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Deep Cleaning: How to remove tea stains and odors from Qi Aerista IoTea Brewer

Tea stains may develop over time inside Qi Aerista. Thanks to suggestions from our wonderful customer Fiona from Hong Kong, we have found Zojirushi Stainless Steel Bottle Cleaner as the perfect cleaner to keep the tea maker spotless!

This mildly alkaline cleaner is manufactured by Japanese company Zojirushi and it is specifically designed for use in stainless steel bottles to remove stains and odors. 

tea maker cleaner 

Check out the Before and After difference of using the cleaner for the infuser and pot.

Cleaning qi aerista

 

Cleaning qi aerista

 

Cleaning qi aerista

How does the cleaner work:

Inside each package there are 4 packets of cleaning powder, each weighing 10 grams/0.35oz. To clean the Qi Aerista IoTea Brewer, you will need 2 packets. Please follow the instructions below to ensure proper cleaning.

Cleaning the infuser, filter and flow tube

  1. Dissolve 1 packet in up to 1 liter (35oz) of warm water at 40C (104F) or lower temperature. DO NOT use hot water (60C (140F) or over), as it may cause scalding.
  2. Let the infuser, filter and flow tube soak in the solution completely for 2 hours inside a deep bowl.
  3. Thoroughly rinse and clean afterwards.

Cleaning the pot

  1. Dissolve another packet in up to 1 liter (35oz) of water at 40C (104F) or lower. DO NOT use hot water (60C (140F) or over), as it may cause scalding.
  2. Pour the solution inside the pot up to the MAX level and leave it for 1-2 hours.
  3. Thoroughly rinse and clean afterwards.

Reassembling the tea maker

After cleaning is complete, please reassemble the brewer correctly according to the user guide. You can also referred to our blog on Assembling Your Qi Aerista Brewer.

Auto-cleaning cycle

Next, run the ‘Black’ cycle 2 times with 2 cups of fresh water, then discard the water. Now your automatic tea maker is super clean and ready to brew!!.

 Cleaning qi aerista

Note:

Don't forget to wear a pair of gloves when working with the cleaner and during washing.

Cleaning qi aerista

Caution for using this cleaner as indicated in the packaging of this product:

  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Do not use hot water (60C (140F) or over), as it may cause scalding, etc.
  • Do not ingest. If ingested, drink milk or swallow a raw egg. If product contacts eyes, immediately flush under running water. In either case, consult a physician.
  • If product contacts skin, please wash thoroughly with water.

From our experience, after this deep cleaning process, the automatic tea maker can remain clean for quite some time. 

The Zojirushi cleaner is now available on Qi Aerista online shop.

1 comment

Sep 01, 2018 • Posted by Ken Dillman

Thanks for printing the instructions in English. The product I received from Amazon was completely in Japanese.

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