How can I get the coffee taste out of the plastic in my tea brewer. Its all plastic. Will bleach ruin it?

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    Can you please clarify what type of tea maker, type of plastic piece you're referring to, etc. Different plastics will react with chemicals in a variety of ways especially depending on the temperature at which they are interacting. The more details you can share the better.
    – colejkeene
    Jan 3, 2013 at 20:55
  • I read the title as "...my tea tastes like coffee. blecch!" As in yuck. I agree, that is a terrible thing to do to tea. :) Jan 6, 2013 at 5:02
  • If the plastic is porous enough to absorb the taste of coffee, it will be porous enough to absorb the taste of bleach as well. May 6, 2014 at 9:15

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Plain white vinegar is the normal way to remove coffee tastes and stains. Hot vinegar works better

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