How to Clean a Metal Strainer


For general/other topics related to tea.

How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby chittychat » May 16th, '10, 03:59

Make sure enough deposit has accumulated. Make sure it is very dry. Then use a small brass brush to brush-off the gum. And it will become like new, well almost. :)
User avatar
chittychat
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Apr 18th, '

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby Chip » May 18th, '10, 10:46

Yeah, I let it fully dry too, but I have been using a toothbrush.

I also use a tiny bottle brush to go down the spout and clean out the gunkage. :mrgreen:
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22178
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby IPT » May 18th, '10, 13:36

Chip wrote:I also use a tiny bottle brush to go down the spout and clean out the gunkage. :mrgreen:


I use bottle brushes too. I keep stealing my daughter's and have to buy new ones. :oops:
User avatar
IPT
Vendor Member
 
Posts: 1556
Joined: Nov 13th, '
Location: Guilin, Guangxi China

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby Chip » May 18th, '10, 13:54

IPT wrote:
Chip wrote:I also use a tiny bottle brush to go down the spout and clean out the gunkage. :mrgreen:


I use bottle brushes too. I keep stealing my daughter's and have to buy new ones. :oops:

Ya gotta clean your spouts ... you never know what you may find in there. I once found a family of TeaChat trolls I had banned trying to sabotage my kyusu-s. :lol:
User avatar
Chip
Mod/Admin
 
Posts: 22178
Joined: Apr 22nd, '
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby Rithmomachy » May 18th, '10, 14:00

Chip wrote:Ya gotta clean your spouts ... you never know what you may find in there.
Good advice in all areas of life! :mrgreen:
User avatar
Rithmomachy
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Apr 24th, '
Location: Alamosa, Colorado

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby rabbit » May 18th, '10, 15:43

I rub the wet leaves thru the grate with my fingers while running water over it, that usually works, of course if it doesn't I let it dry (but we don't always have enough time between teas!!!)
User avatar
rabbit
 
Posts: 713
Joined: Feb 14th, '
Location: A briar patch.

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby chittychat » May 18th, '10, 23:53

Chip wrote:Yeah, I let it fully dry too, but I have been using a toothbrush.

I also use a tiny bottle brush to go down the spout and clean out the gunkage. :mrgreen:


Pipe cleaners are good for cleaning the spout. Look for the ones with stiffer bristles.
User avatar
chittychat
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Apr 18th, '

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby IPT » May 19th, '10, 02:58

Chip wrote:Yeah, I let it fully dry too, but I have been using a toothbrush.

I also use a tiny bottle brush to go down the spout and clean out the gunkage. :mrgreen:



Darn that gunkage! :x
User avatar
IPT
Vendor Member
 
Posts: 1556
Joined: Nov 13th, '
Location: Guilin, Guangxi China

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby nonc_ron » May 19th, '10, 12:23

IPT wrote:Darn that gunkage! :x

Ditto! on that darn gunkage.
The more I try to ignore it the more it tries to take over. :roll:

On how to clean a Metal Strainer, I let it dry, then whack it on the side of the sink.Image
User avatar
nonc_ron
 
Posts: 468
Joined: Aug 28th, '
Location: The first State (DE)

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby chittychat » May 30th, '10, 00:02

And now how to make it sparkling clean :!: :D

The attached pictures shows the top of the strainer not cleaned and the bottom sparkling.

I guess you want to know how :roll:

Here I spill the secret: boil it briefly in vinegar. :mrgreen:
Then clean with a toothbrash and laundry soap. The vinegar can be reused for another clean boiling. Use the cheap kind not that Italian balsamic one. :wink:
Attachments
Strainer-2.jpg
Strainer-2.jpg (60.6 KiB) Viewed 1654 times
User avatar
chittychat
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Apr 18th, '

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby nonc_ron » May 30th, '10, 23:06

chittychat wrote:And now how to make it sparkling clean :!: :D
Here I spill the secret: boil it briefly in vinegar. :mrgreen:

Wow, I'd forgotten how mine use to look like.
Thanks for the boiling vinegar trick. I'll try it tomorrow when I can open all the windows and doors. :D
User avatar
nonc_ron
 
Posts: 468
Joined: Aug 28th, '
Location: The first State (DE)

Re: How to Clean a Metal Strainer

Postby mbishop » Jun 5th, '10, 19:37

I took out the metal band from my kyusu, let it try, rubbed it a little, then soaked it in water (and kind of "plunged" it up and down), removed quite a bit of the little particles. I didn't have a brush handy (that was clean) so I took a straight pin and just popped out the somewhat larger pieces with the point :P
User avatar
mbishop
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Dec 1st, '0
Location: Louisiana


Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation