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How do I get tea stains off a stainless steel tea strainer?

(15 Posts)
ButterflySally Fri 17-Jun-11 18:11:58

Any tips and tricks would be much appreciated! Many thanks.

thisisyesterday Fri 17-Jun-11 18:14:59

i want to say wash it, but that would be mean grin

will it not come off with a good scrub? dishwasher gets rid of the marks in my stainless steel teapot....

or try bicarb?

Cheeser Fri 17-Jun-11 18:16:12

Cillit BANG <and the dirt is gone>

AlsoAvailableSober Fri 17-Jun-11 18:16:25

I think my dad used to soak out ss teapot in soda crystals

Put it through the dishwasher.

sueone Fri 17-Jun-11 18:17:21

I use denture cleaning tablets to clean my teapot

Chocamochalatte Fri 17-Jun-11 18:17:24

Bleach..

AlsoAvailableSober Fri 17-Jun-11 18:18:11

here it says it works on teaspoons so should work smile

sarahtigh Fri 17-Jun-11 21:00:56

washing powder just wish i could remeber whether bio or non-bio but it works well

ButterflySally Fri 17-Jun-11 21:09:55

Thanks for all of your ideas smile

I have them soaking in soda crystals - hopefully that will do the trick!

PeppaKew Fri 17-Jun-11 21:18:25

You can buy a stainless steel cleaner called Bar Keepers Friend. I have bought some at Sainsburys. It's very good on metals and takes tea stains off my sink.

cat64 Fri 17-Jun-11 21:25:03

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ButterflySally Fri 17-Jun-11 22:22:30

I just have friends coming over tomorrow for an Afternoon Tea type do and don't want to serve tea with grotty looking tea strainers!

AlsoAvailableSober Fri 17-Jun-11 22:24:29

You have more than one strainer shock

Profligate wink

Lunabelly Sun 19-Jun-11 23:14:56

Scrub with a sponge scourer. I have the shiniest tea things in town...my aunt used to soak them in bleach, but a sponge scourer works just fine.

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