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violet eyes

cleaning teapots

How do you clean the inside of your teapot?

The 2 products that I have used in the past seem to be discontinued, they were excellent.

My teapot is stainless steel but the inside is black and badly needs cleaning.

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Welshcookie

Cleaning tea pots

Isn't denture cleaner usually recommended?

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violet eyes

cleaning teapots

Yes denture powder is what I used for many years. It was the Co-op's own brand and it was excellent but a while ago they stopped selling it so I tried steredent tablets, they didn't work that well. Then I found a tea and coffee stain remover from astonish and that too was very good but can't get that any more either.
So I don't know what to use now.
Anymore ideas welcome.

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Gravy Queen

Cleaning teapots

I just put mine in the dishwasher, comes out spotless.

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violet eyes

cleaning teapots

I am the dishwasher :o)

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Welshcookie

Tea pots

I never wash my tea pot inside with anything except water. No detergent.

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Thistledo

Cleaning teapots

When I used a teapot, stainless steel and china, if it got that bad I used a Brillo pad for the steel one (shock, horror) and for the china one, it simply went in with the rest of the washing up. Now I have a dishwasher so wouldn't put a china one in it. Anyway, I only use teabags now. Like my tea red hot and not sitting in a pot to brew.
PS: Of course, the stainless steel one then went through the normal washing up process to get rid of the soapyness of the Brillo.

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Linzechris

cleaning teapots

A good soak in soda crystals topped up with hot water and left overnight should do it.

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sam from worthing

cleaning teapots.


I was always under the impression you shouldn't "clean" the inside of a tea pot, other than a rinse with hot water.

as the remnants of the tea helps improve each cup of tea, i think its the tannins? the brown stuff.

well that is what both my nan's told me, my mum cleans hers with persil washing powder, left over night, then rinsed a couple of times with hot water.

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violet eyes

teapots

Sorry I didn't reply sooner.
Soaked the teapot in soda chrystals overnight, removed nearly all the black stuff just a layer on the bottom that was a bit thick so going to soak it again and hopefully it will all go this time. But I will use this stuff again maybe once a month will keep it clear.
I suppose many people would say not to clean a teapot as it might spoil the taste of the tea but the problem is that I have a small teapot and the holes round the spout gets bunged up and the tea just dribbles out really slow so I like to keep it free flowing.

 
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