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Old 05-23-2018, 10:23 PM
Jay W Jay W is offline
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Default Teapot Cleaning Question

I recently picked up a lodge teapot at a yard sale. It had been sitting on a wood stove filled with water to help with the dry air. Years of use has left a coating of mineral deposits on the bottom. Is there any way to clean this pot so that it can be used again? Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:41 PM
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Default Re: Teapot Cleaning Question

You could try CLR
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Teapot Cleaning Question

Would CLR be able to rinse away four use in a kettle? Would heating the kettle produce harmful toxins?
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:25 AM
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It will rinse away, but it will take a bunch of water to do so.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: Teapot Cleaning Question

So after cleaning with CLR and thoroughly rinsing it, do I have to do anything similar to seasoning it?
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: Teapot Cleaning Question

Traditionally, it was that very same lime scale that shielded the interior against rust. I would tend to view other people's lime scale the same way I do other people's seasoning, and start over. See http://www.castironcollector.com/seasoning.php#tea for some other thoughts.
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