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Having just read a cheap deal on tea spoons on here I was wondering how you clean yours, or what is the best way to clean them? Due to making lots cups of tea and due to working from home, they have got stained from the tea. I do have a nice set of spoons which I do not use for tea making because of this issue. Do you scrub at yours or do you just chuck them and buy more??

lucyeva72
20 days ago
What do you think of this?
lynneh
lynneh20 days ago

Bleach em when need be. But also have designated spoon?!

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
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20 days ago

Never thought of using bleach, thought this wouldn't work, but will give it a try! Thanks

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE19 days ago

lynneh .... wow that is just so organised .... and also a good idea! Got to admit I do wonder whether I should be bleaching them?

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lynneh
lynneh18 days ago

BORDERJOE i bleach and then I rinse off with boiling water job done

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie20 days ago

Mine never stain as I use the dishwasher most of the time. But before I had a dishwasher many moons ago I used to soak them in miltons sterilizing fluid or tablets. Brought them up like new. bleach does the same job

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
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20 days ago

I use bleach to get the stains out of cups, so will try this too. I think this will be cheaper then buying a dishwasher just for my spoons! Ha ha!! Thank you

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pato
pato20 days ago

The quickest and easiest wat to clean the tea stains from teaspoons and cups is to rinse them and rub them with a bit of table salt using your fingers.

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
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20 days ago

I will give this a try too, ta!

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sam30
sam3019 days ago

pato thanks for the tip! My mugs always look horrible because they have tea stains. Will give this a go

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE19 days ago

pato .... Hey ... guess what I'll be trying out tomorrow!!!???? Seriously ... that sounds great thanks ...

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beccatavender
beccatavender20 days ago

I put mine in the dishwasher but you may be interested in this video by Good Housekeeping

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
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20 days ago

Wow! Love that, will definitely give that one a go!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE20 days ago

I bleach them in a (tea-stained) mug of bleach with water..... cleans both then! Wouldn't dream of chucking them. ... we are big tea drinkers so I feel your pain!

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
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20 days ago

Ha ha! That is a good tip actually 2 in 1, saves on bleach too!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE19 days ago

lucyeva72 🀩 that's me ..... very careful with the pennies, hate waste .... and having had a septic tank for 24 years - I am now 'trained' not to go overboard with any chemicals 😊

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neo1
neo119 days ago

Ive soaked them in a weak mix of baking soda and white vinegar before and just gave them a wipe down and that did the trick

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niknak88
niknak8818 days ago

neo1 yes! πŸ€— much prefer natural cleaners than bleach! You can add lemon juice too, for the smell

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rls
rls19 days ago

Nevermind cleaning them mine keep disappearing I think they get flung way with yoghurt pots

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock19 days ago

rls mine end up on the compost heap sometimes!

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
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19 days ago

Ha ha! It's funny how they go missing isn't it? They must be with all the missing socks!! 🀣

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rls
rls19 days ago

Oh and forks they disappear too

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tumblespots
tumblespots19 days ago

Either bleach them each week or put in the dishwasher if you have one. Both will do the trick πŸ₯„ Image

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl32719 days ago

I don't have this problem, I wash them every time I use them? Don't you?

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
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19 days ago

Yes I do, but one thing i have noticed with this set is that they're not stainless steel like my other set (which i don't use for tea making) So could this be the issue??

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry19 days ago

https://www.lakeland.co.uk/12644/Tea-Tool-Tea-Bag-Squeezer

I use this tea bag squeezer, I got two from Lakeland, but looking on site they do not sell them anymore. But I have seen Amazon and other stores do. They are amazing and work really well. I have two as one stays out while the other is in dishwasher and swap them daily. No more mess with teaspoons and no stains.

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant2619 days ago

Our teaspoons seem to 'disappear' randomly. One day I'll find teaspoon junkyard somewhere

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl32719 days ago

Ours too. Think the kids throw them away with yogurt cartons to be honest!

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sunny101
sunny10119 days ago

Use a mug that needs a clean-up too, add the teaspoons, a small amount of powdered detergent and enough boiling water to cover the bowls of the spoons. Leave for a few minutes and then wipe clean.

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linby
linby19 days ago

I use one of those magic sponge erasers - brings them up really nice and not a lot of effort involved.

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
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19 days ago

Need to find one!

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RachHC
RachHC19 days ago

Not personally as we don’t drink a lot of tea but at work mugs and spoons are cleaned in hot water with a little bleach every now and again to clear any stains

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
Original Poster
19 days ago

Just dunked them in little bleach in a cup, let's see what happens! I SHALL have my gleaming spoons back! Ha ha! πŸ˜„

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lilyflower
lilyflower19 days ago

Put them in a cup with a denture tablet and leave over night. If they are silver they'll discolour/tarnish anyway and you'll need to clean with a silver cloth πŸ™‚

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap19 days ago

I've never found this an issue but then only drink 2 cups a day

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zai
zai18 days ago

A dry brillo pad rubbed on the teaspoon will do the job nicely then just rinse.

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
Original Poster
18 days ago

I did try this before but it took ages and was hard work, that's why I was asking for ideas on here. Thank you for the tip though!

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
Original Poster
18 days ago

I have bleached them and they have come up like brand new again, yeah! I will though try the other tips too, thanks for all your tips! Image

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