espro Deep Clean here ».

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great way to clean your french press. Just add water to the baking soda and scrub lightly.

Again, you don’t want to do this every time you use your coffee maker. If you make coffee with your french press every day, try using baking soda just every few weeks to remove grime and add some sparkle.

The pros are that baking soda is inexpensive and odorless, but the cons are that it takes a little bit more time and effort to use.


Vinegar is a natural, safe disinfectant. Mixed with warm water, it’s a great tool for deep cleaning surfaces. You can use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, but apple cider has a slightly less intense odor.

The pros of vinegar are that it's inexpensive and powerful, but the cons are that the smell is hard to get rid of sometimes.

Cleaning your french press really is a simple process, regardless of which method you choose!  Try any of the above ways of cleaning, or purchase the Espro Deep Clean for your filters to get a shiny, good-as-new french press coffee maker.

For more tips about coffee you can also view Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home: Tips from the Experts at Porch.com

Espro Deep Clean provides a hassle-free way to clean French Press filters (also great for French Press Filter Mesh Screens, Reusable Cone Drip Coffee Filters for Chemex, Hario V60 and other Stainless Steel Filters).

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