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Table salt for cleaning tea stains off glass pots?

by mysteriousfish » Apr 8th 08 8:41 pm

I have been told that table salt in hot water should clean a teapot for tea stains just as well as vinegar, baking soda or lime. Can this be true?[/u]
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by Victoria » Apr 8th 08 9:03 pm

Rinse as in killing germs possibly, not for removing deposits.

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by mysteriousfish » Apr 8th 08 10:07 pm

Victoria wrote:Rinse as in killing germs possibly, not for removing deposits.
sorry ... I meant more like cleaning off tea stains. English isn't my first language so sometimes the finer points of the language slip. ^^

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by Chip » Apr 8th 08 10:14 pm

I have not heard of this before...which leads me to believe it may not work. But vinegar works so well, why try anything else?

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by Mary R » Apr 8th 08 10:59 pm

I've not heard of table salt being a good cleanser for ceramics before either. My grandmother swears by mounding table salt onto a porcelain stain, then squeezing lemon juice over it and letting it sit overnight.

I know that the salt does nothing with that cure. It just helps to hold the acidic lemon juice in place. You can really only use that with flat surfaces, too. But hey, if you try it and it works, more power to ya!