Sunday, January 24, 2010

cleaning a tea strainer thoroughly

If your tea strainer is made out of plastic or metal just soak in water with very little washing soap or 1 tsp of vinegar and allow the all the blockages of the stariner to disintegrate for atleast half an hour and the wash off

A metal strainer can be immediately cleaned just holding it over a gas flame and allow the particles to burn off and then just cool off with flowing water


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  2. Thanks for the idea - I'll give it a try. I'm guessing the the bit of vinegar will do the clean-up very nicely. Black tea seems to block up the mesh strainer.

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  3. Good idea! Prefer the idea of vinegar over bleach.

  4. nice tip . I think i would prefer the vinegar tip. The metal one would burn the wiremash in the long run as they are too thin.