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Tokoname Kyusu in Boiling Water to Remove Stains

by Griff » Apr 17th 16 6:46 pm

I have a tokoname kyusu that I use quite regularly. I'm diligent about giving it a good clean after every use, but over time the wrap around stainless steel filter has acquired a very noticeable stain up to the waterline of my brews.

A few years back, I vaguely recall seeing a video of someone submerging a Tokoname kyusu in a pot of boiling water. I believe they did this to "freshen" up the teapot.

Has anyone tried this? Think it will help with my stain?

Thanks :)

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Re: Tokoname Kyusu in Boiling Water to Remove Stains

by .m. » Apr 17th 16 7:00 pm

Griff wrote:I have a tokoname kyusu that I use quite regularly. I'm diligent about giving it a good clean after every use, but over time the wrap around stainless steel filter has acquired a very noticeable stain up to the waterline of my brews.

A few years back, I vaguely recall seeing a video of someone submerging a Tokoname kyusu in a pot of boiling water. I believe they did this to "freshen" up the teapot.

Has anyone tried this? Think it will help with my stain?

Thanks :)
Boiling in water might "freshen it", but i don't think i will clean up the stains (if that's what you wanna do). Baking soda + toothbrush works great for cleaning tea-stained mesh filters.

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Re: Tokoname Kyusu in Boiling Water to Remove Stains

by Griff » Apr 18th 16 2:45 pm

.m. wrote: Boiling in water might "freshen it", but i don't think i will clean up the stains (if that's what you wanna do). Baking soda + toothbrush works great for cleaning tea-stained mesh filters.
Thanks for the suggestion. :)

As my teapot is unglazed, I was hoping to avoid baking soda (I'm a bit paranoid about cleaning products altering the taste of my brews) but I'll definitely give the toothbrush a try.