Crafts

Keeping Your Teapots in Tip Top Shape

We live in a disposable society.  Kitchenware and ceramics can be used and thrown away once a year, however it's better if you look after your teapots giving you years of lovely brews.

Silver Teapots - Cleaning your silver teapot will take time and effort to keep it in tip top shape. The pot should be cleaned entirely will hot water and a very mild detergent. To clean the spout you may use a bottle brush to ensure you that you have gotten all of the grime out. At the end of cleaning your silver teapot you will need to coat it with a metal polish to keep the shine of the silver sparkling and looking like new.

Stainless Steel - Stainless steel pots should always be soaked for 15-20 minutes in a mixture of boiling hot water and baking soda. After the soaking process is through, you can simply rinse the teapot with warm water before placing it out to dry.

Glass - This particular type of teapot is very quick and easy to clean. By simply swirling around warm water right after the pot is used, you can rid all of the tea left behind. Always keep in mind to avoid putting your glass teapot in cold water right after you have poured tea. This could cause the glass to break easily.

Bone China - Bone china teapots should never be washed in a dishwasher or immersed in water. All you need to clean them is a warm damp cloth and a mild detergent. After the bone china is clean, you can wipe it dry and place it in acid free paper to keep it well-protected.

Ceramic - Cleaning ceramic teapots is another very simple task. All you need to do to keep ceramic pieces clean is washing them like you would any other dish in your house. Warm water, detergent and a quick rinse! The process is very simple which is what makes this type of teapot very popular amongst tea consumers. Becareful with your washing if your teapot is decorated with ceramic transfers or ceramic decals.

Watch a video on how to wash a teapot using a dishwasher tablet: