Choosing a Product for Cleaning a Teapot
Some people don’t feel very comfortable with the idea of using conventional cleaning products for cleaning teapot stains – but rinsed off thoroughly, a little dishwashing liquid, like one from Persil’s range of washing up liquids, is not going to damage your pot. Usually, a rinse alone will do the job.
If you want to pick a homemade cleaning product over conventional store-bought cleaning products, lemon juice or vinegar are safe options. You can mix both with a little baking soda for a clean teapot. Once again, rinse thoroughly – while lemon is a pleasant accompaniment to tea, vinegar and baking soda will taste (and smell) unpleasant!
When cleaning a beloved old teapot, particularly one with an attractive glaze, you may want to be cautious with homemade cleaning products – test any cleaning solution on a small, unnoticeable area of your pot before applying it liberally.