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Old 10-25-2007, 08:17 AM   #31
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I have wiped out the residue with dry paper towels. Now I have it filled to the brim with vinegar. I will let that sit all day and then see what it is like tonight.

Michael, can it really be seasoned if it is enamel coated?
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:48 AM   #32
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I have wiped out the residue with dry paper towels. Now I have it filled to the brim with vinegar. I will let that sit all day and then see what it is like tonight.

Michael, can it really be seasoned if it is enamel coated?
I think he's talking abut the stains that build up over time with each use. Like a well used coffe cup or coffee hopper. Or even the enamel of one's teeth. This can and certainly will happen to an enamel surface.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:11 AM   #33
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Well the instructions did say that over time the inside will build up with a white coating that are minerals sticking to the pot. They said that this will add to the flavor of the tea and it is something that is sought after and prized. I had used the pot for at least two years (heavy use) and never saw any of it yet.
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Well the instructions did say that over time the inside will build up with a white coating that are minerals sticking to the pot. They said that this will add to the flavor of the tea and it is something that is sought after and prized. I had used the pot for at least two years (heavy use) and never saw any of it yet.
A white coating? I never would have expected that. Minerals in the tea, water, both? Interesting.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:34 AM   #35
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The white coating is calcium, lime and other minerals. If your water isn't hard, or if it isn't heavy in your water supply, then you won't see it. Be glad, because it's a real pain. I have to run vinegar through my coffee pot and my dishwasher weekly or the deposits really build up.
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I do not think that is what the teapot people were talking about though FM. They said that this buildup is something that you want, not something you want to get rid of. I believe it comes from the tea, not the water.
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The white coating is calcium, lime and other minerals. If your water isn't hard, or if it isn't heavy in your water supply, then you won't see it. Be glad, because it's a real pain. I have to run vinegar through my coffee pot and my dishwasher weekly or the deposits really build up.
Slightly off subject, but how do you run vinegar through your dishwasher and does it really help? I was going to buy Jet Dry to get rid of the spots.
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Slightly off subject, but how do you run vinegar through your dishwasher and does it really help? I was going to buy Jet Dry to get rid of the spots.
I don't know how it's supposed to be done, but I just pour some white vinegar (maybe a cup or 2) in the bottom and then run it through a cycle with no detergent. If you have a heavy build-up of hard water deposits, you might have to do it twice. It will make the inside look brand new and the sprayers will work much better (if you live in an area with very hard water.) I also use Jet Dry all the time because everything would be very spotty otherwise and a haze builds up over time.
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You could you a baby bottle cleaner to "scrub" the spout.... or wrap a chopstick with paper towels and rub it up and down the spout to clean.
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You could you a baby bottle cleaner to "scrub" the spout.... or wrap a chopstick with paper towels and rub it up and down the spout to clean.
I love both of these ideas, thanks!
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